Islam in the Western View versus Middle Eastern View discussion

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Please write a 9-10 page paper, double spaced, 12pt, MLA formatted comparing the islam in the western view versus Middle Eastern view. Comparing the Islam in both places and how they come to practice the Islam and what obstacles that they might face. Please provide example about Islam in Libya and how it's the only religion which makes people closer and all that. Then, for example you can provide examples about the muslim individual practices of islam such as Ramadan and how it come to be easy to fast while all people around you are fasting versus in the United States where people believe in different religion. How might living as a muslim in the unites states may be different from living in the Middle East. Just mainly compare the Islam and Muslims in the western view versus the middle eastern and North African view.

Then prepare a 5min powerpoint slides and make most of the them about examples in Libya.

You research online to find the differences and examples. Pleas provide an excellent.

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Western Countries Vs
Middle East

Islam - Western Vs Middle East
Spread of Islam in West Vs Middle East

•America - Muslims from the Ottoman E
mpire and the Middle-East in 19th to 20th
century migration; Second wave of stud
ents and professionals (Malinovich 4)
•Libya – Islam spread by conquest; saw
Islamic state grow

Islam - Western Vs Middle East
Islamic Practices (Prayer) – West Vs Middle East

•America – less than half population
attend all 5 prayers (Sciupac)
•Libya – many mosques available,
women allowed in mosques but not
everywhere, loud call to pray through

Islam - Western Vs Middle East
Islamic Practices (Traditions) – West Vs Middle East

•America – half population consume
halal meat, women shake hands with
men, Muslims drink alcohol, few wear
•Libya – alcohol and pork ban; women
wear hijabs; strong following of
festivities; giving alms is widespread

Islam - Western Vs Middle East
Islamic Practices (Ramadan) – West Vs Middle East

•America – lack of a coordinating body,
lack of proper facilities, low knowledge
in Arabic, low institutional support
•Libya – preparation is official; reading of
Quran, religious sermons and teachings,
mosques are crowded; sharing of meals

Islam - Western Vs Middle East

•The differences in Islamic practices are
due to:
• political structure,
• population makeup, and
• availability of Islamic facilities.

Islam - Western Vs Middle East
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mic State, 2001
•Haddad, Y. Yazbeck, Adair T. Lummis. Islamic Values in the United States. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1987

Islam - Western Vs Middle East
•Malinovich, Nadia. The Americanization of Islam in the Contemporary United Stat
es. Revue française d’études américaines, vol. no 109, no. 3, 2006, pp. 100-112
•Moghul, Haroon. Ramadan in America is the hardest and that’s what makes it th
e best. 2015. Web. Retrieved from
•Nafziger, F. George, Walton, W. Mark. Islam at War: A History, 2003
•Sciupac, P. Elizabeth. U.S. Muslims are religiously observant but open to multipl
e interpretations of Islam. Pew Research. 2017. Web. Retrieved from http://www.p
•ShareAmerica. Ramadan in America: The same, but different. 2016. Web. Retrie
ved from

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Islam in the Western View versus Middle Eastern View
In studying the world, one will quickly come to conclude that there are differences that
exist among different people in the world even when they are bound by a single religion. This
case is applicable to Islam. Islam was founded by Prophet Muhammad who was given the Holy
Scripture, Quran, by Allah through conversation. From Prophet Muhammad, the religion has
grown to be one of the three major religions practiced worldwide. However, cultural differences
in different areas have affected and modified the practice of some Islamic traditions, therefore,
making them differ from region to region. To better understand the different views and traditions
as practiced in Islam, we shall compare the Western and Middle Eastern view, North Africa
included as part of the Middle Eastern view, of Islam.
To gain a better understanding of the people of Islam and their differences and
similarities, it is of importance that we look at the background of Islam. The word Islam means

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to submit to God. The area of ori...

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