We had the interview on Craven Community College campus in her office. We spoke for approximately one hour and twenty minutes. I asked the questions that are in the syllabus and we spoke of other things about her religion. The site study and interview that I have chosen is that of the Muslim religion. What is your personal history/story or any conversion experience into your religion? She was born and raised in Indonesia, one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. She was born into the Muslim religion. Indonesia is also a pluralistic religion. They do have national holidays for other religions too. What is your view of the divine? Muslim is a monotheistic religion. It is very similar to Christianity and Judaism in this respect. …show more content…
“To give guidance and to have an ethical life, and how to live with others.” What is the role of women in your religion? Women coverings is a geographical practice. In certain cultures, women do not cover at all. Women are allowed to pray with the men in most cultures. In most mosques, women pray either behind the men or beside them. In some mosques, they are in another room or behind a curtain in the same room as the men. In most cultures, though the women have equal roles as men do. Women tend to have a more active role in politics, economics and medicine as well as other careers. Indonesia had their first female president about fifteen years ago. How are things going to end up for the world and for individuals? Since there is an afterlife, people will be judged for their deeds. If they lived a good ethical life, they will go to Heaven. If they did not live a good ethical life, they will go to Hell. What are your religious practices, holidays? They have the Pilgrimage to Mecca every year for the “big one” or as it is known by Muslims hajj. There are smaller pilgrimages at any time of year. With the “big one” Muslims come from all over the world at one time to pray together. They have special Muslim activities in which they participate. The women and men have gender specific activities and dress. The men are to be
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Within the Middle East, the largest population of the men and women are Muslim. The Muslim religion suggests that the women wear a veil or hijab, which is a headscarf that only exposes a woman’s eyes, accompanied by a burqa which is a full body cloak. The sole purpose of the clothing is to cover a woman’s feminine features from men’s eyes. The Qur’an, an Islamic scripture supports, and slightly obligates the uniform by saying that women are to be conservative, “Let them wear their head covering over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments.” (Qur’an). Muslim women, instead of feeling oppressed, view this as a positive aspect in their lives, influenced by their devotion to Allah. Their acceptance could be influenced by their
Muslims believe in only one god called Allah, They also believe God controls every aspect of life. Muhammad is often credited for starting Islam However, Muslims generally regard Islam as dating back to the time of creation.(Becoming) In Islam Allah is worshiped extensively multiple times per day. (Molly 438)
In the past, Islamic women were not granted the right to vote or join in politics, but over the years the legal status of women in Islam has relaxed and changed. Muslim women in the Middle East have the right to vote, and may join in politics. Along with this, they are permitted to have vital government jobs. (Braswell, p.155) A woman 's status , however, is not as high as a man 's is in society. They still must follow many traditional customs. An example of one custom is that women are encouraged to do is dress modestly, by wearing veils in public. (Lippman, p.38) Although Muslim men and women are not looked upon as equals in every sense, there has been a lot of improvement and many changes have been made in the women 's favor.
Islam and Christianity seem to have very little in common; however, the two actually show strong likeness, principally in the central areas. Both Muslims and Christians are monotheists, believing in one God. While both believe in the same God, He is called by two completely different names. He is referred to as "Allah" by Muslims and "God" by Christians. Although Islam and Christianity are two different religions, their similarities in beliefs and prayers make them comparable in many aspects.
Muslims have six major beliefs unlike Christians having only the three major beliefs. They believe in God or Allah, which is God in Arabic. They are also strong believers in Angels, such as the arch Angel Gabriel. Muslims also believe in their holy books that were revealed to the prophet Muhammad by God. They also believe in the prophets mentioned in Christianity; Adam, Abraham, Moses, and David. They too believe in Jesus, but not in the way Christians do, which is where some conflicts or misconceptions happen. They believe in Jesus as a prophet, but not the Son of God like Christians believes. Muhammad is the major prophet that is most credited in their religion because they believe God revealed the books of the Qur’an to him in their native
To many western stereotypes, Islam women were always hidden behind the veil. They have no right of speaking, and voiceless deprived of their basic rights which man enjoyed. Although women in Islam treated normally unequal, they were also some slight differences and characteristics in each of the times.
Her childhood was mainly spent in Somalia and Saudi Arabia, where Islam was the dominate religion and women were seen as lower than men. After so many years of being a devoted Muslim, Ali began having doubts as she grew to be more observant.
She was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, her family was catholic and they raised her in a very tight and firm environment, she states she felt as if she grew up in a boot camp more than an actual family.
Muslims believes in the existence of only one God and in Muhammad as the messenger of God. Throughout history, many followers of the Islam declare that, “This profession of faith makes one Muslim”(Commins,
The Arabic word for God is Allah. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the only monotheistic religions. Those are also the only main religions who have prophets. Islam is very unique in the way they practice their religious rituals because during the month of Ramadan they fast (a willing self-restraint on some/all food and or drinks for a period of time).
Islam, like Christianity and Judaism, is a monotheistic faith, meaning they believe in one God and one God only. In their language, God is translated to “Allah”. I think of Islam as the ultimate monotheistic religion. As Kenneth Woodward mentions, the Qur’an utterly rejects the Christian idea of the Holy Trinity as “polytheistic” (“Holy Books”). For Christians, the Holy Trinity is essentially a symbolic idea of one person who manifests in different ways. Historically, it seems as if Judaism is the most tolerant of the three. The earliest Israel was henotheistic, meaning that although Israelites worshipped only one God, they did not deny the existence of other gods for other nations. (“Judaism”, Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia).
The Islamic religion is one of the three major monotheistic religions of the world. These three are Christianity, Judaism and Islam. According to both Fisher and Bassiouni, these religions all can be traced to the prophet Abraham, and all of them originated in the Middle East (Fisher, 2005; Bassiouni, 1999).