Muslims around the globe will observe Ramadan this month, a period of deep spiritual reflection and fasting that takes place every year. One of the five pillars of Islam - along with faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage - Ramadan commemorates the Quran first being revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, a sacred moment honoured with abstinence between sunrise and sunset. Here we look at what the ritual means for Muslims, why worshippers fast and why the date alters from one year to another. And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for your ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.
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Creationism is the religious belief that nature , and aspects such as the universe , Earth , life , and humans , originated with supernatural acts of divine creation. The term creationism most often refers to belief in special creation ; the claim that the universe and lifeforms were created as they exist today by divine action, and that the only true explanations are those which are compatible with a Christian fundamentalist literal interpretation of the creation myths found in the Bible 's Genesis creation narrative. From the 18th century onward, Old Earth Creationism accepted geological time harmonized with Genesis through gap or day-age theory , while supporting anti-evolution. Modern old-Earth creationists support progressive creationism and continue to reject evolutionary explanations.
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The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published an issue which commemorates the victims of last week's shootings in France - using an image of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover. Most Muslims say that pictorial depictions of the founder of Islam are forbidden - but has that always been the case in all of the Muslim world? If you set aside for a moment the issue of whether satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad are insulting, there's a separate and complicated debate about whether any depiction - even a respectful one - is forbidden within Islam. For most Muslims it's an absolute prohibition - Muhammad, or any of the other prophets of Islam, should not be pictured in any way.
Is there room in Islam for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims? By Dr. Omid Safi. The pronunciation key is intended to give English-speaking readers a close approximation of the word in Arabic. It can not provide a perfect equivalent, however, because some Arabic sounds do not exist in English.