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Tweet Lands Man In Prison for 2 YEARS

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

KUWAIT, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following th...

10 Books Every (English-Speaking) Muslim Should Read

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

Obviously this list isn't comprehensive. It's only meant as a conversation starter and to highlight some great books. Happy Reading!

Richard Dawkins Follows Prophet Muhammad's Teaching On Freedom

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Yes, whether he admits it or not, Dawkins is endorsing Prophet Muhammad's teaching. And while hell just might have frozen over, perhaps we can work together to a world of freer consciences and fewer mental abuses.

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.

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As we prepare to lay 26 souls to rest in Newtown, Conn., countless are left behind, alone. As long as good people have existed, bad things have happened to them. And as long as religion has existed, believers and non-believers alike rightfully ask this question.

7 Sentenced To Death For Anti-Islam Movie

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participatin...

Prophet Muhammad's Rules of War

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Prophet Muhammad is history's first major figure to condemn collateral damage in word and deed. His advanced rules of war established 1,400 years ago a yet unmatched humanitarian standard. And herein lies the solution to modern conflict.

Ashura Epitomizes Modern Battle For Islam’s True Voice

Shenaz Kermalli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Shenaz Kermalli

For all the modern-day injustice committed against Muslims through Western foreign policy, the bitter truth is that Muslims are more often than not their own worst enemies. Believers across different factions need to take an honest look at history and awake to a new consciousness.

Inspired By Abraham To Vote

Usra Ghazi | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Usra Ghazi

It is my hope that whichever candidates they choose, Muslims across the country will kick up the dust and stand under the same sun that warmed the faces of Prophets Moses, Jesus, Muhammad and Abraham to continue the legacy of responsible, civic duty on Election Day.

How Would The Prophet Muhammad Vote? You Might Be Surprised

Sarah Moawad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sarah Moawad

We've heard plenty about the "threat of sharia" to American culture, but noting about how Muḥammad would vote the issues. What does Islamic law have to say about the federal deficit, tax-cuts, gay marriage and other hot-button issues?

Hajj Through The Wings Of Reflection

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I pray this spiritual mediation exercise will include us, in spirit, in the ranks of 2012 Muslim pilgrims -- it will include our prayers and supplications to theirs and these sincere cries will be received by the Almighty God as such.

Malala Yousafzai And The Other Half Of Muslim History

Common Ground News Service | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

As Muslim societies became more patriarchal after the first century of Islam, many women have been air-brushed out of the master narrative of Islamic history, leaving us with the impression that the Islamic tradition was shaped mainly by men.

HuffJummah: We Are All Malala Yousafzai

Homayra Ziad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

Malala's lack of fear and her clear-eyed commitment to the truth is the mark of one who understands, in the wise words of Abd al Hakim Murad, the fundamental poverty of fanaticism.

The Golden Age Of Islam

Sasha Brookner | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Sasha Brookner

There was a Golden Age to Islam once -- a Muslim Renaissance so magnificent, famous, cosmopolitan and cerebral that it's borders didn't always bleed. This era unequivocally produced some of the most enlightened thinkers throughout the Islamic Diaspora.

Blasphemy Bans Threaten Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Freedom of speech is the foundation of all freedoms and intellectual debate, and the cornerstone for development in the Muslim world. If denied, the door to women's reform will close and the Muslim world will regress even further.

America's Perception Of Muslims Needs To Change

Dr. Zahid Bukhari | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Dr. Zahid Bukhari

As violence proliferates abroad we must ask ourselves a question: How is this affecting the image of millions of Muslim Americans who live here in the U.S.?

Mulla Nasruddin's Insight Into Living As Muslim Today

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

No matter how offensive the slander against the Prophet may be, in reality it is not the Prophet who has been bruised, but our own ego. The Prophet neither requests nor needs our protection. It is our ego that feels injured and calls for revenge.

Muslims Abroad Should Respect the American Tradition of Free Speech as They Debate Their Own

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Muslims should not be so quick to complain when others demonstrate their lack of respect for Islam if they fail to make any real progress towards understanding the societal norms of other nations, in this instance the complexity of free speech rights and traditions in the United States.

Blasphemy Day -- Because We Can!

Edward Falzon | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Edward Falzon

As long as we condemn a video before we condemn a violent reaction to it, we'll always be bestowing power upon those who wish to pass the kind of anti-blasphemy law being pitched at the UN.

Jaweed Kaleem

Leader Of Largest Islamic Organization Calls For Ban On Insulting Prophet Muhammad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As anti-American protests continue in Islamic nations against a U.S.-made film that mocks the Muslim prophet, the leader of the world's la...

Social Values, Not Religion, At Heart Of Muslim Protests

Common Ground News Service | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

As good citizens of our global and interconnected world, we must resist the tendency to stereotype or think apocalyptically. At the same time, responsible leaders everywhere must pro-actively discourage violence as well as hate speech in all its forms.

The Anti-Islam Video That Broke The Camel's Back

Wardah Khalid | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a mercy to all mankind, not just Muslims. Why then, with such a beautiful Prophetic example, can't the Muslims exercise similar tolerance?

A Yankee Spring in the Middle East

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

None of the protests have dwelled on American ties to Mubarak. Could it be that Egyptians do recognize American help in launching their Arab Spring? I believe they do and instead have offered the U.S. a second chance to get on the right side of Egyptian history.

Repel Evil With What Is Better

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

One of the consistent messages of the holy Quran is: "The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one, which is better." In last few weeks, we witnessed too many Muslims fail miserably to uphold these central ideals.

A Message To Medina, The Beginning Of Giving Back

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

This message to the Messenger is from Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Canada in the hope that we might come to know him more intimately, peace be upon him, and understand better the pain generated by incorrect understandings about him that manifest as crude films or violent protests.