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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

A Muslim View on Respecting Life

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

Story of Moses in the Quran

Story of Moses in the Quran

Saulat Pervez Among the prophets mutually revered by Islam and Judaism is the prominent figure of Moses or Musa, peace be upon him (pbuh). A descendant of Joseph, also known as Yusuf, (pbuh), Moses played a definitive role in restoring freedom to the Israelites. While he encountered many victories, he also experienced hardships in his

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By Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored university and my alma mater, has withdrawn its offer to give an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.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

Islam Explained

Islam Explained

877-Why-Islam Brochure. Islam completes the long chain of guidance from God to humanity. Meticulously preserved and thoroughly documented, Islam’s message has a familiar resonance, owing to its shared history and common values, with Abrahamic religions. Additionally, Islam reiterates a return to basic principles of faith: belief in one God, righteous living, and faith in the

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 down

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

At Phillips Exeter, a World of Religious Diversity

At Phillips Exeter, a World of Religious Diversity

By Mark Oppenheimer EXETER, N.H. — “Money, prestige, success — they have become slave masters,” Milton Syed, a slight 18-year-old from the Bronx, told his audience. He was wearing a necktie with his collared shirt, as required by the dress code here at Phillips Exeter Academy, alma mater of Daniel Webster and Franklin Pierce, of Gore