(English) This blog is created to promote understanding of Islam. Islam is mostly misunderstood in the West and this often by purpose. Many enemies of Islam have stood up but so many people of all nations convert to Islam. As said the prophet Jesus (Isa) ( السلم عليه, peace be upon him) light can’t be hidden. Yes, darkness is all present, but light, how tiny it is victorious … Continue reading About/Over/Au sujet de Yusef Vanderkimpen
Muslims around the world are set to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha – the Festival of Sacrifice – which falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Muslim lunar calendar. Eid al-Adha is the second major Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. What is the meaning and … Continue reading What is Eid al-Adha ?
At the end of the fasting month Ramadan, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr. What is this Eid al-Fitr? Find the answers in my paper that you can download as pdf: Continue reading What is Eid al-Fitr?
God said in the Qur’an: “He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus – to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them. Allah chooses for Himself … Continue reading The Religion of Noah (a.s.)
This article is about the responsibility of children to their parents in Islam. Dit artikel gaat over de verantwoordelijkheid van kinderen tegenover hun ouders in de Islam. Cet article traite de la responsabilité des enfants envers leurs parents dans l’islam. (English) You can download the article in pdf format here to read it: (Nederlands) U kan het artikel in pdf formaat hier downloaden om het … Continue reading The duty of children in Islam / De plicht van kinderen in de Islam / Le devoir des enfants dans l’Islam
This article is about general questions that non-Muslims have about Islamic fasting in the month of Ramadan. (English) You can download the article in pdf format here to read it: Dit artikel gaat over algemene vragen die niet-moslims hebben over het islamitisch vasten in de maand Ramadan. (Nederlands) U kan het artikel in pdf formaat hier downloaden om het te lezen: Cet article concerne les … Continue reading Ramadan
or the way we eat This series of articles is about how food is considered in Islam. Deze reeks artikelen gaan over hoe voedsel wordt beschouwd in de Islam. Cette série d’articles traite de la façon dont la nourriture est considérée dans l’islam. Introduction/Introductie (English) You can download the introduction in pdf format here to read it: Here you can download the articles about different … Continue reading The food we eat
Far from the debate in Europe on the ban on the Islamic veil, Peru is once again looking for the story of the ‘tapadas’, these women from Lima who wore a long skirt and a scarf that hid their faces, first as a sign of virtue and then to better free yourself from a heavy straitjacket of social strength. The saya, long skirt and manto, … Continue reading The veils of Lima
The origin of the tulip is in Asia, in the mountains of Kazakhstan. The first tulip finally arrived in the Netherlands around 1593 via Persia, China, Turkey and Antwerp. Tulips are also naturally present in North Africa and Southern Europe. Flower bulbs need cold nights and a cold winter to grow and in these regions the climate there is optimal growth for tulip growth. Eventually … Continue reading The little tulip story
Many believe that the Middle Ages were a dark age, a dark abyss that separated classical Greek and Roman antiquity from the “new lights” of the modern era. What is more, many see in the Christian religion the cause of the delay, precariousness and ignorance that medieval society would have experienced. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! The ten centuries that divided … Continue reading The Middle Ages not that bad