While Dutch football star Robin van Persie has not publicly stated his religion, he has specifically denied being a Muslim. The question about whether or not van Persie is Muslim arose because of his marriage to a Muslim woman.
Although Robin van Persie has publicly called Islam a beautiful religion, he denies belonging to any organized religion and states that he would not convert to Islam just because he married a member of that religion. In fact, only 39 percent of residents of the Netherlands, a primarily secular country and van Persie's birthplace, choose to affiliate themselves with a religion at allLearn More
The Taliban banned kite flying in Afghanistan during its rule, which began in 1996, because it viewed the national past time to be anti-Islamic. A fiercely competitive sport in the country, kite flying involved strategically cutting the strings of others' kites by coating their lines in ground glass and adhesive.Full Answer >
Muslims have a cleansing routine and specific requirements to be allowed to pray. They pray on the floor in a room void of all furniture, pictures or decorations. They then must face Mecca.Full Answer >
The Five Pillars of Islam are important to Muslims because they comprise the mandatory deeds that devote Muslims must practice to manifest their faith. They include a profession of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving, fasting and a pilgrimage to Mecca.Full Answer >
The purpose behind the ritualized washing, known as Wudu', or ablutions, is to cleanse the body prior to presenting oneself for worship or prayer. At the time of Islam's inception, the concept of hygiene was relatively foreign in most parts of the world, which made the Wudu' unique among most cultures.Full Answer >