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Nawaz breaking stereotypes through humour

By Ahsley Martin
Zarqa Nawaz passes out at the sight of blood.

It’s not a trait that bodes well for a doctor. But the pipette incident that left her woozy on the floor during medical school didn’t faze her. Nawaz was going to be an OB/GYN.

“Not in a million, gazillion years if you had told me when […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Latin America: Historical Legacy

    By Saulat Pervez Muslim astronomers and mariners guided Columbus It is a known fact that Muslim Europeans of the Middle Ages were far more advanced than their non-Muslim counterparts, thanks to the Golden Ages of Spain and Sicily under Muslim rule. Yet, many people forget that Muslim astronomers and mariners played an important role in […]

Latin America: Historical Legacy

By Saulat Pervez
Muslim astronomers and mariners guided Columbus
It is a known fact that Muslim Europeans of the Middle Ages were far more advanced than their non-Muslim counterparts, thanks to the Golden Ages of Spain and Sicily under Muslim rule. Yet, many people forget that Muslim astronomers and mariners played an important role in the discovery […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Latin America, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    A Muslim View on Respecting Life

    By Suzy Ismail Life’s fragility should remind us of the greatness of God, and the goodness of God’s creation should inspire us to respect life. Adapted from remarks made in the Princeton University Chapel for Respect Life Sunday. In a world preoccupied with material wealth and convenience, the gift of life is often minimized and […]

A Muslim View on Respecting Life

By Suzy Ismail
Life’s fragility should remind us of the greatness of God, and the goodness of God’s creation should inspire us to respect life.
Adapted from remarks made in the Princeton University Chapel for Respect Life Sunday.

In a world preoccupied with material wealth and convenience, the gift of life is often minimized and sometimes forgotten altogether. […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Character, Social Ties|1 Comment
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    Festival of The Sacrifice

    Azra Awan Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham [pbuh]1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: the culmination of the Hajj (or […]

Festival of The Sacrifice

Azra Awan
Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham 1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: the culmination of the Hajj (or pilgrimage […]

By |October 6th, 2014|On Faith, Pilgrimage|0 Comments
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    Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

    By Saulat Pervez This weekend, Muslims across North America and the rest of the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the legacy of Prophet Abraham and his son, Prophet Ishmael. According to the Quran, the book Muslims revere as God’s revealed word, God commanded Abraham to take his wife, Hagar, and […]

Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

By Saulat Pervez
This weekend, Muslims across North America and the rest of the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the legacy of Prophet Abraham and his son, Prophet Ishmael. According to the Quran, the book Muslims revere as God’s revealed word, God commanded Abraham to take his wife, Hagar, and their son, […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Hajj 2014, Islam's Pilgrimage To Mecca: Facts, History And Dates Of The Muslim Holiday

What is Hajj?
The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world’s largest gatherings, as hundreds of thousands of people flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to participate in one of Islam’s five pillars of faith. Muslims from all over the world will gather together for five days to pray as one community, celebrating their history and […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Universal Lessons of Hajj

    Faisal Kutty Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam. Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” It is the […]

Universal Lessons of Hajj

Faisal Kutty
Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam.

Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” It is the last of […]

By |October 5th, 2014|On Faith, Pilgrimage|0 Comments

Strength Through Character: Why the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is Important to All of Mankind

By Osman Shaheen
Many of the problems facing people in today’s world can be traced to a lack of adherence to moral values. From murder to embezzlement, the number and size of criminal activities have increased exponentially in the last five decades. One needs only to turn on the local evening news to become aware of […]

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    More Muslims rail against extremists

    By Lori Hinnant In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun. This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked to […]

More Muslims rail against extremists

By Lori Hinnant
In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun.

This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked to the Islamic […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Local Muslim-Americans speak out against ISIS movement

By Kaitlin Loukides
POCATELLO, Idaho – As the U.S. continues fighting against the extremist military group known as ISIS, many Muslim-Americans in the Pocatello community want everyone to know the terrorist group is not a representation of their Islamic faith.

Some say since the spark of the ISIS movement, there has been a new narrative of fear that has […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments