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'Ultraman' Superhero Threatens Malaysian Public Security?

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has banned an Ultraman comic book because it uses the word "Allah" to describe the Japanese action hero. The...

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."

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.

Besmirching Allah's Name By Trying to Protect It

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

I'm fully convinced that the Malaysian court's decision runs counter to the core values and spirit of Islam. Moreover, I call on the Malaysian high court when it hears the appeal on February 24, to correct what I believe is a tragic mistake.

Anyone Can Say 'Allah', Not Only Muslims

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Such a decision cannot be accepted and defended even if it was directed at one newspaper or a single person. This decision, which is completely against Islam, a religion of peace and brotherhood, must be reversed and there must be freedom of expression for everyone.

Four Reasons Why You Are Probably Not Going to Hell

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.

Who Owns Allah, the God? The Malaysian Muslim Fitna

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

There are thousands of names and attributes for God because of the many languages, cultures, and religions.

Malaysia Says Only Muslims Can Use This Word

Religion News Service | Richard S. Ehrlich | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A court in Muslim-majority Malaysia ruled Monday (Oct. 14) that only Muslims are permitted to use the Arabic word “Allah” to describe God, o...

A Jain Scholar's Perspective on God

JAINA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
JAINA

An avatar is the being of Ishwar himself when he comes back and takes birth in a human body. In Jainism, everyone has the potential to become a bhagwan. Furthermore, the position is not reserved for any one person.

Egypt & Bali: Opposites Attract

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

For me, having been to Egypt nearly 20 times and to Bali over a dozen, they are the perfect Yin/Yang complement to each other -- the masculine and feminine sides of spirituality.

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

Allah Or God, It Doesn't Matter To Me

Craig Considine | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

I'm a Catholic / but I think Islam is beautiful / Some think I'm interested in converting / No, I'm not / it just makes me think of the one above

Lesson On Islamic Hand Signs Leads To Assault Charge For Virginia Teacher

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

A Virginia elementary school teacher has been charged with simple assault after an Oct. 2 lesson on Islamic hand signs left one student’s hand cut a...

Names Can Never Hurt Me

Doug Binzak | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Doug Binzak

Our defenses, our armor, our shields go up, and in this constriction we can get very fixated on our "rightness" and their "wrongness"

French Magazine Publishes Mohammad Cartoons

Reuters | Nicholas Vinocur | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media

* Cartoons portray Prophet naked, mock furore over film * French government criticises publication, boosts security * Ar...

French Newspaper To Publish Mohammad Cartoons

Reuters | Brian Love | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media

PARIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The French government has called for restraint after learning that a satirical weekly plans to publish cartoons of the Pr...

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.

Vodka Makers Apologize For Blasphemy

AP | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh authorities say a new vodka brand that uses the word "Allah" on its bottles is being withdrawn from circulation after pro...

The Islamic Concept Of God

Nezar Hamze | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Nezar Hamze

The most frequent question I get asked by my fellow Americans is to explain how Muslims believe in God. "Who or what is Allah?" they ask.

Muslim Prayer In School? Germany Says No

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

When prayer inhibits peaceful coexistence, when religion does not foster the formation of community, it does not have a place in schools.

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God?

Miroslav Volf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Miroslav Volf

This is a question that draws its energy from a deep concern. To ask: "Do we have a common God?" is to worry: "Can we live together without bloodshed?"

Islam And The Innate Beauty Of Human Nature

William C. Chittick, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William C. Chittick, Ph.D.

The quickest way to get at the notion of innate human beauty is to reflect on the Judeo-Christian principle of the divine image, reaffirmed in the Prophet's saying, "God created Adam in His form."

In Latest Compromise With GOP, Obama Agrees He Is a Muslim

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Differences over his religious orientation have been a sore point between the president and his Republican foes, but in agreeing he is a Muslim, Obama is sending a clear signal that he is trying to find consensus.

Hajj, Muslim Pilgrimage, Observed In Saudi Arabia (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president on Tuesday urged insurgents to abandon violence and accept offers of reconciliation from the gove...