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In Hollywood, The Actor Who Gives The Call To Prayer

In Hollywood, The Actor Who Gives The Call To Prayer

By John Burnett   It is said, in Los Angeles, that Abdulwahab Benyoucef’s call to prayer is so lovely and so clarion that Muslims come to the mosque just to hear him. About three times a week, the Algerian actor — who has shortened his name to Ben Youcef — comes here in his traditional

Ramadan Reflection Day 15: A Conduct That Is Quranic in Nature — The Qur’an on Good Character

Ramadan Reflection Day 15: A Conduct That Is Quranic in Nature — The Qur’an on Good Character

By Imam Khalid Latif Ramadan is the month in which it is said the Qur’an was revealed to mankind. Like most scripture, the Qur’an is essentially providing principles, commands, prohibitions, and parables to its reader for the purpose of elevating and moving them closer towards God. To me, one of the most remarkable aspects of

Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market As Muslims Talk Of Growing Commercialization

Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market As Muslims Talk Of Growing Commercialization

By Jaweed Kaleem Growing up in a mostly Christian neighborhood in southern Virginia in the 1970s and 1980s, Raana Smith remembers feeling “lacking” around the holidays. While friends frolicked at Easter Egg hunts and got giddy over the presents under their Christmas trees each December, her Muslim family’s traditions didn’t translate well into toys or

Ramadan Cute Kids Light Up The Holy Month

Ramadan Cute Kids Light Up The Holy Month

By Yasmine Hafiz Ramadan is a time for introspection and soul-searching as believers embark on a month long fast. However, the holy month is not just about physical and mental discipline — it’s also a time of celebration and family. These little kids show the lighter side of the holiday with their adorable antics. [See

Live From Mecca, It’s Ramadan

Live From Mecca, It’s Ramadan

By Bill Chappell Live streaming views of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia that is closed to virtually all non-Muslim visitors, are playing online, depicting pilgrims’ visits for the holy month of Ramadan. The video shows the faithful performing prayers and circumambulation around the Kaaba, the sacred cube at the

When Is Ramadan 2013?

When Is Ramadan 2013?

This year, Ramadan falls on Tuesday, July, 9. For a month, Muslims in Canada and around the world will take part in a fasting ritual that will last for 30 days and end on Wednesday, August, 7. Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, the religious holiday was created as a Holy Month after the first

Channel Four to broadcast Ramadan prayer call

Channel Four to broadcast Ramadan prayer call

The head of Channel Four’s factual programming has explained the decision to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning throughout Ramadan. Ralph Lee told the Radio Times it would act as a form of provocation aimed at those associating Islam with extremism. He also suggested that Ramadan was of more interest to viewers than

More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

By The Editorial Board The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice Department, which announced last year that it intended to review the program. The disclosure also raised troubling questions about whether the city was violating a federal court order that

Can We Imagine the Life of a Terrorist?

Can We Imagine the Life of a Terrorist?

By Robert F. Worth A decade ago, suicide bombings were still rare events. The political scientist Robert Pape counted a global total of 315 attacks from 1980, when they were first established as a modern terrorist method, through 2003. In the following two years, that number doubled. Today, the total is more than two thousand,

The 99: Islamic superheroes going global

The 99: Islamic superheroes going global

From Neil Curry and Jenny Soffel, for CNN (CNN) – Editor’s note: Watch CNN’s TV theme week Comic Book Heroes from June 10-17 on World Report, CNN Newstream and I-desk. Ten years ago a Kuwaiti graduate from an American business school took a cab ride through London. By the end of the journey he had formed an idea which would spread