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Tory packs lunches for needy at Muslim Welfare Center

By |December 28th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Origin of Christmas (video)

Bio of Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick

Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick is a historian, social activist and religious leader of African and Native American descent. He has travelled to over 58 countries doing research and delivering lectures to various communities. His qualification in Islamic Studies comes from a BA from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia […]

By |December 26th, 2014|Christianity, Common Ground, Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)|2 Comments

The Osaka imam who represents Islam’s growth in Japan

IBARAKI, OSAKA PREF. – An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them.

Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, many of them established in former private homes.

Mohsen Bayoumy, […]

By |December 24th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

The number of Britons choosing Islam doubled in the past decade

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, with one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam, according to news source the Independent.

While previous estimates placed the number of Muslim converts between 14,000 and 25,000 an inter-faith think tank estimates the real figures […]

By |December 24th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Medina Charter of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Pluralism

By Sean William White
The Medina Charter serves as an example of finding resolution in a dispute where peace and pluralism were achieved not through military successes or ulterior motives but rather through respect, acceptance, and denunciation of war —aspects that reflect some of the basic tenets of the religion Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, […]

By |December 20th, 2014|Common Ground, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)|0 Comments

Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It's bigoted and Islamophobic.

By Max Fisher
There’s a certain ritual that each and every one of the world’s billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It’s a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a deranged self-styled sheikh named Man Haron Monis took […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Sydney cafe: Australians say to Muslims "I'll ride with you"

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash.

The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she’d seen a woman she presumed was Muslim silently removing her hijab while […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Sydney cafe: Australians say to Muslims "I'll ride with you"

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash.

The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she’d seen a woman she presumed was Muslim silently removing her hijab while […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Muhammad – What Manner Of Man Was He?

Imagine that someone at the office says that God speaks to him. At first we may think that he is not really serious. If he persists, we may wonder if he is truly sane. Or, could he be simply mischievous, trying to get us all worked-up over nothing? Or, might he be mendacious, lying for […]

Interfaith Action On Hunger: A Shared Obligation

J. Andreas Hipple
With more than 1 billion undernourished people – many of them children – across the globe, hunger is a problem that affects all religions and nationalities. The roots of hunger are as diverse as the communities that it affects; conflict, natural disaster, water shortages, disease, climate change, and, of course, poverty are among […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Charity, Common Ground, Society|0 Comments
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