Islam – The second largest and fastest growing religion

Islam is a monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur’an and the teachings and normative example of Muhammad, who is considered the last prophet of God. An Islam adherent is called a Muslim. Islam has 05 pillars or 05 basic acts: the creed, daily prayers, almsgiving, fasting during the Ramadan month, and going on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime. Islam is divided into 02 sects: Sunni (75-90%) and Shia (10-20%). While Sunni is deemed the orthodox Islam, Shia differs from Sunni in such a way that they only believe caliph Ali is the next prophet after Muhammad.

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Hinduism – The dominant religion of the Indian sub-continent

Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in India, Nepal, and some neighboring countries. It followed Brahmanism and co-existed with Buddhism for about 5 centuries BC. Then, it replaced Buddhism during the 5 following centuries. Nowadays, Hinduism has 900 million adherents worldwide. It is the world’s third-largest religion and the oldest organized religion in the world.

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Brahmanism – Precursor of Hinduism

Brahmanism was an early religion in the Indian subcontinent. It was based on Vedic writing and is considered to be the precursor religion of Hinduism. In Aryan society, there were different gods. Of those, Brahman was regarded as the most important one. Brahman was supported by Siva, the god of destruction, and Vishnu, the god of maintenance.

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Buddhism – A different view over its evolution!

Born in a country where Buddhism is deemed the national faith, I am particularly curious about this religion. I try to discover Buddhism from different viewpoints, from both an orthodox view to an innovative view. This article summarizes the evolution of Buddhism as well as its impacts on society, culture and economy. Let’s begin with a retrospective view.

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Religions in Vietnam

Despite being deemed a Buddhist country, most Vietnamese people are atheists. There are 03 main religions in Vietnam: Buddhism, Christianity, and indigenous religions. Of those, the last one is the majority.

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Wake Belgian beer up

New Year starts with a box of Belgian beers from an out-of-the-box beer project in Brussels, a gift from my friend Francois traveling 952 km from Brussels to Copenhagen just to keep the beers fresh. No more abbeys, no Trappists, two Belgian beer bastards are trying to “wake Belgian beer up, dust it, and get it out of the middle ages.”

I am not sure whether this beer can keep me away from Corona but will try to keep a certain level of alcohol in my blood during the Tet holiday:)
Thank you, Francois!

The Tale of Beers

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” – Benjamin Franklin

For me, beer is more than just an alcoholic drink. Beers have imprinted the best period in my life, which was my journey in the country of beers, Belgium.

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Nam’s speech at the first Belgian Beer Festival in Vietnam, 2014

Let me start by asking you guys some questions

Which country has the most individual beer brands in the world?

Which country has the best beer in the world?

Which country has the longest history of brewing in the world? The most types of beer in the world?

Which country has the strongest beer in the world?

Where is the bar with the largest number of beers in the world?

Which country is regarded as the “Beer Capital” of the world?

Which country has the biggest beer company in the world?

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