Islamic culture is a term primarily used in secular academia to describe the cultural practices common to historically Islamic peoples. As the religion of Islam originated in 7th century Arabia, the early forms of Muslim culture were predominantly Arab. With the rapid expansion of the Islamic empires, Muslim culture has influenced and assimilated much from the Persian, Bangladeshi, Turkic, Pakistani, Mongol, Chinese, Indian, Malay, Somali, Berber, Egyptian, Indonesian, Filipino, Greek-Roman Byzantine, Spanish, Sicilian, Balkanic and Western cultures.
... as shamanism and heathen by the Christians and Muslims ... there were also Christians, Buddhists and Muslims among them ... The peaceful penetration of Muslim culture through commercial relations played a far more important role in their conversion than Muslim arms ...
... and remote areas of Mindanao, the Muslim Filipinos who were early converts to Islam and who regard the region as their traditional homeland, and the Christian Filipinos who founded settlements and communities in ... De Leon took it upon himself to be Koronadal's repository of facts as regards to culture and tradition of this marvelous city in the south ...
... Many Muslims are very familiar to listening to music ... Islamic music is Muslim religious music, as sung or played in public services or private devotions ... musical styles of these areas have shaped the devotional music enjoyed by contemporary Muslims Arab classical music Religious music in Iran Hindustani classical music ...
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“There has never been in history another such culture as the Western civilization M a culture which has practiced the belief that the physical and social environment of man is subject to rational manipulation and that history is subject to the will and action of man; whereas central to the traditional cultures of the rivals of Western civilization, those of Africa and Asia, is a belief that it is environment that dominates man.”
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“For the salvation of his soul the Muslim digs a well. It would be a fine thing if each of us were to leave behind a school, or a well, or something of the sort, so that life would not pass by and retreat into eternity without a trace.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)