As Islam feast across the world its culture and traditions were influenced by Mongol, Persian, Turkic, Berber, Indian and Indonesian cultures. The current Islamic practices and duties are the result of incorporation of local culture and Muslim views.

There are over a thousand of Muslims across the world, and though they speak various languages and live in different countries, they still share a common Muslim culture. This culture is fixed in sure common beliefs that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger. Muslim customs and civilizations include Islamic/Muslim clothing, food, wedding traditions and other features of Islamic life that Muslims have accepted in their respective countries.

Sympathetic Muslim Culture

Muslim culture means the combination of all the cultures influenced by common beliefs and does. The guiding religious phenomena and cultural features bind its people historically. The religious practices and beliefs of Muslims are placed around the religion of Islam.

The original Muslim literature is in Arabic, the Prophet's language. Most of the literature is religious in nature. This comprises communication and documentation of the belief system from the Quran, Sira and Hadith.

Secular Muslim literature developed in the Umayyad empire. This was taken by the Arabs to distant lands and became part of a popular culture. In due course of time, Persian became one of the main languages of the civilization. In the sub-continent, syncretistic poetry from the Sufis propagated the foundations of Muslim culture.

The Quran is considered to be the source of many aspects of Islamic culture. Certain acts or rituals that Muslims do almost subconsciously are actually encouraged, or allowed by Allah, or mandated, in the Quran. The standard greeting between all Muslims the world over is "As-Salaamu Alaykum." Also, when language of future events Muslims says Inshallah (If Allah Wills), and say Bismillah (In the Name of Allah) before doing just about anything. Festivals and Marriage Festivals like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha and Lailat al Miraj are classic examples of the influence of religion in the lives of Muslim people.

According to Muslim culture, marriage is, in the words of Mohammed, 'half of religion'. The bonding of two souls in holy matrimony is looked upon as a legal bond and social contract. Art and Architecture Art is an important part of Muslim culture. The abstract, decorative and floral designs are unique to Islamic art and architecture. Muslim art is always empty of depictions of the animate, especially human beings according to the commands of Islam or Muslim religion.

Portraiture is taboo to the culture and traditions. Islamic art emphases on the omnipresence of Allah, the 'One who cannot be represented by imagery'. Arabic calligraphy is a recognized art form used to write sections from the Qur'an. As Islam feast, the first mosques to be made outside Arabia were definitely unfair by the local houses of worship and churches.

Though the architectural form and simplicity of the mosque remained, frequently, materials for pillars and beams were taken from other edifices of previous cultures. The Muslims perform hajj and umrah in the mecca and medina by cheap umrah packages 2017.

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