Cultural questions about Islam and Muslims

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Which countries are “Muslim countries”?

In the question about drinking beer in Dubai it arose that the term "Muslim country" can be seen as one where the laws of the country are affected by the rules of the religion (like Dubai), whereas ...
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What are the restrictions imposed by the Sharia law in Aceh, Sumatra?

It seems that Sharia law is now applied in the northern tip of Sumatra (Indonesia). That is, in the province of Aceh. The province of Aceh on Google Map. Does anybody have experience traveling/living ...
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How much is a visitor affected by Ramadan in Aceh (Indonesia) considering it has Sharia law?

The Aceh province, in Indonesia, applies the Sharia law all year round. It does impact a traveler's visit whether one likes it or not, as pointed out in What are the restrictions imposed by the Sharia ...
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Are there any standard clothing restrictions when visiting mosques?

I know from visiting many catholic churches that many require knees and shoulders to be covered, so dressing appropriately is essential for hassle-free travel. Are there similar rules that might apply ...
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What do I need to know about traveling to Dubai during Ramadan?

I bought tickets to Dubai for the summer for a small vacation (first week of July). Unfortunately, I did not realize it was during Ramadan. I have been told by a few acquaintances that the laws in ...