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Purpose of Life

Purpose of Life

Dr. Laurence Brown The first of the two big questions in life is, “Who made us?” We addressed that question in the previous article and (hopefully) settled upon “God” as the answer. As we are creation, God is the Creator. Now, let us turn to the second “big question,” which is, “Why are we here?”

Reflections on Black History Month

Reflections on Black History Month

By Zaid Shakir Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20 percent of the Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. In some areas, such as the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, and parts of Virginia, the percentages of Muslims in the slave

Islam in North America: Introduction

Islam in North America: Introduction

  Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. Over the next few centuries, Muslim migrants from all over the world settled in the New World in

Naif Al-Mutawa, Founder Of The 99

Naif Al-Mutawa, Founder Of The 99

NPR Host Jessica Harris speaks with Naif Al-Mutawa, founder of The 99, a comic series that features superheroes based on Islamic archetypes. These comics, while not overtly alluding to Islam, aim to promote values of tolerance and peace outside of and within the Muslim world. [Listen

Organization tackles common stigmas of Islam

Organization tackles common stigmas of Islam

By Homer Segovia The Muslim Students’ Association will present “Islamophobia: Exploring the boundaries of American tolerance” Thursday to kick off the Islam Awareness Initiative, a series of events aimed at educating the public about Islam. Emily Sutcliffe of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be the speaker at “Islamophobia” and will explore her perceptions

One in ten children under five in England and Wales is from a Muslim family, census figures show

One in ten children under five in England and Wales is from a Muslim family, census figures show

By Tomas Jivanda Nearly one in ten children under the age of five in England and Wales now comes from a Muslim family, analysis of census figures has shown. Out of 3.5 million children under five in the UK, 320,000 were identified as Muslim in the 2011 census. The findings came from a breakdown of

Taipei exhibition aims to deepen public understanding of Islam

Taipei exhibition aims to deepen public understanding of Islam

CNA An exhibition in Taipei showcasing cultural and religious objects from the Islamic world will kick off Tuesday with the aim of improving the Taiwanese public’s understanding of Islamic life and culture. The Exhibition of Islamic Life and Culture at the National Taiwan Museum will display over 200 items, including precious manuscripts of the Qur’an,

Comparative Religion

The present state of humanity should compel every thinking individual to question the direction in which the world is moving. It is a world of plenitude and scarcity, of obscene extravagance juxtaposed with abject poverty, of human and environmental exploitation, and of the individual’s search for inner peace. Religion plays an important role in filling this

Christianity

Christianity and Islam are closely related due to the chain of prophets they share as well as similarities in beliefs such as monotheism, love for Jesus, peace be upon him (pbuh), and great regard for Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the same time, the two faiths differ in matters of details. For instance, Islam

Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

By Alison Smale FRANKFURT — For the first time, German public schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking. The classes offered in Hesse State are