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  Muslim help: muslim culture in indian subcontinent? - Help.com
Muslim culture is a term primarily used in secular academia to describe all cultural practices common to historically Islamic peoples.
As the religion of Islam originated in 6th century Arabia, the early forms of Muslim culture were predominantly Arab.
Muslims live in many different countries and communities, and it can be difficult to isolate much that unifies them other than the religion of Islam.
help.com /post/40483-muslim-culture-in-indian-subcontine   (1091 words)

There is a bit of creed in the name 'Muslim', as it tells that the true believer is one who do not challenge God and his will, and who tries to live his/her life according the rules without questioning them.
Most Muslims use the term 'true Muslim' for the really devout, which involes that all people belonging to Islam are considered as being Muslims, even if they are not active.
Atheists exist in all Muslim countries, and while this group seldom exeed 1-3% of the population, they often call themselves Muslims, since they belong to the Muslim culture and world view.
i-cias.com /e.o/muslim.htm   (274 words)

 ‘Muslim Britain’
Culture is limited to the attendance of non-Islamic ‘mela’s’, which only serves to corrupt the mind of the youth furthermore.
Muslim youth workers are available to the youth and many mosques are realizing that a youth committee is a vital component in attracting the younger generation towards Islam.
Islamic culture in its traditional form has striven to preserve this integrated spiritual view of the world in a way we have not seen fit to do in recent generations in the west.
www.islamicsupremecouncil.com /muslimbritain.htm   (2454 words)

  Muslim Culture
European countries especially have thrown their doors open to a large influx of Muslim immigrants who have no intention of becoming part of the cultures of the countries to which they immigrate but to recreate their own cultures in those countries.
But even “moderate” Muslim organizations in the West who deplore violence and try to discourage it nevertheless encourage their followers to remain foreigners rather than become part of the countries they live in.
In a more culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of "suttee" -- the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands.
www.truthandgrace.com /muslimculture.htm   (5947 words)

 Muslim culture -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Muslim culture is a term primarily used in secular academia to describe all cultural practices common to historically Islamic peoples.
Muslims live in many different countries and communities, and it can be difficult to isolate much that unifies them other than the religion of Islam.
Early Muslim literature is in Arabic, as that was the language of Muhammad's communities in Mecca and Madina.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Islamic_culture   (710 words)

 Athenaeum Reading Room - A HISTORY OF MUSLIM PHILOSOPHY - FULL TEXT - In Sixteen WebPage Parts - Part One - Preface and ...
But owing to different environmental conditions, cultural groups evolve differently in different parts of the world and thousands of years of indigenous experience give those groups their own social and psychological character; and their character in response to environmental stimuli creates all the differences that appear in their re­spective life-histories.
This revival of the Muslim culture was partly due to the infusion into it earlier of the fresh blood of the Turkish slaves and mercenaries and later that of the Mongol conquerors, for they themselves came into the fold of Islam bringing with them the vigour and vitality of their nomadic ancestors.
In both periods of its rise Muslim culture was marked by its religio-political and architectural ascendancy; but while in the first period its glory lay also in its commercial, industrial, scientific, and philo­sophical fields, in the second it distinguished itself chiefly in the fields of poetry, painting, secular history, travels, mysticism, and minor arts.
evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com /muslim_philosophy01.htm   (6157 words)

 Muslim Culture
These features of Muslim culture are affected by Islam and/or are novel to Westerners: honor, family solidarity, hospitality, female “inferiority”, and time.
If one is entertaining Muslim guests, one should not include any pig, alcohol, and shellfish along with any of their byproducts in cooking and from serving.
Muslims transitioning between the traditional and the modern culture are very fertile fields for evangelism.
www.angelfire.com /me2/drew2/islamculture.html   (843 words)

 Islamic Religion and Western Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The understanding that cultures are living things that interact with and borrow, even sometimes embrace, that with which they interact allows us to better understand what is happening to the Muslim cultures in American society, and to American society as it interfaces with these cultures.
I use the plural for cultures deliberately, since their nothing monolithic about the various Muslim groups: Euro- and Afro-American converts (or “reverts” as they prefer to be called), immigrants from various parts of the world, and the children of both groups.
In the same manner, the American Muslims, from their different schools, nations, races, and linguistic origins are now in a cultural milieu in which they must come to agreements where they can and be satisfied with tolerance where they cannot.
www.amss.net /Abstract_32ndConference/Imadad-DeanAhmad17.htm   (4487 words)

 America's Debate -> Muslim integration into Western Culture
Certainly they can keep their culture, if only to themselves, but if doing so limits their opportunities here then they have to realize that it is their problem and not those of us who have alreadly managed to assimilate.
If a Muslim immigrant is not willing to recognize the superiority of the laws of the country they are attempting to emigrate to over their religious laws, then they should be refused entry.
With the current rate of immigration, coupled with the birth rate of the Danish Muslim community (a community which didn't exist at the end of the second world war) the ethnic Danes are set to become a minority in their own country by 2050 or sooner to a Muslim majority.
www.americasdebate.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=10497   (9690 words)

 10 Things You Can Do To Develop A Culture OF Muslim Unity
Muslim unity is a Fard (obligatory duty) according to the Quran and Traditions of the Prophet Mohamed (peace and blessings be upon him).
We must remember that Muslims in North America come from all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, whether they were born and raised in the faith or reverted to it.
Muslim leaders and individuals have a duty to ensure that no Muslim, regardless of their ethno-cultural background, feels shut out of the community, ignored or neglected.
soundvision.com /info/muslims/10thingsforunity.asp   (1584 words)

Next the Muslims plundered the sacred city of Mathura, destroying a temple that took two centuries to build and estimated to be worth 100,000,000 red dinars.
The wives and children were captured to become Muslims or slaves, and their property became spoils for the victors.
However, Muslim influence was slight in Kashmir until about 1400 when during the reign of Sikander numerous Muslims immigrated there, became friends of the young king, and occupied all the offices.
narasimhan.com /SK/Culture/culture_history/culture_hist_musliminvadors.htm   (5173 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Muslim Roots, U.S. Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Trained as a Muslim prayer leader in his native Guinea, he was enslaved in 1803 and brought to Sapelo Island, where a small community of his descendants still lives.
Early blues performers didn’t recognize the music’s African or Muslim roots because, by then, the songs had more fully merged with white, European music and had lost their obvious connections to a continent that was 4000 miles away.
Muslim and Arab culture have certainly been influences on other music around the world, including flamenco, which is rooted in seven centuries of Muslim rule in Spain, and Renaissance music.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/200604/muslim.roots.u.s.blues.htm   (2391 words)

 Designing Public Restrooms for the Muslim Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Muslim’s toileting practices could be compounded into six areas— entering, seclusion, the prohibition of facing the Qiblah (which is the Ka’abah in Mecca), squatting, cleaning and stepping out.
Muslims are encouraged to urinate while sitting or squatting and not while standing since this was the usual practice of the Prophet.
Muslims have a practice of leaving the toilet with right foot first as this is the usual practice of the Prophet.
www.restrooms.org /page03ar.html   (1030 words)

 Educating Muslim Children
As Muslims our educational aim is to develop the personalities of our children to the end that they will be conscious of their responsibility to Allah (the Creator) and to fellow humans.
Muslim families are at a disadvantage in meeting the psychological and spiritual needs of the children.
When children meet other children who are Muslim, it enhances their confidence in being a Muslim and they feel more comfortable about their identity and they assert their Islamic identity in non-Muslim environment with more ease and comfort.
www.irfi.org /articles/articles_1_50/educating_muslim_children.htm   (2934 words)

 FIRE WITH FIRE: The Saudi Arabian Muslim Culture Police
Culture police are thugs employed at the Islamic government to enforce Muslim cultural mores.
These thugs arrested her and her daughter beat up her driver when it appeared to them that she was visiting men who were not part of her family.
It turned out that the woman was visiting her own female relatives and yet was subjected to brutal behavior in the name of enforcing Muslim cultural mores.
www.firewithfire.info /2006/12/saudi-arabian-muslim-culture-police.html   (304 words)

 Guidelines for Marriage Counselors When Dealing With Muslim Clients
For Muslims, such oath taking is not to be taken lightly, as this is the Word of God and when a Muslim swears on the Quran, s/he is swearing on the Word of God.
Muslim families tend to be very tight knit and that means mom and dad may have more control over their kids even after marriage than amongst other religious or cultural groups.
It's important to keep in mind that when counseling Muslim couples, especially families in which women and children are in a power relationship with the husband and father, that a wife and the coupleÕs children may not feel comfortable talking in front of him.
www.soundvision.com /Info/marriage/conflict/counselor.asp   (1449 words)

 ‘Creating a British Muslim culture’ for kids - Islam in Europe - MSNBC.com
Opened in 1981, Islamia Primary School was the first full-curriculum Muslim school in the United Kingdom, and has received state funding since 1998.
While isolating Muslim children within a school may appear to counter such efforts, Trevathan said children are more likely to be more self-confident and well adjusted if their home and school values match.
The issue has divided Europe, from the Netherlands, which funds about 40 Muslim schools, to France, which is strictly secular and has banned hijabs (head scarves) and overt religious symbols from all state schools.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/11729800   (885 words)

 Muslim Presence in America
I have a problem with Dr. Abd-Allah's main thesis, which is that somehow the American Muslim community must direct and build a Muslim culture (whatever he means by that, although there are some indications of the values he would like to see incorporated).
What Dr. Abdullah and all of those who talk of a common American Muslim identity [as opposed to culture] are basically advocating a convergence of political interests and cultural activities around certain key issues that can be common to all American Muslims, regardless of their origin.
The handwriting is on the wall, muslims have seen the needs to assimilate and apprehend that which is good and reject that which is bad i.e.
www.ijtihad.org /2005/12/american-muslim-culture-and-identity.html   (1221 words)

 Muslim Culture, Religion Misrepresented by Media
In fact, a person becomes a Muslim after testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except God and that there is no deity worthy of worship except God and that Mohammed is the messenger of God.
In the October 4 issue of Time, Muslims were shown performing prayers with guns with caption that read "guns and prayer go together in the fundamentalist battle." What was omitted was that these Muslims were praying on a battlefield in Afghanistan.
To blame Muslims as a whole for the scattered acts of violence throughout the world is to perpetuate the centuries old myth about Islam that it is a violent religion waiting to take over the West.
www.islamherald.com /html/explore/stereo/misrepresentation_by_media.htm   (854 words)

 The Spirit of Muslim Culture
In the history of Muslim culture, on the other hand, we find that both in the realms of pure intellect and religious psychology, by which term I mean higher Sufism, the ideal revealed is the possession and enjoyment of the Infinite.
And this anti-classical spirit of European culture is entirely due to the specific genius of Europe, and not to any inspiration she may have received from the culture of Islam which, according to Spengler, is thoroughly ‘Magian’ in spirit and character.
His ignorance of Muslim thought on the problem of time, as well as of the way in which the ‘I’, as a free centre of experience, has found expression in the religious experience of Islam, is simply appalling.
www.tolueislam.com /Bazm/drIqbal/AI_Recon_5.htm   (11092 words)

 NewsHour Extra Top Story: Muslim-American Leaders Intensify Youth Outreach Initiatives -- August 15, 2005
Muslim Americans discuss their religion and recent terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam.
The statement was signed by over 50 Muslim student and community groups nationwide and marks the beginning of the first national campaign launched by Muslim youth.
Muslim leaders are aware that there are unique issues facing American-born Muslims struggling to balance the values of American society with the teachings of Islam.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/features/july-dec05/muslimyouth_8-15.html   (852 words)

 Muslim - Ask.com Web Search
A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم) is an adherent of Islam.
Most Muslims accept as a fellow Muslim anyone who has publicly pronounced the Shahada, a ritual declaration of submission to God (Allah) and assertion that Muhammad is the last prophet...
Muslim Answers is dedicated to presenting the pure teachings of Islam, correcting misconceptions about Islam and refuting the lies and...
www.ask.com /web?o=0&qsrc=6&l=dir&q=Muslim   (325 words)

 Catholic Insight : Culture : Muslim apartheid: Getting behind the veil
The issue of Muslim women wearing veils in public that has ignited an unprecedented national debate in the United Kingdom and that has already led to bans in a number of European countries, is destined to become an issue in Canada, too.
They include that of a 24-year old Muslim teaching assistant who is taking legal action against her Church of England school in West Yorkshire for suspending her after she refused to remove her veil when teaching the children.
After suggesting that Muslim immigrants, like any other, should make the effort to “fit in” to Australian society, Howard was roundly condemned by Muslim leaders, who warned of “blood on the streets” at the remarks.
catholicinsight.com /online/culture/article_691.shtml   (1326 words)

 The Dutch-Muslim Culture War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"That to be a Muslim woman is to be born for the pleasure of men." A year later, after the Somali dictator Mohammed Siad Barre imprisoned her father, the family was forced to flee the country.
Muslims make up only 5.5 percent of the Dutch population, but they account for more than half the women in battered women's shelters and more than half of those seeking abortions.
Conservative Muslims are not the only religious group here opposed to what they see as sexual license; it's their opposition to Israel and US foreign policy, not their sexual politics, that sets American Muslims apart from the rest of the right.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1429770/posts   (3573 words)

 Muslim culture
There has been a false perception among Americans that American Muslims are not against terrorism as they have not protested in the streets against terrorism and not answered why Islam breeds terrorism.
The recent book by an anonymous CIA agent reveals that terrorism in the Arab and Muslim world will decline if Arab-Palestinian issues are resolved and the U.S. government played a more neutral role in that conflict, instead of a biased policy toward the right-wing Israeli administration.
Muslims around the world want freedom from the tyranny, poverty and injustices inflicted upon them.
www.archives2004.ghazali.net /html/muslim_culture.html   (543 words)

 UCSF News Office - Religion and culture influence muslim women's reluctance to seek help from domestic abuse
A new qualitative research study indicates that Islamic culture and community life in the United States significantly shapes the lives of abused Muslim women, according to research conducted at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Despite its growing presence, little information is available to guide culturally competent intervention strategies in health care and domestic violence intervention, she said.
Phillips was granted access to the women because she, as a Muslim woman herself, was considered a member of that community.
pub.ucsf.edu /newsservices/releases/2004021014   (726 words)

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