Stone Collection: Volume 78 - Item 38
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38. Oskar Mann, “Mohammedanism in the Nineteenth Century,” ,” North American Review 171 (November 1900): 754-68.
Essay regarding the explosive growth of the Islamic faith. The author attributes this growth to its simplicity and its adaptability to local customs. “On the whole, Mohammedanism shows a marvelous adaptability. Where Mohammedans find and ancient civilization, as, for example, in China, they avoid either wounding or provoking those of a different belief, and manage to adapt religious ordinances to old customs; they include the old feasts in their calendar, and take an active share in all the doings of their fellow-citizens of a different faith.”