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Explaining 9/11 to a Muslim Child

[nytimes.com 9/11/09] Recently on the morning drive to school my 8-year-old son asked me a question I’ve been dreading since he was a baby, “Mom, what happened on 9/11?” Mass murder is impossible to explain to yourself, let alone a child. But how do I, as a parent, explain the slaughter of innocent people in

Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort

Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort

NYPost 9/10/10 – Nearly every Sept. 11 since Sept. 11, Hadidjatou Karamoko Traoré has made sure that her three children were dressed in their best clothes, and taken them from their tidy brick home in the Bronx to the pit where the World Trade Center stood, and where her husband, their father, worked and died.

9-11: The day I became a Muslim

9-11: The day I became a Muslim

Robert Salaam: When I joined the Marine Corps in 1998 it was a different world per se. Most of my peers joined the military as an alternative to staying home or not going to college. Many like me joined the Marine Corps simply to be part of the best miliatary organization on the planet (sorry

Muslims Worldwide Celebrate Eid

Muslims Worldwide Celebrate Eid

SANTA CLARA: New Muslims Break Fast At End Of First Ramadan Celebration New Muslims Break Fast At End Of First Ramadan Celebration — Lloyd LaCuesta reports &nbsp

Debunking stereotypes of Muslim Americans

Gallup asks Americans of different faiths about terrorism, prejudice and foreign policy — with surprising results On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Gallup has released a major new study on attitudes of the Muslim community in the United States, as well as views of Muslims among other religious groups.

A Marine Discovers Islam in Iraq

Before Ibrahim Abdel-Wahed Mohamed left Sea Cliff for a tour of duty with the Marines in Iraq, he was Anthony Grant Vance, the son of American and Panamanian parents who had raised him as a Catholic. Despite his Christian upbringing, though, he had been curious about Islam since his childhood in Kansas, where he had

Cat Stevens: From Musician to Muslim

Cat Stevens: From Musician to Muslim

I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the high life of show business. I was born in a Christian home, but we know that every child is born in his original nature – it is only his parents that turn him to this or that religion. I was given

Why Islam on CNN

Why Islam on CNN

(CNN) – Want to learn more about Islam? There’s a hotline for that. And, through the end of the month, lots of roadside billboards to get the word out about it. Two 48 foot-tall billboards towering over the New Jersey Turnpike bear the messages “877-Why-Islam — Get the Facts” and “Ramadan — 1.57 Billion Celebrating.

Picture Gallery: Ramadan Around the World

Picture Gallery: Ramadan Around the World

The Islamic world celebrates Ramadan 2011: Boston Globe “Monday denoted the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Throughout the month devout Muslims must abstain from food, drinks, and sex from dawn-to-dusk. Muslims across the world consider the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar as the holiest. It is a time for prayers,

Relief for a hot month of Ramadan – Dishes reward both memory, faithfulness

As the son of a goat, sheep, and cow herder in the tiny northeastern Turkish village of Rize (REE-za), Osman Kiranoglu grew up making and eating lots of yogurt. Today, Kiranoglu parlays his fluency in yogurt as the chef-owner of the Boston Kebab House in Liberty Square. Kiranoglu counts on his experience again during the