The secondary sources typically fall into five types of influence: The median is the middle number in a list of numbers sorted from highest to lowest. For more details, see Religion and Modernity in Chapter 7: For the majority of Muslims, the answer is a clear yes. Muslims across all the regions surveyed also generally agree that certain behaviors — such as suicide, homosexuality and consuming alcohol — are morally unacceptable.
While most favor using religious law in family and property disputes, fewer support the application of severe punishments — such as whippings or cutting off hands — in criminal cases. Extremism Muslim society Rejected Muslims around the world strongly reject violence in the name of Islam.
Muslims who favor making sharia the law of the land generally agree that the requirements of Islam should apply only to Muslims. Lindsay said that Islam encouraged religious education of Muslim women. Yet there are some countries in which substantial minorities think violence against civilians is at Muslim society sometimes justified.
But in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, medians of more than half back both severe criminal punishments and the death penalty for Muslims who renounce their faith. Trained over 7, civic and community activists. What is the matter with you? For example, across the six regions surveyed, median percentages of roughly eight-in-ten or Muslim society consistently say prostitution, homosexuality and suicide are morally wrong.
This led to the development of jurisprudence and religious schools with Islamic scholars that referred to resources such as identifying authentic documents, internal discussions and establishing a consensus to find the correct religiously approved course of action for Muslims.
Given a choice between a leader with a strong hand or a democratic system of government, most Muslims choose democracy. Across the seven countries where the question was asked, fewer than four-in-ten Muslims consider tensions between Sunnis and Shias to be a major national problem.
Moreover, Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia: Sharia supporters around the world widely agree that Muslim leaders and religious judges should decide family and property disputes. Along with other national organizations, MAS participated in meetings with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss joint efforts against domestic violent extremists, and to work with the government to address community concerns about DHS policies, such as racial, ethnic, and religious profiling at airports and borders.
Plenary speaker at an international conference on nuclear abolition, peace, and sustainable development in New York City April, On many questions in this report, medians are reported for groups of countries to help readers see regional patterns.
The Tunisian Constitution favors Islam over other religions, but religious courts, which once governed family law, were abolished in In the Middle East and North Africa, a median of one-in-four say tensions between more and less devout Muslims is a pressing issue in their country.
In a number of countries, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa but also in Southern and Eastern Europe, Muslims who pray several times a day are more likely than those who pray less frequently to say religious leaders should have at least some influence on political matters.
For more details on how U. This includes medians of at least a quarter across these three regions who would like to see religious leaders exert a large influence on politics. In four of the six regions, medians of at least half of those who say they enjoy this type of entertainment also say Western cultural imports undermine morality: Similarly, the survey finds no consistent link between support for enshrining sharia as official law and attitudes toward religiously motivated violence.
However, levels of concern vary considerably. And in most countries, the prevailing view is that such acts are never justified as a means of defending Islam from its enemies. Moreover, Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia: The traditional Muslim society of the arid zone has, in the past, displayed remarkable stability and homogeneity, despite great political fragmentation, and the absence of a centralised religious hierarchy.Aug 01, · The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center.
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Give Now. Email List. Islamic society is a despotic society, it is a society of torture. And I am saying that in history would say it is true. When this Khomeini became the dictator of Iran, Iran turned it to be another society all together.
Women in Muslim Society The role of woman, her position and status in society, and her nature have been issues of debate and discussion informed by religion, tradition and culture, misogyny, feminism and - many times - downright ignorance and bigotry. MAS Youth (MY) is the department of the Muslim American Society (MAS) which serves young people throughout the United States.
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The Quran, the last revealed Word of God, is the prime source of every Muslim’s faith and practice. It deals with all the subjects which concern us as human beings: wisdom, doctrine, worship, and law, but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures.Download