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Prophet Muhammad

Muslims React To Garland Shooting With Strong Condemnation Of Violence

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion

Muslims are encouraged not to draw images of the Prophet. While the Quran doesn't explicitly prohibit images of Muhammed, the issue is mentioned in t...

Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad Followed "The Golden Rule"

Craig Considine | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits.

This Response To An Islamophobic Demonstrator Is Totally Perfect

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

When an anti-Muslim demonstrator stationed herself outside the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor IN Michigan last week, a member of the congregation decided...

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

Khadija's existence precedes mine by more than 1,400 years; and, if I can at the very least, continuously strive to emulate her character, I will consider myself a success in life.

Defending the Right to Offend

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I am a free speech absolutist. Perhaps the biggest tragedy in the West today is the fact that freedom of speech is no longer a right that we can take for granted. It is now a privilege available only to those with armed security.

Islam Requires Muslims to Protect Christians

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

It is well-known that Islam equates the killing of one person to the killing of all humanity. In addition to this generic prohibition of murder, Prophet Muhammad is reported to have specifically forbidden paradise to those who hurt non-Muslims.

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 ...

A Message to Pakistani Muslims Who Attack My Fellow Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

My Pakistani Muslim friends are peace-loving people. I admire their strong sense of honor and the respect that they show for my Catholic beliefs. The relationship that I have with these Pakistanis makes Sunday's attack even more appalling to me.

Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes

Craig Considine | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Islamophobes who do not see the value in Muhammad's qualities are simply being close-minded. If the Prophet were alive, he would show them mercy and compassion in spite of their actions. He would also tell them to seek more knowledge.

How Islamic Is The Islamic State? Not Very, Experts Say

AP | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting t...

What Muhammad Would Think of Saudi Arabia's "Leadership"

Craig Considine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Prophet's message was one of tolerance and diversity. It is hard to argue that the Saudi royal family has ever followed in his path or walked in his footsteps.

Prophet Muhammad's Example of Anti-Racism

Craig Considine | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

To further promote better relations between Muslims and non-Muslims as well as people of different skin colors, it is imperative that media outlets highlight Muhammad's anti-racist ethos. Rather than being a divisive figure, Muhammad is an inspiration for those working to rid the world of the evil of racism.

Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don't Regret It

Flemming Rose | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Flemming Rose

I've been accused of being responsible for the loss of innocent lives and labeled a Nazi who is having Muslims for breakfast.

Texas 'Draw the Prophet' Contest is Shameless Muslim-Baiting

artnet | artnet News | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone The poster advertising Draw the Prophet. Photo: American Freedom Defense I...

The Quran's Voice: Blessing or Terrorizing?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Akbar Ganji

It is true that there are verses in the Quran in which violence is permitted. Islamic fundamentalists have given such verses a central role in how they interpret the Quran, practically marginalizing the rest. But, enlightened Muslims reject such hermeneutics.

The 8 Most Important Interfaith Monuments in the World

Craig Considine | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations.

Palestinian President Orders Investigation Into Newspaper's Muhammad Cartoon

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Media

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a carto...

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.

Responsible Free Speech in the Name of Tolerance

Ahmed Khan | Posted 03.21.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

If we keep insulting each other and calling it our right under the auspices of freedom of expression then the dust will never settle.

The Challenge of Exclusivity

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

With apparently religiously motivated murders spilling innocent blood across our news screens this past week come serious concerns about the role of religion in our world. And when fear rules the day, increased violence is never far behind.

Islam Needs Reformation from Within

Raza Rumi | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Raza Rumi

By brutally killing staffers of Charlie Hebdo magazine, the violent extremists have offended their faith far more than the perceived blasphemy of the magazine. Theirs is a political ideology -- of using terror as a weapon -- to avenge a history, to settle grievances and to assert power through violence.

The Attacks in Paris Are a Clarifying Moment for Freedom of Speech

Peter Scheer | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Peter Scheer

The terrorist attacks in Paris, for all their horror and barbarity, are a clarifying event. Freedom of speech, we can all see, is the ultimate soft target, as vulnerable as it is precious.

Partners in Terror

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

There's a certain type of solidarity that requires an enemy, and I'm certain the national leaders who marched in Paris on Sunday were there to promote only this kind of solidarity, not the more troubled and complicated kind... the kind that sees no enemies, only victims.

What Would Mohammed Say?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Mohammed was a gentle and compassionate man at a time in history when tribes and factions were forging alliances with the sword. The Koran is full of references to war as the backdrop to building the Muslim community but also contains a clear condemnation of this sort of vigilante behavior.

Prophet Muhammad's Example Is the Key to Stopping Terrorism

Qasim Rashid | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Unfortunately, with the world still reeling from the horrific attacks in France that left twelve innocent people dead, anti-theists have jumped on the opportunity to continue their anti-Islam onslaught.