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What does the word "Islam" literally mean?
Submission. Islam is the only major religion, along with Buddhism (if we consider the name of the religion to come from budh "to awake, know, perceive", and not the Buddha), whose name is not related to a person or ethnic group, but to the central idea of the religion.
Which company built Burj Khalifa in Dubai?
Samsung (Korea). Samsung C&T Corporation (Construction and Trade), established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group. Samsung C&T was the primary contractor of 3 worlds tallest skyscrapers: Burj Khalifa, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.
What is written on the Saudi Arabia flag?
Declaration of belief. The shahada is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet. The declaration in its shortest form reads: There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.
How many stars does this hotel have, according to popular descriptions?
7. As no traditional organization or formal body awards or recognizes any rating over five-star deluxe, such claims are meaningless and predominantly used for advertising purposes. The Burj Al Arab hotel says the label originates from journalists and that they neither encourage its use, nor do they use it in their advertising.
Why is Jerusalem a holy city for Muslims?
It is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heaven. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (later moved by Muhammad to Mecca), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran.
What does the common Arabic name (or surname) 'Abdullah' literally mean?
"servant of God". Abdullah or Abdallah is built from the Arabic words Abd (servant) and Allah. Since both Torah and Christian Bible use word 'Allah' for God in their Arabic translations, the name Abdullah is also common among Jews and Christians living in the Arab countries.
Which animals do Muslims consider impure and evil?
Black dogs. According to a Sunni narration classified as authentic by Muslim Ibn al-Hajjaj, black dogs are a manifestation of evil in animal form. According to many Muslim scholars, a contact with a dog's saliva requires one to wash seven times. The British Transport Police receives complaints suggesting that sniffer dogs trained to detect explosives should no longer come into contact with Muslim passengers.
How many countries use Arabic as the official language?
27. Arabic is the official language in 14 countries in Africa (including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Somalia, Chad) and 13 countries in Asia (including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen).
Where is fez from?
Morocco. The name of fez comes from the city of Fes, Morocco, where it became fashionable among Andalusian Arabs in the 17th century. The fez got widely popular in the Ottoman Empire after 1829, when Sultan Mahmud II ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez, and also banned the wearing of turbans.