18 Facts About Muslim countries


The term Muslim-majority countries is an alternative often used for the latter sense.

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Sizeable Muslim countries communities are found in the Americas, China, and Europe.

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Muslim countries's writings were concerned with various subjects, most notably philosophy and medicine.

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Muslim countries wrote The Book of Healing, an influential scientific and philosophical encyclopedia.

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Muslim countries was a critic of Aristotelian logic and founder of Avicennian logic, developed the concepts of empiricism and tabula rasa, and distinguished between essence and existence.

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Muslim countries scientists placed far greater emphasis on experiment than the Greeks.

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Recent studies show that it is very likely that the Medieval Muslim countries artists were aware of advanced decagonal quasicrystal geometry and used it in intricate decorative tilework in the architecture.

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Muslim countries physicians contributed to the field of medicine, including the subjects of anatomy and physiology: such as in the 15th-century Persian work by Mansur ibn Muhammad ibn al-Faqih Ilyas entitled Tashrih al-badan which contained comprehensive diagrams of the body's structural, nervous and circulatory systems; or in the work of the Egyptian physician Ibn al-Nafis, who proposed the theory of pulmonary circulation.

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Muslim countries engineers invented crankshafts and water turbines, employed gears in mills and water-raising machines, and pioneered the use of dams as a source of water power, used to provide additional power to watermills and water-raising machines.

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Meanwhile, the Muslim countries community tore itself apart into the rivalling Sunni and Shia sects since the killing of caliph Uthman in 656, resulting in a succession crisis that has never been resolved.

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The Times first documented the term "Muslim countries world" in 1912 when describing Pan-Islamism as a movement with power importance and cohesion born in Paris where Turks, Arabs and Persians congregated.

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Significant change in the Muslim countries world was the defeat and dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, to which the Ottoman officer and Turkish revolutionary statesman Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had an instrumental role in ending and replacing it with the Republic of Turkey, a modern, secular democracy.

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Muslim countries complained that American churches served as centers of community social life that were "very hard [to] distinguish from places of fun and amusement".

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Islam is the second largest religion in numerous other Muslim countries, including: Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, India, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Gabon, Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Liberia.

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Some Muslim countries have declared Islam as the official state religion.

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Many Islamist movements, such as the Muslim countries Brotherhood, have been willing to pursue their ends by peaceful political processes, rather than revolutionary means.

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Since then Muslim-majority countries have absorbed refugees from recent conflicts, including the uprising in Syria.

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Hijri calendar, known in English as the Muslim countries calendar and Islamic calendar, is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 lunar months in a year of 354 or 355 days.

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