Ramadan Food Recipes

This November, the twilight sky will transform into a spiritual and temporal atlas for Muslims around the world. When the first sliver of the new moon cuts through the inky sky, the Islamic calendar’s holy 9th month, called Ramadan, will begin. Forecast for the 15th of October this year, the new moon heralds a month … Read more Ramadan Food Recipes

Singapore Religon

Thanks to singaporeexpats.com/ Religion in Singapore Most Singaporeans celebrate the major festivals associated with their respective religions. The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Shenism, Christians, Catholics and some considered as ‘free-thinkers’ (Those who do not belong to any religion). … Read more Singapore Religon

Muslims of Tibet

Muslims of Tibet By Masood Butt Tibetan Bulletin January – February 1994 Tibet had pockets of Muslims entrenched within its borders although there is no documentary evidence on how Muslims first came to settle there. In fact, information on Tibetan Muslims in general itself is scarce. But the existence of Tibet appears to be known … Read more Muslims of Tibet

Return to Religion

At the Great Ganden Monastery outside Ulan Bator, the people of Mongolia are searching for their past. At the beginning of the 20th Century, more than half the male population of this landlocked country lived as monks in places like Ganden. But then came communism. During the Soviet takeover in the 1920s, local communist leaders … Read more Return to Religion

Korean Buddhism

Charles Muller First Published: July, 1996; Updated: August 14, 2003 1. Introduction 2. Three Kingdoms (三國) Buddhism 3. Unified Silla Period (統一新羅; 668-918) 4. Goryeo Period (高麗; 918-1392) 5. Joseon Period (朝鮮; 1392-1909) 1. Introduction Since Korean Buddhism has come to the attention of Western scholarship rather late compared with Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, it … Read more Korean Buddhism

Myanmar Religion

In Union of Myanmar majority of the population are Buddhist, Theravada Buddhism is professed widely. Religious intolerance or discrimination on grounds of religion is non-existence in the Union of Myanmar throughout it’s long history. The main religions of present day Myanmar are Buddhism (89.20%), Christianity (5.05%), Muslims (3.78%), Hindus (0.55%), and Animism (1.27%) and other … Read more Myanmar Religion

Bangladesh Religion

Islam, the state religion, is the faith of 88 percent of the population, almost all of whom adhere to the Sunni branch. Hindus make up most of the remainder, and the country has small communities of Buddhists, Christians, and animists. Bangladesh is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. Most Bangladeshi Muslims are … Read more Bangladesh Religion

Vietnamese Religions

Religion has exerted a deep influence on Vietnamese culture and the Vietnamese concept of life. The attitude towards life, death, and the world beyond bears a deep imprint of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Buddhism The predominant religion in Vietnam is Buddhism, which is also on of the world’s great religions. Buddhism was introduced into Vietnam … Read more Vietnamese Religions