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Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Dr. Jamal Badawi The main reference for Muslims is the Quran as the last scripture and the last revelation of God that remains intact. In the Quran, it says, “And remember Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O children of Israel! I am the Apostle of God sent to you confirming the Torah, which came

Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

By Helen Pidd It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford‘s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest subscriptions paid

Cleveland Museum Acquires a Collection of Indian Islamic Art

Cleveland Museum Acquires a Collection of Indian Islamic Art

By Randy Kennedy The Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday announced that it had acquired of one of the most important collections still in private hands of Deccan and Mughal painting from India’s major Islamic courts of the 16th century through the late 18th century. The collection, amassed over 50 years by Ralph Benkaim, a

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

By Sabeen Khan The Virgin Mary. Mary, the Pure. Mariam, upon whom be peace. This blessed woman’s life is evident through many stories and teachings. She has a prominent, significant, and revered role in the Quran and Islam. The story of the Blessed Mary is a truly beautiful one. She descended from the family of

A Point of View: Islamo-Christian Heritage

A Point of View: Islamo-Christian Heritage

By William Dalrymple In the week when Prince Charles has drawn attention to violence against Christians in the Middle East, William Dalrymple says it’s time to remember the “old and often forgotten co-habitation of Islam and Christianity”. “Christmas time is perhaps the proper moment to remember the long tradition of revering the nativity in the Islamic

Muslim ‘Last Supper’ Photo Offers Interfaith Tribute To Da Vinci’s Masterpiece

Muslim ‘Last Supper’ Photo Offers Interfaith Tribute To Da Vinci’s Masterpiece

By Yasmine Hafiz Fatima Ali and her group of Muslim friends host an annual Friendsgiving, and this year they decided to commemorate the occasion in an epic way. For this year’s family photo, shot by Atif Ateeq, they perfectly recreated Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” Ali told The Huffington Post, “For this year’s photo, we wanted to do

Canadian Police Approve Hijab Headscarf Uniform For Females

Canadian Police Approve Hijab Headscarf Uniform For Females

By Emily Thomas Female police officers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada will now be allowed to wear a hijab headscarf as part of their uniform. While the Edmonton Police Service says it does not have any requests for the hijab uniform, which covers the head and neck, the new design is part of the police unit’s attempt

Mission Civilisatrice 2.0: The Ivory Tower Approach to Islam and Politics

Mission Civilisatrice 2.0: The Ivory Tower Approach to Islam and Politics

By Nukhet A. Sandal As a political scientist, I enjoy the heated back-and-forth of conversation with academic colleagues in conferences and workshops. We competitively compare our statistical regressions and venture judgments on countries we have visited once, maybe twice. How can we make sure that Egyptians achieve a viable democracy? Who do we support in

From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison Speaks

From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison Speaks

By Brooke Obie In 2006, U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison was elected to represent Minnesota’s 5th district, becoming the state’s first African American representative and the first Muslim to serve in Congress. To both praise and controversy, Ellison was sworn into office on a copy of the Qur’an once owned by Thomas Jefferson, a reminder of the religious

Putting Bangladesh on the Arts Map

Putting Bangladesh on the Arts Map

By Gayatri Rangachari Shah DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh, a country ravaged in recent years by mass protests, typhoons and factory fires that killed hundreds, may seem like an unusual place for a global arts event. But an ambitious initiative driven by a local entrepreneurial couple is looking to change that. “This is the time for