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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

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

By Sabeen Khan The Virgin Mary. Mary, the Pure. Mariam, upon whom be peace. This blessed woman’s life is evident through many stories and teachings. She has a prominent, significant, and revered role in the Quran and Islam. The story of the Blessed Mary is a truly beautiful one. She descended from the family of

A Point of View: Islamo-Christian Heritage

A Point of View: Islamo-Christian Heritage

By William Dalrymple In the week when Prince Charles has drawn attention to violence against Christians in the Middle East, William Dalrymple says it’s time to remember the “old and often forgotten co-habitation of Islam and Christianity”. “Christmas time is perhaps the proper moment to remember the long tradition of revering the nativity in the Islamic

Muslim ‘Last Supper’ Photo Offers Interfaith Tribute To Da Vinci’s Masterpiece

Muslim ‘Last Supper’ Photo Offers Interfaith Tribute To Da Vinci’s Masterpiece

By Yasmine Hafiz Fatima Ali and her group of Muslim friends host an annual Friendsgiving, and this year they decided to commemorate the occasion in an epic way. For this year’s family photo, shot by Atif Ateeq, they perfectly recreated Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” Ali told The Huffington Post, “For this year’s photo, we wanted to do

Canadian Police Approve Hijab Headscarf Uniform For Females

Canadian Police Approve Hijab Headscarf Uniform For Females

By Emily Thomas Female police officers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada will now be allowed to wear a hijab headscarf as part of their uniform. While the Edmonton Police Service says it does not have any requests for the hijab uniform, which covers the head and neck, the new design is part of the police unit’s attempt