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Here’s What Happens When You Compare Violence in the Quran to Violence in the Bible

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To the well-informed this staggering statistic should come as no surprise: Fifty-eight percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Islam. And with that comes a laundry list of misinformation about the faith's holy text, the Quran.  But a recent project by data analyst and research marketer Tom Anderson turns one common misconception on its head: that the Quran is read more

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Muslim chivalry: the higher ground for marriage

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In the literature discussing Futuwwa, which has been translated as Muslim chivalry, there is the story of a young man who was engaged to marry a particularly beautiful woman. Before the wedding day, his fiancée was afflicted with a severe case of chicken pox which left her face terribly disfigured. Her father wrote to him informing him of the situation read more

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Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

  New York – Speaking during a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola quoted the Holy Koran and defended Islam in a touching way. The American filmmaker, President of the nine-member Jury for the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival, answered a question about current events and cinema, in which he talked read more

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Death By Stoning; The Legal Process

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By Mass L. Usuf Remember the revulsion and disgust with which our society reacted to the gruesome murder of that angel ‘Seya’ last September. Suggestions for the punishment of the accused at that time ranged from decapitation, to killing by torture, to stoning to death like in the Middle East. The rage was all over their faces and the revengeful read more

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You are what you eat

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The Greatest Gift – The Human Body Diet plays a very important role in the daily life of a believer. There are many verses in the Noble Qur’ân which draw man’s attention towards his self and which invite him to carefully study his body and soul and the nature of their mutual relationship. By doing so, one will firstly find read more

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Palestine: blessed land of blessed people

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In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Abu Huraira narrates: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram (Makkah), the Mosque of Allah’s Apostle (Madeenah) , and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa (Jerusalem).” [Bukhari] A multitude of Prophets have lived, died and been buried in read more

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Mahram Chart for Men and Women in Islam

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A woman’s Mahram is a person whom she is never permitted to marry because of their close blood relationship (such as her father, grandfather, great-grandfather, etc., and her son, grandson, great-grandson, etc., her paternal and maternal uncles, her brother, brother’s son and sister’s son), or because because of radaa’ah or breastfeeding (such as the brother and husband of the woman read more

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Qur’anic Foundations of Muslim/Non-Muslim Relations By Jamal Badawi

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It should be noted from the beginning that the very term Islam implies that peace is the basis and the norm of Muslim/non-Muslim relations. Islam is derived from the Arabic root S-L-M, whose generic meaning includes the concepts of peace and submission. From a spiritual perspective, Islam may be defined as attaining peace through submission to Allah or the state read more

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