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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.

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.

Democratized Media Meets the Arab Political Awakening

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

Welcome to our new world, where no one is in control -- neither the West of its social media nor Arab rulers of their liberated subjects. This is a combustible mix.

Muslim Mobs Insult Muhammad's Legacy

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

How can we expect non-Muslims to believe that Islam is a religion of peace, when Muslim mobs around the world make liars of us all, Muhammad included? Those mobs of angry Muslims are ignorant of his legacy.

Ramadan Reflection Day 19: Prophet Muhammad, The Most Perfect Man

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

To me, the Prophet Muhammad is someone to look up to. Prophet Muhammad embodies a sense of compassion and mercy towards others that is hard to find in much of the world today.

Which Muslim Leader Is The Real Champion Of Peace?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

With the Muslim world erupting in chaos from the Libyan shores of Bin Ghazi to the tribal areas of Pakistan, this yearning for peace is becoming a global phenomenon.

What's Wrong With Evangelism And How We Can Save It?

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

But is it possible that God put us here, not to recreate other believers in our own images, but instead to live and learn and grow alongside them not despite our differences, but because of them?

The Legacy Of Mercy: Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

Imam Mohamed Magid | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Imam Mohamed Magid

Let us be beacons of hope, mercy, love, justice and freedom in dark times. Be the light of hope in a sea of darkness. Let us all leave a legacy of mercy on this earth, just as Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) did.

Prophet Mohammad Tweets May Result In Trial For Saudi Writer

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion

(Adds Malaysian comment on extradition) * Hamza Kashgari's comments seen as blasphemy in homeland * Deported by Malaysia...

Magazine Posts An Even More Outrageous Muhammad Cartoon

Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

Last week, the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed after printing a controversial cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad with the...

'Muslim' Nations And The Problem Of Christian Persecution

Qasim Rashid | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Muslims were specifically admonished to respect and honor Egyptian Christians. Quite obviously, Egyptian Coptic Christian persecution stands in stark contrast to Prophet Muhammad's guidance.

"Death is Your Destination"--Steve Jobs

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The Buddha said, "Death is your guru; let it teach you." What could death teach us?

Don't Kill The Apostate Yosef Nadarkhani

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Now that the 11th branch of Iran's Gilan Provincial Court has declared that Nadarkhani belong to a Muslim family and therefore must recant his Christian faith, he could be executed within a week.

Islamic Reasons Why The Syrian President Must Go

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Crushing a largely peaceful protest with brutal force by the Syrian regime during Ramadan illustrates a larger point; the hypocrisy of variegated Muslim dictators.

Ramadan Reflection Day 9: Forgiveness

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Carrying a sense of retribution inside of ourselves can be really toxic so as much as forgiveness is for the one being forgiven, its also for the forgiver as well.