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Love Makes A Comeback

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Joan E. Dowlin

As a gay person growing up in America, I know the shame and fear of coming out. I was raised in the 1950s and I never could have imagined we would ever achieve gay marriage or be able to openly serve in the military or adopt children.

Why This Christian Is An "Islamic Apologist"

Craig Considine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Finally, Islamic apologetics is a necessary aspect of the experience of being a human being. No matter what religion you come from, we are all commanded by the prophets before us to spread goodwill to our neighbors and strangers. That is the essence of being Muslim, that is the essence of being Christian, and that is most definitely the essence of being human.

Conclusion of Gita, Bible, Quran And Tripiṭaka

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
Rajan Thapaliya

Gita, Bible, Quran and Tripitaka often said to be the word of God by followers of various religions are the works of the Supreme Being. They describe how we are related to the ultimate God and how we should live our life so that we do not incur any kind of sins while doing what we must do. They describe how every work becomes worship when our heart is set upon the maker.

When Satan Is Missing.

Falak Zaffer Ghatala | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Falak Zaffer Ghatala

This past Ramadan I was on a spiritual high. I felt the power of prayers, fasting, charity, and enduring patience. Satan is supposed to be locked away in Ramadan and any sins we procured are considered to be purely from our own nafs (self).

Militants Are Downgrading Jihad To Criminality

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

More than a billion Muslims of all races, colors, languages, and nationalities celebrating the ending of the month of fasting, the holy Ramadan, all over the world, can no longer tolerate the bands of criminals supposedly acting in the name of Islam.

A Message to My Fellow Muslims: Don't Lose Hope

M. Hasna Maznavi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
M. Hasna Maznavi

M. Hasna Maznavi is founder & president of The Women’s Mosque of America, the first women-led mosque in the nation. Hasna is also a WGA writer & fil...

The Miracle Of Iman During Ramadan

Arman Islam | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

Ramadan really brings out something in all of us, something that was always there. There's a good part of us that seems to always surface during the holy month. Ramadan should serve as a personal precedence. We should strive to always keep that inherent good within all of us a constant force in our actions and intentions.

Orlando Is a Chance for Us Muslims to Reassess Our Stance on Homosexuality

Muhsin Hendricks | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Muhsin Hendricks

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- My message is a call for us to amplify our stance against oppression in all its forms. It is a call for us to refocus our attention on peace and social justice. And it is a prayer of condolence.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

He'd Prefer His Son Be Strangled

Omar Naseef | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

"You know, he'd prefer his son be strangled then spend time with you if he knew that you're gay." That's what the mother said to her son. She didn't...

Overcoming Homophobia: Come to know one another

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The massacre of patrons in a Florida nightclub at the hands of a Muslim homophobe shines a harsh spotlight on Islamic beliefs about homosexuality and ...

Lesson Of The Pulse Massacre: Old Time Religion Kills

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

How could anyone do that? It's a question that burns in us after the dreadful slaughter at Pulse. Now we have a clue.

Republican Posts Bigotry on Facebook for Discussion

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Adams County Republican Party Vice Chair John Sampson does not believe that a Muslim judge, who chose to take her oath of office with her hand on a Qu...

Seven Benefits of Fasting

Atif Rashid | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The month of Ramadan is upon Muslims once more. A month described in Islamic literature as better than a thousand months, when Satan is locked in shackles and the doors of Heaven are wide open -- for those who wish to enter.

Ramadan 2016 Day One: Maintaining Faith in Islam

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

What lies within? My friend Shahzeb asked if I wanted to come over to his apartment. "To do what?" I asked. "To clean." Despite no part of that s...

A Quick Lesson About Ramadan, The Muslim Month Of Fasting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

Ramadan is a month of fasting many Muslims observe to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad according to Islamic history. What ar...

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

During the month of Ramadan, which begins on June 6, you may notice your Muslim friends and coworkers politely excusing themselves from lunch engageme...

'To Be or Not to Be, I There's the Point.' Or Conversations Overheard!!

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Do you ever do that? Deliberately put yourself in line of hearing other people's conversations? My wife and I are terrible offenders, if indeed it is an offense. We know intuitively when there is a situation, a possibility, to observe and hear life and people unedited, which can yield such fascinating results.

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Ian Mevorach | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Ian Mevorach

There is no better candidate than Muhammad, no one in fact that comes even close, in terms of fulfilling Jesus's promise of the Spirit of Truth who would bring forth a new revelation from God.

Beelzebub: An Unfairly Demonized Deity?

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Liaquat Ali Khan

The story of Beelzebub, initially known as Baal, a pre-biblical god worshipped in the Middle East, furnishes illuminating insights into how gods may r...

God Is Living, So Why Does Religion Treat God As Dead?

Omar Naseef | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

When any religious person claims that a sacred text is "dead" -- in that the understanding of its meaning is fixed forever -- they are directly at odds with their own idea of a living, active God

Is The Quran One Solution to Terror?

Kabir Helminski | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

Certain historical and political factors have led to an increase in extremism and violence in the Muslim world and elsewhere, particularly in recent decades. Let us acknowledge that there are two sides to the coin of terror.

The Unwinnable Wars on Drug and Terror

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

It seems that any time we use the term "war" it becomes a license to be lawless and, shall I say, valueless.  We have declared something as an enemy and become ruthless toward it while demonizing a whole people.

Why Compassion?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

When we ignore such an inventory, we run the risk of citing platitudes allegedly bringing meaning and depth to our lives. We know what we believe but we don't know why. And when the why becomes increasingly obscure, so does the lived experience of the principle we hold to be true