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How Muslims Are Using Sharia Law To Condemn ISIS

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

Nawaz breaking stereotypes through humour

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

Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

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

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

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

More Muslims rail against extremists

More Muslims rail against extremists

By Lori Hinnant In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun. This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked to

Local Muslim-Americans speak out against ISIS movement

Local Muslim-Americans speak out against ISIS movement

By Kaitlin Loukides POCATELLO, Idaho - As the U.S. continues fighting against the extremist military group known as ISIS, many Muslim-Americans in the Pocatello community want everyone to know the terrorist group is not a representation of their Islamic faith. Some say since the spark of the ISIS movement, there has been a new narrative of fear

How Does Islam Relate to Christianity and Judaism?

How Does Islam Relate to Christianity and Judaism?

By Gary Gutting This is the 11th in a series of interviews about religion that I am conducting for The Stone. The interviewee for this installment isSajjad Rizvi, a professor of Arab and Islamic studies at the University of Exeter and the author of “Mulla Sadra and the Later Islamic Philosophical Tradition.” Gary Gutting: How

Meet the First Woman To Design a Mosque

Meet the First Woman To Design a Mosque

By Matt Shaw Jackie Robinson did it in baseball. Barack Obama did it in politics. Valentina Tereshkova did it in space. And now, reports CNN, Zeynep Fadillioglu is the first female architect to design a mosque. Her Sakirin Mosque, in one of Istanbul’s oldest cemeteries, is a blend of traditional ornamental symbolism and refined, serene modernism. Of course,

Lifting the veil on Ireland’s fastest-growing religion

Lifting the veil on Ireland’s fastest-growing religion

By John Meagher Lorraine O’Connor has had to get used to the “go back to where you come from” taunts. They occur more frequently than she cares to think about – on the street, in the park, at the supermarket. But the Dubliner who proudly wears the Muslim headscarf, the hijab, every day never lets

City lives: Timbuktu’s leader of the faith is also its chief builder

City lives: Timbuktu’s leader of the faith is also its chief builder

By Alex Duval Smith Timbuktu’s clay-built Djinguereber mosque, commissioned in 1327 by emperor Musa I, is one of the most precious religious buildings in the world. Amid the extreme heat and sandstorms, its upkeep is an art in itself. The muezzin of Djinguereber is also its chief builder, a role inherited from his father. Mahamane