Topic: What is the meaning of the word Jihad in Islam? How have Muslims interpreted this concept and what role does it have within their worldview, especially in modern times?
The Term Paper assignment is to construct an argument to answer the following question(Don’t forget to provide evidence to support your arguments!):
What is the meaning of the word Jihad in Islam? How have Muslims interpreted this concept and what role does it have within their worldview, especially in modern times?
You will need to do research; your textbook and required readings will not have enough information about any of the topic questions above.
Points will be deducted for infractions of the following requirements-
Length: 1500-2000 words, in addition the bibliography
Formatting: Double –spaced, 12-pt font, Arial or Times New Roman Font
Guidelines for Bibliography:
a minimum of three academic sources, excluding your textbook and weekly readings/lectures
You will also need to include footnotes in your paper, and a Bibliography/Works Cited page in MLA style
Do not use Wikipedia as an internet source. You may use internet sources, but use only academic sources from the internet. (Academic sources list individual authors, name their sources, and have institutional affiliations.)
**Students may not submit work from a previous semester or from another class for this assignment or any other assignment in this course. It will be flagged for plagiarism by Turnitin.
How your paper will be graded:
When reading your essays, I will be looking at three different elements: Research, Style, and Argument. Each will be taken into account when assigning a grade.
Research refers to the information in your paper. Is it correct? Is it detailed? Do you demonstrate basic knowledge of the religious tradition from which the concept is taken? Is this knowledge evident in your description? You must use at least three academic sources in your paper. One of them must be a book reference.
Style refers to how that information is presented. This includes the way the information is organized and language skills such as spelling, grammar, and proper sentence structure.
Argument refers to the quality of your analysis, how well you support your argument.