Religion

Rumi Followers Fight to Keep Turks From Cashing In On Mystic’s Legacy

Each Sunday, visitors line up outside of the old Sufi lodge, now a museum, in Turkey’s tourist-filled Galata district, informational pamphlets, cameras and $20 tickets in hand.

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January 15, 2015

Mawlid Celebrations from Around the World

Mawlid / Miladun Nabi (s) celebrations from around the world, pictures

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January 8, 2015

Jordan Tries Words (Not Weapons) to Defeat Islamic State

Jordan has long been a bastion of stability in a tumultuous region and a crucial U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State — its ruler, King Abdullah, has said Islam’s “war between moderation and extremism” is unprecedented. But the rise of Islamic extremism has put it on the edge.

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January 8, 2015

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

Travel Agent Accused of Swindling Hajj Pilgrims Arrested Again

A travel agent based in Chicago was arrested on Thursday for allegedly swindling 50 customers out of $525,000 …

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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

A Millennial Perspective on Interfaith Marriage

When Unchurched Meets Unmosqued By Frank Fredericks Editor’s Note: Frank Fredericks is the founder of World Faith, a global interfaith development organization, and Mean Communications, a digital strategy firm. This article originally appeared in the blog, “On Being Both” and is reprinted here with permission. The views expressed here are soley those of the author. […]

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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

Meatless Like the Prophet Muhammad

What about following the Prophet’s (s) eating habits?

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December 11, 2014

Pope Francis Prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

By Philip Pullella and Daren Butler Pope Francis is shown the Sultan Ahmet mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, by Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, during his visit to Istanbul November 29, 2014.  REUTERS-Osservatore Romano (Reuters) – Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque on Saturday, in a […]

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December 4, 2014

Plymouth Township Approves Rayyan Center Mosque Project

Plymouth Township Approves Rayyan Center Mosque Project

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November 26, 2014

Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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November 20, 2014

French Far-Right Party Member Converts to Islam

A far-right local councillor shocks Marine Le Pen’s party by becoming a Muslim and sending Front National officials a video in which he urges them to embrace Islam

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October 30, 2014

Keeping Amanas

The scholar Majed Mahmoud spoke Saturday evening at the Islamic Cultural Association mosque on the importance of keeping trusts in Islam.

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October 30, 2014

Astounding Mercy of Prophet Muhammad (s)

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October 28, 2014

Remarks at a Reception in Honor of Eid al-Adha

SECRETARY KERRY: Shaarik, thank you very much for the introduction. Thanks for your leadership, and assalamu alaikum to all of you…

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October 23, 2014

Woman-Designed Mosque

Ilmfeed The Şakirin Mosque is thought to be the first Mosque in Turkey to be designed by women and it’s beautiful. The Mosque which is situated in Istanbul combines a contemporary and modern design whilst paying homage to traditional Ottoman design. The 500 capacity Mosque was designed by interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu who is famous […]

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October 16, 2014

Two Eids, One Community

By Azher Quader  Editor’s note:  Azher Quader is President of Community Builders Council, www.cbc7.org.  His opinions are his own. Thanks to the lively controversy between the moonsighters of America and the moonsighters of Arabia we have two days of Eid ul Adha to celebrate again  here in Chicago. With all the wonderful advances in technology […]

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October 9, 2014

‘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

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