According to Islamic culture Mullah is a Muslim man, educated in Islamic theology and sacred law. The title, given to some Islamic clergy, is derived from the Arabic word mawla; meaning, both "vicar" and "guardian." In large parts of the Muslim world, particularly Iran, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, it is the name commonly given to local Islamic clerics, or mosque leaders. It is primarily understood in the Muslim world as a term of respect for a religiously educated man.
The title is currently granted to top Shia mujtahid after completing sat'h and kharij studies in the hawza. A mujtahid is an Islamic scholar, competent to interpret divine shari'a law in practical situations using ijtihad (independent thought). Hawza is a seminary of traditional Shi'a Islamic studies.
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Islam, like Christianity and Judaism, is both a religion and culture. In Jordan, the cultural role Islam plays in society demonstrates the ability for both Christians and Muslims to identify with a common culture. This is an important point because it challenges the status quo of Islam being incompatible with democracy. If Christians are able to live and assimilate into an Islamic culture with ease, why does it seem impossible for an ideology with a Christian foundation, democracy, to be accepted in an Islamic state?
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During Eid al-Adha, many Muslims sacrifice a sheep, cow, goat, or camel and give about one-third of the meat to friends and neighbors (both Muslim and Christian) and donate one-third or more to the poor. Everyone gathers together to eat and give gifts. My family from America (all Christian) came to visit me in Jordan during Eid al-Adha. During their visit, we celebrated the holiday by watching the sacrifice of the sheep and engaging with my Muslim host family and friends at dinner. We also exchanged gifts from Jordan and America (in the photo above my aunt and mother are wearing traditional clothes, a gift from my host mom, worn during Eid al-Adha). Similar to Christmas, Eid is a cultural holiday celebrated by many people regardless of religious orientation. The spirit of giving gifts and being with family and friends to celebrate is embedded in the holiday of Christmas, and it can be observed in Eid al-Adha in Jordan.
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In Islamic culture the early leaders of the Muslim nation following Muhammad's death were called "Khalifat Rasul Allah," which means the political successors to the messenger of ALLAH (referring to Muhammad). Caliphs were also often referred to as Am_r al-Mu'min_n, "Commander of the Faithful", or Imam al-Ummah, "leader of the Muslims."
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This phenomenon has influenced the way I view the role of Islam in society. In Jordan, Islam is the official religion with 98 percent of the population practicing Sunni Islam and the rest practicing Christianity. However, when one arrives in Amman, or any other city in Jordan, one would automatically assume everyone is Muslim. Attire is the most blatant example, however this idea can be observed in the daily interactions between people as well. For example, the language itself is heavily loaded with Islamic phrases like (God willing), (Praises be to God), and (Peace be upon you). The usage of such phrases is not limited to just the Muslim population, but everyone incorporates these phrases into everyday interactions. This demonstrates the power of Islamic culture as a cultural tool of unification for all people in Jordan.
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The actual structure of the Ka'aba has been demolished, and rebuilt several times in the course of its history. Around the Ka'aba is a restricted area (known as the "haram" area) extending in some directions as far as 12 miles, into which only Muslims may enter.