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Microcontroller Projects for Hobbyists: » PICAXE Microcontroller » Arduino Microcontroller Deism versus Islam Islam to Deism: Why I became a Deist On my way to Deism, I've made pit stops in various forms of Catholicism and Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and so forth.
PAULA BRONSTEIN/Getty Images News Salman Rushdie Who: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran What: A fatwa is simply a religious ruling in Islammost often, it seems, fatwas are about sexual mattersbut Westerners usually associate the term with the notorious 1989 death sentence against British author Salman Rushdie. At the time, Khomeini was seeking to distract his followers from the pointless slaughter of the recently ended Iran-Iraq war, during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians were killed and wounded.
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In Dr. Barry Fell’s book Saga America , he reports that the southwest Pima people possessed a vocabulary which contained words of Arabic origin. Dr. Fell also reports that in Inyo County, California, there exits an early rock carving which stated in Arabic:"Yasus ben Maria" ("Jesus, Son of Mary"). Dr. Fell discovered the existence of Muslim schools in Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Indiana dating back to 700-800 CE.
Expressions of Islam in America Gisela Webb introduces Islamic beliefs and profiles America's Muslim communities. The 1990s may be the last decade in which Islam is viewed as a "non-mainstream" religious tradition in America. At its current rate of growth, by the year 2015 Islam will be the second largest religion in the United States, following Christianity. There are approximately four million Muslims in the United States and 650 mosques. (1) Foreign-born Muslims and their descendants constitute about two thirds of those numbers; indigenous Americans (born in America), mostly African Americans, constitute the other third. (2) Islam is already the world's second largest religion, with 900 million members--about one sixth of the world's population--living in geographic regions that include, but extend far beyond, the Middle East.
Greeting another Muslim As salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. Translation: May the peace of Allah descend upon you and His Mercy and Blessings.