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Islamophobia: Surge revealed in anti-Muslim hate crimes

Islamophobia: Surge revealed in anti-Muslim hate crimes

By Tomas Jivanda Islamophobic hate crimes across Britain have risen dramatically this year, new figures have revealed. Hundreds of offences were perpetrated against the country’s Muslim population in 2013, with the Metropolitan police alone – Britain’s largest force – recording 500 Islamophobic crimes, compared with 336 incidents in 2012 and 318 in 2011. A large

Islamic Banks, Stuffed With Cash, Explore Partnerships in West

Islamic Banks, Stuffed With Cash, Explore Partnerships in West

By Nathaniel Popper A noted Muslim law scholar, Yusuf DeLorenzo, recently pored through the books of Continental Rail, a business that runs freight trains up and down the East Coast. Along with examining the company’s financial health, Mr. DeLorenzo sought to make sure that the rail cars didn’t transport pork, tobacco or alcohol. He was

The Tragedy of 9/11

Today, more than a decade later, the perception of Islam in America continues to be overshadowed by the events of 9/11, as apparent in right-wing rhetoric, the anti-Shariah campaign, and the various obstacles different mosques face. Many forget that the collective fabric of American lives was jolted that day – which include Muslims who call

Shariah: An Introduction

The final prophet of Islam, Muhammad, peace be upon him, began receiving revelations from God at the age of 40 in 610 C.E. Over the next 23 years, the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was gradually revealed which represents not only the spiritual fountainhead for Muslims but is also the foremost source for Shariah.

Islam to become Ireland’s second religion by 2043

Islam to become Ireland’s second religion by 2043

By Ralph Riegel ISLAM will become Ireland’s second religion within the next 30 years because of dramatic population growth and immigration. The revelation came as construction work is expected to begin next year on Ireland’s largest mosque. The Clongriffin centre, on Dublin’s northside, will be the largest Islamic religious complex in the State and will also

It’s OK to ask about my hijab

It’s OK to ask about my hijab

By Amal Ahmed One of the first rules we learn about interacting with other people is that some questions are off limits. Age, weight, income and other personal information are all taboo. You just can’t ask strangers, or sometimes even a friend, about these things. What about religion? When I started wearing the hijab, or

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

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