Samsul Maarif and Ahmad Muttaqin

Samsul Maarif and Ahmad Muttaqin, graduate students in Religious Studies at Florida International University, researched mosquesMasjid (plural masajid) in Arabic means “place of prostration,” or the place where Muslims bow in prayer; in English, this word has become “mosque.” A masjid contains a prayer hall in which there is a mihrab or prayer niche, and a minbar or pulpit... and Muslim study centers in South Florida and wrote profiles for each. Dr. Christin E. Gudorf was the faculty sponsor for this research. This research expanded the Pluralism Project’s limited coverage of IslamIslam in Arabic literally means “submitting” or “submission.” One who submits or surrenders his or her will to God is called a Muslim. While the whole of God’s creation is described as being inherently Muslim, human beings must choose whether to... in Florida. Both researchers were undergraduate religion majors at Muslim universities in Indonesia, as well as graduates of MA programs in religion, also in Indonesia, where they conducted ethnographic research with tribal populations, the Ammatoa and the Dayak, respectively.

In addition to creating center profiles, the researchers planned to utilize the survey interviews conducted at each mosqueMasjid (plural masajid) in Arabic means “place of prostration,” or the place where Muslims bow in prayer; in English, this word has become “mosque.” A masjid contains a prayer hall in which there is a mihrab or prayer niche, and a minbar or pulpit.../study center to provide the basis for a paper describing the interreligious activities of each mosque/center, and any changes in activities and/or attitudes of members or institution since 9/11.

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