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Islam/Arab Culture vs Islamic Culture


Azam Mohammed wrote at 2013-03-27 07:29:44
As Salaam Alaikum!

Traditions and cultures of different countries varies and let's

not allow these traditions & cultures to invade into religious

obligations that is mentioned in the Koran that's unfortunately happening.

For example, Arab's dressing is a culture & a traditional dress

of Arabia and has nothing to do with religion of Islam.

Similarly,Turbans, wearing of skull caps, veil and chaddar that is practiced in most Arab, Iran and non Arab Muslim counties is a tradition/culture and not an Islamic injunction.

We are allowed to follow respective countries cultural and

traditional practices so far that do not tantamount to shirk

or goes against Koran.

May the Almighty Allah have mercy on us to forgive our sins and guide us all to the true path of Islam as per the Koran.  


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BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.

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