Resources include segments from religion & ethics newsweekly, web sites, and interviews with family members and other adults art projects on themes of religion, spirituality, and diversity are a. Islam values and beliefs have raised controversy between followers and non-followers where the latter criticize the religion as threat to peace this paper will explore teachings of the islam religion to provide understanding of beliefs, values and practices in effort to resolve the controversy. Converts to islam the world over give up a bit of their cultural diversity to take on arabic names, and in many cases feel compelled to adopt the dress of a seventh-century arab this is not diversity, it’s homogeneity.
Islam religion and cultural diversity name: university: course title: instructor: date: islam religion and cultural diversity introduction practices of the muslim religion have become of great concern in the contemporary society especially in issue of world peace. The islamic cultural studies course is an invitation to explore a small slice of the rich and dazzling diversity that characterizes the worlds of islam by examining the dynamic interaction between religious beliefs and practices and their political, economic, social, literary, and artistic contexts across time and space.
However the islam i have found practised is very different in that distinctions based on race, creed, class, religion, and gender occur all the time in the societies that claim to be muslim models islam and the quran are clearly appreciative of diversity and dissimilarity -in creation, culture, and beliefs- within human world. There is diversity in muslims and several core beliefs are held to bring unity in the religion all over the world there are five main practices described in quran for muslims to observe and are commonly regarded as pillars of islam.
Religion and culture share many things in common, eg, a history, tradition, customs, etc so a visit to the blue mosque in istanbul reveals the intersection of an arab culture deeply influenced by islam, whereas the intersection in st peter’s basilica exhibits a european culture deeply influenced by christianity.
In today’s society the islam religion is attacked by the media and people not educated about the religion for its extreme values and beliefs every day we hear about the fighting in syria or the drama in egypt, but the middle east isn’t the only place that muslims live.
Islamic culture generally includes all the practices which have developed around the religion of islam, including qur'anic ones such as prayer and non-qur'anic such as divisions of the world in islam. Islam’s glorious diversity, of course, is something that we are all supposed to acknowledge and celebrate, on pain of charges of “islamophobia” and “bigotry” for leftists and islamic supremacists, it is a cardinal sin to essentialize islam – that is, to dare to suggest that it actually teaches and stands for anything in particular.