Shaykh Patience101

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    al-Husayn bin Abdul Hasan bin Ali bin Muhammad al-Alavi al-Hindi

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  1. @Ibn Al-Ja'abi has answered your first question well. As for your second question, it is reasonable to assume that more powerful societies have significant impacts (which extend to religion, as well as culture) on their less-developed counterparts, whether the contact is through trade or invasion. Obviously, the culture that is the most active in interaction with the less-developed nation would have the greatest impact on them.
  2. First of all, aggressive Chinese expansion in the field of commerce was both too late and short-lived. By the time the Ming dynasty made attempts to expand China's naval and trading power in the late 1300's, many Malaysian Kingdoms were Muslim-ruled already. China's failure to maintain a persist trading influence outside of its borders eventually spelled its end as a world power. I don't think it can really be compared to Western European countries like Portugal and Britain that eventually made empires off of trade. Secondly, I don't believe the Chinese had a coherent, singular belief system to offer to native Malaysians. Predominantly Buddhist and Confucian for most of its history, it could be said that China never actually had a conventional religion that one might seek to spread. Interestingly, many southern Chinese sailors, including their most famous admiral Zhenge He, were Muslims themselves. Hence, they could have only grown- and not limited- Islam's influence in SE Asia.
  3. The other football is actually pretty gentlemanly itself, and obviously, any physical contact on the professional level is dissuaded by the fact that the other guy's going to flop around like he's just acquired Tourette's syndrome. I don't know why you think it's for brutes.
  4. The 11 points Tawhidi is "proposing" involve shutting down all new mosques, appointing a government overseer for every Muslim school, and banning donations to all Muslim organizations. I don't think this guy can drop down much lower without actually publicly leaving Islam. Which of course, would mean an end to all the monetary profit he's deriving from this business.
  5. This is the former-EDL leader Tommy Robinson who is suspected of having motivated the Finsbury Park attacker today.
  6. I do not have a very in-depth knowledge of this subject, but my answer to both of these questions is the same: geographical proximity. Andalusian nobles had easy access to great European nations, whose traders shared their Christian faith. Malaysian kings did not have access to many other trading powers, and Muslim traders from India, Turkey, and Africa were their sole way of tapping into the global trading pathway that stretched through Muslim lands all the way up to Europe.
  7. Perhaps because the conversion-marriage was sought after by Malaysian nobles themselves, rather than traders. Obviously, this was not the case in Andalusia. Geography may be a big factor in this discussion.
  8. It seems as though the spread of Islam in South-east Asia was "top-down." It could be hypothesized that rulers of kingdoms in modern-day Malaysia and Indonesia saw benefits to converting to Islam that rulers of other countries around the world did not. For example, Ottoman and Malabar traders were much more lucrative to Malaysians than they were to Andalusian rulers, who were proximate to many great European powers. This could have been followed by a domino effect, by which other kingdoms and their collective masses converted soon afterward. This is just one theory, and I don't mean to take away from the other, more religious, factors presented. Obviously, the religion itself had to provide some appeal to these rulers, even if it came with a multitude of non-religious benefits.
  9. American football would fit into the stereotypes being constructed here far better than the football played with feet.
  10. Bah, I feel like you're the kind of person who'd call Chess a sport.
  11. Terrorism knows no religion.
  12. Sure, you can't burn a part of God, but that doesn't change the fact that burning a written word that is used to represent him is a manifestation of rebellion against him. It's a lot like salah or sawm in that regard- it's not as much about how Allah is affected, but more so what the repercussions are for yourself.
  13. Looks like the Captain isn't worrying about his English anymore.
  14. Hajj Hassanain Rajabali- Lady Zaynab (as): Celebration of a Timeless Legacy
  15. Is this in English?