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Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Ending the truce between Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Military

Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Ending the truce between Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Military

Jampa Henzler-Lhasawa RELG 270, Prof. Jafar Mahallati December 2016   Ending the truce between Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Military   On the January 25, after thirty years of military dictatorship under President Gamal Mubarak, young Egyptians spearheaded an uprising that would become part of the Arab Spring. The non-violent demonstration ended with the resignation(…)

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Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Themes of Islamic Art

Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Themes of Islamic Art

In almost all religions art is an essential aspect of understanding worship. However, this idea is most prevalent in Islam. Art in Islam is a display of worship and reflection of God and His infinite greatness. Unlike other regions of the earth, art created in the Muslim world is more religious, displaying their commitment to(…)

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Camden Henzler-Lhasawa: Islamic Struggle with Modernity

Camden Henzler-Lhasawa: Islamic Struggle with Modernity

Islam is a factor in the Muslim world’s disenchantment with modernity. However, this disillusionment with modernity differs throughout the Muslim world and can be seen as a backlash of colonialism. During the birth of neo-colonialism in the 1950’s and 60’s the Islamic world began to modernize, following examples set in the west. In the attempt(…)

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Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: The Golden Age of Islam

Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: The Golden Age of Islam

The 16th century three of the greatest empires in Islamic history came to power, the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals. These empires all descendants of central Asian Turkish tribes became synonymous with the golden age of Islam. Each empires accomplished greatestness in religious policy, administration and art. While they differed in their implementations their creations had(…)

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Chamden Henzler-Lhaswa: The Islamic World View

Chamden Henzler-Lhaswa: The Islamic World View

A worldview is a set of fundamental principles about reality and life that inform a person or people’s beliefs, thoughts, and actions. The Islamic worldview is founded on the philosophy of monotheism. Islamic ethics are underlying part of the Islamic worldview; while the Islamic worldviews describe the relations of Muslims to the world, Islamic ethics(…)

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Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Muslim Influence on the European Renaissance

Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Muslim Influence on the European Renaissance

The European Renaissance began in Italy and took place during the 14th to 17th centuries. Muslim scientists, philosophers, and doctors can be credited with laying the groundwork for the Renaissance during the years leading up to it. As Robert Briffault said in Making of Humanity, 1919: “There is not a single aspect of European growth(…)

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Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Characteristics of Prophethood

Chamden Henzler-Lhasawa: Characteristics of Prophethood

Islam is the most important religion of the 21st century. Some choose to debate the instability within the house of Islam, however, there is no debate on the greatness of the Muslim Prophet. Mohammad was a man with unique characteristics–both political and religious. Arabia was ripe for a prophet in the years leading up to(…)

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