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If I Were A Real Muslim

I came into this religion because I heard God speak to me in the words of the Qur’an and the life example of the Prophet Muhammad, may blessings and peace be upon him and his family.

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January 4, 2015

Online Ventures Target Global Muslim Consumer Market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalize on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards.

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January 4, 2015

122 Student Achievers in India Medal at AFMI Convention

Students from the Muslim community across India – from Jammu & Kashmir to Kerala and from Gujarat to Assam – received their gold, silver and bronze medals at the jam packed AFMI 23rd International Convention on Education & Gala Award Ceremony in Kozhikode (Kerala) on Saturday, December 27.

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January 4, 2015

Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ Epic

By Eric Kelsey. Reuters Cast member Christian Bale arrives for film world premiere of “Exodus” in Madrid,    REUTERS/Juan Medina LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Egypt has banned Hollywood’s big screen biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” a 20th Century Fox spokesman said on Friday. The studio owned by Twenty-First Century Fox declined to give a reason […]

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January 4, 2015

Turkey Plans to Establish an Islamic University with a Broader Muslim Curriculum

The country’s state-sanctioned religious body, the Religious Affairs Directorate, has announced plans to establish an international Islamic university in the country’s cultural capital, Istanbul.

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December 24, 2014

Divisive or Democratic: The Rise of AIMIM in India

The All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), a Muslim oriented political party, recently won two seats in the Maharashtra state legislature in India attracting revulsion from both Hindu nationalist and secular parties

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December 24, 2014

What to Say When Your Muslim Child Asks About Peshawar

Does the fact that the gunmen — members of the Pakistani Taliban — consider themselves devout Muslims make the conversation more difficult?

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December 24, 2014

Pope Francis Challenges Muslims to Condemn Violence in the Name of God

By Josephine McKenna Religion News Service Pope Francis greets a cardinal during an audience for Christmas greetings to the Curia in the Clementina hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Andreas Solaro/Pool Vatican City – Pope Francis on Tuesday (Dec. 23) challenged Muslim religious leaders to “unanimously” condemn the violent persecution of Christians in the […]

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December 24, 2014

How Pakistan’s Unregulated Madrassa System Sows Division and Religious Strife

Islamabad – The gruesome killing of 134 children in a Peshawar school has renewed concerns about Pakistan’s unfinished agenda of uprooting militancy and intolerance.

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December 24, 2014

People of Faith Have Legitimate Questions About Use of Lethal Drones

Since June 18, 2004, the first day U.S. drones killed people in what has been called the U.S. “global war on terror,” people of faith have questioned whether the use of lethal drones is justifiable.

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December 18, 2014

The Line Between Man & God

There is a line separating man from God that should never be crossed. For when it is, hell breaks loose. We witnessed hell this week in Pakistan.

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December 18, 2014

6 Reasons Lower Oil Prices Won’t Stop Solar, Wind and Electric Cars

the green power revolution

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December 18, 2014

Pakistani Pupils Recall Narrow Escapes, Carnage in Taliban Slaughter

In an instant, the peace was shattered – gunfire, smoke and dead bodies strewn across the school’s halls and corridors, with crazed militants rushing from room to room shooting randomly at pupils and adults…

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December 18, 2014

Islamic Banks Grow but May Miss out on Global Footprint: Study

Islamic banking is growing faster than its conventional counterpart but is focused in a few core markets and risks missing an opportunity to build a global footprint, the EY consultancy said in a report on Tuesday…

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December 18, 2014

Sydney Siege Sparks “I’ll Ride with You” Campaign for Worried Muslims

Inspired by the Twitter hashtag “I’ll ride with you”, some commuters heading into the city for work on Tuesday gave their support to Muslims who might feel vulnerable amid concerns about a blowback after the hostage drama…

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December 18, 2014

“Let’s Be Honest” MPAC Hosts Panel on ‘Taboos’ In American Muslim Community

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its 14th annual convention last Saturday, featuring a panel titled, Lets be Honest: Tackling Taboos in the American Muslim Community.

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December 18, 2014

Righteous Anger: Turning Grievances Into Meaningful Action

I woke up to the tragic news of the Peshawar school attack, which claimed the lives of 132 innocent children at the hands of seven Taliban cowards. Since then I have experienced many emotions and moods: disbelief, confusion, grief, denial. Today, one of these has settled and will guide my reaction in every tomorrow: anger…

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December 18, 2014

Pakistan Rocked by Worst Terrorist Attack in 10 Years

The Pakistani Taliban killed 132 students and nine school staff in what is being widely described as the worst terrorist attack in the Muslim state in a decade.

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December 18, 2014

Uzbek President Asks Putin to Help Fight Radical Islam in Central Asia

Uzbekistan urged Russia on Wednesday to help protect Central Asia against what it said would be a rising threat from militant Islamists

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December 11, 2014

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