Saturday, 28 April 2012

Oman: So much to see and do; so many chances to play the dhimmi

Gentle path to Islam

Lance Richardson
April 28, 2012
Muslim or not, Islam looms large in any visit to Oman, particularly during Ramadan. So completely does it dictate the minutia of everyday life that I decide to make it the motivating theme for my travels. Ibadism encourages the acquisition of knowledge; I turn the microscope around, seeking some small insight into a religion that has come to pervade contemporary world politics. In other words, I head to the ancient city of Nizwa, anointed recently as the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2015, and I buy a turban and dishdasha (long robe) along the way.
More gentler, kinder islam at Canberra Times