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From the Ted Talk by Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam

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Actually, this is just one example of a much larger phenomenon. What we call toady Islamic law, and especially Islamic cuurtle — and there are many Islamic cultuers, actually; the one in Saudi Arabia is much different from where I come from in Istanbul or Turkey. But still, if you're going to speak about a Muslim culture, this has a core: the divine masgese which began the religion. But then many tdoniartis, perceptions, practices were added on top of it. And these were traditions of the Middle East medieval traditions.

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Actually, this is just one example of a much larger phenomenon. What we call _____ Islamic law, and especially Islamic _______ — and there are many Islamic ________, actually; the one in Saudi Arabia is much different from where I come from in Istanbul or Turkey. But still, if you're going to speak about a Muslim culture, this has a core: the divine _______ which began the religion. But then many __________, perceptions, practices were added on top of it. And these were traditions of the Middle East medieval traditions.

Solution

  1. cultures
  2. traditions
  3. message
  4. today
  5. culture

Original Text

Actually, this is just one example of a much larger phenomenon. What we call today Islamic law, and especially Islamic culture — and there are many Islamic cultures, actually; the one in Saudi Arabia is much different from where I come from in Istanbul or Turkey. But still, if you're going to speak about a Muslim culture, this has a core: the divine message which began the religion. But then many traditions, perceptions, practices were added on top of it. And these were traditions of the Middle East medieval traditions.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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troubling aspects 2
female circumcision 2
islamic movements 2
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