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    Maldive Islam


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    Maldive Islam Empty Maldive Islam

    Post  skanthan on Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:43 am

    I understand that Islam as it was traditionally practiced in Maldives was somewhat influenced by the earlier Maldivian Buddhist culture.

    ie: Qur'an was recited in the style of Buddhist chanting, the mosques were built in the style of traditional Maldivian architecture, the early mosques had bo trees beside them etc..

    Please can someone clarify this for me? Thank you.

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