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Abraham(PBUH)–Father of Prophets

Father of Prophets
The birth of a Great Prophet
Abraham, peace be upon him (pbuh), was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon. His father Aazar was a well known idol sculptor that his people worshipped. As a young child, Abraham (pbuh) used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stones or

Central Jersey Muslim groups condemn Islamic extremism

By Bob Makin
The Franklin chapter of WHY-ISLAM hosted a symposium on “Renouncing Religious Extremism” on Nov. 1 to promote the accurate teachings of Islam.

WHY-ISLAM?, a project of Islamic Circle of North America, addresses a growing need for accurate information on Islam and Muslims, organizers said in a news release. Recent world events continue to paint a negative picture

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Bangladesh's walking librarian

Polkan Sarkar travels eight miles every day, getting books to those who cannot read in his community. 

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    Story of Moses in the Quran

    Saulat Pervez     Among the prophets mutually revered by Islam and Judaism is the prominent figure of Moses or Musa, peace be upon him (pbuh). A descendant of Joseph, also known as Yusuf, (pbuh), Moses played a definitive role in restoring freedom to the Israelites. While he encountered many victories, he also experienced hardships […]

Story of Moses in the Quran

Saulat Pervez

 

 

Among the prophets mutually revered by Islam and Judaism is the prominent figure of Moses or Musa, peace be upon him (pbuh). A descendant of Joseph, also known as Yusuf, (pbuh), Moses played a definitive role in restoring freedom to the Israelites. While he encountered many victories, he also experienced hardships in his life.

 
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    Islam and the Thanksgiving Turkey

    By Eliza Berman Bassam Tariq didn’t grow up eating turkey; his parents didn’t like it. On Thanksgiving, they’d roast chicken and call it a day. But now Tariq has a hundred customers relying on his East Village Halal butcher shop, Honest Chops, to purvey the staple in their holiday meals, and they’re not just expecting any […]

Islam and the Thanksgiving Turkey

By Eliza Berman
Bassam Tariq didn’t grow up eating turkey; his parents didn’t like it. On Thanksgiving, they’d roast chicken and call it a day. But now Tariq has a hundred customers relying on his East Village Halal butcher shop, Honest Chops, to purvey the staple in their holiday meals, and they’re not just expecting any turkey.
Each

By |November 25th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Quran Is Not for Muslims

    By Mike Ghouse The very first verse in Quran reads, “1:2 (Asad) All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds (that exist),” and the very last chapter opens with this line, “114:1 (Ali) Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,” and there is a whole lot […]

Quran Is Not for Muslims

By Mike Ghouse
The very first verse in Quran reads, “1:2 (Asad) All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds (that exist),” and the very last chapter opens with this line, “114:1 (Ali) Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,” and there is a whole lot in

By |November 19th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Unite At Saudi Conference To Condemn Islamic State

VIENNA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by jihadi militants such as Islamic State (IS) at a Saudi-backed conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity.

Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses of Iraq and Syria, declaring a

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Muhammad: A Prophet Like Unto Moses

By Dr. Jamal Badawi
In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses relays what God told him, “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (Moses), and will put My words in his mouth; and will speak unto them all that I shall command him.” First, note the phrase ‘from among their

By |November 17th, 2014|Common Ground, Comparative Religion|6 Comments

In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service

By Michelle Boorstein
Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday.

The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need overflow space. But organizers said Monday that

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    Jehron Muhammad: Black women and Islam

    By Jehron Muhammad “A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self Determination” is the name of Philadelphia-born Bayyinah S. Jeffries’ recent book. The title not only suggests the important contribution of black Muslim women to the advent of Islam in American society, but also […]

Jehron Muhammad: Black women and Islam

By Jehron Muhammad
“A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self Determination” is the name of Philadelphia-born Bayyinah S. Jeffries’ recent book. The title not only suggests the important contribution of black Muslim women to the advent of Islam in American society, but also the

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