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Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

By Dr. Chris Allen Here’s a controversial statement: the recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It’s just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don’t have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now

NUS condemns ‘anti-Islam’ group Student Rights

NUS condemns ‘anti-Islam’ group Student Rights

By Reyhana Patel In a move that will be welcomed by many, the National Union of Students (NUS) yesterday passed a motion condemning the activities of the increasingly controversial group Student Rights. The decision comes as a result of resolutions passed at seven student union branches across Britain calling for a public condemnation of the

Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of halal food

Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of halal food

By Carla Power In the Cherwell valley, on a quiet country lane just outside Oxford, lies a pioneer outpost of Britain’s halal food industry. Beside the swells of green where the Cotswolds begin is Willowbrook Farm, where Lutfi and Ruby Radwan and their five children raise animals as the Qur’an and the prophet Muhammad intended. For

50 Actual Facts That Challenge What You’ve Been Told About Muslims

50 Actual Facts That Challenge What You’ve Been Told About Muslims

By Laila Alawa Muslims.  If you’re Pamela Geller, Bill Maher or Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then you’re most likely obsessed with stereotyping them, stirring fears about them and making blanket statements about a rather large and varied group of people. And if you look to the mainstream media, it might be easy to see why this oversimplified version of Islam

Al-Shifa bint Abdullah

By Sabeen Khan Al-Shifa bint Abdullah al-Adawiyyah was born in Mecca; her real name was Laylah, but she was called Al-Shifa as tribute to her knowledge of and skill in healing. She was married to Abi Khaithamah bin Hudhayfah bin Amir al-Qurashi al-Adawi. She was an extremely intelligent and wise woman. Very few people were

It’s Time for Muslim Outrage Against the Boko Haram

It’s Time for Muslim Outrage Against the Boko Haram

By Imam Khalid Latif I remember the first time I met a young Muslim woman who had been beaten by her father for refusing to marry a man from their country of origin. I was 19 at the time and an undergrad at New York University. I also distinctly remember a series of other first

Anonymous Saudi Man Has A Beautifully Simple Idea To Feed The Poor With ‘Charity Fridge’

Anonymous Saudi Man Has A Beautifully Simple Idea To Feed The Poor With ‘Charity Fridge’

By Yasmine Hafiz Sometimes, making a difference can be shockingly simple. A man living in the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia, came up with a brilliant idea to feed needy people in his neighborhood while sparing them the “shame” of begging, according to Gulf News. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, installed a refrigerator on

Astrolabes and Early Islam: Mariam “Al-Astrolabiya” Al-Ijliya

By Nageen Khan What is an Astrolabe? An astrolabe is a historical instrument used to predict the position of the sun, moon, planet, and stars. It was perfected during the Islamic Golden Age and the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. Many prominent historical figures (including writer Geoffery Chaucer and possibly ancient astronomer Claudius Ptolemy) have

Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar

Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar

By Sharon Otterman The meeting opened with a pledge from the podium to try to end, God willing, by the hour of the evening prayer. Clusters of colorfully veiled women kept watch over jittery young children. Rows of men conversed in a jangle of languages. They were Muslims from Bosnia and Montenegro, Egypt and Syria,

New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims

New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims

By Matt Apuzzo and Joseph Goldstein The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the department said. The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the controversial surveillance program represents the