Islamic Age And Western Influence On The Islamic World

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Since the attacks on 9/11, Americans have passed judgement on the Islamic culture as a violent religion. However, many Americans are ignorant to the fact that Islam is practiced throughout the entire world and not just run by extremists and violet people in the Middle East. People can learn about Islamic culture by learning the origin of Islam in the Qur’an and through Mohammed and his teachings, the Islamic golden age and western influence and modernization on the Islamic world. Mohammed was the last prophet of God and the origin of Islam was through his life and teachings and the Qur’an. At the age of 40, Mohammed struggled to know the meaning of life so he “developed a habit of retreating periodically to a cave in…show more content…
When another attempted assassination took place, he already made it safely to Yathrib. Many of Mohammed’s followers followed him to Yathrib (now Medina). This was called Hijra. Hijra is “the emigration of the Muslims from Mecca to Medina” (Ansary 23), which marked the birth of the Muslim community. This upset the Meccan’s, causing the Quraysh to put a bounty on Mohammed which sparked three iconic Islam battles. Mohammed delivered the Qur’an in an emotional, penetrating voice. The people heard Mohammed and began to do the same and today it is called qira’ut. The qira’ut is a way of vocalizing the Qur’an without translation and in a musical way. It is not singing or chanting but a unique way of reciting the Qur’an. The qira’ut is huge in Islam today and it is how the origin of Islam started in the Qur’an. When Mohammed died, the people of the Abassid Empire did not have a leader to tell them what to do or how to live a righteous life. So the Abassid Empire came up with the idea to collect any and everything done and said by Mohammed. This book is called the Hadith. It was the start of a golden age in Islam and formed a full body of scholars which was Islam’s “standing army of professional scholars.” (Ansary 94). The scholars analyzed the authenticity of not only the Hadith but the Qur’an, Ijima, qiyas and ijtihad. This developed into a code of guidelines, rules,
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