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Need to know more about Islam than simply the date of a holiday …. we have the essential information about one of the world’s great religions here, as well as an easy way to get the greatest and latest books about Islam. All about Islam
A good article from the Economist on Muslim attitudes toward conversion This article shows how Islam regards conversion and how troubling it is for the religion. You might want to read some of the readers’ responses, too, to see how people understood the issues raised.
Whether you are a Muslim needed to know to date of a holiday this year or simply need to know when your Muslim friends might be celebrating, our Muslim holiday calendar might come in useful …. with links to lots of additional information about Islam. Check it out now.
Paintings and Pictures of Muhammed In the context of yet another crisis following satirical treatment of Mohammed, in this case, a rather juvenile film, it is often stated that paintings or other visual images of the Prophet are forbidden within Islam. This view not withstanding, there is a rich history or art in which Muhammed is portrayed. [...]
Ramadan is not a holiday, but a holy month. It is the ninth month of the Muslim year, in which “the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for the people” Read more ….
The season of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and lasts for 29 or 30 days, depending on the year. It is marked by fasting; Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during the day, focusing upon prayer and submission to God in all things. This year Ramadan begins July 20 and ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. [...]
Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), sometimes shortened to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity,” while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or [...]
We are constantly updating our series on the major religions of the world and their relationship to Christianity. Given its prominence in the news, we take a look at Islam with maps, charts, the basic statistics, beliefs, primary holidays and practices, as well as some comparison with Christianity. More …. The source of all Muslim [...]
Those Atheist Terrorists Contrary to the impression one might get from reading the news of late, the major motivation for suicide terrorist attacks across the last two decades has been political, rather than religious. In fact, the major sponsor of terrorism outside Iraq has been a movement that is inspired by a Marxist-Leninist politics which [...]
Seeing One’s Own Land and Faith From a Distance A View from Paris: The Photography of Dorthea Lange and the Lessons of Islamic Art