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Salam Ramadhan Korea

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2016

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The aim behind Ramadhan is to strengthen one’s self-discipline as well as spare a thought to those less fortunate than themselves. Having done a series in China, Turkey, Spain, Thailand and Australia, we now bring the successful formula to Korea.

After liberalization from military rules in the 80s, South Korea has prospered by leaps and bounds in the period called the Miracle on the Han river, and the country is now considered to be fully developed with a similar per capita economic standing to Western Europe, Japan, and the United States.

Although the first verifiable presence of Islam in Korea can date back to the 9th century during the Silla period with the arrival of Persian and Arab navigators and traders, the presence of Muslim was practically non-existent in Korea by the 16th century.

The re-emergence of Islam in Korea was during the Korean War where the UN command had enlisted the help of the Turks who has laid its mark and influences over the years till now.

With the recent globalization and increasing flux of talents and cultures between countries, the Muslim community here has undergone many changes and has strived to maintain and sustain Islamic cultures over the years.

Salam Ramadhan – Korea will share with the audience how the Muslim communities in Korea observe Ramadhan in various cities like Seoul, Jeonju, Suwon, Busan and Ulsan.

Date: November 24, 2016

Category: Documentary, New Releases

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