Research Papers on Islam & Islamic Politics

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  • Political Agendas of the Islamic Salvation Front

    3 pages in length. Arguing how the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) is a political organization supported by Algeria's voting constituency, Remli contends that FIS cannot be classified as a terrorist group. FIS received votes from the vast majority (84%) of Algerians during both the 1990 and 1991, clearly illustrating how its acceptance by the people precludes the likelihood that FIS is a terrorist organization. Instead, Remli argues, the political nature of FIS is meant to "solve the crisis" that currently exists; with the likes of doctors and engineers comprising FIS, he contends that people from all walks of life have banded together as a means by which to fix this political problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. Muslim Families

    4 pages in length. Muslim families began arriving in earnest in the mid 1960s with the intent to seek refuge from such atrocities as ethnic and religious persecution, Islamism, Anti-Islamism, civil and international wars and lack of education. Men and women alike hold jobs as doctors, lawyers and bankers, as well as local grocery store clerks and librarians. Indeed, the vast array of employment opportunities has not escaped Muslims in America. Attire of Muslim women is one of the most prominent of all customs, inasmuch as one is easily identified by the headscarf and fully covered body in flowing fabrics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sufi Poet and Mystic Jelaluddin Rumi

    A 5 page research paper that analyzes three works by the thirteenth century Sufi mystic poet, Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). The writer discusses themes come to his poems "Life & Death" and "Remember Me," which they share with Rumi's "Discourse 70." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Islamic World, the West, and the Relevance of Medieval History

    7 pages in length. It is a harsh reality that has reinvented itself over and over again during some of the most difficult times of global conflict. While at times it serves to unite people under the umbrella of solidarity, it also fuels aggression and hatred toward those who do not uphold the same tenets. This demon of such tremendous proportion seeks to unify but ultimately divides, which reflects the way in which religious fundamentalism of medieval times has perpetuated throughout the centuries to once again raise its ugly head where contemporary relations between the West and the Islam world are concerned. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Islam, A History

    A 4 page overview of the origin of Islam among the Arab peoples. This paper comments of the linguistic connection of these peoples and of the early role of Mohammed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The History of Turkish Higher Education

    A 6 page overview of the many changes that have occurred in Turkish tertiary education. This paper traces these changes from the mid twentieth century to the present and explains the various factors that have contributed to the move from centralization to decentralization and back again. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Examining Two Aspects of Islamic History

    A 3 page research paper that briefly looks at 2 aspects of Muslim history. The first section addresses the differences between the Islamic and Christian concept of God, and the second addresses how Muslim expansion changed after its first six centuries. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Nation of Islam Documentary

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Jesus in the Qua-ran and in the Bible

    This 14 page paper highlights the similarities and differences between the depiction of Jesus in the Bible and in the Quran. This paper examines how the Quranic depiction of Jesus helps serve as a bridge to intepreting the Biblical Jesus. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Bible And The Koran

    A 15 page paper. Following an introduction that discusses the importance of sacred texts to religions, each of the named sacred texts are discussed. The origin, functions and uses of the Bible and the Koran are explained along with any evidence that validates or invalidates the reliability of the texts. The writer discusses the importance of prophecy in the Bible and the laws in each the Bible and the Koran. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Bible And The Koran - Christianity And Islam

    A 15 page paper that begins by explaining what sacred texts are, what scripture is and the importance of these. The paper discusses the Bible and Christianity and the Koran and Islam, reporting the origins of the books, their function, their importance, with comments about translations and interpretations. The writer also explains the four approaches to the Bible that have occurred through history. The writer also comments on the controversies regarding the interpretation of the Koran. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Jesus And Moses In The Bible And The Koran

    A 6 page paper that begins with some general differences between the Bible and the Koran. The Koran teaches that Jesus and Moses were prophets, like Mohammed and Jesus is not God. The writer discusses these precepts in more detail including verses from Scripture and from the Koran. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Koran, Bible on Women

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares texts from the Koran and the Old Testament that pertain to women and society. No additional sources cited.

  • Mary in the Bible and the Qur’an

    An 8 page paper which compares and contrasts the figure of Mary in the Bible and the Qur’an. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparing the Story of Joseph/Bible, Qur'an

    A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts the versions of Joseph's story that appear in the Bible and the Qur'an. No additional sources are cited.

  • Good Life Defined by Religion and Philosophy

    This 5 page paper examines the good life through secular and religious teachings. Various texts are used including Gilgamesh, the Holy Bible, the Koran, Martin Luther's Concerning Christian Liberty and St. Augustine's confession. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam Sacred Texts

    A 5 page contention that although texts which are considered sacred are found among the world’s more established religions, they are sometimes regarded differently according to the religion and the time period. For Christians, of course, the sacred text is the Holy Bible. For Islam, it is the Quran and for Hinduism it is the Bhagavad Gita. Each of these religious groups view these texts with great reverence but there is some variation in the way that they are regarded. This variation is a reflection of the differences in the religion’s ideology itself as well as the different evolutionary stages of each religion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Islamic View of Holy War

    A 7 page research paper that describes Islamic theology on this topic, citing the Koran, but also explores how fatwas play a role in Islamic belief and the subsequent justification of terrorism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparing Islam and Judaism

    A five page paper which looks at the similarities and differences between these two belief systems, in terms of ethics, theology and metaphysics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Straight Path by John Esposito

    A 5 page book review of John Esposito's The Straight Path, which the writer describes as an easily readable, comprehensive historical introduction to the study of Islam that provides the student with a thorough grounding in Muslim theology, politics and law. By discussing Islamic history within a cultural context, Esposito provides insight into why the Muslim world developed as it did. By offering a means to understand Islamic history, Esposito also aids his readers in understanding the Islamic world of the present. No additional sources cited.


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