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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

Why don’t Muslims condemn terrorism?

Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous attacks on September 11. 1. The American Muslim Political

Why does Islam have the concept of jihad or Holy war, which some use to justify violence and terrorism?

Why does Islam have the concept of jihad or Holy war, which some use to justify violence and terrorism?

Islam and Peace Islam comes from the root word Salaam, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah (swt). The word Salaam is also an attribute of God. In this context, it means ‘The Giver of Peace’. Muslims greet each other with Assalaamu alaikum which translates to wishing peace for one another.

Why do Muslim women veil themselves?

Why do Muslim women veil themselves?

The modest attire of Muslim women has become so commonplace, that hijab, the Arabic word used to refer to the Islamic dress code, is now commonly used in English. One of the most visible aspects of Islam, hijab is often the subject of controversy as well. Some view it as a sign of the subjugation

Was Islam Spread By the Sword?

One of the bizarre myths perpetuated about Islam, during the centuries of mistrust during and after the Crusades, is that Muslim armies forced people to accept Islam at the point of the sword. Unfortunately this myth survives to this day. Many Western scholars have now repudiated this myth. The great historian De Lacy O’Leary wrote