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What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

Zaid Shakir When we talk about Islamic education and our children, the discussion usually revolves around strictly academic issues related to technical aspects of curriculum development, testing standards and methodologies, balancing between secular and religious education, and similar concerns. Sometimes we miss the greater objective of an Islamic education. That objective, in terms of what

Visitors Fault Sept. 11 Museum’s Portrayal of Islam

Visitors Fault Sept. 11 Museum’s Portrayal of Islam

By Sharon Otterman After the vivid audio recordings, diagrams and personal artifacts that take visitors minute by minute through the Sept. 11 attacks, and before the images of recovery workers combing through rubble, a small section of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is devoted to explaining Al Qaeda and terrorism. A seven-minute video installation narrates a

Muslim Leaders Condemn Boko Haram In Letter Led By Representatives Ellison And Carson

Muslim Leaders Condemn Boko Haram In Letter Led By Representatives Ellison And Carson

By Yasmine Hafiz Today, Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Representative André Carson (D-In.) led American Muslim leaders in a call to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau that slammed the recent kidnappings of Nigerian schoolgirls that have generated an international outcry. Ellison and Carson are the only Muslim members of Congress, and they condemned the actions that

Hunger: Our Responsibility and Ultimate Reality!

Hunger: Our Responsibility and Ultimate Reality!

By Mahbubur Rahman For the first time in human history, the number of people suffering from chronic hunger has reached one billion! Today, one out of every six persons in the world is starving. According to a UN report, about 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. More unfortunately, it is children

Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

By Dr. Chris Allen Here’s a controversial statement: the recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It’s just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don’t have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now

NUS condemns ‘anti-Islam’ group Student Rights

NUS condemns ‘anti-Islam’ group Student Rights

By Reyhana Patel In a move that will be welcomed by many, the National Union of Students (NUS) yesterday passed a motion condemning the activities of the increasingly controversial group Student Rights. The decision comes as a result of resolutions passed at seven student union branches across Britain calling for a public condemnation of the

Character in Islam: An Introduction

Character in Islam: An Introduction

By Nageen Khan An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. While acts of worship hold great significance, Islam is a way of life. Everything in a Muslim’s life, including manners and personality, should be in line with Islam. Thus, proper Islamic values and traits are extremely important, not to mention

Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of halal food

Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of halal food

By Carla Power In the Cherwell valley, on a quiet country lane just outside Oxford, lies a pioneer outpost of Britain’s halal food industry. Beside the swells of green where the Cotswolds begin is Willowbrook Farm, where Lutfi and Ruby Radwan and their five children raise animals as the Qur’an and the prophet Muhammad intended. For

50 Actual Facts That Challenge What You’ve Been Told About Muslims

50 Actual Facts That Challenge What You’ve Been Told About Muslims

By Laila Alawa Muslims.  If you’re Pamela Geller, Bill Maher or Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then you’re most likely obsessed with stereotyping them, stirring fears about them and making blanket statements about a rather large and varied group of people. And if you look to the mainstream media, it might be easy to see why this oversimplified version of Islam

Islamic Banks: Sailing Smoothly in Troubled Waters

Islamic Banks: Sailing Smoothly in Troubled Waters

Aftab Ahmad At a time when economic observers are worried about the threat of a new global financial crisis and global credit rating agencies have brought down credit ratings of giant financial institutions such as the Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley etc, it may be amazing to see that Islamic banks,