American University of Sharjah
College of Arts and Science
Department of Arabic and Translation Studies
ARA 240 - Arab-Islamic Culture and Civilization
Assess the significance and status of the Qur’an and hadith in the Islamic intellectual tradition
By: Abdullah Altheraawi
Under the supervision of
Dr. Gavin Picken
The Quran and Hadith influence all facets of Muslim life. It is the responsibility of the mankind to resolve every issue with the knowledge and understanding bestowed by Allah, in the light of the teachings of Quran and Hadith. Quran and Hadith, the traditional sources of Islam, not only guide the spiritual lives of Muslims but also regulate their worldly affairs such as day-to-day financial transactions. This research paper discusses the influence of Quran and Hadith on two distinct but equally significant aspects of life, which are Sufism and Economics.
Significance of Quran and Hadith in Islam
The two essential sources of Islam are the Quran (which is the word of God) and the Sunnah (which includes the deeds, sayings and silent disapprovals or consents given by the Prophet). Hadith refers to the sayings of the Prophet. The Quran lends authority to Hadith, and it is impossible to understand the sacred text in its entirety without referring to Hadith. Therefore, both Quran and Hadith are mandatory for each other and for understanding the tenets of Islam.
What Is Islamic Sufism?
The term Sufism is synonymous with various terms in Islamic tradition. Some of them are Ihsan (beautification of conduct), Qurb (approaching God), Tariqat (path- the journey unto God), Suluk (journey- unto God) and Tasawwuf (to wear woolen clothes- a trait of Sufis) (Ali, 1998). Simply put, Sufism can be defined as a process aimed at achieving spiritual peace and tranquility. It is a means to purify the senses and human will by the submission of one’s wishes and desires to the will of Allah. Moreover, it is characterized by high self- discipline, which means abstaining from what is forbidden and performing what is ordered by the Almighty Allah. (Al- Qaradawi, 2003).
Sufism A Significant Part of Islamic Tradition
The traditional thought is that Sufism is the spiritual school of Islam which has its origins in the first centuries subsequent to the life of Prophet Mohammad. Devotees who responded without hesitation to the call of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed, were Sufis, and were not simply the followers of a religion but had an insight into heavenly facts. They recognized every messenger of God and united with all of them. Before the time of Mohammed mystics were called Ekuanul Safa, Brothers of Purity, but after his coming they were named by him as Sahabi Safa, Knights of Purity. (Sufiway, 2001) Quran and Hadith - Views on Sufism
Spiritualism can be referred to as refraining from worldly affairs and seeking the truth within oneself. This concept is common among all beliefs and schools of thought with minor differences of attitude. Sufism is a significant component of Islam’s speculative, vigilant and cultural legacy. It is the means to achieve Islamic spiritual maturity through worship, morality and ego training which are defined as “Tazkiya (purification)”, “taqwa(piety)” and “tabattul (renouncement)” in the Quran. That is why, just like other Islamic sciences, Sufism emerged in the second and third centuries of Islamic history, as a systematic extension of knowledge, with procedures and objectives. The emergence of Sufism is characterized by two significant factors, Spiritual factor and Social factor. (Yilmaz, 2010)
The Spiritual Factor- Quran
The primary force behind the appearance of Sufism is the spiritual factor which revolves around the principles of Islam described by Quran and Sunnah. The Quran and Sunnah have delivered several messages to guide mankind towards the path of Sufism by adopting simple and self-restrained life...
...Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración
International Business Program
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración
International Business Program
Instructional Guide for the Final Project |
The Managerial Process |
Professor: Lic. Ana Esperanza Álvarez García |
January - June 2013 |
The Final Assignment is an integrated business where, the first semester final assignment will serve as a base for making this semester final assignment.
I. General Requirements
Please consider that delivering in time your Integrated Business project, does not necessarily means it is going to be graded. It has to meet certain Style and Format Requirement that we are going to describe in this document.
1. Spiral bound, in a binder or any way you feel your project needs to be delivered.
2. Cover page
a. UANL and FACPYA logos.
b. University FULL name
c. School FULL name
d. Program Name
e. “Name of the Company”
*For the following, please use: Arial 12 font* f. Student’s FULL name g. Student’s ID Number h. Group (NOT classroom number) i. Due date 3. Numbered pages a. You’re not allowed to use liquid paper; b. No errors of any kind are allowed; c. If I find any kind of error or liquid paper has been used, your Project is not...
...picture would soon become boring if I had no background and had the same type of coloring. Also, in this sketch, I only had one material, which may have made the final result boring had I left it like this.
3. Final Sketch:
After we completed our experiments with materials, I came up with a more developed concept and sketch. I used the same basic concept, but I added a city on the bank. I also put pieces that I thought described my life in the river this time. I decided to try and use powder paste for the river, and gouache for the background. This was my final sketch before creating the piece, but it still changed while I was creating it.
4. Mid-completion photo:
I decided to use magazine cut-outs for the city instead of drawing it. I also decided to do this for the background so that it didn’t look so pastely. It was after this stage that Mr. Noguera suggested that the river looked a little bit out of place compared to the sharpness of the photographs. I agreed with this, but I wasn’t quite sure how to change it. He thought that maybe I could use paint and apply it with a painting knife instead of a brush to give it more texture. Also, I used paint gel to give it a shinier look. Because I did this, the river fit into the overall piece slightly better.
5. Final Piece:
With this piece, I was trying to communicate...
...The Final Year Project Project Preparation
What the final year project is
Double and Single Project
● The majority of you are doing the double project. This is the normal Honours project. ● The double project is worth two modules. ● Some of you are doing the single project. This is for the E-Business degree and for some of the combined honours routes. ● The single project is worth one module. ● This talk is relevant to both forms.
Importance of the Project
● The majority of you are doing the double project so I'll talk about this. ● The project is important. ● The mark from the double project is weighted equivalent to two modules. ● If there's a borderline case in the Exam Board then one of the things we consider in making a final judgement is the final year project. ● May have implications for employment.
Importance of the Project
● The Final Year Project: ● has no exam ● no other assessment
● Therefore, the project is a substantive and important piece of work.
What the Project is
Two parts: ● Mini-paper (hand-in November) - 25% ● Project (hand-in April) - 75%
● September, 2010. Deadline for submission of project proposal. (Should submit earlier). ● October, 2010. Submission of a technical plan. ● November, 2010. Submission of mini-paper. ● April, 2011. Submission of project report. ● May, 2011. Poster session.
This pack of BUS 600 Week 6 Final Paper includes:
Social Networking with Wal-Mart
Business - General Business
The final assignment for this course is a Final Paper. The purpose of the Final Paper is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by completing a final research project on organizational communication processes. The Final Project represents 25% of the overall course grade.
Focus of the Final Paper
The final research project requires you to choose a specific topic relevant to organizational communication processes, research that topic incorporating sources (literature review), analyze the issue in a real world organization, and present your findings. The final paper should be 8-10 pages (excluding title and reference pages), double spaced, and formatted in APA.
Identify an organizational communication concept that is particularly interesting to you and that you would like to learn more about. Potential topics include: international and intercultural communication, communication competence in the workplace, diversity and communication, leadership communication, communication and decision making, communication in groups/teams, and communication technology in organizations.
Identify an organization with which you are familiar and apply your research on the...
...MBA 610: Final Paper Description and Grading Guide
In a well-crafted, comprehensive paper, use specific cases, statutes, course resources, and course concepts to demonstrate your competency with regard to all of the following three points:
1. Areas of the law that you feel most affect business decisions (Law and Business Decisions)
2. Major underlying principles of the law that you feel are most impactful (Impactful Law Principles)
3. Common sources of fear and distrust of the law and how these misconceptions can be alleviated (Distrust of the Law and Misconceptions)
A. Choose a topic of interest from this course.
B. Conduct research related to the topic of choice.
C. In your paper, draft responses to the following three points (listed above):
Law and Business Decisions
Impactful Law Principles
Distrust of Law and Misconceptions
D. Select specific cases that support your topic.
E. Include the applicable laws and regulations that support your topic and why you chose them.
F. Apply course concepts and course resources in your paper.
In 10-3 Final Paper, you will submit your Final Paper. This milestone will be graded using the Final Paper Rubric.
MBA 610: Final Paper Rubric
Requirements of submission: Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines when applicable: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA...
...the period between 1960s and 1990s. These are Flight into Danger, "Hotel," "Wheels," The Final Diagnosis. Hailey was best known for writing "Airport. Several of them were made into TV shows and films. "Airport" was adapted to the big screen in 1970 and helped launch the disaster movie genre. Airport became a blockbuster movie with stunning visual effects. His stories are thrilling and read well. He would spend about one year researching a subject, followed by reviewing his notes and, finally, writing the book. Each of his novels has a different industrial or commercial setting and includes, in addition to dramatic human conflict, carefully researched information about the way that system functions and how these affect society and its inhabitants. In his books Aurthur Hailey takes his readers behind the scenes in a hospital, an airport, a motor plant or a bank.
His books received rather indufferent reviews from critics, but were hits with the public. However, he was so popular with readers that his books were guaranteed to become best-sellers.
2. Comment on the title
The Final Diagnosis is a story of the life and death struggles in a large hospital, it focuses on Joe Pearson, the chief pathologist who must make the final diagnosis on every patient, and eventually on...
...INT 610: Group Project Guidelines and Grading Guide
The final project for this course is a written International Investment Report and a Summary Presentation. Your company wants you and your colleagues to research a possible investment in a foreign country. Your team will be given an industry and a country. You will need to pick a company in the industry. This can be an existing real company (Eg. Starbucks) or a fictitious company made up by your team.
You must evaluate the industry and country of investment to determine if the current circumstances in the specified country can support a business of your type. Country evaluation should focus on economic, financial and political risk of the country. Industry structure analysis would look at the regulatory structure as well as the competition in the target country. Issues such as privatization, identification of major competitors and overall strategy for entering the country should be discussed. Depending on industry, your branch could be only for local market, to produce products for export (US market), or both. You must define the scenario.
The final recommendation would be whether or not to enter the specific country in the designated sector and what should be your entry strategy. The goal of the project is to analyze the prospects for expanding your company into the foreign country.
The project consists of two parts, an international investment report and a summary...