Religion

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

ALLAH Honors Black People

“O people, your Lord is One and your father is One. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor does a black have any superiority over white except by piety and good action. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, and Adam from dust.”

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March 13, 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

The Forgotten Day!

Today 3rd March, 90 years ago, the then British Foreign Minister Lord Curzon warned, “We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims.

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March 6, 2014

An American Mosque and An Extraordinary Movie

Meet David Washburn, a Jewish-Christian filmmaker whose documentary, An American Mosque, turns the spotlight on US Muslims’ struggle in post 9/11 years…

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February 27, 2014

Hans Raj Hans Converts to Islam – His New Name is Mohammad Yousaf

downloadInternationally famed Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans has confirmed that he had converted to Islam …

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February 27, 2014

Some Early History Of Muslims In America

Two books about early American Muslims from Africa, “Servants of Allah” and “Prince Among Slaves.”   Excerpted from “The Americas’ First Muslims” by Sylviane A. Diouf, Curator of Digital Collections, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muslims were among the very first Africans to be introduced into the Americas. They arrived as early as […]

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February 27, 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

Rein in the Saudi Religious Police

In an incident that has reverberated throughout Saudi Arabia, two brothers, Saud and Nasser al-Qaws, aged 22 and 24, died last fall after their car was forced off a Riyadh bridge by members of Saudi Arabia’s religious police.

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February 13, 2014

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Reverts to Islam

“Yes, I follow Islam and I’m proud about it. Alhamdhulillah,” Yuvan Shankar Raja posted on Twitter.

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February 13, 2014

California Muslims Rejoice: Rain After Prayers

A few hours after Muslims prayed for rain to relieve the drought affecting California, the Bay Area finally got some rain on Sunday, February 2, soaking parched parks, brown hillsides and thirsty gardens.

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February 6, 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

Islam: Fastest Growing Religion in UK

Islam is the fastest growing religion in UK

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January 16, 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

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

Requesting Your Assistance: Protect the Right to Wear Hijab

By Zeynep Kandur, İstanbul, Turkey To the Editor: Women shout slogans to protest against a ban on the wearing Islamic head scarves in universities, in Ankara, Turkey.  Photograph by Burhan Ozbilici, AP In response to the letter written by Professor Carol Delaney, dated October 9, 2013: Professor Delaney claims that the lifting of the ban […]

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October 31, 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

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