Module 8 Assignment Analysis

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Our assignment was to assess a religion that was not our religion and to look at it in the Functionalist light. For this assignment, I chose a religion we have all hear about, Islam. In this paper I shall show how Islam meets the basics of religion and how someone using the Conflict theory would view it.

First let’s look at how Islam meets the basics of religion. The first basic is, “This perspective assumes that religion is the central focus for integrating the social system.” (pg. 407). Islam meets this basic by the praying every day five times. (Esposito, 22). The second basic is, “…related to promoting social solidarity, is to create a community of believers.” (pg, 407). The afore mentioned fact about Islam also applies to this basic

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