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 Cambodia encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Cambodia politics and officials, Cambodian History. Travel to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Presently, (as of 2006?) the Cham people form the core of the Muslim communities in both Cambodia and Vietnam.
The isolation of Cham Muslims in Central Vietnam resulted in an increased syncretism with Buddhism until recent restoration of contacts with other global Muslim communities in Vietnamese cities and is undergoing a renaissance, with new mosques being built.
The Malaysian constitution recognises the Cham rights to Malaysian citizenship and their Bumiputra status, and the Cham communities in Malaysia and along the Mekong River in Vietnam continue to have strong interactions.
www.cambodiaiworld.com /wiki-Cham_people   (808 words)

 Shi'a Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In particular, Shi'a Muslims recognize the succession of Ali (Muhammad's cousin, son-in-law, the first young man to convert to Islam—second person only to Muhammad's wife Khadija—and the male head of the Ahl al-Bayt or "people of the [Prophet's] house") as opposed to that of the caliphate recognized by Sunni Muslims.
People with the title are treated with great respect as this is a great honor in Islam.
Many prominent Sunni scholars are known to have openly considered the Shi'a as "kufar" (disbelievers).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shi%27a_Islam   (2851 words)

 Adherents.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All Cambodian Cham are Sunni Muslim of the Shafii school, although there are traditionalist and orthodox branches...
The remaining one-third of Cambodian Cham are orthodox Cham who retain religious beliefs and practices much closer to Muslims from other countries...
Most traditional Cham are scattered throughout central Cambodia, while orthodox Cham are located primarily around the capital of Phnom Penh...
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_142.html   (3140 words)

 Yemen people search directory - MeetupFree.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
his career, past and future, and some of the people he has known along the way.
A lot of people are asking, why bother to have the elections when it is already...
Hobyót, Somali (678,904), Western Cham, people from Africa (28,000), India and...
www.meetupfree.com /people-by-country/yemen-people-search.php   (821 words)

 Land of the Ascending Dragon: Vietnam Summer 2005
I suppose most people have similar feelings and like me they then return to their hotel rooms or restaurants and forget about the shaking outstretched hands that spot the streets.
The food most Vietnamese people eat isn't spick and span, the ice isn't made from purified water, sneezed-on hands are not washed with soap and water immediately after.
So after we all had a delicious meal in a vegetarian restaurant, I told Kate and Ben, our leaders, that I was going to walk down the street to find a hair salon or something, as Taylor had told me she had seen some on the same street as the restaurant.
www.pacificvillage.org /villagevoices/vietnamstudent05   (9955 words)

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