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Islam

Lecture 6: Islam

Themes From Previous Lectures


 Monotheism, Martyrdom  Struggle and Submission

Agenda for Todays lecture


 Revealing Ramadan  Jihad and Islamophobia (part 2)

Islamic Practice (I)


 Is it enough to be good?  The Five Pillars of Islam

Shahada: Shahada: Profession of Faith Salat : Ritual Prayer Sawm: Ramadan Zakat : Almsgiving Hajj: Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca

Islamic Practice (I)


 Revealing Ramadan:  Should children be allowed to fast?  NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php? storyId=112200635

Islamic Practice (I)


 Sahar Ullah:

http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/www_pu blicradio/applications/formbuilder/projects/you r_story/story.php?name=ramadan&response =662693

Islamic Practice (I)


 Tayyaba Syed:

http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/www_pu blicradio/applications/formbuilder/projects/you r_story/story.php?name=ramadan&response =647805

Jihad
 The sixth pillar of Islam?  Patterns.. p. 434  And fight in the way of God with those who

fight with you, but aggress not: god loves not aggressors. (Quran 2:187)

Prevalent notions of Jihad


 Culture of Jihad  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/world/200

2/islamic_world/2173818.stm

Prevalent notions of Jihad


 The Muslim afterlife

Agenda for Todays lecture


 Revealing Ramadan  Jihad and Islamophobia (part 2)

Islam

Lecture 6: Islam

Remembering September 11
 http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-

news/september-11-museum-to-displayhijackers-perspectives-20090914-fmxw.html

Perceptions of Islam in the West


 September 11, 2001  What was hijacked in September 11? Who

did this?  September 11 hijacked the capacity to see diversity within (political) Islam

Islam, Globalisation and Democracy


 Barber (1995) Jihad versus McWorld


http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/199203/barber

Roots of Jihad
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/

1603178.stm

Islamophobia
 What kind of Islam are people afraid of?  Muslim Brotherhood  Sayd Qutb (d. 1966)  Afghan Mujahedeen, Jemah Islamiyah,  http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullc

omment/archive/2009/09/11/barbara-kayeight-years-after-9-11-where-s-theislamophobia.aspx


Read the comments below!

Islamophobia
 Is Islamophobia real?  http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullc

omment/archive/2009/09/11/barbara-kayeight-years-after-9-11-where-s-theislamophobia.aspx

Islamophobia
 Little Mosque on the Prairie:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA-

ZASFmuiY&feature=PlayList&p=333E99417E A472CC&index=0&playnext=1


The points I want you to consider


 Jihad is not just an arena for an undemocratic

holy war.  Islamophobia is focused on a particular type of Islam, which is taken by some as representative of the entire religion.  Is it really a case of Jihad versus McWorld?