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The Hajj Comes to London

The Hajj Comes to London

Philip Seib LONDON — “Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam,” the exhibition at the British Museum that has drawn more than 80,000 visitors since it opened in late January is a remarkable achievement. First, it is glitz-free, relying on its intellectual content rather than the son et lumiere approach on which so many museums

Scouts launch outfits for Muslim girls

Scouts launch outfits for Muslim girls

The Scout Association has launched a new clothing range for Muslims in response to an increasing number of girls from the faith joining the organisation. A “hoodie dress” and a T-shirt dress, both with long sleeves, are to be made available for activities including abseiling and climbing, following requests from the Muslim community. The knee-length outfits feature

NYPD Muslim Surveillance Used In New Jersey Mosque Ad

NYPD Muslim Surveillance Used In New Jersey Mosque Ad

Samantha Henry NEWARK, N.J. — The leader of a New Jersey mosque that was listed in a secret NYPD surveillance report is using the incident to try and recruit new members and promote a more positive view of Muslims. Imam Mustafa El-Amin of Masjid Ibrahim in Newark ran an advertisement Thursday in The Star-Ledger newspaper

Arab-American National Museum

Arab-American National Museum

Anan Ameri There are an estimated 17,000 museums in the United States . They include institutions devoted to almost very conceivable historic period, artistic style and world culture. Some feature famous women and men, others famous objects, from airplanes to dinosaur bones. Still others collect flora and fauna from the rainforest to the Arctic tundra.

Arab-Americans in Detroit

Arab-Americans in Detroit

Bobby Ghosh To disprove the charge that Detroit is in terminal decline, Nafa Khalaf offers himself as Exhibit A. In 1999, when he co-founded his business, which builds water systems and other public works, “people were saying the city was dying,” Khalaf recalls. But since then, his firm, Detroit Contracting, has thrived and expanded. “You

Finding Islam

Dr. Laurence Brown There is a certain fascination with conversion stories, and for good reason. Frequently they involve dramatic life-altering events, sufficient to shock the convert out of the materialistic world and into the spiritual. Most who pass through such moments of trial and panic experience an overwhelming feeling of helplessness, and turn to their

Muslim group seeks to educate Houstonians on Islamic law

Muslim group seeks to educate Houstonians on Islamic law

By Lomi Kriel The way supporters of the conservative group Texas Eagle Forum see it, a growing number of U.S. Muslims are practicing “stealthy jihad,” secretly trying to impose their religious doctrine on Americans and form a parallel judicial system, one that could force women to wear burkas or even condone honor killings. Sharia, the legal,

How Islamic inventors changed the world

How Islamic inventors changed the world

1 The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia, when he noticed his animals became livelier after eating a certain berry. He boiled the berries to make the first coffee. Certainly the first record of the drink is of beans exported from Ethiopia to

Islam In America: Mosques See Dramatic Increase

Islam In America: Mosques See Dramatic Increase

By Jaweed Kaleem In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns against mosque construction projects and anti-Sharia legislation proposals in dozens of states. Despite such difficulties, a comprehensive survey of American mosque leaders released Wednesday reveals that the number of mosques in the

Not All Islam Is Radical Islam

Not All Islam Is Radical Islam

By Noah Fitzgerel “The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate.” When Newsweek published this sentence from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s “The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World” on February 6, the publication stooped to a new low. The article that Ms. Ali wrote was simply a well-worded rendition of an alarming new