The word Islam means means to submit freely to the commandments and will to there one and only god. There gods name is Allah he is not a special god of some sort he to them is the creator of all things life including mankind. Islamic people have to believe in Allah and The Prophet of Muhammed.
Islamic people believe in many things besides gods they think that the pig is sacred so they do not eat it. They also think that it is a dirty animal and an omen. Other things that Islamic people believe in, believe that no one shares Allah's divinity. There are no other gods besides Allah. Muslims believe Allah does not sleep gets tired or dies. These things are only for Allahs creations. Muslims do not believe that human beings are created in the image of Allah because they are not perfect. They believe that any individual can ask Allah and ask for anything he wants.
Another thing that the Islamic faith believes in is the 5 Pillars. The 5 Pillars consist of The belief of the only god Allah, Belief in Angels, Belief in the Prophets of Allah, Belief in The Day of Judgement, and Destiny, Divine Decree. Muslims also believe that you must pray 5 times a day at certain times. The times are as such dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and night. War to the Muslims is not an objective. It is only the last resort and is used under the most extraordinary circumstances, when all other attempts at peace do not work. The Muslim women when going outside of their home must not look attractive and must wear...
Patriotism is a term that has been manipulated and misunderstood since the inception of America. People have been praised for having it in abundance. Others have been persecuted for a lack thereof. How does one define Patriotism? It is a word that can only be defined by the individual applying it.
The word itself can have a meaning as simple as “a love for one’s country”. It is true that loving your country can be patriotic. Every year around July 4th, many Americans show their love of country by displaying flags and lighting fireworks. This once a year ritual seems to be the only time many citizens exercise their patriotism. 359 days of the year there may only be one or two flags displayed in a town; usually at a bank, or local post office. But for six or seven days every light post and window has a flag on display. Firework shows are arranged by counties or towns and they ooh and ahh the masses for a brief 30 or 40 minutes. On July 5th or shortly thereafter, people head back to work and their feeling of love for your country subsides until next July. This isn’t to say that people stop loving their country for the next eleven months. It just means that it may not be socially acceptable to dress head to toe in red, white, and blue. And almost certainly your neighbors wouldn’t appreciate a firework show every other night. So by this definition, Americans generally show patriotism for roughly one week out...
...What is the importance of patriotism in the lives of Today's youth?
Patriotism is a love for one's country and a desire to make her better. It is contrasted with simple nationalism (or jingoism) in that nationalism and jingoism represent a blind loyalty to one's country even when it wrong (an example would be the people of Nazi Germany). Patriotism, on the other hand, recognizes when its nation is wrong and fights to correct the wrong even as it supports that nation.
Patriotism is important in the lives of youth today for several reasons. One is because the youth of today will inherit the nation tomorrow. If youth do not become involved in making our nation better, they may not receive a nation worth inheriting. Second, the nation built by today's youth will be the nation they pass along to their own children. If young people today wish their children to have an America of freedom, the young people of today must protect and defend that freedom by supporting our country's greatness and working to make her ever better. Third, the youth of today owe a debt to those of the past who sacrificed, worked hard, and even died to build us a free nation. To keep faith with those who have gone before and upon whose toil and sacrifice the nation was built, youth need to show patriotism.
Are We The Youth Not Patriotic? - Think Again (An Appeal)
I do not like to generalize, but most Indians who are 40 plus consider today’s youth as...
The idea of nationalism is a new and complex phenomenon. It is difficult to gain an exact definition was what and how nationalism came to be, however there are popular ideas and theories. Two of the main approaches to understanding nationalism is through Anthony Smiths idea of primordialist and Benedict Anderson's constructivist approach. The primordialist approach explained by Smith is the idea that nations are natural phenomenon which are that have been around since the beginning of creation. The constructivist approach which Anderson describes is the idea that nations are made up by the members in them. Anderson defines nationalism as “an imagined political monnunity and imaged as both inherenly limited and sovereign” (Anderson, 5-7). However both ideas believe that there regardless of approaches both share the idea that people within nations share a strong bond and kinship with each other because they share a national identity in some way. Often times people creat their own nation identities bases on factors such as religion or territory, which leads to the way their ideas and places shape nationalism.
India has often been described as one state with two different nations trapped within it. There is a Hindu India and a Muslim India, both constantly clashing with one another due to lifestyle differences. The constant blood shed caused poet Muhammad Iqbal to derive the idea of a seperate...
...Essay 2: Critically discuss and analyze the different influences on, and the expressions of, African nationalism between the two world wars.
There were various types of influences on Africa, which encouraged nationalism. The uniting of the continent brought on a movement called Pan- Africanism, although never succeeding in uniting all of Africa, it also brought up some of the most violent outbreaks against each other’s tribes and problems. Besides these devastating events, there have been some accomplishments where nationalism has played a positive role. Thomas Hodgkin states that African nationalism is “a process of profound social, economic and political change” (1957:216). What can be derived from this statement is that it is a state of continual transformation and struggle to gain the position of a free and independent country.
The movement for political freedom went through various stages and struggles, which were directly affected by colonialism. Africans sought to overthrow European governments, gaining access to all resources which belonged to that nation. Africans also wanted to gain independence from these governments, building new nation states which belonged to the people of that country, initially struggling for many years to resist the pressure of colonialist invasion. African nations tried to gain power and regain their nation as new independent nation states, fighting for freedom....
...Spanish nationalism - is the nationalism asserts that Spaniards are a nation and promotes the cultural unity of Spaniards. It has been typically been closely tied to the conceptions of a Castilian-based culture. The Castilian language became the Spanish language. Other expressions of Spanish nationalism have included pan-Iberianism and pan-Hispanism. The origins of Spanish nationalism have been claimed to have begun with theReconquista - beginning with the victory of Catholic forces against Muslim Moor forces in Granada in 1492 that resulted in a surge patriotic sentiment amongst Catholic Spaniards. The development of Spanish nationalism has been tied to the state-building process of the Castillian-ruled Spanish monarchy.
Just as in all other Western European nation-states (Portugal, France and England), the shaping of an authoritarian monarchy as of the late Middle Ages gave rise to the parallel secular development of the State and Nation in Spain under the Spanish Monarchy's successive territorial conformations. As occurred in each one of these cases, the national identity and the territorial structure proper gave rise to many different outcomes in the end, but always – and also in the case of Spain – as a result of the way in which the institutions responded to the economic and social dynamic (at times despite these very institutions) and not fully flourishing in their contemporary aspect until...
...Nationalism and Patriotism
Nationalism is a funny subject. The sense of patriotism and pride invoked within oneself from the love of a nation is a truly human phenomenon. In all reality, a country is not an actual object, but a state of mind. A country has no actual feelings and the boundaries that are drawn were drawn by men like you and I. In the books, “Patriotism,” by Yukio Mishima and “Sofia Petrovna,” by Lydia Chukovskaya, we see stories of people that are products of their countries. The ideals of the countries depicted in these two books, China and Russia, is that of Fascists states. Facism is a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a charismatic leader embodying the “people‘s will”(Hagen Lec. 11), stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. (Dictionary.com) Although the two books differ in setting, the sense of blind faith, patriotism, and hypernationalism are apparent in both stories. The question is: How do people identify with these feelings? What causes people to so easily adapt to these imaginary values that are embodied in which the place they live? Nationalism and patriotism is derived from frequent exposure, certain geological positioning, and groupthink.
The setting of Yukio Mishima’s, “Patriotism,” is in 1932 during the depression, when the democratically...
IB History 1, Period 2
29th August 2014
Word Count: 1996 words
What is Nationalism?
Historical and scholarly perspectives on nationalism are almost as numerous as the different strains of nationalism and other phenomena that are often confused with it. Some, like Richard Handler, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia, declare it “as an ideology about individuated being, an ideology concerned with boundedness, continuity, and homogeneity encompassing diversity, or an ideology in which social reality, conceived in terms of nationhood, is endowed with the reality of natural things.”(pg. 6 Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Quebec Handler). Others, like George Orwell in his ‘Notes on Nationalism’, describe it as a desire for power. “The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality” (pg.1 Orwell). Since both definitions place emphasis on the word ‘nation’, it seems only appropriate that we explain what constitutes a nation before understanding what nationalism really is.
Ernest Renan attempts to define a nation in his essay "What is a Nation?" Renan's views on what establishes a nation are based on the uprisings led by nationalist leaders during the revolutions of 1848 in Europe. In...
Filipino Nationalism is an upsurge of patriotic sentiments and nationalistic ideals in the Philippines of the 19th century that came consequently as a result of more than two centuries of Spanish rule and as an immediate outcome of the Filipino Propaganda Movement (mostly in Europe) from 1872 to 1892. It served as the backbone of the first nationalist revolution inAsia, the Philippine Revolution of 1896.
The Creole Age (1780s-1872)
The term "Filipino" in its earliest sense referred to Spaniards born in the Philippines or Insulares (Creoles) and from which Filipino Nationalism began. Spanish-born Spaniards or mainland Spaniards residing in the Philippines were referred to as Peninsulares. The indigenous peoples of the Philippines were referred to as Indios. Those of mixed ancestry were referred to asMestizos.
Traditionally, the Creoles had enjoyed various government and church positions—composing mainly the majority of the government bureaucracy itself. The decline of Galleon Tradebetween Manila and Acapulco and the growing sense of economic insecurity in the later years of the 18th century led the Creoles to turn their attention to agricultural production. The Creoles gradually changed from a very government-dependent class into capital-driven entrepreneurs. Their turning of attention towards...