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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:56+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:00+00:00 September 20th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

In midst of Ferguson violence, Islam teaches racial lessons

By Syed Rizvi Malcolm X once said, “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.” In the context of the aforementioned quote, Malcolm X addresses the point that western imperialism and the colonization of foreign lands led to the [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:01+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|
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