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Saluting Muslim American Patriots

Craig Considine | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Muslim Americans who have served in the U.S. military are an important reminder that Americans are not bound by religion, but by values that extend beyond their ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Iran Film Draws Criticism For Portraying The Prophet Muhammad

AP | Nasser Karimi | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) - Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer ...

Quick, Call Voltaire

Carlos Alberto Montaner | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Carlos Alberto Montaner

The worst fanaticism is religious fanaticism. It is based on absolute certainty. When someone is sure that he has God on his side, his hand doesn't waver. That's what we've just witnessed in Paris.

Avenging the Prophet Who Banned Revenges

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

This is not love. This is hate. The Prophet would be horrified at what is being done in his name to avenge disrespect to his honor.

Does Islam Really Forbid Images Of Muhammad?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion

Muslims the world over have strongly condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack against the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people...

5 Lessons From Prophet Muhammad to Stop Torture

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

It is not a lack of intelligence, but a lack of morality that permitted this barbaric act of torture to occur at all. The CIA, ISIS, and indeed the world at large can learn volumes about compassion, justice, mercy, and morality from Prophet Muhammad, the man who successfully brought peace to a warring world.

What Is True Islam?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Unfortunately, the ignorance to Islam that Megyn Kelly demonstrated interfered with her ability to hold a rational and just interview. Indeed, what is fair and balanced about inviting an anonymous puppet and taking his word as gospel, without any countering voice?

Jews and Muslims Share a Holy Week

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The fasting of Yom Kippur and the rejoicing of Eid Al-Adha/Kurban Bayram are two sides of a common legacy. Faced with ongoing violence, the self-examination of Jews on Yom Kippur and the happiness of Muslims at Eid Al-Adha/Kurban Bayram stand in repudiation of bitterness, prejudice, and incitement.

The Key to Defeating ISIS

Qasim Rashid | Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

ISIS is bad ideology and the best cure for bad ideas are better ideas. The obvious question, therefore, is does a superior version of Islam exist today and if so, where is it?

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.

Celebrating Lailat Al Miraj

Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Lailat al Miraj is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's nighttime journey from Mecca to the 'Farthest Mosque' in Jerusalem where ...

40 Days of Lights

James Brandon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brandon

Today marks the first day of Lent in most Western Christian denominations -- the beginning of a 40-day celebration within to reflect upon a desired sh...

Politician Gets Death Threats For Tweeting Cartoon Of Muhammad And Jesus

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.29.2014 | Religion

British Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Maajid Nawaz caused an uproar on Twitter after sharing a cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad greeting each other, al...

What Europe's Far-Right Parties Can Learn From Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Members of Europe's far-right parties can look to the great Muslim leaders for guidance in how to treat Muslims in their societies.

Film Reveals Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Wasn't In The Ring

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 12.01.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Christopher Plummer may be frozen in some filmgoers' memories as the noble-browed patriarch who made stern parenting and anti-Nazism se...

Why I Think Islamists Are Anti-Islam

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

The first Muslims, following after Muhammad, fought for a world where Islam was allowed, not imposed. The world they won was a world with religious liberty, not a world with one faith was forced on everyone else.

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

Egyptian Muslims Forget Muhammad's Letter to Christian Monks at Mt. Sinai

Craig Considine | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The attacks by some Egyptian Muslims on their fellow Egyptian Christian citizens is deplorable for the simple fact that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, would have condemned any violence towards Christians and people of non-Muslim faiths.

Rumi and Emerson: A Bridge Between the West and the Muslim World

Craig Considine | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Jalalud'din Rumi and Ralph Waldo Emerson's love for everyone and everything, regardless of who or what they were, shows that non-Muslims and Muslims are not as different as many people imagine.

A New Perspective of 'Jihad' in Christianity and Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The hype in America and abroad over "jihad" has brought me to consider the term through a Christian perspective. In this piece I seek to explore how forms of "jihad" are present in Christianity and pinpoint different ways of looking at "jihad" in Christian and Islamic texts.

7 Things About Prophet Muhammad: A Clarification

Qasim Rashid | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Hazleton has historically provided worthwhile analysis on Islam and Prophet Muhammad and should be commended and appreciated for doing so. In this piece, however, Hazleton commits a few errors.

Why (And How) Should Muslim Americans 'Celebrate' Christmas?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Muslims Americans: Go be a part of the joy of the season. But as you send your children to embrace the garbage collectors and adopt neglected families, remind them that we don't celebrate Christmas seeking worldly gain or social acceptance.

Al Qaeda Leader Calls For More Anti-Islam Film Protests

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | World

CAIRO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammad showed Washington was...

Innocence of Muslims - A Case For Civil Society

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
Tam Hussein

Freedom of consciousness is needed before democracy can ever flourish. Some critics believe that Arab media is one of the places where this can occur. Unfortunately, Arab media in its present state cannot be the agora of debate.