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    Latinos Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

    By Carolyn Presutti MIAMI — Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the organization whyIslam.org, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And according to Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), a group that promotes Latino conversions, a little more than half of new converts are female. [Read more and see […]

Latinos Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

By Carolyn Presutti
MIAMI — Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion.

According to the organization whyIslam.org, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino.

And according to Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), a group that promotes Latino conversions, a little more than half of new converts are female.

By |October 23rd, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

NFL Films Present Husain Abdullah

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A ‘Homeland’ We Pakistanis Don’t Recognize

By Bina Shah

KARACHI, Pakistan — When I heard that the fourth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” would be set in Pakistan and Afghanistan, I awaited its season premiere with anticipation and trepidation. A major American television show would be portraying events set in my country, but I knew those events would be linked to the only thing that

By |October 17th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

What do Muslims think about Jesus (PBUH)?

 

 

Muslims respect and venerate Jesus Christ. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Qur’an re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation. As the Quran says:

“Behold! the angel said: ‘God has

By |October 15th, 2014|Christianity, Common Ground, Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)|22 Comments

At 17, Malala becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history

By Amar Toor
Kailash Satyarthi and 17-year-old Malala Yousafzay have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the decision at a press conference today in Oslo. Satyarthi, an Indian, and Yousafzay, from Pakistan, will

By |October 14th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

How An Illinois Mom Converted To Islam And Found Peace And Joy During Her Very First Hajj

Kristin Szremski is a 53-year-old mom from Palo Hills, Illinois. Born into a Missouri-Synod Lutheran family, she first converted to Catholicism before finding her place in Islam. This year, Szremski was one of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who were drawn to Mecca between October 2 – 7 to complete the fifth pillar of

By |October 14th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|1 Comment
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    How Muslims Are Using Sharia Law To Condemn ISIS

    By Ben Winsor Islamic scholars and Muslim leaders around the world have come together to condemn ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, issuing a letter accusingBaghdadi of failing to respect key tenants of the Islam. The letter, signed by 126 Muslims, offers an academic rebuke of Baghdadi’s interpretation of Islam, which the leader has claimed is the basis […]

How Muslims Are Using Sharia Law To Condemn ISIS

By Ben Winsor
Islamic scholars and Muslim leaders around the world have come together to condemn ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, issuing a letter accusingBaghdadi of failing to respect key tenants of the Islam.

The letter, signed by 126 Muslims, offers an academic rebuke of Baghdadi’s interpretation of Islam, which the leader has claimed is the basis for founding

By |October 8th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|1 Comment

Nawaz breaking stereotypes through humour

By Ahsley Martin
Zarqa Nawaz passes out at the sight of blood.

It’s not a trait that bodes well for a doctor. But the pipette incident that left her woozy on the floor during medical school didn’t faze her. Nawaz was going to be an OB/GYN.

“Not in a million, gazillion years if you had told me when

By |October 8th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

    By Saulat Pervez This weekend, Muslims across North America and the rest of the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the legacy of Prophet Abraham and his son, Prophet Ishmael. According to the Quran, the book Muslims revere as God’s revealed word, God commanded Abraham to take his wife, Hagar, and […]

Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

By Saulat Pervez
This weekend, Muslims across North America and the rest of the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the legacy of Prophet Abraham and his son, Prophet Ishmael. According to the Quran, the book Muslims revere as God’s revealed word, God commanded Abraham to take his wife, Hagar, and their son,

By |October 5th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Hajj 2014, Islam's Pilgrimage To Mecca: Facts, History And Dates Of The Muslim Holiday

What is Hajj?
The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world’s largest gatherings, as hundreds of thousands of people flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to participate in one of Islam’s five pillars of faith. Muslims from all over the world will gather together for five days to pray as one community, celebrating their history and

By |October 5th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments