Post Tagged with: "islam"

23Jan
2013

The Diversity of Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

An interesting look at the diverse traditions and trends of the Muslim world’s most unique festival

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18Nov
2011

Kashmir Diaries: Divine Ways of Healing

Can faith heal deadly diseases and resolve problems of serious nature? Some say if faith is strong, nothing is impossible, it can move the mountains, let alone resolution of problems… Fresh smell of Izband (Harmal/Wild Rue Seeds) adorn the mureeds (devotees) in a light-filled hall at a Sufi shrine. The harmonious blend of Quranic recitations and laying on and off of hands, claimed to implore divine intervention in initiating literal physical and mental healing, creates scintillating and soothing aura in these divine sanctuaries. In one of the most renowned shrines of Srinagar, a boy in his early 20’s […]

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7Nov
2011

But what did we give to ‘God’?

According to historical traditions, some 4,000 years ago God examined the will and sincerity of Abraham and his son Ishmael and they succeeded with flying colours. Such remarkable was their feat that God sent a ram and a knife from the skies and made it as a precedent for His believers to follow. Every year, more than 1.2 billion Muslims around the world sacrifice millions of animals like sheep, cow, goat, ram, lamb, bull, camel etc. that are worth billions […]

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3Nov
2011

Sights and Sounds of Hajj and Eid Al-Adha