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Islamic Culture

IslAmerica: The Trials of Islamic Converts in The United States

Michele Moses | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Michele Moses

Converts to any faith seem increasingly abnormal as the United States gravitates farther away from religion. Yet the number of Muslims in the United States is increasing.

WATCH: Muslim Women Have A Bone To Pick With Lady Gaga

Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion

A leaked Lady Gaga song called "Burqa" is causing controversy among the Muslim community for its sexualized lyrics about the body beneath the traditio...

High-tech Cultural Center Allows New Level of U.S.-Indonesian Exchange

Common Ground News Service | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Despite its minor downsides, @america is a representation of the United States' goodwill toward Indonesia. With more interaction and mutual understanding, the respectful relations between both countries could improve and lead to a more fruitful partnership.

Photo Series Explores Sexual Identity In Islamic Culture

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

Whether it be the public sphere or amongst private circles, issues of homosexuality or transsexuality often come into conflict with notions of moralit...

Islam: Giving Shelter To Those Who Seek Refuge

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

"Islamic law preserves the rights of refugees. In a society true to the Islamic laws, a refugee will most certainly enjoy the freedom, without the pressure of repatriating."

Ramadan Reflection Day 17: Developing Muslim Gentlemen Of Quality

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In the Quran, the prophet Abraham, peace be upon him, is referred to in Arabic as fata, a young, noble man who knows how to handle his responsibilities. His sense of integrity and commitment are remarkable.

Kinda Hibrawi and Her Modern Abstract Arabic Art

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nour Akkad

2011-01-05-art.jpg Hibrawi's ability to translate the rich meanings of Arabic script though her contemporary calligraphy surrounded by bright and vivid paint is exquisite.

Abdel Kareem Nabil, Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Slamming Islam, Released After 4 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Egyptian blogger jailed for four years for criticizing the Muslim faith and President Hosni Mubarak has been released, but sources say his first mo...