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What religion does not eat red meat?
Hindus don’t eat beef. They worship the animals. The Muslims don’t eat pork. The Buddhists are vegetarians and the Jains are strict vegans who won’t even touch root vegetables because of the damage it does to the plants.
What religion doesn’t eat pork or drink alcohol?
Consumption of pigs is forbidden in Islam, Judaism and certain Christian denominations, such as Seventh-day Adventists. This prohibition is set out in the holy texts of the religions concerned, e.g. Qur’an 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115, Leviticus 11:7-8 and Deuteronomy 14:8.
How many Muslims are there in Ireland?
According to the 2016 Irish census the number of Muslims resident in the Republic was 63,443. The earliest mention of Ireland in Muslim sources originates in the works of Al-Idrisi in his Tabula Rogeriana mentioned Irlandah-al-Kabirah (Great Ireland ).
Are there Shia and Sunni Muslims in Ireland?
As with Islam internationally, the vast majority are Sunni. The Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre, at Milltown in Dublin, is the main minority Shia Islamic centre in Ireland. It caters to Shia Muslims from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and some Gulf states. It is estimated that about 15 per cent of Muslims worldwide are Shia.
What is the history of Islam in Ireland?
The earliest mention of Ireland in Muslim sources originates in the works of Al-Idrisi in his Tabula Rogeriana mentioned Irlandah-al-Kabirah (Great Ireland ). The organisational history of Islam in Ireland is complex, not least because of the immense variety of ethnic backgrounds of Irish Muslims.
What is the Islamic culture centre of Ireland?
The Islamic Culture Centre of Ireland promotes and encourages the identity of Muslim’s, both Irish and Non-Irish. Nasir says, “The major purpose of these communities is to introduce positive Islamic values into Irish society for understanding, among individuals and organisations”. How has ICCI helped Irish and Non-Irish Muslims?