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Prophet Muhammad

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

AP | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.18.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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.

Pakistani Groups Protest French Paper For Muhammad Cartoons: 'Down With Charlie Hebdo'

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution and marched outside parliament on Thursday to protest the publication of images of Islam's ...

Muslims Around The World React To Charlie Hebdo's New Cover

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion

In the wake of the terrorist attack that shook France last week, the surviving editors of Charlie Hebdo are back with a new edition that is as defiant...

Je Suis Larry Flynt?

Victor Dorff | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Victor Dorff

In our society, vulgarians like Larry Flynt and the murdered journalists of Charlie Hebdo are the vanguard who protect freedom of speech. They are the canary in the coal mine, whose death warns us of the unseen dangers gathering around us.

Is God More Insulted by Cartoons or Those Who Kill in God's Name?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Bosnia's Muslim leadership answers without ambiguity. We have to worry more about those who would appoint themselves to defend God against presumed insult than those purportedly committing the offense.

Getting Real About Blasphemy and Free Speech

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

As much as I empathize with the average Muslims facing growing Islamophobia in the West, I must ask their leaders to get real and reject Blasphemy laws as un-Islamic. As much as I respect someone's right to free speech, I must question their judgment and expose their double standard.

Defending Prophet Muhammad but Through the Pen Instead

Ahmed Khan | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

When these gunmen and others like them take innocent lives, no matter who they are, because of mere mockery against the Prophet, then they should know that his example was different.

Charlie Hebdo and the Islamic Debate About Free Speech

Harris Zafar | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion
Harris Zafar

When you hear extremists such as Anjem Choudary claim that people who mock Islam are required to be killed, tell him to go read the Quran and educate himself on the faith to which he claims allegiance but of which he remains ignorant.

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...

As a Muslim, I Find It Disgusting These Acts Were Done in My Name

Mona Shadia | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion
Mona Shadia

The Prophet and the majority of Muslims around the world were betrayed by those who claim to hold Islam as their religion and use it for their own political gains. Shame on them.