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Basketball Legend: Islam Is Religion of Peace


WASHINGTON – A Muslim basketball legend has defended his comments after Chralie Hebdo attacks earlier this month, asserting that Islam is a religion of peace which extremists use as a mask to cover their crimes. "Islam is a religion of peace, Islam does not tolerate wanton murder,” basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told NBC “Meet The Press” on Sunday, January 25. ...

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The Blessings of the Lunar Calendar – By : Karima Burns


When Al-Bara' was asked, "Was the face of the Prophet (as bright) as a sword?" he answered, "No, but (as bright) as a moon” (Bukhari). When the Prophet was asked about those entering paradise, he responded, "The first batch (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like a full moon…" The Islamic calendar, based purely on lunar cycles, ...

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Deep Reflections on the Quran – Foreign Policy of Islam: Peace or War?


By Faysal Burhan Allah commanded the delivery of Idolaters seeking protection to their place of safety, not forcing them to take up Islam, even during fighting. Does Islam enact enmity against non-Muslims? Is the rule in Islam for any non-Muslim to either take up Islam or else the sword (war)? This write-up discusses what the ground rules of Islam ...

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The future belongs to Muslims

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Russia's Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov said that Muslims were closer to the teachings of Jesus than Christians. World Bulletin / News Desk In a sermon that reportedly took place in a church in Moscow on Sunday, Russia's Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov said the future belongs to the Muslims after comparing them to Christians. Recalling an experience shared with him by ...

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‘Why Islam’ Heading to Brazil


CAIRO – A leading American Muslim group has announced plans for a special da`wah mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the FIFA World Cup from June 12 through July 9, to provide accurate information about Islam to hundreds of thousands of football fans. Heading to Sao Paulo, WhyIslam, the largest grassroots da`wah project in North America, had many goals in ...

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Muslim Prayer, Adhan Enter Vatican


ROME – For the first time in history, Muslim prayer and adhan would be heard in the Vatican city after Pope Frances invited Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israel’s Shimon Perez for a peace prayer. "This is a moment to invoke God for the gift of peace. This is a pause in politics," Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, a Church official in ...

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Mother’s Day from an Islamic Perspective

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Question and answer details Name of Questioner:Dalia Reply date:     2014/05/11 Question:     Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. What is the Islamic stance on celebrating Mother’s Day; is there anything wrong in it according to Shari`ah? consultant:     Faysal Mawlawi consultant:     Yusuf Al-Qaradawi consultant:     `Abdul-Fattah `Ashoor Answer Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, ...

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The Mosque in Washington – The Untold Story of American Foreign Policy Unraveling at Home By Waleed Shahid


On June 28th, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower addressed a crowd of American and Muslim diplomats gathered at the Islamic Center of Washington’s inauguration. Speaking from under marble columns and turquoise floral tiles he declared that the United States held a “strong bond of friendship with the Islamic nations” and called for the “peaceful progress of all men under one God.” ...

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los secretos del coran

The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet. For others, it is a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. DECODING THE PAST: SECRETS OF THE KORAN probes the heart of the work that many ...

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