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Islam coursework- 1. Hajj is is done between the 8 and 13 of Dhul-Hijjah the twelfth month of the Muslim year and is the fifth pillar of Islam. Every Muslim is expected to complete Hajj at least once in their lifetime. It is the visit to Al-Ka'bah the house of Allah in Makkah. The Al-Kabah was the first house to be built for the sole purpose of the worship of Allah originally built by Adam and later rebuilt by Ibrahim and his son Isma'il. On arriving outside Makkah the pilgrims enter the state of ihram, so they can dedicate themselves to prayer and worship. They get changed into white unsewn cloth - this is to represent single-mindedness, equality and self-sacrifice. It also reminds the pilgrim of his position in relation to Allah. It also reminds him that after his death he will be wrapped in a plain white cloth and all his other clothes will be left behind. This is also so everyone has the same status in the house of Allah the status of His servants. The Restrictions of Irhram means that they think of their ultimate goal - which is success in life after death - and nothing else. ...read more.

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It was here that the devil tempted Ibrahim when he was on the way to sacrifice his son Isma'il for Allah. Ibrahim and his son fought the temptations and to get rid of the devil threw stones at him. This happened three times. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son Allah appeared and gave him a goat to sacrifice instead as he had proven his loyalty. This shows Allah's compassion towards for not being swayed by temptation. In memory of Ibrahim's temptations and his loyalty to Allah the pilgrims throw stones at three pillars, which shows that they too will not be swayed. 2. Women in Islam are held in high esteem by the men but are not equal. Islam recognises the leadership of men over women but the men shouldn't dominate the woman. Muslim women accept only Allah as their master and they do not see themselves as inferior to their husbands. She has the right to choose her husband and can't be forced to marry against her choice as this is forbidden in Islam and doomed to failure. Most Muslims have arranged marriages as they believe that sometimes being under the influence of love is a dangerous state of mind and could cloud the judgement. ...read more.

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This has caused people to be more wary of Muslims around them and less trustful of them. Vandalism attacks on Mosques have increased since September 11th. Verbal and physical abuse of Muslims has also increased and many Muslims fear for their safety. There has always been slight wariness towards Muslims but it is especially prominent in the current time. Muslims in Britain also have more temptations away from Muslim life than in purely Muslim countries created by the western lifestyle. Television programs, music and the way schools and workplaces are run create most of these temptations. Muslims have stopped some of these temptations by creating their own communities, with purely Muslims schools and workplaces and where Mosques are more common placed. Although this has some advantages it does add to the resentment people feel, and they wonder what is the point of them coming to this country if they are just going to shut themselves into their own Muslim community and not mix or learn the language, creating a vicious circle of mistrust. If a Muslim is truly dedicated to his faith nothing should distract and stop him from practising his religion. To be able to be able to ignore the distractions and practise his belief shows a great strength of character and that he is very committed to the faith. ...read more.

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