Politics and Religion in the Middle East
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This paper is a comparative analysis of the rule of Saudi Arabia with the more secular rule in Jordan. It attempts to determine what impact, if any, the practice of Islam, the predominant religion in the Middle East, has on the productivity, culture and international relations of the two nations. It provides a brief overview of Islam and discusses how religion affects the politics and culture of Saudi Arabia and of Jordan.
From the Paper:"Islam is one of the most powerful and pervasive religions in the world today. The entire religion is based on "5 Pillars" (or tenets) that all Muslims must adhere to. The pillars of Islam play an important role in intellectual and social dimensions of Islamic life. The word "Islam" itself comes from the Arabic root salaama peace, purity, submission, and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means complete submission to the will of God and complete obedience to His law (CIA, 1999). The interesting effect that this has on governments is that everything in the world must be governed by God-made laws, rather than man-made laws. Man possesses the quality of intelligence and choice, thus he is invited to submit to the good will of God and obey His law, i.e. become a Muslim."
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