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Ask a Muslim: Students encourage questions to promote understanding

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By Oona Goodin-Smith, Oakland University  “Free chocolate!” echoed through the lobby of Oakland University’s South Foundation Hall late last week. “We started with donuts, but so many people came that we ran out,” explained Muslim Student Association President Sumayya Master. “Sometimes people are shy, but we thought if there was food they’d come — and they did.” The table’s handmade ...

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Singing & Music in Islam – Halal, Haram or Middle Ground?


By Asiff Hussein A topic that still has many Muslims confused is whether singing and music is permissible or prohibited. Many charismatic Muslim speakers today in the rhetorical cherry-picking style of America’s evangelical preachers often take a one-sided view of the issue, and typically rant against musical entertainment in any form. People like Abdul Raheem Green belong to this category ...

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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 ...

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Muslim chivalry: the higher ground for marriage


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 ...

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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 ...

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Death By Stoning; The Legal Process


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 ...

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You are what you eat


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 ...

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Palestine: blessed land of blessed people


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 ...

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