Tag: Islam

What Explains the Contemporary Geographic Distribution of Islam?

Stelios Michalopoulos is an associate professor of economics at Brown University, Alireza Naghavi is a full professor of economics at the University of Bologna and Giovanni Prarolo is an associate professor of economics at the University of Bologna found:
“What explains the contemporary spatial distribution of Muslim communities worldwide? Our study’s contribution is twofold.
First, we investigate the role that ancient trade routes have played in facilitating the spread of Islam. Motivated by numerous case studies on the historical relationship between trade and Islam….more: blogs.lse.ac.uk

China Passes Law to Force Muslims to Leave Their Faith

The Chinese national flag flies outside a mosque in Urumqi, XinjiangThe plan was “not about changing the beliefs, habits or ideology of Islam but to make them compatible with socialist society”, Gao Zhanfu, vice-dean of the Beijing-based China Islamic Institute, told the newspaper. But the World Uyghur Congress, an exile organisation, said Beijing was using sinicisation to erase Islam from China. It added: “Practising Islam has been forbidden in parts of China, with individuals caught praying, fasting, growing a beard or wearing a hijab … facing the threat of arrest….more: independent

What a Muslim Could Teach About Jesus

Image result for NYT interfaith…During my time there, I also read the King James Bible and stories about Jesus, learned about Christian morality, debated the Trinity with Jesuit priests and received an A every semester in religious studies class. Twenty years later, I can still recite the “Our Father” prayer from memory.

Growing up, I’d been taught that Jesus was a major…more:  nytimes

KING OFFA “REX” OF MERCIA (KENT, ENGLAND) AND THE FAITH OF ISLAM

….When I asked several Englishmen (male and female alike) all of them were unanimous in their decision that King Offa must have acquired the Faith of Islam, and this is the reason that all English history-books state that they have very little documents about him;……more: islamicboard.

Certainly not. Offa’s gold dinar was both a PR stunt and a cunning trade incentive. By 750 CE, the Abbasid Caliphs had ousted the Umayyads, making them the pre-eminent power in the Mediterranean …more:  /medium

Islam becomes something strange again, as ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’oud said: “The Prophet said, ‘Islam began as something strange, and it will revert to being strange as it was in the beginning, so good tidings for the strangers.” [Muslim]

Introduction to Islam

Note: Prophet Abraham is “Khalil” of God or the closest and most beloved servant of God (friend is not an accurate translation)

to watch more about Islam: more: khanacademy.org

The Sanctity of Life in Islam

The Prophet God, Allah, says ( which means):”The slain person will come on the Day of Resurrection, holding his head in one hand and with the other hand he would be holding the killer by the chest; his (the slain person’s) veins…

AZERBAIJAN: Fines, censorship amid state control of Islam

f18 LogoThe European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg has given the Azerbaijani government until 1 February 2019 to respond to questions about the jailing of 44-year-old Sardar Babayev, punished for leading Muslim worship having gained his religious education outside Azerbaijan (see below)…more:  .forum18.org 0