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The Rise Of Islam Essay

  • Submitted by: wdonzell11
  • on February 28, 2012
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 1,043 words

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The Rise of Islam
The rise of Islam began in Saudi Arabia in the 7th century C.E.   Those who practice Islam believe in the divine revelation of the prophet Muhammad. Since they see Muhammad as the last prophet sent by God, those who practice Islam believe the revelation given to him (the Koran) is the last scripture.   The Qur’an (or Koran) is the book of recitations read by those who practice Islam.   Many people often get the names Islam and Muslim mixed up. Islam is the name of the religion: Muslim is the term for persons who practice Islam. The specific beliefs and practices of Islam vary widely from place to place. Once God is reveled to you, submission and discipline is the proper response. Muslims believe in Encountering one God as creator and sustainer of all things (including human beings). Through this belief, Muslims submit themselves to encounter God more fully. Muslims also believed in continuous line and repetitions through minute discriminations. Muslims adopted this concept to create aesthetic forms that are abstract, favor reason, and make the message(s) of Islam clear.  
In Jami’s version of the “Seduction of Yusuf and Zulaykha the concepts of submission and encountering God stands out clearly. The story retells, in elaborate fashion, the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife Zulaykha, which appears in both the Bible and Qur’an. Yusuf protests that his love in not sexual but divinely inspired: His pure adoration leads Yusuf to understand “the great lesson”-“That vice and bliss are wide apart.” His love for his lady leads him to the love of God. Yusuf simply had an encounter with God by loving his lady in such a passionate way. Once he had this encounter with God; he later knew how to discipline himself through submission. In Jami’s poem, Zulaykha builds a palace with seven rooms, each decorated with an erotic painting of herself and Yusuf, in order to seduce him. As she leads him from room to room, she locks each door behind her. When they reach the...

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