Islam and Muslim Empires
This paper discusses Muslim Empires and the interpretation of Islam. The power of the Ottoman Empire and its demise. The Mughal Empire and emperors. The views of Edward Said regarding historical knowledge of another culture.
ISLAM & WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
Explains the regulations & attitudes of Islam. Overview of Islam & faminism. Defends the religious beliefs of Islam & how they affect modern women.
Presents some examples of arranged marriage as well as forced divorce proceedings in the East, and some reasons why these practices may not be as "barbaric" or "backward" as Westerners claim.
RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Origins, Prophet Muhammad, Mecca, Koran, wars, beliefs, rituals, social impact.
Comparative review of two books dealing in different ways with political development in Pakistan and Iraq. The common thread is the difficulty of establishing unity, stability, and a civil society. Books are "Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity: the search for Saladin" and Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq.
Discusses central tenet of Islam. Muhammad as prophet of Allah. The Qur'an and Shari'a. Events of Muhammed's life; his revelations. The Five Pillars of Faith and the traditional life of Islam. Close relationship between religion and law. Spread of Islam. Divisions in the faith in various countries. Growth of world Islam and its strength.
Compares & contrasts the cultural & regional differences between Islamic women of Indian descent with those of Arabic descent.