The Osaka imam who represents Islam’s growth in Japan

IBARAKI, OSAKA PREF. – An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them. Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, many of them [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:26+00:00 December 24th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

The number of Britons choosing Islam doubled in the past decade

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, with one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam, according to news source the Independent. While previous estimates placed the number of Muslim converts between 14,000 and 25,000 an inter-faith [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:26+00:00 December 24th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Medina Charter of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Pluralism

By Sean William White The Medina Charter serves as an example of finding resolution in a dispute where peace and pluralism were achieved not through military successes or ulterior motives but rather through respect, acceptance, and denunciation of war —aspects that reflect some of the basic tenets of the religion [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:26+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Common Ground, Muhammad, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)|

Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It’s bigoted and Islamophobic.

By Max Fisher There's a certain ritual that each and every one of the world's billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It's a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Sydney cafe: Australians say to Muslims "I'll ride with you"

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash. The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she'd seen a woman she presumed was [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Interfaith Action On Hunger: A Shared Obligation

J. Andreas Hipple With more than 1 billion undernourished people – many of them children – across the globe, hunger is a problem that affects all religions and nationalities. The roots of hunger are as diverse as the communities that it affects; conflict, natural disaster, water shortages, disease, climate change, [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:28+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Charity, Charity, Common Ground, Society|
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