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By |November 9th, 2014|Common Ground, Prophethood|39 Comments

ISIS says Islam justifies slavery – what does Islamic law say?

By Professor Bernard Freamon
In the past few months, the world has witnessed horrific accounts of the enslavement of thousands of innocent Yazidis and other religious minorities by ISIS partisans in Iraq and Syria.

In a recent article in its online English-language magazine, ISIS ideologues offered legal justifications for the enslavement of these non-Muslim non-combatants, stating that “enslaving

By |November 6th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Interfaith conference to focus on Tennessee issues related to Islam

By Heidi Hall
NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee is on a nearly seven-year streak of distinguishing itself on the national stage for its treatment of Muslims.

The reports began with the February 2008 arson of a Columbia mosque, continued with ongoing opposition to a new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and, this year, included a bill in the state legislature

By |November 6th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    How Do We Know God Exists?

    Dr. Jamal Badawi Even on a very fundamental level we find that throughout history there is a very strange phenomenon that people of different backgrounds, living in so many different parts of the world at different points in time, have always had this strong urge within themselves to look and to yearn for the Creator. […]

How Do We Know God Exists?

Dr. Jamal Badawi
Even on a very fundamental level we find that throughout history there is a very strange phenomenon that people of different backgrounds, living in so many different parts of the world at different points in time, have always had this strong urge within themselves to look and to yearn for the Creator. They

By |November 4th, 2014|Common Ground, God|43 Comments
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    Europe's Muslims feel under siege

    By Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet COPENHAGEN — On a continent where Muslim leaders are decrying a surge in discrimination and aggression, Alisiv Ceran is the terrorist who wasn’t. The 21-year-old student at the University of Copenhagen recently hopped on a commuter train to this stately Scandinavian city, his bag bulging with a computer printer. Feeling jittery about […]

Europe's Muslims feel under siege

By Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet
COPENHAGEN — On a continent where Muslim leaders are decrying a surge in discrimination and aggression, Alisiv Ceran is the terrorist who wasn’t.

The 21-year-old student at the University of Copenhagen recently hopped on a commuter train to this stately Scandinavian city, his bag bulging with a computer printer. Feeling jittery about a morning

By |November 2nd, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

I’m a Muslim with a beard. What’s so scary about that?

By Areeb Ullah
People stare. Sometimes, on the tube, they cross the carriage to create a space between us. There is something about me some people don’t like, or it makes them uneasy. It’s my beard.

My beard is about three and a half to four inches long now. I started growing it nearly a year ago;

By |November 2nd, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Original Sin

    By Dr. Laurence Brown The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in the mind” in Islam; to a […]

Original Sin

By Dr. Laurence Brown
The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in the mind” in Islam; to a Muslim,

By |October 31st, 2014|Christianity, Common Ground, Comparative Religion|0 Comments
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    CBC Ideas: Is Islam the 'green' religion?

    By David Gutnick Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words “Muslim” and “Islam” are often mentioned in the context of terrorism. But according to a world-renowned scholar, there’s another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington […]

CBC Ideas: Is Islam the 'green' religion?

By David Gutnick
Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words “Muslim” and “Islam” are often mentioned in the context of terrorism.

But according to a world-renowned scholar, there’s another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, believes Islam

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

Obama's Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He's Lived Up to His Cairo Speech

By Jessica Schulberg
When Obama came into office, he appointed Dalia Mogahed to his advisory council on faith-based partnerships and gave her a seemingly impossible task: improve Muslim perception of the United States. In 2009, the U.S. was fighting two wars in Muslim countries, imprisoning hundreds of Arab men without charge at Guantánamo Bay, and another

By |October 28th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Why Islam?

    By Dr Laurence Brown Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they consider […]

Why Islam?

By Dr Laurence Brown

Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they consider Islam.

Islam

By |October 25th, 2014|Common Ground, Spiritual Journeys|79 Comments