Academic Papers on Islam & Islamic Politics

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A very thorough 6 page review and discussion of Malise Ruthven's book entitled 'Islam in the World.' Covered are various fundamental tenets of the Islamic religion and way of life as well as historic & political issues, the distinctions between Arab and Muslim, and much more. Ruthven's book is the only source used.

Islamic Alchemy

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper on the this early form of chemistry plus the mystical implications it held for its adherents as well as its influence on Western culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page essay on the relationship of the five pillars of Islam to the Baptism of Europe and the effect of Neoplatonism on the growth of both Islam and Christianity. One cited reference.

This 9 page paper compares and contrasts the religious beliefs of Islam as compared to those of Christianity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A short 4 page essay describing some of the historic socio-political events that led to the division of the Islamic empire and the creation of such a marked disparity between Arabs and Muslims. Described is the way that non-Arabs demanded religious legitimacy since it seemed so impossible to be suppressed by people who claimed to ...

An 8 page research paper which examines the controversy in the Muslim world as to whether or not the mawlid, a religious holiday in honor of the Prophet's birthday should be celebrated. The writer gives a thorough discussion of the issues involved along with a brief look at other Islamic mawlid celebrations. Bibliography contains 5 ...

A 10 page research paper comparing Islam as it exists both politically and religiously in Egypt to Islam as it exists in Nigeria. A number of similarities and differences are drawn upon and cited throughout the report. Bibliography lists 7 comprehensive sources.

A 5 page analysis of the book Islam to East and West by Khwaja Kamal-Ud-Din, who makes a persuasive argument on the superiority of the Islamic faith as well as its growth. Bibliography lists 1 source. Ud-din.wps

In Mariama Ba's work So Long a Letter, Ba creates two central and strong female characters who contradict the standard role of women in African communities dominated by Islamic doctrines, like that of Senegal. This 3 page paper provides a concise overview of the elements in Ba's novel that support this supposition. No ...

A well-organized 7 page report on Islamic belief and the life & importance of Muhammad. The Prophet's role as God's messenger is discussed as are various issues concerning the meaning and purpose of Mecca, the Koran (Qu'ran) and more.. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Muhammad

  • 6 page paper

6 pages in length. The writer discusses the life and teachings of Muhammad, the prophet instrumental for the spread of Islam. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 10 page paper explores the basic tenets of the Koran/Qur'an as followed by Muslims. Discussion includes the Prophet Mohammad, his revelations, the recording of the Prophet's messages and also his sayings, the basic principles of Islam and the basic actions the Muslim is expected to follow. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

9 pages in length. An insightful essay on Islamic Modernism as it began in the 19th century preceded by movements to improve the political and economic situations of the Muslim world. The belief and works of Sayyid Jamal al-Din-Al-Afghani, Shaykh Muhammad 'Abduh, and Sayyid Ahmad Khan are discussed in great detail as are the various ...

A 5 page paper on the concept of mysticism in Islam. The writer describes how mysticism was begun by the Sufis and how the concept of Fana was articulated by three of its saints: al-bistami, al-junayd, and al-hallaj. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page research paper traces the origins of the Islam religion and influence as a social, military and political power from its beginnings up until the 18th Century. Some comparisons are made between the establishment of Islamic empires and those established by the Christians in the New World. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Islam in Tunisia

  • 12 page paper

A well-written and thorough 12 page research paper on the role and significance of Islam in the African country of Tunisia. Discussed are popular & folk beliefs, political issues, and the way Islam in Tunisia has changed since the country gained her independence. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 10 page paper explains the Passover seder and the Eucharistic Meal, both of which are steeped in tradition and are major elements in their respective religious faiths. The foundations for each are discussed as are the steps involved in each celebration. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In 7 pages, the author discusses the similarities and differences of Christianity and Islam. The two religions share many commonalties, but they have very different doctrines. No bibliography.

12 pages containing three brief essays and numerous short answers about African culture and heritage. Keywords defined and discussed include : Bantus, Nilotics, Homo Africanus, Islam, Nubians, Racism, Black Nationalism, Oscar Micheaux (early Black filmmaker). Available in sections; Please call for more details. (No bibliography.)

7 pages in length. As the discord between and among India, Pakistan and Kashmir continues, it can readily be argued that Kashmiri officials have grown tiresome of the perpetual battle. Much of the ongoing concern is focused squarely upon the nuclear bomb tests that have taken place between the ever-feuding India and Pakistan; ...

A 5 page paper which compares and contrast the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by determining how, where and when these religions emerged and by describing their relationship to each other. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 11 page overview of the roles of Islamic women in Nigeria and Egypt. Stresses that while traditional dictates in these cultures appear repressive to some they were instigated as a means of protecting women from the harsh realities of life. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the five pillars of Islam and how each has contributed to modern Arab persona. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page paper examining the life of this important twentieth-century Islamic writer and teacher. It looks at her contributions to the field of historical research as well as the way she has inspired countless young Muslim women to follow in her footsteps. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 15 page research paper that focuses the opinions of black educators and writers, Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Manning Marable Michael Eric Dyson, who offer an alternative to the hatred espoused by Black separatist leaders such as Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan and his followers. In so doing, these educators and writers ...

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