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All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim

All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim

American and Muslim. To some, this might seem like the greatest oxymoron since military intelligence, or affordable housing, or…American Muslim. According to the essays compiled in this book, however, there at least forty-five men whose narratives prove that individuals can live and identify fully as both Muslim and American—without conflict. And apparently they’re not that

Jesus

Muslims respect and venerate Jesus, peace be upon him. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Quran re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation. At the same time, Islam teaches

Moses

Moses (Musa), peace be upon him, is a prophet mutually revered by Muslims, Christians, and Jewish people. God relates the story of Moses repeatedly throughout the Quran, His final revelation. While it is similar to the Biblical narrative, it also differs in some crucial places. The Quran chronicles his journey as an infant into the

Sharia History: A Timeline of 1,400 Years of Islamic Jurisprudence

Sharia History: A Timeline of 1,400 Years of Islamic Jurisprudence

Sadakat Kadri At a time when efforts to ban sharia law have been tabled in some two dozen states, it would be interesting to know what precisely their sponsors are hoping to prohibit — because their target has a 1,400-year history that extends deep into the realms of faith. When the Quran was first enunciated

The Islamophobia Industry Strikes in Kansas

The Islamophobia Industry Strikes in Kansas

Nathan Lean Just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Republican Governor Sam Brownback had a feeling he was not in Kansas anymore. At least not the Kansas that he once knew. His Sunflower State was teeming with unfamiliar creatures and though not tin-men or scarecrows or wicked witches, they were nonetheless outsiders and were

Shariah in the 2012 Presidential Race

Shariah in the 2012 Presidential Race

Leslie Schaffer The Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, have too often resorted to messages of fear to garner votes. Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum have all voiced concerns about the threat of “extremist Islam.” Gingrich has said, “Today Washington refuses to tell the truth about the war we are fighting. According to

Is The Bible More Violent Than The Quran?

Is The Bible More Violent Than The Quran?

Barbara Bradley Hagerty As the hijackers boarded the airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001, they had a lot on their minds. And if they were following instructions, one of those things was the Quran. In preparation for the suicide attack, their handlers had told them to meditate on two chapters of the Quran in which God

Muslim Funerals And Cemeteries Increase As Muslim Community Grows

Muslim Funerals And Cemeteries Increase As Muslim Community Grows

Tim Townsend ST. LOUIS (RNS) When Adil Imdad’s 28-year-old cousin died of cancer in Ohio two years ago, the family’s grief was compounded by the absence of Muslim ritual following her death. There was no imam nearby to handle the religious customs, no Muslim funeral director to supervise the washing of the body, no Muslim

Cartoonist’s Pen Leaves Mark Across Arab World

Cartoonist’s Pen Leaves Mark Across Arab World

By Isma’il Kushkush DOHA, Qatar — THERE are many players in a protest — the sign makers, the rabble rousers, the logisticians. And then there are the political cartoonists, who sketch the events unfolding on the streets and, if they are like Khalid Albaih, inspire even more tumult. Lanky, with thick glasses and a nerdy

Community Service Award for Interfaith Group

Community Service Award for Interfaith Group

By Krysta Huber After organizing service projects to help the homeless and hungry, a South Brunswick High School freshman was recognized by the state for his volunteer work as an interfaith group leader. Zain Bhayat of South Brunswick will receive the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Youth Community Service Award June 8 for cofounding Eleven