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Growing Up Muslim

There are a quarter million Muslims living in the Bay Area, and nearly half of them are under the age of 35.

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April 10, 2014

Turkey’s First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Mayor!

Daily Sabah Mayor Fatma Toru of Konya KONYA — AK Party candidate Fatma Toru has come out the victor of Konya’s central Meram district according to unofficial results. This win makes the 42-year-old ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party candidate, Fatma Toru, the first-ever headscarf-donning municipal mayor in Turkey. Born in Konya in 1972, Fatma […]

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April 3, 2014

Imam Delivers Opening Prayers at Florida Senate

Imam Azhar Subedar of Masjid Nur (Islamic Community of South West Florida) in Port Charlotte, FL, became the first Muslim American to deliver the Opening Prayer in the Florida Senate in its 174 year history. He was sponsored by Sen.Dwight Bullard of the 39th District. In his eloquent  he prayed for the peace and prosperity […]

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March 27, 2014

The Lurking Danger Beneath: Al-Aqsa vs. Israel

By Ramzy Baroud Al Aqsa Mosque:  Image from Wikipedia Commons Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa […]

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March 20, 2014

Malaysians Pray For Flight 370 To Aid Search Efforts

Many Malaysians are invoking the power of prayer to aid the massive multinational search operation for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared without a trace early Saturday.

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March 13, 2014

Saudis Attack Birthplace of Prophet (s)

By David Usborne An old picture of the house said to be the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad (s). Fresh plans are being drawn up to erect a modern complex on the site of what scholars of Islam contend is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (s) as part of a sweeping multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of the […]

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February 27, 2014

Charity’s Pleasure of Participation

By Kari Ansari It’s happened to all of us. You’re stuck waiting at a light in the left lane and a bedraggled woman standing on the median looks you right in the eyes with a worn cardboard sign that reads, “HOMELESS. PLEASE HELP”. Many of us quickly grab a few dollars and hold them out […]

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February 13, 2014

What Studying the Prophet (s) Taught Me About Islam

Studying the Prophet’s (s) life has not just taught me invaluable lessons about the fundamental principles of Islam but life itself

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February 6, 2014

New Evangelical Movement Splits From Pro-Israel Line

Figures with deep roots in America’s religious right have launched a quiet effort aimed at pushing evangelical Christians away from decades of growing loyalty to Israel and toward increased solidarity with the Palestinians.

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January 30, 2014

Japan’s Airports Open Prayer Rooms

International airports in Japan are striving to become friendlier to Muslims amid a steep increase in visitors from the Islamic world

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January 23, 2014

What Mother Mary Means to Me

By Afeefa Syeed The house in which Mary is purported to have lived her last years, located in Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus, near Selçuk in Turkey. At Christmas time I hum along to the Little Drummer Boy song. I always wanted to be that drummer who gave a gift to the new […]

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January 2, 2014

France To Maintain A Headscarf Ban Despite Legal Advice

France decided on Monday to maintain a ban on Muslim headscarves for volunteer school monitors despite a warning that it overstepped the law requiring religious neutrality in the public service.

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December 26, 2013

Fashion & Faith

Fashion, faith tie into art of head-wrapping at expo in Dearborn

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November 21, 2013

Saudi Women Drive Through Ban

A few women filmed themselves driving in Saudi cities on Saturday, defying government warnings of arrest and prosecution to take part in a campaign against men-only road rules, activists said.

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November 14, 2013

“Why-Islam” Expands in Mexico

After notable success in the US, a leading Muslim organization has expanded its awareness campaign to Mexico to present an accurate image of Islam and create new opportunities for dialogue with a new community.

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November 7, 2013

Kiwi Athlete Sonny Bill Williams Converts to Islam

He’s converted from a rugby league teen sensation into an All Black juggernaut, and along the way become a promising heavyweight boxer. But Sonny Bill Williams has also made a spiritual conversion to Islam…

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October 31, 2013

Arnoud to Produce Pro-Islam Film

“It was not the first time I had visited the holy land, as I had been here in February this year to perform Umrah”, he said, adding that, he had found the comfort and peace of mind near the tomb of the Holy Prophet (s) in holy city of Madinah.

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October 24, 2013

Converts to Islam: UK Women on Prayer, Peace and Prejudice

Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Six of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks

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October 17, 2013

Eid Al-Adha Will Be on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Anaheim – Oct 5, 2013:  The Shura Council is pleased to announce that Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday, the 15th of October, a day after the Wuquf of Arafah. Eid al Adha commemorates the sacred timings and places of Hajj such as the city of Makkah, Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat and in solidarity […]

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October 10, 2013

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