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Topic: Culture and Worldview
The rise of secularism is leading many Muslims away from the Islamic faith. A 2017 Pew Research Center survey of American Muslims reveals that about 24% of those raised in Islam have left the faith. This trend is not just…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam
Prior to the rise of Islam, Somalis adhered to an ancient religion known as Ebbe Waaq, a complex polytheistic belief system. However, strong evidence also suggests pre-Islamic monotheism in the region, such as the Yibr clan who claim direct lineage…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women
Courses and books on Muslim Women are often seen as peripheral materials. This is odd when you consider that women make up at least half the Muslim world, amounting to one billion people. Because the Muslim world is largely gendered,…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees
The soon arrival of thousands of Afghan refugees reminds me of interviews I did with three young men from Kabul back in 2016. Each of them were part of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visas program (SIV) that provides a path…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women
Miracles and supernatural power encounters are part of the cosmologies of both Christianity and Islam. The greatest miracle in Islam is the Qur’an. In Christianity, the greatest miracle is the resurrection of the incarnate, living word, the Lord Jesus Christ.…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women, Refugees
Afghanistan. The land that has mystified and defeated would-be colonizers and conquerors for centuries, now on every social media account known to our current world. Suddenly, everyone has a friend in Afghanistan. It’s uncanny and a bit unnerving. They join…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women, Refugees, Muslim Women
As director of Middle East Women’s Leadership Network, Shirin Taber has led major strategy sessions with world leaders from the United Nations, emphasizing gender equality, peacebuilding, and religious freedom. She also directs Empower Women Media and is the author of…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women, Refugees, Muslim Women, Samuel Zwemer
The Zwemer Center can be traced back to “the Muslim Research Institute” of the US Center for World Mission, Pasadena, CA in September 1977. It was founded to undertake the concentrated research needed to finally open the Muslim world to…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women, Refugees, Muslim Women, Samuel Zwemer, Samuel Zwemer, Zwemer Archives
The Zwemer Center can be traced back to “the Muslim Research Institute” of the US Center for World Mission, Pasadena, CA in September 1977. It was founded to undertake the concentrated research needed to finally open the Muslim world to…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women, Refugees, Muslim Women, Samuel Zwemer, Samuel Zwemer, Zwemer Archives, Mission and Evangelism
Jews, Christians, and Muslims all acknowledge that Jesus is a sign from God. Their present understanding of the meaning of Jesus as a sign is different. The Jews have no problem with the words of Isaiah in chapter 7:14 ‘The…
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Topic: Culture and Worldview, Africa, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Culture and Worldview, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Refugees, Folk Islam, Muslim Women, Refugees, Muslim Women, Samuel Zwemer, Samuel Zwemer, Zwemer Archives, Mission and Evangelism, Faith & Practice, Ramadan
The woman’s whole household program is changed during Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar, the month in which the first sections of the Qur’an were revealed to Muhammad. During this month of fasting all except children, the…
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