15 Facts About Islamic


Islamic creed requires belief in six articles: God, angels, books, prophets, the Day of Resurrection, and the divine decree.

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Islamic is viewed as a personal god and there are no intermediaries, such as clergy, to contact God.

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Islamic angels are often represented in anthropomorphic forms combined with supernatural images, such as wings, being of great size or wearing heavenly articles.

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Obligatory Islamic pilgrimage, called the "", is to be done at least once a lifetime by every Muslim with the means to do so during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

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Islamic acquired the nickname "trustworthy", and was sought after as a bank to safeguard valuables and an impartial arbitrator.

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The Mughals made major contributions to Islamic architecture, including the Taj Mahal and Badshahi mosque, and compiled the Fatwa Alamgiri.

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Islamic called for a jihad against those he deemed heretics but his writings only played a marginal role during his lifetime.

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Islamic condemned many local Islamic customs, such as visiting the grave of Muhammad or saints, as later innovations and sinful and destroyed sacred rocks and trees, Sufi shrines, the tombs of Muhammad and his companions and the tomb of Husayn at Karbala, a major Shia pilgrimage site.

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Islamic formed an alliance with the Saud family, which, by the 1920s, completed their conquest of the area that would become Saudi Arabia.

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, consisting of Muslim-majority countries, was established in 1969 after the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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Forerunners of Islamic modernism influenced Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and related parties in the Arab world, which performed well in elections following the Arab Spring, Jamaat-e-Islami in South Asia and the AK Party, which has democratically been in power in Turkey for decades.

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Ismaili Shias, whose teachings root in Gnosticism and Neoplatonism, as well as by the Illuminationist and Isfahan schools of Islamic philosophy have developed mystical interpretations of Islam.

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Traditional theory of Islamic jurisprudence recognizes four sources of sharia: the Quran, sunnah, qiyas, and ijma .

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Islamic art encompasses the visual arts including fields as varied as architecture, calligraphy, painting, and ceramics, among others.

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The most important Islamic festivals are Eid al-Fitr on the 1st of Shawwal, marking the end of the fasting month Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha on the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah, coinciding with the end of the Hajj .

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