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MIDTERM EXAM
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Course Introduction
Monday, January 2, 2017
1:03 PM
Goals of Islam
o 3 goals
Road map to salvation
Success
Happiness
o Can define any activity based on the three goals listed above
Vision
o Spiritual vision
Prophets
Issues the prophets faced and tried to give solutions to;
Meaning of life - people need a meaning of life to feel as though
they have a purpose
Without this - Hakuna Matata
Issue of violence - main issue
First priority of prophet Mohammed
Issue of justice - - without justice, people are not able to think
spiritually, too focused on survival
Without justice, there is no salvation
Oppression against women
Issue of human loneliness and human solidarity and belonging
Against psychological human mindset (to be alone)
Human problem of hypocrisy
Against salvation
Fake
Conflict resolution between Muslims and their leaders
Cannot find salvation
The issue of cooperation among humans
The problem of human greed
Humans revolve around money
Donald Trump being an asshole and now president
Issue of different life styles
Issue of fidelity and social belonging
The issue of human kindness, care and responsibility for others
o Social vision
o Philosophical vision
o Political vision
o personal vision
Why must we study Islam in the West
o To eliminate Islamaphobia
o Power and interest
Arab world controls the oil resources
o Security
Terrorism
Hostile Image
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o Why did the UN not intervene in Syria, Rwanda, etc? when they intervened in Libya
Resources
Had money in American banks
Difficulty in Studying Islam
o Ambiguity inherent in every religion
o The problem of politics
o Islamaphobia
o Fundamentalist approach
Society before prophet Mohammed
o Best example - the Godfather (according to the professor)
Fear
Killing
Based on the orders of the leader
Tribal order
Hypocrisy
Al Pacino going to church and yet he gives the orders to kill people
o Philosophy of life that they had - fatalism
Do not care about responsibility, past or future
Live in the now
Survival viewpoint
o Crisis of justice
Inequality between men and women
Prevalence of femicide
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