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This is a 4 page paper including a biography of Elijah Muhammad and a brief annotated bibliography. Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) was one of the founding members of the African American Islamic movement the Nation of Islam. Inspired by his teacher Master W.D. Fard, Muhammad from his base in Chicago in the 1930s managed to not ...

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page biography recounts the life of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, the successor to Mohammad as the leader of the Islamic faith. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

10 pages in length. Had it not been for Saladin's courage and unwavering perseverance, Egypt would never have been recognized as a major power of the Middle East. The death of Zangid ruler Nur Al-Din cleared the way for Saladin's takeover of Syria's Zangid kingdom just prior to the Jihad, or holy war, ...

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.

This 5-page paper compares and contrasts beliefs on death and the afterlife in the Hindu and Islamic religions. The essay also discusses basic core tenets of both faiths and touches on ritual following death. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

World Religions

  • 200 page paper

This 200 page paper is a dissertation on the world religions, and promotes a comparative view on the major religions. Bibliography lists 100 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing the view of the soul in religion. All of the major religions of the world believe that there is a soul that continues in some manner after physical death of the body. Some attribute much greater activity to the soul than do others, but none totally discount it. ...

15 pages in length. The writer discusses differences and similarities between and among Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

This paper discusses both the positive aspects of religion and the negative ones. The conflict between Christianity and Islam is referenced extensively. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page discussion of the religion of Islam and how, as a result of its rapid spread around the world, it has experienced significant differences in the way that it is both presented and practiced. Dismisses our contemporary Western view of Islam in the face of Islamic terrorism to insist that Islam as ...

A 6 page paper which examines how religion can offer a sense of personal liberation. The paper also examines how religion can be oppressive as well. Religions examined are Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper begins with a general discussion of democracy in Third World, or developing, Countries. The essay then turns to Islam and the compatibility of Islam and democracy. The writer explains the differences between the two major sects within Islam. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page paper examines the practice of various religions in the Persian Empire, during the period 660 BC – 583 AD. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing Marx’s theory of religion and Islamic modern day Turkey. Karl Marx believed that religion was the “opium of the people” and it led to the protection of the elite classes and oppression of the lower classes. In modern day Turkey, the Islamist movement was said to originate as ...

Evolution and Religion

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper which compares and contrasts the theory of evolution with three religions. The religions discussed are Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which summarizes, analyzes and compares the religious practices in these two regions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper which examines how Fundamentalist Islam and Christians feel about same sex marriages. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing interfaith marriage in the Islamic religion. Interfaith marriage is not recommended in Muslims as Muslims are encouraged to find spouses with a similar religious outlook for the sake of future compatibility and for the raising of children. However the guidelines for marriage in the Qur’an do allow for ...

This 5 page paper discusses two separate questions. First, is it possible for religions to peacefully coexist? Second, is religious pluralism more feasible with religions like Buddhism or theistic faiths? Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page observation that recent world events have brought the Islamic religion into western awareness perhaps more so than it has been at any point in the past. To understand Islamic civilization we must look to the religion and the areas and cultures which it has influenced. There are a number of ...

Islamic Religion

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page overview of the Islamic religion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

6 pages in length. To believe that God is almighty and the primary source of enlightenment is to understand the very cornerstone of Islamic principle. However, the road to Islam's expansion in 800 AD Egypt, Syria and Iran was not paved with roses, but rather frequently sprinkled with many deep and offensive thorns. ...

In five pages this paper presents a concise overview of the Islamic religion, addressing specific numbered issues. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

This is a 10 page paper discussing the different issues involved in the search for the Arab identity in today’s world. The search for the Arab identity involves a wide search which originally spans the vast area from Morocco to the Arab Gulf and eventually incorporates the entire world including the Western world. Bibliography lists 10 ...

A 4 page review of the basic precepts of each of these religions. The author discusses the question of whether or not Christian Tradition and its values are, or can be threatened, by any movements or trends in the world today. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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