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Islam
used in Not Without My Daughter

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the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; the world's second most practiced religion
  • ...the Friday prayer lecture in the center of town, delivered by one of the holiest of the holy men of Islam.
Islam = the Muslim religion; second most practiced religion in the world
  • The family surname was originally Hakim, but Moody was born about the time the shah issued an edict prohibiting Islamic names such as this, so Moody's father changed the family name to Mahmoody, which is more Persian than Islamic.
  • The family surname was originally Hakim, but Moody was born about the time the shah issued an edict prohibiting Islamic names such as this, so Moody's father changed the family name to Mahmoody, which is more Persian than Islamic.
  • In Farsi, the official language of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the word means "moonlight."
  • Mahtob and I had both come to enjoy food not only from Iran, but from numerous Islamic countries.
  • They stopped cars indiscriminately, searching for anti revolutionary contraband such as drugs, literature critical of Shiite Islam, or American-made cassette tapes.
  • Half of the clan lived like Ameh Bozorg, oblivious to squalor, contemptuous of western customs and ideals, and clinging to their own zealous brand of the Ayatollah Khomeini's fanatical Shiite sect of Islam.
  • It was explained to me that Mohammed himself had appointed Imam Ali to be his successor, but that after the prophet's death the Suni sect had muscled its way into power, gaining control of most of the Islamic world.
  • The major attraction seemed to be a booth selling Islamic literature.
  • There was Moody's overwhelming joy at reuniting with his family and his obvious affection for the Islamic revolution.
  • You did this under the authority of Islam because you knew I would respect it.
  • They retained their Islamic faith and their Persian customs.
  • Moody taught me Islamic cooking, which featured lamb, rice laden with exotic sauces, and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Over time Moody introduced me to some of the tenets of Islam, and I was impressed that it shared many basic philosophies with the Judeo-Christian tradition.
  • Moody explained that Islam is divided into numerous sects.
  • Moody no longer practiced the extreme form of Islam under which he had been raised.
  • Baba Hajji's incantations in the hall provided a background drone as I studied the Islamic scriptures carefully, searching for passages that defined the relationship between husband and wife.
  • Moody explained to me that War Week is an annual celebration of the glories of Islamic combat, occasioned by the ongoing war with Iraq and, by extension, with America, since all the propaganda informed the Iranians that Iraq is simply a puppet, armed and controlled by the United States.
  • I knew enough of Islamic law to raise a valid objection.
  • Islamic music blared from loudspeakerS, but even this was insufficient to drown out the voices of thousands of women in black chadors who sat on the floor pounding on their chests and chanting prayers.
  • The Islamic music, the rhythmic beat of the women striking their chests, and their dirge like chant captivated the mind against its will.
  • Moody explained that I was studying the Koran, learning about Islam at my own pace.
  • Moody rose early the next morning to shower, following the Islamic law of washing away the taint of sex prior to prayer.
  • "But this" he gestured to the horde of unsmiling Iranians scurrying through the streets of the ayatollah's Islamic Republic "is not what we wanted."
  • He was a respected author of Islamic books, and had translated from Arabic to Farsi numerous didactic works penned by Tagatie Hakim, his and Moody's common grandfather.
  • You are not comfortable in chad or Chador is not Islamic.
  • There it was again, drilled into the malleable mind of every student, pounding into the ears of my innocent daughter, the official policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, "Death to America!"
  • Why would they risk the harsh penalties imposed by the ayatollah for any violation of Islamic law?
  • Nasserine, the dutiful Islamic spy, drew Amir off to a corner.
  • The taxi, stuffed full of Iranians, weaved through traffic, alternately plunging ahead at full throttle and screeching to a halt as the driver leaned on the horn and called his islamic brothers "saag" a particularly vehement epithet that literally means "dog."
  • But she presented me with a set of Islamic guidance books, detailing all the rules and regulations regarding prayers, holy days, and other rituals.
  • In Tagatie Hakim's eyes the father bore the total responsibility to train the child to exhibit proper, respectful behavior, to think in the "correct" manner, and to live life according to the tenets of Islam.
  • Surely they hoped to convert me, but that grew out of a sincere interest in my welfare and happiness, for, to them, those were the fruits of Islam.
  • The Hakims would be thrilled If I became a dutiful Islamic wife, but only of my own free will.
  • We read from the Koran in unison, participated in a question and answer session that praised Islam and degraded Christianity, and chanted afternoon prayers together.
  • "Good," Moody said, guardedly pleased that his wife had taken a serious step toward assuming her proper role in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • I had just taken one more small step toward escaping the Islamic Republic of iran.
  • She worked as an editor for Majubeh, an English-print magazine for Islamic women, circulated worldwide.
  • Everything Ellen prepared for publication had to be approved by the Islamic Guidance Council, an arrangement with which she was comfortable.
  • She converted to the tenets of Shiite Islam adopted the covered dress, even in the privacy of her home' (she was covered now), said her prayers at the appointed hour, venerated all the 'holy men', studied the Koran, and truly accepted her lot in life as being the will of Allah.
  • She was a dutiful Islamic wife but she was also a curious American woman.
  • But official government reports set the total at six, and added the news that, ironically, the Iraqi air raid proved that Allah was on the side of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Essey's brother worked for the Islamic Guidance Ministry, the governmental department that had confiscated all of the shah's property.
  • He told me never to go near the embassy, and he told me that I have to tell Moody because it is my Islamic duty.
  • She must do her Islamic duty, she repeated, out of love for me and concern for my welfare and that of my daughter.
  • I hung up the phone, feeling an Islamic noose around my neck.
  • This is Islamic law.
  • This is an Islamic school and we have to abide by the law, and the law is that the child belongs to the father.
  • Frustrated at every turn, numb with fear, disgusted at the Islamic law that denied me access to my very own daughter, I retreated outside, back to the embassy car.
  • The words "police" and "Islamic law" spun dizzily through my head.
  • If Islamic law held such a spell over Khanum Shaheen, what sympathy could I expect from the police?
  • At one point Hormoz said, "We have decided, even though it is our Islamic duty, that we will not tell Moody about the embassy people, about your plans.
  • Even in this damnable Islamic Republic they knew it was possible for a husband and father to carry things too far.
  • We frequently entertained them and, as members of the Islamic Society of South Texas, organized parties and celebrations to coincide with Iranian and Islamic holidays.
  • We frequently entertained them and, as members of the Islamic Society of South Texas, organized parties and celebrations to coincide with Iranian and Islamic holidays.
  • Moody began to say his Islamic prayers with a piety I had not witnessed in him before.
  • They formed what they called "A Group of Concerned Moslems" and, among other activities, composed the following letter, which they distributed to the media: In the Name of God, the most Gracious, the most Merciful: Today in the United States, Islam is one of the most misunderstood terms in our daily life.
  • There are several reasons for this: 1) media misreporting facts concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2) the refusal of the U.S. government to deal fairly with Moslem countries and 3) the refusal of Christianity to accept Islam and its followers.
  • There are several reasons for this: 1) media misreporting facts concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2) the refusal of the U.S. government to deal fairly with Moslem countries and 3) the refusal of Christianity to accept Islam and its followers.
  • A present day example of international events turned into folly is the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • It is the people of Iran who ousted the Shah and unanimously approved the establishment of an Islamic Republic.
  • The Islamic revolution in Iran proved that Iranians are opposed to American foreign policy and not the American public.
  • His Islamic manhood wounded at the arrival of a firstborn daughter, he left us on our own that night, when he should have been at our side.
  • As an increasingly active member of the Islamic Society of South Texas, Moody was one of the prime organisers of the event, held in a local park.
  • The festival encompassed all of Islam, not merely Iran, and, therefore, political rhetoric this day was confined to isolated caucuses of Iranians who chattered happily about the ayatollah's successful attempt to centralize power. i remained aloof from those discussions, socializing instead with my wide circle of women friends who constituted a United Nations in miniature.
  • At first, from his comfortable vantage point nearly half a world away, he had felt secure enough to proclaim his zeal for the revolution and for the ayatollah's dream of turning Iran into an Islamic republic.
  • Most of them were about Islam, but I did not care.
  • With care I studied an instructional book detailing the customs and rituals of Islamic prayer, and began to follow the routine.
  • Then I donned a white prayer chad or "When one kneels in Islamic prayer, bending forward in subjugation to the will of Allah, the head is not supposed to touch any manmade object.
  • I was more sincere in my Islamic prayers than Moody could possibly believe.
  • It was an instructional guide, written in English, detailing special Islamic prayers for certain rituals.
  • Forgetting that I was confusing the tenets of Islam and Christianity, I said aloud, "Please Allah, if Mahtob and I can be together again and return home safely, I will go to Jerusalem, to the holy land.
  • I said my Islamic prayers faithfully and, following my example, so did Mahtob.
  • I never understood how Moody managed to get oral contraceptives through customs into an Islamic republic where birth control was unlawful.
  • Moody, in his Islamic righteousness of the previous months, had complained about Essey's laxity in covering herself and had pointed to Nasserine as a paragon of virtue.
  • Despite her threat of treachery in the name of Islamic duty, she and hormoz had done what they could to help me through the difficult times, and they never again raised the issue of telling Moody about my escape strategy.
  • To reveal the identity of my benefactor would be to condemn someone to death at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • She tossed off the statement in a matter-of-fact manner, indoctrinated by her Islamic teachers.
  • First, I truly believed Amahl was the answer to all my prayers, both Christian and Islamic, to my nasr, to my request to Imam Mehdi, to my pilgrimage to Meshed.
  • He had an extensive library, divided between medical tomes and Islamic propaganda.
  • I pulled the holy book of Islam from its place in our bookcase and handed it to my husband.
  • Tabriz was very much a part of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but it was removed from the hub of revolutionary activity.
  • The department in which Teresa works follows all cases of American women and children held against their will in Iran and other islamic countries.

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