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T.E.D.'s answer (despite its to date 7 up-votes) is wrong on two counts. First, Hormisdas is definitely Persian (Hormizd is a Middle Persian form of the divine name Ahura Mazda), as has been mentioned above. Second, “etymonline” says only that the English name Francis is borrowed in the first instance from French. Ultimately it is of Germanic origin.


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During the invasion by Ottoman Empire, becoming Muslim was possible to obtain better Jobs and lower taxes


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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a second largely Muslim state in the Balkans, with most ethnic Bosnians traditionally professing the Muslim faith. However the Bosnian, Serb and Croat populations in this area are densely intertwined historically, aggravating racial tensions in the Bosnian War of 1992-1995. The Ottoman empire was not (through most of its occupation ...


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Muhammad was a member of the Quraish tribe, which controlled the Kaaba in Mecca. Prior to Islam, the Kaaba was an important pagan pilgrimage site. So that suggests at least what his cousins and extended family may have believed. Today the Kaaba is the official direction of Muslim prayer and all mosques and prayer locations will have a qibla to orient the ...


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I think that Mark has made some good points, but I do not agree with everything. This question has to be seen in a broader context. It is not only in Britain that Christianity has pretty much died out. It is the same in all advanced European countries (France, Germany, Holland, Italy etc.). Also in countries like Japan and China religion is virtually ...


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I think that it will be impossible to provide the kind of data you want, but we can approximate an answer. A google search on "Decline of Christianity in Britain" will reveal multiple articles by eminent Britons that agree that Christianity is declining. Lord Carey thinks soAmericans think so. The Telegraph thinks so. The same search repeated for the USA ...


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traditionally, Europeans were told what to believe in, Americans came to American to believe in things of their own choosing. Of course this is not wholly the case any more, many European countries are as religiously liberal as the US are now. But a strong monoculture exists in those countries still, with the majority of churches being of a specific ...


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Hanif is not in fact a religion. Hanif is a description for a believer. any kind of believer having any divine religion like Christian or Muslim can be a Hnif believer. This can be seen in Quran. when Quran calls the prophet Ibrahim a Hanif Muslim: Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting ...


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if we talk about afro-asian region which dated back to AD 570 i.e,before the birth of muhammad , we can say that the religion which the local inhabitants followed was not clearly defined .Some of them worshiped stones or followed idolatry ,some of them worshiped gods and goddess mentioned in early scriptures or in folklore.Allah or AL-LILLAH was one of them ...


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Orthodox religions all stem from the same root, Isis and Osiris from the Sumerian clay tablets, the first known writings in this epoch. They even had their own "Noah" as most religions do now, just a copy. Simply a way of connecting to others. The first to come along were the Jews and Christians, but there were also the Greeks, who were polytheistic. Yet ...



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