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Understanding Islam - Reflection #5

Oppression and the Formation of Shi’a Islamic Identity

This week’s lecture, entitled, “Authority in Post-Prophetic Muslim Societies” dealt with how various seats of power held by Muhammad were passed on to other leaders in the Muslim community. 369 more words

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Understanding Islam - Calligram Project

“Allah” Calligram

Explanation

I used mixed media, including paint pen, colored foil, and glitter on heavy paper to construct my calligram of the Arabic script for the word “Allah”. 301 more words

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Understanding Islam - Reflection #4

Just a short note before diving right into this week’s reflection on the Prophet Muhammad: I have not read The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, though I am familiar with the fact that after its publication, he was threatened with death by many Muslims, most notably the Ayatollah Khomeini. 418 more words

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Inner peace of Islam

Assalamu alaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuhu ISLAM is a religion of peace. It’s the way of life. Its not here to make ur life hard. Its really simple and you tend to find peace with your inner self and start to not worry about the small things u get on a spiritual level with Allah. 96 more words

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Beauty of the hijab!

SubhanAllah society has a way that they try to discriminate Muslims from everyone else. They don’t even realize that their own religion had worn the hijab. 212 more words

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Understanding Islam - Reflection #2

This week’s lecture dealt with theologies of pluralism, power, and love. We also looked at some of the fundamental concepts of Islam. We learned quite a bit of new vocabulary, such as Shahadah, Tawhid, Rabb Al-Alamin, Asma Al-Husna, Ahl Al-Kitab, and one of the most oft-uttered phrases in Islam: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (In the name of God the compassionate, the merciful). 458 more words

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The Story of Adam – Part 4 – Life on Earth

The Story of Adam – Part 4 – Life on Earth

Adam and Eve left Paradise and began their life on earth. God had prepared them in many ways. 992 more words

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