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Daliah Merzaban The other day I scheduled a long-overdue appointment for a dental cleaning. I had called a few days in advance and arranged for an early-morning slot so that I could arrive in the office before the workload got too heavy. Leaving my apartment about 35 minutes before the appointment, I imagined I left
Rabbi Levi Welton “The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion.” — Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Whether its jihadi terrorists, crusading rapists or holy conquerors, it seems that our history is replete with great religions creating great suffering. As peace talks between the
Amer Aldeen Even without Rolling Stone’s ill-advised cover, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to haunt the entire nation (especially Boston) for some time. But it’s worth noting how quickly the media turned this ordinary college-going teenager, who was quite literally Caucasian, into something more dangerously foreign – a Muslim – after he committed a heinous act
In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Muhammadp, the final prophet of Islam, is widely considered one of the most influential men in history. Today, nearly one fourth of the world’s population follows the message he delivered. Despite Muhammadp’s lasting influence, many misconceptions continue to surround his persona and his teachings.
According to Islam, God created humans for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. In order to convey the purpose of their existence to humans, God sent clear and practical instructions through His prophets. Muslims believe that a prophet was selected for every nation at
By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic Whether a case of divine intervention or just fortuitous programming, PBS begins airing “The Life of Muhammad,” a three-part explanation of the history of Islam, on Tuesday, the same day Al Jazeera America makes its debut on the channel formerly known as Current TV. It’s a coincidence that only intensifies the PBS
Swedish women have been posting photos of themselves in traditional Muslim headscarves in solidarity with a woman attacked apparently for wearing a veil. Among the protesters from various faiths were politicians and TV hosts. The “hijab outcry” campaigners urged the government to “ensure that Swedish Muslim women are guaranteed the right to… religious freedom”. The
Importance of Self Improvement in Islam Amira Esseghir Islam is a way of life that teaches Muslims to focus on bettering themselves by following the Quran, the holy book of Islam, and the teachings of the final prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once said, “Truly I was sent as a
By Bernd Debusmann MEXICO CITY – When Moroccan national Said Louahabi arrived in Mexico City in 1994, he and fellow Muslims had to attend religious services at the Pakistani embassy because there were no mosques or Islamic centers. “I started looking for Muslims and a mosque when I first arrived,” Louahabi, an English teacher, told
By Alissa J. Rubin ROUBAIX, France — Wearing head scarves and long skirts, the women glide along the faded back streets of this poor French town as they make their way to the mosque to hear the last prayer of the evening. Like their husbands and brothers, fathers and sons, they feel at home here.