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  • Similarities Between The Abbasid And The Umayyad

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    The Umayyads were a family that took over after the death of Ali, they ruled the Islamic Empire helping spread the faith through conquering. The Abbasids were the next family that took over after the fall of the Umayyads. The Abbasids had many achievements, and helped expand the empire further. The Umayyads and the Abbasids both ruled the same areas, and they both conquered more area to spread their religion. Although they share features they also are different in their government, and the treatment

  • Multicultural Empires

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    Multicultural Empires and the New World The Seljuks were pressuring the Byzantine Empire the second half eleventh century. Much to their demise the Byzantimes challenged the Turks in 1071, in modern-day eastern Turkey (then Manzikert). The Turks now had control over most of the Anatolian Peninsula. The Byzantine empire went to the west for assistance out of desperation. Western European Christians wanted to stop the spread of Islam and take back the Holy Land, located in the Eastern Mediterranean

  • Iran As A Case Of Iran

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    regarding its own nuclear program. Obviously, Iran is an Islamic country that has strict rules, and low level of freedom. In terms of religion, unlike the Arab countries who mostly follow the Sunni branch, most of the population in Iran are following the Shia branch which is a branch of Islam. Religion to Iranian people and perhaps most of the Arab countries is a really sensitive topic. In general, as a Muslim, I know that disagree with other branches of Islam in Iran can get you into conflicts if you have

  • The Between Iran And The United States

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    Imagine growing up in chains, living a life of strict rules and harsh punishments, a life in which fear was your closest companion. This is the basic concept explored by Marjane Satrapi in her autobiographical graphic fiction “Persepolis”. Satrapi focuses on her own struggles growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and Iran’s war with Iraq. Both of these events help establish the setting and create an intensely high cultural climate. “Persepolis” is centered on Iran’s cultural distinctions

  • The Sunni Shia And The Muslim Sunni Essay

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    One of the most famous religious splits in human history is the well known Sunni-Shia split. The Sunni-Shia split is highly divisive throughout the world, and predominantly in the Middle East. These sects share similarities, such as they all believe that Allah is the one true god, and Muhammad is his messenger. They also believe in the same five religious pillars that Muslims follow. Although these sects are very similar, there is one big schismatic difference that separates the two. This difference

  • Edification Learned

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    Essay 1: Edification Learned You are not as intellective as you think! The pursuit of knowledge is never ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge is the day you stop growing, says Brandon Travis Ciaccio. During the first month of Professor Benjamin Lowenkron’s English 1023 course, students will learn the different styles of reading, how to expand their cognizance, learn to have a zealousness for what they indite about and to not rush through anything. During the first month of attending Professor

  • The Political Opposition Of Executions

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    routine; there were days when more than 100 persons were executed. Amnesty International documented 2,946 executions in the 12 months following Bani Sadr 's impeachment, a conservative figure because the authorities did not report all executions. The pace of executions slackened considerably at the end of 1982, partly as a result of a deliberate government decision but primarily because, by then, the back of the armed resistance movement had largely been broken. The radical opposition had, however

  • The Kite Runner - Amir and Baba's Relationship, Amir and Hassan's Relationship

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    Amir and Hassan’s Relationship From reading chapters one to four, one of the main aspects of Amir and Hassan’s relationship is the sense of control Amir has over Hassan. It becomes apparent that Amir is the one with the most authority in their friendship when he ‘talked’ Hassan into firing walnuts at the neighbour’s one-eyed German shepherd, ‘Hassan never wanted to, but if I asked, really asked, he wouldn’t deny me’. This highlights the way Hassan looks up to Amir and obeys him due to their religious

  • Marginalization Of Women In Persepolis

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    In the graphic novel, Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi creates a visual representation of what life was like in Iran, being a girl growing up there during the Islamic Revolution. Transitioning from a child to an adult, Marjane comes to many realizations about her life. She sees how women are marginalized and looked down upon by people, especially Islamic men. Growing up in a communist household, she has insight on how people were silenced by the government for not following Islam. Throughout this book

  • Essay On Aurangzeb

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    Aurangzeb's religious policy is based on the Islamic theory of kinship. Aurangzeb was felt that he had not only become greater than administer the empire in a better way, but also to protect and strengthen particularly its Sunni Islam faith. He was a strict follower of the Sunni sect, to the extent that he persecuted the members of the Shiite sect. In order to achieve its objective of strengthening Islam, his father was imprisoned, he killed his brothers, he forced his son Akbar to revolt and have