Islam, pgs. 244-257

1 04 2014

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2 04 2014
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First, Islam did not grow organically out of previously pervasive Western worldviews. Rather it arrived in the West fully formed in recent years. Secondly, the chapter does not have any examples of the way Islam has penetrated the Western mind. Outside of distinctly Muslim communities and apart from conscious conversion, how has Islamic thought penetrated the West? And i think in this chapter has none of the helpful examples from academia and the arts that show the relevance and the pervasiveness of the worldview.

3 04 2014
landsvw

this is a blatant copy of information from the internet. F

2 04 2014
1

Islam has always posed questions in the West, but has never honestly been a threat to the world views of the West. Nevertheless, when the American embassy was overthrown by the extreme Muslims in Iran later ensuing two other terrorist attacks by the Muslims. This obviously showed the Westerners that the ideas of the Middle East could not be ignored. This specifically spiked an interest in groups like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The author of The Universe Next Door wants to make sure that he is doing a fair job portraying the Islamic religion. James W. Sire states that he wants to make it obvious that he is not trying to compare and contrast the religions Christianity and Islam. By doing this, he allows the religion to speak for itself using the teachings of the religion of islam. These teachings can be known as the Qur’an and the Hadith. The first worldview of Basic Islamic Theism is presented as the foundational reality of Islam is God. This basically includes all of the attributes we know as the Christian God to be. God in Arabic translates to “Allah”. It is difficult to depict whether or not “Allah” is an accurate description of the Islamic God.

2 04 2014
8

Islam shares a lot of similarities with theism (Christianity), but they are different. Muslims believe in Allah is the only god who is better than any other gods. Muslims do not deny the existence of other deities, which makes Islam more enlightened. It is hard to translate but the key idea is stated above. Qur’an’s position in Islam is as important as the Bible in Christianity. Idolatry is not allowed since Allah is the only god. However, there exists a huge gap between Allah and humans. Allah is transcendent and humans are humble. Islam has strict doctrines that people must obey. Allah does not come to people, but people come to his state. To achieve this goal, a muslim must maintain pure and obedient all the time. Allah created this universe, at same time, the universe is a closed system. Everything we can do is in god’s power. In my opinion, Islam is the combination of both theism and deism. The contradictions became Islam.

3 04 2014
13

The reality of Islam is God, Allah. He was described as omniscient, sovereign, transcendent, monotheistic and good. So, with these attributes, Islam emphasizes his transcendence and sovereignty.
God, Allah is the creator and owner of the cosmos, and nothing happens within it that would be outside of his plan. That is a perfect universe ever and all creatures are responsible to him. However, the cosmos is a closed system that nothing happens in the world outside of his divine decrees.
Knowledge for God is to know a thing or an event is to control it.
Human beings are the pinnacle of God’s creation. But, they also brings with the responsibility to live up to God’s standard.

3 04 2014
21

This part of the book starts by giving us a small history of Islam, he explain how this religion was first ignored by the western world until the recent events like the 9.11 attack on the world trade center and the pantagon. Since then the western world started wondering about this religion that had spread everywhere also going from Africa to Indonesia. They explain how it moved to the middle east in the 17th century but it became strong in 1979 when radical muslims took over the american embassy and the control of the country, which as a result gave birth to the so called Taliban. The book then gives us their 7 worldview questions like how they believe in one God Allah and believe to be transcedent,they believe he created the Universe and the everything in it, they also believe that after death its between hell and heaven, he has also gave us knowledge to know what we want.

I personaly dont see a big difference between Allah and the God that christians believe in apart from the radical muslims I really dont think there is much difference.

3 04 2014
landsvw

the differences will become apparent – keep reading…

3 04 2014
16

Muslims have had an immense impact on our history. In the Middle Ages they perfected Greek works and expanded them for better knowledge. By the seventeenth century, Muslims impact on intellect on the new world disappeared. By 1979, radical Muslims attacked the American embassy in Iran which caused a lot of chaos and brought a lot of attention to Muslims again. On September 9, 2001, radical Muslims hijacked 4 commercial flights and attempted to crash into America’s most important buildings. Islam has become important, and it’s important to understand the beliefs of the religion. The prime reality of Islam is Allah who is a monotheistic, infinite, personal, transcendent, immanent, omniscient, sovereign and good. According to the qur’an Islam believes that they’re better than any other religion and that their god is better than any other. Allahu Akbar means God is greater than all others. The most horrible sin in Islam is called shirk, which means idolatry, because Allah is greater than any other worshipping anything else is a sin. During Ramadan, Muslims are instructed to not have sexual relations while fasting and not to overindulge oneself when able to eat. When looking closely into the qur’an, you notice that then intimate personal relationship I mentioned before, is not actually so. It actually includes the mystical side of Islam, Sufism. Muslims view the qur’an as divine perfection because of it’s form and content. Allah created the world all by himself, the world is also a closed system, nothing happens without him. In the Qur’an they praise Allah as the “cherisher and sustainer of the worlds”. Before humans, Allah had angels and “jinn” which are horrible spirits who have limited power but can ruin someone’s life. Human beings are also the pinnacle of gods creation. Humans can do many things that angels and jinn can’t. They also must live up to gods standard.

3 04 2014
landsvw

good summary!

3 04 2014
19

Islam was founded in 610AD by the prophet of God, Muhammad. They follow a law of God called the Sharia law, it is learnt in schools of islam,
And all these made men like the Taliban and the Al Qaeda, these are figures that are against the western world, we get examples from the terrorist act done all over the world including two commercial planes flown by the middle eastern terrorists crashed into the world trade center in New York. The first viewpoint which says that: Islam is God, that Allah is God. Islam is monotheist. The second worldview is Allah created the external world(exnihilo) and all creatures are responsible to him.

3 04 2014
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In this chapter, he talks about how the western world had been able to ingored ideas from the middle east. There has be indeed been renewed interest in islam,both in general and in particular with some regard to specific groups, such as taliban and al qaeda. There are 4 school of islamic law( shari’a) of which the conversation is the hanbalite school,named after it’s founder ibn-handal-800 ash arites became his followers laterion.here then,this sn important distinction of christian theism. He stated earlier in the book that christian theism is an open worldview.islamic theism, on the other hand, add another restriction beyond the limmits to the universe.

3 04 2014
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Islam they believe God (Allah) which means “God” in Arabic word, they describe Allah or God as eternal, king, powerful, good.
If you are an Islam you have to pray five times a day and use Allahu Akbar which people thought “God is great” but Akbar doesn’t mean great, instead it actually means greater or greatest. So if you translate Allahu Akbar it actually means “God is greater than all others”
Qur’ an which is a sacred book of the Muslims which serves as the foundation for the Islamic religion. Qur’an says that the Islam is better than any other religion, and God is greater than any other deity that human may have imagined.

3 04 2014
22

Muslims believe in Allah which is God in their language, many muslims are different depending on were they live like some of them are more liberal or free and were normal clothes and some have strick rules and cover their full body even their eyes which is strange for me. Alot of people think that all muslims are bad and terrorists but it not true onlybecause they see countries like iraq but its only parts that do that not everyone.

3 04 2014
14

Eastern pantheistic manism: basicaly this worldview is abuot the islam and the middle east. How the islam sarted how they expand. Later in 30 years anather thought pracess has come into the the west far same lingest time even but the europe cauntry ignored ideas from the middle east. Where the middle east contribution to western thought by preserving. In 17 th the middle east didn t seriously treater by christianity and deism and naturalism. So far in aren t in piecefull their leaders are make the war thier their cauntry but the good thing about it other religion are treing to aviod many problem cause by islam. The main reason make the islam they don t let people have freedom to what the wont about their believe

3 04 2014
12

One thing that I really think is not fair for Islam is because people judge all of them on what some of them have done in the past. I’ve seen it first hand happen. I was coming back from Rwanda a few months ago and I was going through security at the New Jersey airport and like always the airport is very tight. So when I passed through the security machine it rang. then when this woman with the Muslim clothes went through it rang and they panicked and started checking her and yelling. This made me feel really bad for her because she started crying she didn’t what to do but they let her go. so imagine what all other Muslims have to go through because of what has happened in the past.

3 04 2014
4

In this chapter was tell me the reality of Islam is God and Islam is better than any other religion, and that God, is greater than any ither deity tgat being imagined. And he described as monothestic, infinite, personal, transcendent, immanent, omniseient, sovereign and good of these attributes Islam emphasizes in his oneness, transcendence and sovereignty. And the radical Muslims in Iran took over the American embassy and eventually take over the country of Itan then i think it shown the Middle East couldnt be ignore.

3 04 2014
5

The Middle East posed a continued challenge to the West. In 1979 radical Muslims in Iran took over the American embassy, later grown into two commercial planes flown by Middle-Eastern terrorists.
Worldview question 1: The fundamental reality of Islam is God, which is perfect. Something can be greater without being greatest, and language allows that there could be two or more beings that share a superlative, such as two greatest beings. The mindset makes itself felt wherever Islam presents itself. The unequaled greatness of Allah becomes the linchpin of all further considerations of this nature. In the case of Islamic theism, God’s transcendence far outweights his immanence. Any notion of a possible relationship with Allah must respect this boundary. A possible exception to the apparent lack of an intimate relationship with Allah is provided by Sufism, the mystical side of islam. But of course despite al-Faruqi’s statement above, Islam does not do away completely with the immanence of God. The fact of revelation shuts the door on the idea that because of God’s transcendence we must be agnostic concern do justg God’s attributes. The major contend in this debate historically were known as the Mu’taz possiblyilites and the Ash’arites. We cannt do justice to the entire debate and must content ourselves with assessment.
Worldview question2: God created the universe ex nihilo, and all creature are responsible to him. However, the universe is a closed system and nothing happens in the world outside of his divine decrees. Since Allah has created the universe, he has avsolute discretion over it. God is the creator and owner of the world. Nothing happens within it that would be outside of his plan. This doctrine is called Qadr. Allah’s providence begins with his exhaustive knowledge of every last detail about the universe. We can’t go too far in stressing Allah’s transcendence.

7 04 2014
landsvw

make sure you are not just cut/pasting from various sources. I want a summary in your own words!

6 04 2014
7

This chapter mainly introduces the Middle East and the main thought is ‘there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of god’. After reading, I find that there is a problem that does it really make sense to retread the same material again? Anyway, the answer is no if all forms of theism were alike and if we would simply be repeating the identical information. But there is no such thing as generic theism in a real life. The qur’an not only contains god’s thoughts but it also mediates god’s thoughts to us. Consequently, one has to think of the qur’an on two levels, distinguishing between it as the content of the mind of god. Also we should get that the doctrine of Qadr in the context of the fifth worldview question concerns human knowledge.

7 04 2014
9

In summary pages two-hundred-forty four to two-hundred-fifty seven talk about Islamic Theism which is explained as to be not the same as Theism because there is no way to lump all theistic things into one generic category. Therefore Islamic Theism is something of its very own as like any other worldview. It also explains how Islam was ignored until fairly recent evens brought it up to light this involves the terrorist attack on the two towers. Now because of the attack made by a particular group of Islamic people, many associate all Islams with them which is improper because it is not true that all of them want to harm others. In Islam they believe in Allah who is God, and Allah their specific God is better and right above anything, everything an all others. Allah is the Supreme Being. Not to mention there is not mention of a personal relationship between Allah and yourself. There is only a wide gap left which is opposite of those believing in Christian Theism who believe there should be a well maintained relationship between God and yourself. Lastly those who hold the Islamic faith believe that Allah created everything but now he is not present and has left the world up to us and our own devices even though everything is set in stone and happens the way it’s supposed to. This is vastly different than the traditional Christian view point where God has created the world but is still present and things change every day although he as a plan for you but nothing is forced or set in stone. Personally I do acknowledge the comparing and contrasting that Sire is trying to make by showing how despite both worldviews are considered to be a form of theism they are not the same but I simply do not understand his need to constantly bring up the traditional Christian worldview I feel as if by now having studied it all year long, at the beginning of the book and throughout the book we understand what Christians believe and having to only study it again and again compared to each and every different worldview is starting to drive me insane.

7 04 2014
landsvw

“… is starting to drive me insane.” 😛 sorry – however, we are a Christian based school and our worldview is Christianity. We are being as fair as possible… I think you’d find that ANY school will interweave their worldview into the lessons being taught. If we were a strict atheistic school, you’d only hear about how God didn’t exist and that the Islamic faith was wrong because of that… No one can claim absolute truth (with absolute certainty) – it’s all faith based, and I see the evidence for a creator being much more than not. Keep up the good work!

7 04 2014
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The pages we were assigned to read sums up to speak about how the Islamic people are associated with those who terrorized the United States in 2001 in the crashing of a plane into the two towers despite not all of those who hold the Islamic worldview wanted this. Those who hold the worldview of Islam believe in Allah, who is their God. Allah is the best, he is the only God and better than the rest. In addition they believe that everyone should believe in Allah and if they don’t they are less. Unlike Christian Theism, Islamic views do not emphasize the relationship between God and oneself. Also Sire does not forget to mention the differences between Christian Theism and Islamic Theism in order to make the point that not all Theism is alike.

7 04 2014
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Islam one of the world religion, Islam and Buddhism, Christianity and called the world’s three major religions.Islam has strict doctrines that people must obey. Islam think they’re the best than any other religion and that their god is better than any other.Islam is a religion of peace comprehensively。because Islam advocating green, the Muslim is the hope for peace.Muslims want personal peace, peace to the whole society, the family all peace, get along in a peaceful atmosphere to the world, as close to god.But Islam in many news reports will make people think that is a kind of extreme religious, so I think Christian is more suitable for us.

7 04 2014
2

Heavens and the earth and human beings are created by God. Produced the first source of the universe is God, so God created everything in the universe is the Islamic worldview, the basic core of Islam. Every Muslim People must be clear, must always adhere to the basic beliefs enduring. For the formation of the universe, the origin of mankind for thousands of years has been that people continue to study, think, discuss a problem. However, the denial of God’s creation, are considered the natural formation of the universe, who is constantly evolved apes concept often plagued part of our Muslim youth, so some of them to deviate from Islamic faith obscure Islamic right path, go astray on the road. So, what is the universe formed? All things were created by God or natural formation? Each of us has a reason, that reason is God giving us humans to thinking tool to verify the authenticity, right from wrong, to know the truth. We should our intellectual, scientific and realistic to study investigated this issue to correct our faith, eliminate our minds doubts, and not just parroting use. Can the natural formation of the universe? To answer this question, we should first find out what is called natural. According to the interpretation of Modern Chinese Dictionary, the definition of the two main natural, one refers to the existence of all things in nature. The second refers to the free development, without human intervention.




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