Islam Essay Topics

Sufism is the heart of Islam

Sufism which is seen as the heart of Islam is a concept which is highly regarded in the Islam religion because of the role it plays in the religion. Studies show that Sufis are men who practice the highest morality and are not led by worldly or their own selfish desires 1. It can be… View Article

Beliefs of Islam

The central beliefs of Islam are summed up in the Five Pillars. These pillars express obligations imposed on Muslims in order to live in accordance with the will of Allah and set requirements for everyday Muslim life. They are the foundation of Islamic faith and reflect its basic tenets. The first Pillar is Shahada, or… View Article

Islam is one of the world’s greatest religions

I. Introduction. Founded in the seventh century A. D. by Mohammed. The word Islam means “submission” (to the will of God). Followers of Islam are called Moslems or Muslims, terms that mean “those who submit” (to the will of God). Non-Moslems sometimes call the religion Mohammedanism and its followers Mohammedans. Moslems, however, dislike these terms… View Article

Islam is the second religion of the book

Incidentally, the term: “People of the Book” comes from the Qur’an which cites both Judaism and Christianity, religions which came before Islam, as having part of its origins in the prophet of Abraham. In this, we can see a respect for the other religions; a respect which is lost on the perception of a vocal… View Article

“Complete, trusting surrender to God”

Although the Qur’an, its sacred text, was only revealed to their Prophet Muhammad more than five centuries after the death of Christ, Muslims trace the beginnings of Islam to the time of Abraham. According to them, the series of revelations of the Qur’an which started in 610 CE in a cave in Mount Hira, Mecca,… View Article

Islam – Annotated Essay

The article explains the way Islam views life after death. It clearly describes the various tenets that this religion follows when it comes to life on earth and life after death. Islam believes that life on earth has no purpose except to prepare oneself for life after death. The life after death typically consists of… View Article

Women in Islam

Islam came to Arabia at a time dominated by tribal and patriarchal practices that gave women little freedom and few rights. The patriarchalset up discouraged women from participating in publicaffairs and kept them away from any chance of joining the mainstream. The Islamic tradition started with according women rights to inheritance and a share in… View Article

Christianity and Islam: Beyond the Looking Glass

Christianity and Islam are two of the world’s major religions that are often perceived as largely distinct in doctrines and practices. These two, are being regarded to have contradictory principles. But is the disparity of their beliefs truly that big? To have a deeper understanding of both religions, it would be best to consider their… View Article

Islam, Apostasy and Missions

Sharkey’s Empire and Muslim Conversion: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in Egypt, Kieser’s Mission as A Factor of Change in Turkey (Nineteenth to first half of Twentieth Century) and Erhan’s Ottoman’s Official Attitude Toward American Missionaries and a chapter from Timothy Marr’s work “The Cultural Roots of American Islamicism”, are scholarly enterprises that provides a… View Article

Critique of The Law of Apostasy in Islam

In 1924 Samuel Zwemer wrote The Law of Apostasy in Islam as a response to several books and articles that claimed there is no punishment in Islam for apostate Muslims. Zwemer quotes Khwajah Kemal-ud-Din who wrote in his book India in the Balance, “in Islam there is no penalty for apostasy” and Mohammed Ali’s English… View Article

Islamic Arabia

Signs of Islam using the Koran as the foundations of its life and values being more accepting of women whether they are married or single are easier to see than in Christianity that made use of the Bible as the basis of its spiritual teachings. Accommodations in Islam which means accepting women as people of… View Article

The Kharijites And Islam

The Kharijites were members of the earliest sect in Islam that left the followers of Ali. In Arabic, they were known as the Khawarij which literally means, “those seceded” (globalsecurity.org). Other studies translate Khawarij as “those who went out” (arikah.com). There are studies which relate Khawarij to the verb “kharaja” which is understood as “come… View Article

Islam world

European countries colonized most of the Islam world in eighteenth and the first half of the twentieth century. They were able to manage the finances and economies of these countries which only catered on their own interests and in their own ways. Banks all over the world have their own system in operating their organization…. View Article

The Kurds

The Kurds are predominantly rural Islamic population numbering some 18 million, who live in a disputed frontier area of South-West Asia that they call Kurdistan. Traditionally nomadic herdsmen, they are mainly Sunni Muslims who speak an Iranian dialect. They have a strong tribal structure and distinctive costume, music, and dance. For 3000 years, they maintained… View Article

Muslim Women : the Veil

OBJECTIVE To study the conditions of Muslim women in various regions and to draw the conclusions related to the topic. INTRODUCTION The veil should be considered as an oppression/suppression or it should be left upon the women to decide? Certainly, religious sentiments should never be undermined because in some or the other way it leads… View Article

The Qur`an

This website contains selections from the Qur’an, particularly those sections fundamental to Islam. These sections deal with Allah (God), the worship of Allah, man’s purpose in relation to Allah, and the purpose of the revelation to Muhammad.  In addition, this website provides scripture about the Qur’an, belief and disbelief, the relationship between Islam, Judaism, and… View Article

The Spread of Islam in the Middle East

The Muslim Perspective  Islam is the religion of all prophets of God, including Adam, Abraham, Lot, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.  Born in Mecca, Muhammad is known among Muslims as the final messenger of God to have brought a divine book on earth for the guidance of humanity.  Moreover, he is the reviver of Islam, rather… View Article

The Sudanese Famine

The Sudanese famine of 1998 erupted amidst a 15 year civil war between the Sudanese People’s Libertarian Army/Movement (SPLA) and the official Sudanese Government.  This catastrophe’s two year stint took the lives of thousands of people and left many misplaced.  The initial cause of this humanitarian disaster was environmental; however social and political factors prolonged… View Article

The Study of the history of an Arab nation

Historical Background Bahrain is the only Muslim country that has a relaxed culture because it does not apply strict observance of Islamic law on foreigners, instead, the people and the government is western-friendly that is why it is known as “an oasis of liberalism.”  It signifies a well stable country in the Middle East. Bahrain… View Article

The Umayyads and the Spread of Islam

The Umayyad dynasty was the first great dynasty of the Muslim Caliphate.  Formed by Muawiyah I in 661 AD, this dynasty lasted until 750 before it was overthrown by the Abbasids.      Muawiyah I asserted the right of the Umayyads to rule on a dynastic principle.  Another principle that governed the Umayyad dynasty was its… View Article

The Current Status of Women in Middle East Countries

Part I: Reasons why women are reaching a stagnant point in the Arab countries and how this could possibly change:             According to feminists, the current status of women in Middle East countries is strongly attributed to state policies.  Scholarly information from studies conducted on the status of Middle East women have indicated that the… View Article

Three Main Problems in the Middle East

The Middle East, as the West calls the Islamic region in Southwestern Asian continent, had been the focus of many recent studies. The region’s key role in shaping global economy and politics could be the main reasons why the Middle East became so intriguing within the circles of academic debates, political policies and other similar… View Article

The British Media and Muslim Representation: The Ideology of Demonisation

A report entitled, ‘The British Media and Muslim Representation: The Ideology of Demonisation” (Ameli, Marandi, Ahmed, Kara, & Merali, 2007) for the Islamic Rights Commission explored the relationship between perceptions by and of Muslims and the role of domination and demonisation in the cultural language of the media. The sixth report in the British Muslims’… View Article

Torah or the Law

Torah or the Law is the substance of God’s covenant and is not merely the moral code delivered by Moses through the Ten Commandments in Mt. Sinai but also the prescriptive elements the Mosaic Law functioned primarily as the constitution of the nation as basis in determining civil and criminal cases. It also serves a… View Article

Five Pillars of Islam

What are the central beliefs of Islam, and how are they reflected in the “Five Pillars” (McInerney, 2003)? Which of the Five Pillars do you feel would be easiest to fulfill, and which would be the most challenging (McInerney, 2003)? Monotheism is one of the main central beliefs of Islam. This is the belief that… View Article

Five Pillars of Islam

Islam is a monotheism religion. This means that they believe in a sole God (Allah) and that this is the only God. They also believe that this God’s purpose is creation, sustenance, guidance, and judgment. They believe that their purpose is to make the world a better place. The Five Pillars are a foundation for… View Article

Misconceptions Among Muslim

This is the biggest misconception about Islam, no doubt resulting from the constant stereotyping and bashing the media gives Islam. When a gunman attacks a mosque in the name of Judaism, a Catholic IRA guerrilla sets off a bomb in an urban area, or Serbian Orthodox militiamen rape and kill innocent Muslim civilians, these acts… View Article

“Lifting the Veil: Understanding the Roots of Islamic Militancy” by Henry Munson

The article discussed the reasons behind Muslim hostility towards the United States. The article first appeared in Harvard International Review, Winter 2004, pp. 20-23.             Author Henry Munson focused on the reasons why Islamic militancy, led by Osama bin Laden, continues to take its toll despite United States’ efforts through its foreign policy to eradicate… View Article

Islamic cultures

1.  Islamic cultures in the European Middle Ages were comparably more advanced and better than the Christianity.  Islamic cities in the Middle Ages were thriving and became the centers of trade and economy. Islamic merchants bought and sold goods from across Africa, Asia and Europe.  New technologies such as windmill, block printing as well as… View Article

Expansion of Islam during the Medieval Period

The development of Islam in world history has resulted in major political, economic, and military ramifications, not only in the Islamic world, but also in the global community at that period. Only decades following the first recitations of the Qur’an by Prophet Muhammad, a vast empire of the Islam religion can be traced from the… View Article