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Prophet Muhammad

Scripture, Science and Self in Islam

Peter Ochs, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peter Ochs, Ph.D.

What is Scripture? For the Muslim thinker Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), the answer concerns science as well as the Quran, reason as well as faith, poetry as well as prophecy.

The Muslim Family Response To Hatred

Kari Ansari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Many have commented on the poise and dignity displayed by the Muslims at the Yorba Linda charity event. I think I know why they were able to do it so gracefully.

On The Prophet's Birthday: Old Guards, New Guards And Rear Guards

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

A centuries-old worldview is always ready to condemn change as being against the will of God. What I came to understand is that this worldview has its reasons for being.

The Hijra: Movement Of God's People

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omid Safi

The Islamic calendar does not begin with the year of Muhammad's birth, nor does it begin with the commencement of revelation to Muhammad. Rather, it begins with this purposeful move of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.

Understanding Deepak Chopra's Vision Of Muhammad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Spiritual and alternative-medicine guru Deepak Chopra, 64, has written dozens of books about faith. H...

Making Muhammad Safe

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Surrounding the Prophet with veneration is one thing. We can all understand and respect that. But surrounding him with threats, a kind of theological barbed wire, is another thing.

'Untold: A History Of The Wives Of Prophet Muhammad': Demystifying Islam's First Women

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Susan Corso

"Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad" is a mystical demystification of the women who were present at the founding of Islam.

Prelude to "Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

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How the Media Fans the Flames of Western Extremism

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sabria Jawhar

The unintended consequence of booking people with questionable credentials and outrageous opinions to draw viewers is that Western extremism is legitimized.

'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day': The New Campus Culture Wars

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Draw Muhammad Day has largely been discussed in the frame of free speech vs. fundamentalist Islam. But shouldn't universities be boldly advancing the narrative of actions that build inclusiveness vs. actions that marginalize a community?

Anwar Al-Awlaki: The Jim Jones of Islam

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

Like Jim Jones, a personality cult has formed around Anwar al-Awlaki. There is a word for that kind of personality cult in Islam: idolatry.

Draw Muhammad Day: Collectively Punishing Muslim Americans

Shahed Amanullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shahed Amanullah

The right of free speech doesn't absolve people from being assholes. And with Draw Muhammad Day, the participating artists are proving themselves to be just that.

Irish Police Arrest Seven In Plot To Kill Swedish Cartoonist

BeliefNet.com | Al Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Police in Ireland say they have arrested seven suspects in an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks for depicting Islam's Prophet Muh...

Defending Free Speech Against Fundamentalist Islam?

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

It seems to me that there's a dangerous sleight of hand going on here, a pretense that by drawing Muhammad you are bravely taking on the Dragon Threatening Civilization when in fact you are just hurting your Muslim neighbors.

Jihad Jane and the Muhammad Cartoons

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

As a Muslim-American writer, I know firsthand that creating thought-provoking art about Islam and Muslims can be a thankless task.

2,500 Protest Muhammad Cartoon In Norway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — About 2,500 people marched through downtown Oslo in a protest Friday against a Norwegian newspaper that printed a caricature of the Proph...

Saudis Try to Put an End to Crazy Fatwas

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Nearly a year after Saudi King Abdullah warned religious scholars that issuing careless fatwas gives extremists credibility, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has finally said enough is enough.

Can A Christian Learn from Ramadan?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yvonne R. Davis

As a Christian who worships the Shabbat, I believe Ramadan is a wonderful way for Christians to remember their Muslim brothers and sisters