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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

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

Boston Marathon’s Muslim Runners To Play A Critical Role In Shattering Stereotypes

Boston Marathon’s Muslim Runners To Play A Critical Role In Shattering Stereotypes

By Omar Sacirbey (RNS) Ask Jalon Fowler, a 38-year-old IT specialist for John Hancock Financial Services, what advice she would give to two Muslim friends who will each be running their first Boston Marathon, and this Muslim convert is happy to opine. “Go easy; stay relaxed,” Fowler said. “Make sure you get to 17 in

Barefoot man given fellow rider’s shoes

Barefoot man given fellow rider’s shoes

By David P. Ball VANCOUVER — A bus driver has had his faith in people restored after witnessing a rider wearing plastic bags instead of shoes given a surprising gift this holiday weekend — a stranger’s own shoes and socks. The “soul-touching” interaction Saturday on the No. 341 route, according to Surjit Singh Virk, a

Brandeis Gets It Right on Islam

Brandeis Gets It Right on Islam

By Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored university and my alma mater, has withdrawn its offer to give an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. As reported in The New York Times and elsewhere, Brandeis changed its mind eight days after announcing the honor to Ms. Hirsi Ali, who was born in Somalia and served

School exam timetables should avoid clashes with Ramadan, teachers say

School exam timetables should avoid clashes with Ramadan, teachers say

By Rebecca Ratcliffe Exam chiefs should review the GCSE and A-level timetables to avoid clashes with Ramadan that could jeopardise Muslim students’ grades, teachers have warned. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is marked by Muslims across the world with fasting from sunrise to sunset. From 2014, the 30-day period will fall progressively more in

Prophets: An Introduction

Prophets: An Introduction

Dr. Jamal Badawi   Believing in prophets is part and parcel of being a Muslim.  It is documented in the Quran that belief in all the prophets is obligatory on every Muslim.  It specifically says, “So [you believers], say, ‘We believe in God and in what was sent down to us and what was sent

Alabama, You saw him before he was a star: NYU imam featured in Chelsea Clinton’s documentary

Alabama, You saw him before he was a star: NYU imam featured in Chelsea Clinton’s documentary

By Kay Campbell HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville interfaith activists: You met Imam Khalid Latif before he was a star. Now the Muslim chaplain at New York University who spoke in Huntsville, Ala., as a guest of the Interfaith Mission Service in 2009, is one of two religious leaders featured in “Of Many,” a new documentary produced by Chelsea