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Prophet Muhammad

Be Fearless, Be Kind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We become fearless only when we can turn fear around and face it, get to know it, release resistance to it, and open our hearts.

Sami Moubayed: Reactions to the Anti-Muslim Film: It is Now Time To Grow Up

Sami Moubayed | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Sami Moubayed

The Prophet is one of the greatest names and most influential figures in human history. What a nobody says about him will definitely never affect him or his reputation.

Is Spiritual Logic An Oxymoron? What About Sufi Salafism?

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.16.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

When you step into the Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina--at the heart of the Islamic world, shoulder to shoulder with people of every ethnicity on earth--the deep subtle brilliant beauty is resounding. Everything is in perfect balance.

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.

The Mercy Of Prophet Muhammad

Kamran Pasha | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

The world is a better place because Prophet Muhammad survived against his opponents and won. And even as the Prophet showed grace and clemency to his enemies, so must his heirs do so today.

Why Hide After Shouting 'Fire' In A Crowded Theatre?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

My beef with all these so called champions of free speech who feel so strongly about broadcasting their hateful views, yet run for cover when threatened: Why do these people leave innocent Americans to pay the price of their irresponsible acts? Why don't they man up?

Romney Sticks Silver Foot in His Mouth Again

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one thing to fire off the inflammatory rhetoric when it's part of the day-to-day grind of a close election. It's another to shamelessly exploit for political purposes the deaths of Americans who've sacrificed their lives to make the world a better place.

California Man Claims Role In Anti-Islam Film

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

LOS ANGELES — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a...

Did Someone Really Say They Doubt Islam Is A Religion?

Kemal Argon | Posted 08.30.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

I suspect that people who have made such statements doubting that Islam is a religion often do have knowledge and a real conception of what a religion is and they are able to listen to a discourse if it is respectful.

Muslims Condemn Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl In Pakistan

Mike Ghouse | Posted 10.21.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We ask the people of Pakistan to seriously debatethe blasphemy laws. Islam is about free will and we need to stand against any oppression towards any human being following in the footsteps of the prophet.

Have The Teachings Of Ramadan Fallen On Deaf Ears?

Ghazala Salam | Posted 10.21.2012 | Religion
Ghazala Salam

The recent events leading up to the arrest of an 11-year-old girl under Pakistan's blasphemy law are unclear. Setting aside any restraints of logic, the angry mob of Muslims in Pakistan seems to have failed at learning the lessons of Ramadan.

Persistent Dialogue: A Tale Of Two Women

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Kari Ansari

When she began this exchange she did not think of me as living, breathing woman with a real life. She may not have known any Muslims before. By engaging with her, now she knows me.

German Far Right Can Display Muhammad Depictions

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- A Berlin court has rejected an emergency appeal by three mosques to prohibit a far-right group from displaying caricatures of the Prophet Mu...

When Believers Go Bad: One Muslim's Answer To Religious Hate Crimes

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

The problem's not with our religions. Instead, it's with what we've done to them. Populist marketing, politics and self interest have warped all our faiths.

Overcoming Sectarian Divides Among Muslims

Rose Aslan | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Rose Aslan

It is high time that we become more accepting of those we disagree with and acknowledge that all those who identify themselves as Muslim are already included in the vast and merciful embrace of Islam

HuffJummah: Painful Acts Of Forgiveness

Homayra Ziad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

Forgiveness clears our mind of the detritus of a million small grudges, lifting the burden and physical and psychic stress of resentment. It has been established: people who forgive easily lead healthier, happier and more spiritually meaningful lives.

The Honorable Lord Krishna: A Prophet Of Allah

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Prophet Lord Krishna was a noble, righteous, beloved one of God. Far from theological division, he is a source of unity and accord between Hindus and Muslims.

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.

Ramadan Reflection Day 8: The Women Who Shape Us

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, grew up under the care and attention of many different women, and I would argue that played a huge role in his being the person that he was.

Ramadan Reflection Day 7: Give Them Room To Grow

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

When dealing with religious communities, it can be tough at times to grow. Many of us have our own struggles, but we find ourselves being defined not by what it is that we are doing well, but mostly by what it is that we are failing to do.

In Loving Memory

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 09.17.2012 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

We often shirk at reminders of death in our daily lives. We race through life as though we are racing down this trail and while we may see the benches, we rush past them, ignoring what is written on the plaques.

Confronting Pamela Geller

Harris Zafar | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Her claims are so bizarre that one struggles to understand whether they are worthy of a response. Yet, hidden beneath lie tangible attacks against the very teachings of Islam, and it is imperative to address these.

Calligraphy Is The Islamic Art Of Arts

Michael Wolfe | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Michael Wolfe

You don't need to read Arabic to see the beauty of this writing, or to see why it would quickly be incorporated into so many other artistic forms. The simple elegance of plain black script circling the rim of a white ceramic plate or bowl speaks for itself and is universal.

1,400 Years Of Islamic Law

Sadakat Kadri | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Sadakat Kadri

At a time when efforts to ban sharia law have been tabled in some two dozen states, it would be interesting to know what precisely their sponsors are hoping to prohibit -- because their target has a 1,400-year history that extends deep into the realms of faith.

Pakistan To Twitter: 'Yes We Ban!'

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.29.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Safeguarding the honor of Prophet Muhammad is the overarching goal behind such bans. As a Muslim, I believe I am more committed to that goal than these clerics. But my approach follows the "Yes we can" logic.