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Islamic Banks, Stuffed With Cash, Explore Partnerships in West

Islamic Banks, Stuffed With Cash, Explore Partnerships in West

By Nathaniel Popper A noted Muslim law scholar, Yusuf DeLorenzo, recently pored through the books of Continental Rail, a business that runs freight trains up and down the East Coast. Along with examining the company’s financial health, Mr. DeLorenzo sought to make sure that the rail cars didn’t transport pork, tobacco or alcohol. He was

Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening

Mahbubur Rahman We, human beings, of past, present and future, are in absolute need of Divine grace and the opportunity to earn His pleasure. Our human power — no matter how great — can’t give us immortality and eternal bliss. With or without our consent, we are heading to the clutches of death. But as

The Tragedy of 9/11

Today, more than a decade later, the perception of Islam in America continues to be overshadowed by the events of 9/11, as apparent in right-wing rhetoric, the anti-Shariah campaign, and the various obstacles different mosques face. Many forget that the collective fabric of American lives was jolted that day – which include Muslims who call

Shariah: An Introduction

The final prophet of Islam, Muhammad, peace be upon him, began receiving revelations from God at the age of 40 in 610 C.E. Over the next 23 years, the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was gradually revealed which represents not only the spiritual fountainhead for Muslims but is also the foremost source for Shariah.

Islam to become Ireland’s second religion by 2043

Islam to become Ireland’s second religion by 2043

By Ralph Riegel ISLAM will become Ireland’s second religion within the next 30 years because of dramatic population growth and immigration. The revelation came as construction work is expected to begin next year on Ireland’s largest mosque. The Clongriffin centre, on Dublin’s northside, will be the largest Islamic religious complex in the State and will also

It’s OK to ask about my hijab

It’s OK to ask about my hijab

By Amal Ahmed One of the first rules we learn about interacting with other people is that some questions are off limits. Age, weight, income and other personal information are all taboo. You just can’t ask strangers, or sometimes even a friend, about these things. What about religion? When I started wearing the hijab, or

Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Dr. Jamal Badawi The main reference for Muslims is the Quran as the last scripture and the last revelation of God that remains intact. In the Quran, it says, “And remember Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O children of Israel! I am the Apostle of God sent to you confirming the Torah, which came

My Five Fs (+1) for Fulfilment

My Five Fs (+1) for Fulfilment

Daliah Merzaban I have been thinking lately about what brings me fulfilment in life, and I discovered that the key components of my general satisfaction and happiness at this moment in time could be summed up in five words, all of which start with the letter F. So below I outline a list of myFIVE

Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

By Helen Pidd It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford‘s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest subscriptions paid

Cleveland Museum Acquires a Collection of Indian Islamic Art

Cleveland Museum Acquires a Collection of Indian Islamic Art

By Randy Kennedy The Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday announced that it had acquired of one of the most important collections still in private hands of Deccan and Mughal painting from India’s major Islamic courts of the 16th century through the late 18th century. The collection, amassed over 50 years by Ralph Benkaim, a