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‘Eidul Adhaa Message

During this Festival of the Sacrifice, we celebrate vicariously in the Hajj/pilgrimage rituals-the manasik. Many of you have fasted 1-9+ days; fasting the day of Arafah expiates the sins of the previous and coming year.

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October 9, 2014

Hajj: Sea of Humanity

Two places stand in great prominence on the wide plains of Arafat.

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October 9, 2014

The Universe

The universe, totality of matter and energy in existence. The study of the origin of the universe, or cosmos, is known as cosmogony, and that of its structure and evolution, cosmology. The age of the universe depends on which theory of cosmology one accepts. According to the big bang theory, favored by most scientists, the […]

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October 2, 2014

Saudi Overhaul Reshapes Islam’s Holiest City

By Aya Batrawy MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) – As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out […]

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October 2, 2014

Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force

Those who use violence to shape the world, as we have done in the Middle East, unleash a whirlwind.

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October 2, 2014

Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

“I request that we discuss and examine why the videotaped beheading of a human being is understood to be more egregious than the explosion (almost totally invisible to the public) of a human being by a missile or bomb fired from a drone.”

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October 2, 2014

Peace: a 4-Letter Word in Israel

According to the Jewish calendar, a new year started on Thursday, two days ago. Let’s hope that it will see the first step towards the awakening…

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October 2, 2014

DAASH: An “Islamic State?”

the words of Shadi Hamidi, a Fellow at the Brookings’ Institute for Middle East Policy…

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October 2, 2014

Freeing the Traumatized Mind

psychic damage on us from the world’s wars

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October 2, 2014

Pilgrimage to Makkah-An Abrahamic Tradition

More than 3 million people travel to perform the Hajj every year…

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October 2, 2014

Anti-Islam Ad Taken Down

Controversial blogger Pamela Geller to remove ads from New York City buses and subways after protest from Foley family

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October 2, 2014

Turkey to Fight ISIS

Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State

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October 2, 2014

Pope: Albania ‘Inspiring Example’

Pope Francis on Sunday said Albania’s interreligious harmony was an “inspiring example” for the world

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September 25, 2014

Obama Forges Anti-ISIL Coalition, but Will it Hang Together?

The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help – if someone would tell it how…

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September 25, 2014

Tsarnaev Case Inches Forward

The most recent status conference for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took place Thursday, September 18, 2014 in front of Judge George O’Toole

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September 25, 2014

Denying Palestinian Humanity; A Response to Elie Wiesel

“I cannot help feeling that your attack against Hamas and stunning accusations of child sacrifice are really an attack, carefully veiled but unmistakable, against all Palestinians…”

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September 25, 2014

Book Traces Lineage of Languages to Arabic

A book written 50 years ago by Muhammad Ahmad Mazhar claims that “Arabic is the mother of all languages in the world,”

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September 25, 2014

War? What war?

Even if we put aside the moral blindness in Israel, which wasn’t shocked by a single event during the fighting, it’s impossible to comprehend the complacency afterwards.

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September 25, 2014

Founding Member of Taliban Speaks

An interview with a founding member of the Taliban

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September 25, 2014

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