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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

Having Faith in a Community

Having Faith in a Community

By Dr. Saud Anwar When I took the oath of office, as the newly elected mayor of the South Windsor, CT, the fact that I am the first mayor of the Muslim faith in CT, was the last thing on my mind. I am a critical care physician. When I enter the ICU, my patient’s condition,

Sonny Bill Williams: Islam brings me happiness

Sonny Bill Williams: Islam brings me happiness

By Gary Morley and Neil Curry (CNN) – It was in the cave of Hira that the prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran. For rugby’s original wild child Sonny Bill Williams, meeting a Tunisian family who lived with their five children in a one-bedroom flat in the south of France proved pivotal to

Daily Life In Pakistan: A Heartening Look At The Often-Troubled Nation (PHOTOS)

Daily Life In Pakistan: A Heartening Look At The Often-Troubled Nation (PHOTOS)

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and tragedy of worlds you may have never before seen. [See Photos

Who Is the Real Muslim Woman Superhero?

Who Is the Real Muslim Woman Superhero?

By Samina Ali By now, many of you know that Marvel Comic’s next Ms. Marvel will be Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old high school student from Jersey City who happens to be a Muslim. With the award-winning writer, G. Willow Wilson, penning her adventures, I’m confident Kamala Khan will be a welcome change from the usual,

‘Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World’, Seville

‘Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World’, Seville

By Julius Purcell Put a square on another square, rotate it, and you get an eight-point star. Put that star with others, and you get new stars and new squares. Set those into a lattice of multicoloured glass, like the 15th-century north African window in this new exhibition, and you get an object of prismatic,