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The Miracle Of Iman During Ramadan

Arman Islam | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

Ramadan really brings out something in all of us, something that was always there. There's a good part of us that seems to always surface during the holy month. Ramadan should serve as a personal precedence. We should strive to always keep that inherent good within all of us a constant force in our actions and intentions.

God Is Living, So Why Does Religion Treat God As Dead?

Omar Naseef | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

When any religious person claims that a sacred text is "dead" -- in that the understanding of its meaning is fixed forever -- they are directly at odds with their own idea of a living, active God

How Climatic Stress Possibly Shaped Early Islam and the History of theMiddle East

Omar Sayfo | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Omar Sayfo

The Middle Eastern desert has been among the regions worst hit by desertification and drought brought on by climate changes ever since the Dark Ages Cold Period (300-700).

Warren's Last 2 Weeks in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 03.01.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 2/15/16 to 2/28/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them by boldly engaging the public ...

The Real Key To Success: Dua

Arman Islam | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

The ability to make dua is one of the things I love most about Islam. You can speak to the one who's in control of all that may cause you stress, whenever you want to.

Blasphemy

Martin Marty | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Martin Marty

What if reverence toward God and standards of respectful human communication are irretrievably lost? And what if awe and reverence are lost at a time when some sense of the Holy in the religions, toward nature and in human interactions, merits retrieval?

Islamic Teachings for Flourishing Societies

Hossein Askari | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Hossein Askari

While Muslims may still disagree on who among Prophet Mohammad's companions should have led the nascent Muslim community after his death, most Muslims...

Carson's Comments About a Muslim President Weren't Islamophobic

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Carson has said he would require any Muslim candidate for the presidency to address the question of sharia and explicitly renounce any belief in it. After such repudiation Carson would be quite willing to support a Muslim candidate. I suspect that most Americans, once made aware of the foregoing facts, would feel that way, including many Muslims.

Ramadan Reflection Day 8: Reflections Through Sickness

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In that moment I took a breath in, I felt more spiritually connected to God than I had ever before. The realization of a blessing is as simple as breathing.

9 Things You Should Know About the Women's Mosque of America -- and Muslim Women in General

M. Hasna Maznavi | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
M. Hasna Maznavi

Instead of being seen as a celebration of Muslim women, the Women's Mosque of America was erroneously being framed as a "liberation" from Muslim men.

When the "G" Word Doesn't Work

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Dennis Merritt Jones

Because they come from our heads (intellect) rather than our hearts, perhaps all words referring to God do nothing but get in the way, building a sense of separation from It. Perhaps Divinity lives so fully in our hearts as a feeling that the minute we name or label It something we automatically limit our experience of It by drawing boundaries around It.

Why Cartoonists Get Killed

James Heffernan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
James Heffernan

What happened in Paris surely reminds us of one thing: Pictures move us in ways that language cannot, and no matter how sophisticated we think we are, we will never fully control their impact.

The Muslim, the Christian, and the Bull

Leona Foxx | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Leona Foxx

"My mother is Orthodox Christian and my father is Muslim," said my new friend, Ismail.

Why Foreign Fighters Are Joining ISIL (Part 2)

Robert D. Onley | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Robert D. Onley

Whether ISIL fighters are "brain-washed" or self-inculcated via the internet, the ISIL brand of radical Islam is turning men into remorseless killers.

Why Foreign Fighters Are Joining ISIL

Robert D. Onley | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Robert D. Onley

The appeal of the Caliph's simple end times narrative forms the foundation of an Islamist movement which is driving men to commit unthinkable acts of murder, genocide and suicide attacks against strangers with different religious beliefs.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: A Love Supreme

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Growing up, my understanding of God was always tainted by a negative framing. Through Sunday schools and Friday sermons, I learned that God was watching me, but only later on in life I understood that God was watching over me-- two very different things.

Exploring Incredible Istanbul

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.

The Supreme Court Rules That Christianity Is Not Christian

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Supreme Court ruling is another giant leap toward theocracy. We are descending to new lows, where non-Christians are openly scorned, made to stand up in public to be identified as outcasts.

Interview on Scholar's Spiritual Journey Into Islam and the Life of Prophet Muhammad

Craig Considine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

"If I could give one piece of advice to Christians and Muslims worldwide it would be that peace is possible, although it is not always profitable."

The Quran of Pacifists and the Quran of Warmongers

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Akbar Ganji

The fundamentalists have transformed the Quran to a book for war and terrorism. But, the pacifists and those who love peace invoke human dignity, peace, justice, and the Prophet as an exemplar of grace, and present a peace-loving interpretation of the Quran.

Besmirching Allah's Name By Trying to Protect It

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

I'm fully convinced that the Malaysian court's decision runs counter to the core values and spirit of Islam. Moreover, I call on the Malaysian high court when it hears the appeal on February 24, to correct what I believe is a tragic mistake.

Anyone Can Say 'Allah', Not Only Muslims

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Such a decision cannot be accepted and defended even if it was directed at one newspaper or a single person. This decision, which is completely against Islam, a religion of peace and brotherhood, must be reversed and there must be freedom of expression for everyone.

Four Reasons Why You Are Probably Not Going to Hell

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.