Place of Abraham in Islam, Christianity, Judaism

Faith, Sacrifice, Commitment and Patience. These are just some of the qualities that characterize Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham as he is called in English (peace be upon him). So it should come as no surprise that he is revered not just in Islam, but in Christianity and Judaism as [...]

In France’s Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear

By Lauren Frayer When Lassana Bathily escaped from a Paris supermarket that was under siege, police at first thought he was the assailant. They forced him to the ground and handcuffed him. Bathily, 24, is an immigrant from Mali, with the same skin color as the gunman for whom police [...]

2017-12-19T19:26:44+00:00January 13th, 2015|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths|

Slain officer’s family warns against viewing all Muslims as extremists

The family of one of the police officers murdered in Wednesday’s assault by Islamist extremists on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris has appealed to the public not to blame all Muslims for the attack. Ahmed Merabet, himself a Muslim, was one of the 17 victims of a three-day [...]

2019-01-14T22:04:24+00:00January 13th, 2015|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths|

Europe: Sicily

The Emirate of Sicily The Emirate of Sicily, located in the south of Italy, was a part of the larger Islamic Empire from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, under a variety of rulers. Under Muslim administration, Sicily flourished: its population doubled, people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00January 10th, 2015|Europe, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|

Prayer

God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr. Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr. The late part of the afternoon: Asr. Just after sunset: Maghrib. Late evening: Isha.   Prayer sets the rhythm of the day This prayer timetable [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00January 9th, 2015|Five Pillars of Islam, On Faith|

Two Muslim groups’ donations to help pay for water bills

By Mark Hicks Two Muslim groups are contributing $100,000 to efforts aimed at helping Detroit residents with their water bills. The Michigan Muslim Community Council and Islamic Relief USA are donating the money to the Detroit Water Fund — a partnership between the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and the [...]

2017-12-19T19:27:35+00:00January 7th, 2015|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths|
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