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 Turkey Islam
The central beliefs of Islam are monotheism and Muhammad's status as the "seal of the Prophets," that is, the final prophet to whom God revealed messages for the spiritual guidance of humanity.
The fifth pillar of Islam is the hac.
Each Muslim who is financially and physically able is expected at least once in his or her lifetime to make the pilgrimage to Mecca and participate in prescribed religious rites performed at various specific sites in the holy city and its environs during the twelfth month of the lunar calendar.
www.country-studies.com /turkey/islam.html   (3196 words)

  
 Islam - What is Islam and understanding Islamic religion issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Islam continues to be successful in the developed world, and elsewhere, because its call is in accordance with the fitrah or natural inclinations of mankind, and it advocates the best of human values, such as tolerance, love, mercy, truthfulness and sincerity.
Those who become Muslim in developed countries realize what their country’s civilization and laws, which have been fabricated from men’s whims and desires, have done to them, and they realize the extent of the misery in which people in developed countries are living.
Islam will continue to succeed, with the permission of Allaah, so long as those who work for its sake are sincere and its followers adhere to it and believe in it, and apply its laws.
www.islamiclifestyles.com /Islam.htm   (877 words)

  
 Islam
Saudi Arabia is a modern nation that adheres to Islam, honors its Arab heritage and tradition, and presses vigorously forward in the service of Islam while securing the welfare of its people.
Islam has five primary obligations, or pillars of faith, that each Muslim must fulfill in his or her lifetime.
Islam has profoundly affected the history and development of the Arabian Peninsula and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular.
www.saudiembassy.net /Country/Islam/Isl.asp   (538 words)

  
 Know about Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In 1948, Islam was declared as state religion in Pakistan, but Pakistan did not become as Islamic state until Zia- ul-Haq declared it to be an Islamic state in late seventies.
Islam is declared to be incompatible with secularism because in a secular state there is no place for divine laws, and secular laws are unacceptable to Islam.
Islam emphasizes life hereafter and secularism means only those matters which pertain to this world.
www.ourkarnataka.com /religion/islam/islam9.htm   (705 words)

  
 Indonesia - Islam
Islam was the dominant religion by far in Indonesia, with the greatest number of religious adherents: around 143 million people or 86.9 percent of the population in 1985, which when adjusted for 1992 estimates represents between 160 million and 170 million adherents.
Islam is a religion based on high moral principles, and an important part of being a Muslim is commitment to these principles.
Unlike coastal Sumatra, where Islam was adopted by elites and masses alike, partly as a way to counter the economic and political power of the Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms, in the interior of Java the elites only gradually accepted Islam, and then only as a formal legal and religious context for Javanese spiritual culture.
countrystudies.us /indonesia/37.htm   (948 words)

  
 Islam: history of islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Muslims hold that Islam is the same belief as that of all the messengers sent by God to humanity since Adam, with the Qur'an, the text used by all sects of the Muslim faith, codifying the final revelation of God.
Ibadhism is distinguished from Shiism by its belief that the Imam (Leader) should be chosen solely on the basis of his faith, not on the basis of descent, and from Sunnism in its rejection of Uthman and Ali and strong emphasis on the need to depose unjust rulers.
Adherents.com); estimates of Islam by country based on U.S. State Department figures yield a total of 1.48 billion, while the Muslim delegation at the United Nations quoted 1.2 billion as the global Muslim population in September 2005.
winelib.com /wiki/Islam   (4191 words)

  
 Islam
Unlike Christianity, Islam has not undergone any period of reformation; however, that is essentially the goal of various liberal movements within Islam.
Islam has two primary branches of belief, based largely on a historical disagreement over the succession of authority after Muhammad's death; these are known as Sunnite and Shi'ite.
Although the dominant movement in Islam in recent times has been religious fundamentalism, there are a number of liberal movements within Islam which seek alternative ways to reconcile the Islamic faith with the modern world.
www.askfactmaster.com /Islam   (4183 words)

  
 Islam, Islamic, Muslim, Allah - The Peace Encyclopedia
Islam was never a religion of tolerance and it is not tolerant by nature.
In truth it was the Arab empire that was spread by the sword and it is as an Arab empire that Islam is maintained to this day in the form of a religion largely invented to hold that empire together and subdue native populations.
Islam is fundamentalist by nature, and not by some peculiar and aberrant recent development.
peace.heebz.com /islam.html   (13732 words)

  
 Islam
The basic tenants of Islam are few but each part forms a whole way of life, a way of thinking, and a way of dealing with life's problems.
Islam harmonizes the functions of the body, mind and spirit thereby producing peace of mind, stability and healthy habits.
Islam is the most misunderstood religion in the world and this misunderstanding is being used to promote those who oppose it.
www.islamicgarden.com   (772 words)

  
 Islam by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The percentage of Muslim population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1].
The total population of each country was taken from census.gov [4] (2005 estimates).
Islam in North America and Islam in South America
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_by_country   (316 words)

  
 South Korea: Islam is this country's fastest growing religion.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
South Korea: Islam is this country's fastest growing religion.
Following is a summary of th e talk: Islam came to Korea during the Korean War, specifically in September 1955.
Abdul Rahman and Zuber Kochi, members of the Turkish troops stationed in Korea, began to preach Islam among the Koreans.
www.islamkorea.com /english/articlean.html   (513 words)

  
 U.S. Senate Resolution 43, 1979, on Islam
Whereas the "House of Islam" extended gracious hospitality to philosophy and science in both the East and West when these scholarly disciplines were threatened by narrowness and prejudice, thus preserving this precious heritage for subsequent generations; and
Whereas Islam strives for a world-wide community which, in the words of one Islamic poet-philosopher, "does not recognize the superficial differences of race, or history, or nationality"; and
That Islam is hereby recognized for the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contribution it has made to mankind since its founding.
www.islam101.com /dawah/senate_res.html   (376 words)

  
 Islam In America
Islam is no passing fad, and it is growing quickly in America.
The growth rate of Islam in Western nations (including the US and Canada) primarily comes through: a high Muslim birth rate and immigration (e.g., Muslims moving to the United States), not from converts (non-Muslims becoming Muslims).
Islam denies the Trinity, the deity of Christ, his death on the cross for our sins, and salvation by grace.
www.arabicbible.com /christian/islam_in_america.htm   (2164 words)

  
 Black Orientalism - Islam America
PREAD OF In tracing the history of Islam among Blackamericans, it is important to begin with the fact that the United States is unique among the great Western democracies in that a significant proportion of its Muslim population was born in this country.
The spread of Islam among Blackamericans did not follow any of the patterns familiar to Islam in other parts of the world: it was not the result of immigration, conquest or the efforts of traveling Sufis.
In the face of this new, immigrant authority, purportedly grounded in the super-tradition of historical Islam, Blackamerican Muslims found themselves unable to address the realities of their lives in a manner that effectively served their needs or in terms that were likely to be recognized as Islamic.
www.islamamerica.org /articles.cfm/article_id/89   (6129 words)

  
 Pakistan Islam in Pakistani Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Islam was brought to the South Asian subcontinent in the eighth century by wandering Sufi mystics known as pir.
As in other areas where it was introduced by Sufis, Islam to some extent syncretized with preIslamic influences, resulting in a religion traditionally more flexible than in the Arab world.
Islam was thus the basis for the creation and the unification of a separate state, but it was not expected to serve as the model of government.
www.country-studies.com /pakistan/islam-in-pakistani-society.html   (230 words)

  
 Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
The War for Islam by Reza Aslan (a prominent Muslim author) discusses how Usama Bin Laden, like Martin Luther for Christianity, is trying to wrest authority from traditional Muslim scholars.
Muslims believe both that islam is the quintessence of the spiritual impulse present in the earliest humans and that, as "Islam," it is the name of the religious form revealed by God to Muhammad beginning in the year 610 CE.
Islam: A Mosaic not a Monolith by Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D., the President of the Carnegie Corporation.
www.uga.edu /islam   (1509 words)

  
 Islam in the United States - Official State Department Fact Sheet
Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the U.S. By the year 2010, America's Muslim population is expected to surpass the Jewish population, making Islam the country's second-largest faith after Christianity.1
The earliest group of Muslims to arrive in America in significant numbers came from West Africa from 1530 to 1851, because of the slave trade.
Also, Yvonne Haddad, "Islam in the United States: A Tentative Ascent; A Conversation," U.S. Society and Values: The Religious Landscape of the United States, March 1997.
www.islamfortoday.com /historyusa4.htm   (457 words)

  
 Introductions to Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lynn Neary examines the growth of Islam among African-Americans in the second of three reports.
The Muslims with whom she speaks make a distinction between Islam as practiced by orthodox Sunni Muslims and that followed by adherants of the Nation of Islam, which has a pronounced fl nationalist vision.
Lynn Neary concludes her series on Islam in the United States with a report on young Americans born and raised as Muslims.
www.library.hartsem.edu /Guides/Islam/introduction.htm   (271 words)

  
 Erdoğan: "Turkey Is Not a Country Where Moderate Islam Prevails" [Weblog] - Daniel Pipes
Comments: (1) Martin Kramer dismisses Erdoğan's comment about Islamic terrorism as "utter nonsense," which it is. And it is nonsense with a purpose; what Erdoğan said represents the standard verbal deception that Islamists routinely engage in, hiding their radical utopianism behind the integrity of the Islamic religion.
"Foreigners' messages that we are a moderate Islamic country and that as such we could be an example to other Muslim countries is a view that we dismiss and reject every time we hear it." The MGK has for over eighty years represented the Turkish military's political interests.
April 22, 2005 update: Moderate Islam is a term "detested by Turkish officials, particularly top military commanders, ever since the United States once used it to promote Turkey as a model to other Muslim countries in the Middle East," writes the Turkish Daily News.
www.danielpipes.org /blog/272   (911 words)

  
 Islam&Muslims in Europe *)
In particular, this research will concentrate on the ways in which the Muslim communities embedded in different European countries produce new forms of citizenship and political participation across Europe on the basis of their religious identity.
New forms of religious influence in the public arena pose new challenges to pluralism in European democracies, since a balance must be reached between the tolerance of differences and the conformity for the sake of civility.
In this context, the presence of Islam in the West results in an intensification of the controversies surrounding religious freedom, tolerance, and the public expression of faith.
euro-islam.info /pages/citizen.html   (511 words)

  
 Islam in Korea
Article (Arab-News): South Korea: Islam is this country's fastest growing religion.
Islam is a racist, afro-centric cult (Or: The Nation of Islam are NOT Muslims !)
Testimonies of Women who have Embraced Islam - 4 out of 5 converts to Islam are women.
www.islamkorea.com /english   (116 words)

  
 Islamic Facts - Islam America
Each of the posts in this short discussion from AMILAnet exemplify aspects of the experience of Muslims in America in relating to the on-going process of conveying the message of Islam to the citizens of the United States and Canada.
The third post points out anecdotally the spread of Islam from person to person and cites statistics from other sources to support in general the first post's assertion.
How do we know that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the U.S.A. We quote sources that are not reliable and studies that are never conducted.
www.islamamerica.org /articles.cfm/article_id/20   (982 words)

  
 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
There are 19 million Muslims in Russia, making Islam the country's second-largest religion, behind the Russian Orthodoxy.
He believes that the religion history course should be taught by "secular" teachers, using textbooks recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science.
He revealed that the education ministry is holding consultations with representatives of the four religions in the country on the issue.
www.islam-online.net /English/News/2004-09/01/article04.shtml   (454 words)

  
 7DAYS » Playboy - in Islam’s biggest country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Conservative Indonesians are furious about the planned debut of a local edition of raunchy magazine Playboy, fuelling a growing debate on pornography in the world’s largest Islamic nation.
Playboy “simply has no place in our social norms and culture… Pornography, regardless of how it is being disguised, will only corrupt youth morals and bring catastrophes such as a rise in rape and sexual harassment,” he told AFP.
The debut of Playboy highlights an arguable shift in values across the vast archipelago nation, where most people practise a moderate form of Islam, and comes as lawmakers are soon expected to pass a wide-ranging law on pornography.
www.7days.ae /2006/01/23/playboy-in-islam-s-biggest-country.html   (847 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - International - Dutch MP and critic of Islam quits country over her fake asylum claim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
AYAAN Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born Dutch politician known for her outspoken criticism of Islam, announced yesterday that she was leaving parliament and quitting the Netherlands after admitting she lied to win asylum.
Ms Hirsi Ali, 36, admitted she had lied about her age and her name when she came to the Netherlands in 1992, but rejected suggestions she had not told the truth when she said she was on the run from her family after rejecting an arranged marriage.
Refugees are usually required to apply for asylum in the first safe country they reach after fleeing.
news.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=733072006   (896 words)

  
 Al Islam -
But what happened was that they were over-powered and the British Government was fully established here; the Mulsims started acting according to their personal law (religious laws) and felt free to do so.
The Hanafiis who are in a large majority in this country are the people whose scholars and activists have issued religious decrees to the effect that this country is Darul Islam.
And this country being Darul Islam how can any one come out for Jihad, rather, it should be said that to make up one's mind for Jihad here, is a major sin.
www.alislam.org /jihad/muslim-scholars.html   (776 words)

  
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Some 2 million refugees have returned to the country since the end of the war.
One reason is that Afghanistan's new constitution -- recently signed into law by President Hamid Karzai -- declares Islam as the country's official religion.
Muslims and non-Muslims who dissent or criticize Islam are subject to blasphemy or apostasy charges.
www.cbn.com /CBNNews/CWN/013004afghan.asp   (573 words)

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