Michiganders React to Turkey’s Kurdish Incursion

“This is the fourth day of this ground operation, and there have been some determined targets, and the operation is going as planned,” explained Mr. Fatih Yildiz of the Turkish Embassy in Washington. “Our sole target is the PKK terrorists—we are taking the utmost care so no civilians are hurt, we made it very sure from the very beginning.”

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Community News (V10-I10)

Tampa FL funeral for Muslim military pilot / Harvard U. accomodates Muslim women students at gym / Chicago IL teacher Samina Khan finalist for Golden Apple Awards / Rochester MN mosque holds open house / Lorain OH Imam Paul Hasan wages war against violence /

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Pew Poll on Religion in America

Study shows most detailed estimates to date of the size and demographic characteristics of religious groups in the U.S. and finds that religious affiliation is both very diverse and extremely fluid…

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Returned From Historic 2008 Pakistani Parliamentary Elections

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX-18th) discusses the recent Pakistani elections which handed a major defeat to President Pervez Musharraf.

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

McCain, 71, Faces Age Questions in White House Bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – At 71, leading Republican presidential contender John McCain must convince voters that despite his age he is up to the rigors of what is often called the world’s toughest job.

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Democrats Focus on War Costs to Defeat McCain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic grass roots organizations on Monday launched a $20 million campaign to defeat Republican John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election by focusing their attention on rising costs of the Iraq war.

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)

Group headed by Imam Siraj Wahaj kicks off SHARE Center concept in Detroit, Michigan

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Saudi Scholars Back Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia’s strict Islamic code still prevents women from driving, but…

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

For Muslim Students, a Debate on Inclusion

Amir Mertaban vividly recalls sitting at his university’s recruitment table for the Muslim Students Association a few years ago when an attractive undergraduate flounced up in a decidedly un-Islamic miniskirt, saying “Salamu aleykum,” or “Peace be upon you,” a standard Arabic greeting, and asked to sign up.

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Crescent Academy International Fundraising Event: New Leadership

Crescent Academy fundraiser

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Grass

Grass is a common word that generally describes a monocotyledonous green plant in the family Gramineae (Poaceae). True grasses include most plants grown as grains, for pasture, and for lawns (turf).

[Read more...]

February 28, 2008

Press Release from IRS re: Stimulus Payments

IRS Debunks Several Common Myths about 2008 Stimulus Payments

[Read more...]

February 26, 2008

Abdel Wahab song, on Oud

A lovely song of Mohammad Abdel Wahhab, Ya Msafir Wahdak (i.e., Travelling Alone..). I just love the melody and the harmonized transition between scales in that great song! By the way, I’m playing this in a way very similar to that played by an oud guru Raed Koshab, a really great oud player and a fine musician.

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

Kosova is Free!

I have been expecting to write this article for quite some time, but the news only came over the wires this morning — Sunday February 17th. This has been a long-expected move by the (now) independent, tiny 90% Muslim nation of two million souls.

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

Body Parts For Sale

In Bangladesh, an indigent Muslim man asks for forgiveness from Allah for selling his kidney. For him, he is profiting from a very special gift from the divine, his own body, and thus the sale involves a religious transgression demanding atonement.

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

On the Political Scene: Dr. Yahya M. Basha

Farmington–February 19–Dr. Yahya Basha is an unassuming but very accomplished man who, behind the scenes, has done much to support Muslims while finding time to build himself a powerful resume.

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

Russia Bans Muslim Books

Russia’s ban of readable and reliable Islamic books has infuriated the Muslim minority who denounced the move as unjustifiable.

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

Amir Hamza: A Book Review

His hair raising encounters with demons, warriors, tricksters, fairies, kings, and magical creatures would give tough competition to the characters of modern day genre of fantasy writing. Emperor Akbar, at the age of 16, was so taken by the charms of the Dastan that he ordered his artists to produce an illustrated version which would eventually fill 14 enormous volumes…

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

Guantanamo Six: Justice or Show Trials?

As the United States moves toward the death sentence trials of six suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, legal scholars and human rights advocates are raising questions, not only about the process that led to the prosecutions, but also about the Bush administration’s motives in bringing the charges now and the credibility of the trials themselves.

[Read more...]

February 21, 2008

Next Page »