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To See The Face Of God And Return To Humanity: The Prophet's Ascension

Omid Safi | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

This week is a special one for Muslims, one in which we celebrate the most potential spiritual paradigm in Islam: the Prophet Muhammad's ascension to meet God face to face, and the choice to return home so that other beings can have their own ascension. And so here we are as Muslims, still aspiring to ascend -- and return.

Turkey Presents Prophet's Sayings For The 21st Century

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor ANKARA, May 22 (Reuters) - Scholars around the Muslim world were alarmed five years ago by news repor...

Dhul-Qarnayn: An Ideal Muslim Leader

Aamir Hussain | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

As the "Arab Spring" and its aftermath continue to upset the historical order in many countries, future Muslim leaders would do well to follow the example of Dhul-Qarnayn. Acknowledging the limits of their own political systems and promoting collective action are central to good governance in this increasingly pluralistic age.

HuffPost Jummah: What's The State Of Your Heart?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, approached him on one occasion asking which person is the best. He responds by saying, "Every one that has a heart that is makhmoom and a tongue that is truthful." They said, "What is a heart that is makhmoom?"

Why I Call Myself An 'Atheist Muslim'

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

Just like Judaism is a religion that can exist independently from Jewish ethnicity or Jewish culture, Islam is a religion, and even though Muslims are ethnically and racially varied, there really is such a thing as a Muslim culture that can exist separately from Islam.

A Challenge For The Media To Counter 'Burn The Quran Day'

Craig Considine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Many people feel that the media plays a significant role in escalating tension between Americans and Muslims around the world. Giving coverage to One Film 9/11 is an opportunity for the media to prove their critics wrong.

Muslims Are Not Fighting The War You Think We're Fighting

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Our Ummah was founded on love: love for Muhammad that made us follow him, love for each other that made us care for each other, and love for this world God gave us that made us strive for a better and more just world. However, love is the opposite of what we are known for now.

Muslims! Are You Awake Yet?

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

To my Muslim community, no matter how you interpret or live out your Islam, I appeal to you for us all to work together. We've been complacent and all of humanity is suffering for it. Not just us in America, but look at the mayhem radicalism have spawned.

HuffPost Jummah: Living With Fear

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

During these times in which extremists from many different sides seek to divide us as a nation and as a people with fear tactics, we must resist. And we must not allow fear to take over the best within us and what we have to offer.

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Quran Search Story Disputed By Top Prison Official | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The man in charge of the Guantanamo Bay prison told reporters here Tuesday that nothing was out of the ordinary whe...

Foundations For Muslim-Buddhist Interfaith Dialogue

Aamir Hussain | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Muslim-Buddhist dialogue may be difficult, but it is becoming increasingly necessary as tensions between Muslims and Buddhists worldwide escalate. Dialogue focused around morality, ethics and values can be an extraordinary avenue for intercultural exchange.

Thinking Is An Act Of Worship

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Islam encourages us to be people of pondering and deep reflection. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle often produces people of action rather than though. We increasingly do more and think less.

Islam Encourages Scientific Progress

Harun Yahya | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Science is an important reality that enables us to know the universe we inhabit, the Earth and our own bodies and to be able to appreciate all the beauties around us. For a sincere Muslim, science is a blessing that God has bestowed on mankind.

Islamic Art Mounts Comeback At European Fine Art Fair

Menachem Wecker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although Buddhist and Hindu art aficionados can find stunning sculptures and Jewish art lovers can examine medallions with Hebrew inscriptions, Islamic art is much more difficult to find.

The Muslim Jesus

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

Islam rejects that Jesus is the son of God and views Jesus, also known as Isa, as a Prophet and the Messiah of the Israelites. So who was this Muslim Jesus?

Blasphemy Laws And Pakistan: Whose Islam Is It Anyway?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Harassing minorities in the pretense of blasphemy accusations is not my version of Islam. Maybe that's why Pakistan's constitution does not consider Ahmadi Muslims to be "real" Muslims. But Scripture tells us that it's not Prophet Muhammad's version of Islam either.

Principle vs. Privilege Of Free Speech

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Opponents of Islam claim it denies freedom of speech and censors those who insult Islam. This is factually incorrect. After all, the Prophet Muhammad called differences of opinion a blessing in society and never sought to censor or threaten those who verbally attacked him.

If Prophet Muhammad Had His Way, There Would Be No Guantanamo Bay

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Sen. Mitch McConnell is guilty on both counts: What he believed to be news was a joke, and what he missed was the real news. It started on Nov. 12, ...

Timbuktu's Ancient Islamic Manuscripts Face Uncertain Fate

AP | KRISTA LARSON and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion

SEVARE, Mali — Timbuktu, the fabled desert city where retreating Muslim extremists destroyed ancient manuscripts, was a center of Islamic learni...

Why Ban Cousin Marriages?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

The fact that 20 percent of global marriages take place between first cousins and most societies, including Europe and Canada, consider cousin marriages to be legal should give us a pause.

Tamil Poet Salma and Her Extraordinary Rise to Success

Fariha Roisin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

Allow women to soar in their own right, to cultivate themselves under their own standards, to be people of their own making. Only when women have these simple civil liberties will we see real developmental changes in the world.

7 Things That May Surprise You About Muhammad

Lesley Hazleton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Lesley Hazleton

Everyone knows his name. He was, and still is, one of the most influential figures of all time, yet most of us have little real sense of the man himself.

Selling Children Is Against Islam

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

It is time for lay-leaders, clerics and religious judges who flagrantly contradict the Quran to be by-passed as irrelevant and pariahs of our society. They should instead be forced to answer: Why are they defending an oppressive pre-Islamic culture?

Reflecting On Diversity In Islam Through Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aamir Hussain | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Just as America is strengthened by accepting immigrants from all over the world, Islam is also continually enriched through contact with a myriad of unique cultures.

The Islam Women Were Promised

Sheikh Musa Furber | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Sheikh Musa Furber

There is something deeply wrong when even a small part of a Muslim society views the shame of a single rape to outweigh facilitating the spread of corruption and the wrongful taking of life.