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The Middle East

Web Site Assignment

Directions: Respond to the following items on a seperate piece of paper. Each item is worth one point unless otherwise indicated (71 points total):

Syria Homepage
www-personal.umich.edu/~kazamaza/soph.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
http://imedl.saudi.net/profile/profile.html

History

Government

Education & Human Services

An Intro to Islam
www.iad.org/intro/intro.html

Muslim Contributions to Science

Definition

Knowledge

Main Pillars

List the definition of each of the following pillars of Islam:

Other Religions

Peace

  • What greeting do Muslims exchange when meeting each other?

  • Explain the concepts of Muslim self-defense and Jihad:

    Relevance

    • What are the two main domains of law? (2 points)

    Sources

  • What does the term "Sunnah" mean in Islam?

    Tolerance

    • Do Muslims believe in religious tolerance? Why or why not?

    Women

    • Were women placed in higher or lower esteem in most instances in ancient Islam than in the rest of the ancient world?

    Islamic Vocabulary
    www.sim.org/islam/vocab.html

    Write the Islamic word for each of the definitions listed below:

    • The sacred text of Islam:

    • A city in Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Muhammad, founder of Islam:

    • An Islamic place of worship, literally "place of prostration" (in prayer):

    • The cube-like shrine in the courtyard of the Sacred Mosque in mecca, toward which Muslims face in daily prayer:

    • The Supreme Being (the God) of Islam:

    • The religious faith of Muslim, literally, "submission" (to God):

    Extra Credit:

    Arabic Language

    • Greet Mr. Charon / Mr. McNiven before class or in the hall by saying hello in Arabic (5 points)

    • Say good-bye to Mr. Charon in Arabic (5 points)

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