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... and Iranian scientists clone sheep, but at the same time alcohol is banned and sexes
are being kept strictly apart on public buses.
Most Iranians are Shiites. Jan’s guide Rahman takes him to Tehran’s soukh and
explains the religious differences between Shiites and Sunnis, the last ones making
up the ...
The status of Hajj in Islam, and the conditions of it being obligatory
... obligatory duties unless there is evidence to the contrary. How can a Muslim
accept to forsake going to Hajj to the sacred House of Allah when he is able to do
it and it is easy for him to get there? How can he delay it when he does not know
whether he will be able to get there after this year? He ...
Overview hajj - bankstowntafehsc
... The Council on Islamic Education states:
"The Hajj consists of several ceremonies, meant to symbolize the essential concepts of the
Islamic faith, and to commemorate the trials of prophet Abraham and his family...Prophet
Muhammad had said that a person who performs Hajj properly 'will return as a ne ...
Boko Haram: Ja`far Mahmoud Adam, Mohammed Yusuf and Al
... It is not clear whether at this stage the group received
some support from the Ahlus Sunna leadership, or
if it was independent from it. Known by the local
media with the nickname of ‘Nigerian Taleban,’
this group was involved in occasional clashes with
the Nigerian police. After reports that the gr ...
Sunnis and Shiites—Between Rapprochement and
... Similarly, the Shiites of Bahrain are, for the most part, of Iranian extraction
and, as such, are suspect as a Persian ﬁfth column. In other cases, however, it
seems that the religious sources of the animosity are predominant. In Malaysia,
the moderate—albeit virulently anti-Western—Islamic regime o ...
Black America, Prisons and Radical Islam: a Report
... of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
the disclosure that Muslim chaplaincies in
U.S. prisons function under monopoly
control by representatives of Wahhabism.
The Wahhabi interpretation of Islam is the
official religion in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, which has used its considerable oil
Anatomy of the Salafi Movement
... this viciousness, the Prophet Muhammad offered the path for eternal divine justice through
the Qur’an and his example. In this sense, Islam is seen as a civilizing mission, intended
to bring enlightenment and social justice to protect humankind. All Muslims are part of
this project, as reflected in ...
IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS)
... Arabia), Cairo, Damascus, Mashhad and Qum (Iran). Throughout history, Shia Muslims have not recognized the
authority of elected Muslim leaders, choosing instead to follow a line of Imams which they believe have been
appointed by the Prophet Muhammad or God Himself.
On the other hand, Sunni Muslims a ...
ISLAM Part 2 Unit 7
... During the second day, pilgrims leave Mina for the plain of 'Arafat for the wuquf, (the standing). This is the high point of
the Hajj. As they congregate there, standing and gathering recalls the Day of Judgment. Some go to the Mount of Mercy,
where the Prophet delivered his Farewell Sermon, contain ...
... These are the words chanted by some two million people from
world heading, as if pulled by a magnet, to one single spot on
Earth. As has happened every year for 14 centuries, Muslim
pilgrims gather in Makkah to perform rituals based on those conducted by the Prophet Muhammad during his last visit to ...
Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam
... Sites associated with the physical relics (e.g., a tooth, a hair, or ashes from cremation) of the
historical Buddha and relics by association (e.g., places made sacred by his presence, or a bowl
or robe used by the Buddha) therefore map the sacred Buddhist landscape of India. A third
category of re ...
Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and His Economic Ideas
... to the fundamentals of the True Religion. For example: In Jubailah, people visited the grave of Zayd
b. al- Khattab and sought relief for their needs. In Manfuhah, people sought mediation through a
male palm-tree believing that a spinster, who pays a visit to it, soon gets married. In Dar`iyah ther ...
Why is Median Important to Muslims, Roza e Rasool, History of
... important to Muslims. In this informative article, we will discuss the importance and
significance of Medina and its history before and after Islam.
Medina Is The Holy City Of Muslims:
Now the question is that why Medina is the holy city of Muslims? Well, we would like to
mention again as mentioned ...
... From the beginning, Christianity distinguished itself from GrecoRoman traditional religions by placing the tombs and bodies of
saints and martyrs at the center of its religious observances.
By the 2nd century CE, archaeology shows that people were traveling
long distances to Rome and Jerusalem for r ...
The Hajj - bankstowntafehsc
... During the five days of Hajj, all Muslims engaged in this worship must remain in this same
simple dress. As soon as a pilgrim puts on Ihram and declares his intention to perform Hajj,
he/she enters into the state of Ihram and his/her Hajj begins.
After reaching Mecca, one should head straight to Ka’ ...
The Obamas` Wahhabist Fundraising Empire
... and the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
The counter-Wahhabist Muslim moderate think tank, the Gulf Issues Centre
For Strategic Studies describes these institutions as “Salafi schools, which imbibed
radical ideas” and are “the spring of Wahhabism”:
“[Wahhabists] gre ...
... the newly proclaimed Republic into an Islamic one. Even though it failed, this was at the cost of great
loss of lives with remnants and followers of the movement continuing to pose a challenge to what is
largely a secular-oriented state even though it is the largest Muslim one. In addition to Indone ...
... mercenaries crossed the Syrian
desert into present-day Jordan and
headed toward the southern tip of the
Dead Sea. There the commander - a
general named Hieronymus of Cardia
- couldn't believe his eyes: scores of
Arabic-speaking tribesmen were
camped on the shore, with packcamels couched and reed raf ...
Wahhabism in the Balkans
... of gravestones, the belief in omens and the use of tesiphs) represented a dangerous
diversion which should be abandoned.3 From its Saudi roots, Wahab’s doctrine has
today become synonymous with extremist variants of modern political Islam,
although his own teachings have been interpreted in a number ...
What Does Al Qaeda Want?
... Persian Gulf region, along with other secular and pro-Western regimes of the Middle East— notably Mubarak’s Egypt—is clearly identifiable in
al Qaeda ideology as another of the organization’s main objectives.
What is al Qaeda’s ultimate goal? What would be achieved if all Western interests were driv ...
Chapter - 2
... To the Arabs, horse was the symbol of wealth and social status. Its feeding and
care created many problems to the nomadic people of Arabia. Its value lies in its
speed and performance. It was used for the purpose of racing and hunting.
To the Arabs, camel, ‘the ship of the desert’ is the most useful ...
Osama bin Laden`s Global Islamism and Wahhabi Islam
... individuals’ authority (taqlid) and reestablish society’s foundation in the
Qur’an and sunna. As Ahsan writes: ‘anyone who could force and seize the
government was the legitimate ruler, but he must act according to the Shari’a.
[For ibn Taymiyya,] religion without a Sultan, army, and money is as fut ...
2-Unit 1-SS7G5a Middle East Political Map
... After Muhammad died, there was a disagreement about who should lead the Muslim community. This
question was settled for a time by agreeing to place power in the hands of men who had been friends of
Muhammad’s in his lifetime.
They ruled one after the other, and they were known as the “F ...
5 - University of Surrey
... community’s early leadership should have been restricted to the sacred line of Ali and
most of them also support the claims of Ali together with all of his eleven direct
descendents who are collectively known as the imams.
The imams are according to Shia doctrine have certain attributes that only pr ...
Read Online - Mufti Muneer Ahmed Akhoon
... world, compared to any other nation’s decision. This is because the sanctified city of Mecca is bestowed by numerous
virtues, including the title of being the ‘guidance for the universes.’
Verdict of Hakeem-ul-Ummat Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (RA): If the news from Mecca or Madina reaches to u ...
Islam in Saudi Arabia
Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia The connection between Islam and Saudi Arabia (or at least the western Hejaz region of the country) is uniquely strong. The kingdom, which sometimes is called the ""home of Islam"", is the location of the cities of Mecca and Medina, where Muhammad, the messenger of the Islamic faith, lived and died, and attracts millions of Muslim Hajj pilgrims annually, and thousands of clerics and students who come from across the Muslim world to study. The official title of the King of Saudi Arabia is ""Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques""—the two being Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, who are considered the holiest in Islam.Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the Arabic language, the language of the Quran, the central religious text of Islam. It is unique among modern Muslim states in being the only one to have been created by jihad, the only one to claim the Quran as its constitution, and unique among Arab-Muslim countries in being the only one to have escaped European imperialism. The country is also noted for its conservative official interpretation of Islam, which has influence well beyond its borders, thanks in large part to the country's largess towards Islamic causes funded by its oil exports since 1970s.In the 18th century, a pact between Islamic preacher Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and a regional emir, Muhammad bin Saud, brought a fiercely puritanical strain of Sunni Islam first to the Najd region and then to the Arabian Peninsula. Referred to by supporters as ""Salafism"" and by others as ""Wahhabism"", this interpretation of Islam became the state religion and interpretation of Islam espoused by Muhammad bin Saud and his successors (the Al Saud family), who eventually created the modern kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. The Saudi government has spent tens of billions of dollars of its petroleum export revenue throughout the Islamic world and elsewhere on building mosques, publishing books, giving scholarships and fellowships, and hosting international Islamic organisations, and promote its form of Islam, sometimes referred to as ""petro-Islam"".Whether Salafis/Wahhabis, are a majority in Saudi Arabia is disputed, with one estimate putting their number at only 22.9% of the native population (concentrated in Najd). The Wahhabi mission has been dominant in Najd for two hundred years, but in most other parts of the country—Hejaz, the Eastern Province, Najran—it has dominated only since 1913-1925. Most of the 15 to 20 million Saudi citizens are Sunni Muslims, the eastern regions are populated mostly by Twelver Shia, and there are Zaydi Shia in the southern regions. According to a number of sources, only a minority of Saudis consider themselves Wahhabis, although according to other sources, the Wahhabi affiliation is up to 40%, making it a very dominant minority, at the very least. In addition, the next largest affiliation is with Salafism, which encompasses all of the central principles of Wahhabism, with a number of minor additional accepted principles differentiating the two.Proselytizing by non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia, including the distribution of non-Muslim religious materials (such as the Bible), is illegal.