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Prophet Muhammad

Ramadan Reflection Day 3: The Problem With Conditional Compassion

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I empathize with the fact that others have suffered and have had hard experiences, but how does that makes sense that I, or anyone else, should suffer as well? Have we become so complacent in our dealing with pain and suffering that we are indifferent to its ongoing existence?

Ramadan Reflection Day 2: Ramadan Is Making Me 'Hangry'

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

One of the harder things to deal with in these first days of Ramadan is patience, both from people who are testing our patience and people who aren't doing anything necessarily, but we get bothered by them nonetheless.

Of Islam, Boko Haram and Sexual Slavery

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 07.26.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

The assertion that Islam did not necessitate marriage and permitted the rape of female "slaves" and captives is utterly baseless. Quite to the contrary, Islam broke the prevailing taboo regarding marriage with "slaves."

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 ...

Boko Haram and Bill Maher Are Both Wrong

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

As smart and witty as Bill Maher is, he has a blind spot about religion in general and Islam in particular.

The Clusters of Light: An Oratorio About Islam

Teri Johnson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Teri Johnson

In late March 2014, I traveled to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to attend world's most elaborate oratorio about the story of Islam. This opening production was created to help change the world's negative perceptions of Islam by presenting its core values.

Don't Blame Islam for Boko Haram

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

End this sensationalism, please. Let's bring the filthy thugs of Boko Haram to justice, yesterday. And let's stop elevating their status by linking them to Islam in our headlines from tomorrow.

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

Prophet Muhammad's Covenant With Christians to Be Destroyed? The Potential Removal of St. Catherine's Monastery

Craig Considine | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

In the ancient monastery of Saint Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai in Egypt, there is a covenant of Prophet Muhammad's in which he guarantees prot...

How Can Turkish Islamic Fine Arts Help Us Understand Higher Spirituality?

Kemal Argon | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Kemal Argon

While fine arts can be found all over the Muslim world, Turkey certainly has major contributions to Islamic art, both historically and still today.

Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Under Attack

Religious News Service | Naveed Ahmad | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

ISLAMABAD (RNS) Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in l...

Revisiting the Connection Between Prophet Muhammad and George Washington

Craig Considine | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

In addition to the three virtues -- seeking knowledge, avoiding anger, and demonstrating forgiveness -- Prophet Muhammad and George Washington share countless other values, including gratitude, courtesy, honesty, and reliability.

Interview on Scholar's Spiritual Journey Into Islam and the Life of Prophet Muhammad

Craig Considine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

"If I could give one piece of advice to Christians and Muslims worldwide it would be that peace is possible, although it is not always profitable."

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad in Delaware

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

Communal remembrance and salutation ceremonies are organized, poetry is recited and ballads sung in the praise of God and his prophet, and people share food and sweets with friends and family.

The Quran of Pacifists and the Quran of Warmongers

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Akbar Ganji

The fundamentalists have transformed the Quran to a book for war and terrorism. But, the pacifists and those who love peace invoke human dignity, peace, justice, and the Prophet as an exemplar of grace, and present a peace-loving interpretation of the Quran.

What Studying Muhammad Taught Me About Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Muhammad's treatment of religious minorities and his basic moral beliefs have encouraged me to further promote dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, and to improve my own everyday character and conduct.

Mercy to All Worlds: Muhammad

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Muslim love and admiration to Prophet Muhammad manifests itself beautifully through these various kinds of religious celebrations blended by local cultures and traditions in these birthday celebrations.

In Chechnya, Babies Named Muhammad Win $1,000

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In Chechnya, baby names can win cash prizes. On Monday, every newly-born child who was named after the Prophet Muhammad, his family, or ten compan...

The 1444th Birth Celebration of Prophet Muhammad

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

As a pluralist, I had a lot of questions about prophet Muhammad before recognizing him as a peace maker and a mercy to mankind. I have been skeptical about the divine status accorded to religious masters in every tradition including Islam.

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad's Birth

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Milad an-Nabi, also known as Mawlid al-Nabi, is a holiday celebrated by some Muslims which commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It takes...

Prophet Muhammad Was the Best of the Muhsins

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

January 14th is the day Syedna Muhammad was born 1444 years ago. And for over 1400 years Muslims have been celebrating his life and his mission by sending prayers and blessings for him, in every prayer and after every prayer and every time his name is mentioned.

Lack of Women Empowerment Contradicts Quranic Vision

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Treating women with the inherent dignity that she was created with, ensuring that their rights are preserved and advocating that they are given equitable opportunities to succeed is necessary to uphold the Quranic vision.

Jesus, Capitalism and Manifest Destiny

Kamran Pasha | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

If I can provide any insight as a Muslim observer of Christianity, it is that many American Christians do not really appreciate what wondrous beauty they have in the character of Jesus, their teacher.

New Book Sheds Light on Prophet Muhammad's Interfaith Views

Craig Considine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Morrow's book reminds us of the possibility that Muslims, Christians, and Jews can live side-by-side in peace and harmony if only they heed the advice of Prophet Muhammad.

How Prophet Muhammad's Humility Could Shape the US-Iranian Peace Deal

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

US-Iranian leaders could draw inspiration from the humility of Prophet Muhammad in negotiations. Yes, all sides are not completely happy but I like to believe that "a good compromise is a compromise in which both sides are equally unhappy."