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What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

An Appeal to Reason for All the Militant Atheists Out There

Stephen West | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Stephen West

The difference between them is how they perceive those results; religious people see them as a reward bestowed upon them by a supernatural God -- a colorful sticker on their report card, while atheists see them as the natural byproducts of living ethically.

How Can Turkish Islamic Fine Arts Help Us Understand Higher Spirituality?

Kemal Argon | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Kemal Argon

While fine arts can be found all over the Muslim world, Turkey certainly has major contributions to Islamic art, both historically and still today.

To Be or Not to Be Veiled

Bushra Alvi | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
Bushra Alvi

The garment worn compulsorily during my years in Saudi Arabia had found a permanent place in my wardrobe as I realized, on careful deliberation, that the benefits far outweighed its limitations.

The Aga Khan Helps Brown University Celebrate Its 250th

Samreen Hooda | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
Samreen Hooda

In his lecture at Brown, the Aga Khan spoke about technology, knowledge gaps and the challenges of modern government in our fast-paced world.

Daily Meditation: Discovering A Sense Of Belonging

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Revisiting the Connection Between Prophet Muhammad and George Washington

Craig Considine | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

In addition to the three virtues -- seeking knowledge, avoiding anger, and demonstrating forgiveness -- Prophet Muhammad and George Washington share countless other values, including gratitude, courtesy, honesty, and reliability.

One Wife I'll Always Be: That's Why Polygamy Is Not for Me

Jenny Triplett | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Jenny Triplett

What would you do if our husband decided to take another wife? Yes, that is the question. That has been the elephant in many of rooms in which I have had a presence. Yes, I have been asked this question more times than Jay Leno has retired.

Solutions to Communal Conflict in Myanmar

David L. Phillips | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
David L. Phillips

Myanmar's leaders and people deserve great credit for embracing democracy and political transition. However, further steps are needed to consolidate reforms and social progress.

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.

Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As we herald 2014 with hopes for peace, prosperity and harmony, I look into the crystal ball and identify a short list of contemporary Muslim women ch...

Lack of Women Empowerment Contradicts Quranic Vision

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Treating women with the inherent dignity that she was created with, ensuring that their rights are preserved and advocating that they are given equitable opportunities to succeed is necessary to uphold the Quranic vision.

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

Muslims: WWJD (What Would Jefferson Do?)

Kelly James Clark | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

While Jefferson may not be the best personal model of religious liberty, or liberty simpliciter, we can be grateful to live in a society where his grand idea was planted (though it is taking centuries to blossom). It is now our task to turn Jefferson's promise into reality: to see American Muslims as full US citizens with the right to free conscience and freedom from persecution.

The Beauty of Paradise

KidSpirit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Thinking about one aspect that I find beautiful about Islam is tough for me. There are a multitude of things I love about my religion and picking one is no easy task.

Letter from Damascus -- Where Were the Shells Fired From?

Wild River Review | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Wild River Review

By Joy E. Stocke Where were the shells fired from? Where did they land? What building did they destroy? How many people were killed? No answe...

Is Madonna Practicing Islam?

Posted 10.08.2013 | Celebrity

Madonna made waves in the mid-1990s when she began studying the Kabbalah, a Jewish esoteric tradition that draws from the mystical and prophetic visio...

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

Russia Orders Destruction Of Quran As 'Extremist Material'

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

MOSCOW -- Russia's top Islamic cleric has protested a provincial court order to declare a translation of the Quran as extremist and to destroy it. Ra...

Why We Should Ignore The Quran-Burnings

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Weiss | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got famous for doing something unpleasant. The self-ordained pastor of an unknown Florida church threa...

Saying the Right Thing

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

When people are coping with a difficult situation, sometimes friends show up and make it worse. So I offer this modest guide of ways you can avoid being one of them.

While Pastor Terry Jones Burns 2998 Copies of Qurans in Mulberry, Muslims Will Be Donating 12,000 Pints of Blood This Year

Mike Ghouse | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Saving a life is like saving the whole humanity says the Quran, a book of guidance like all other holy books in building harmony in a given society. It is about building societies that care for each other for the ultimate benefit of each member of the society.

Pakistan's Islam: The Flaying of a Muslim Wife

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Today, the resurrection of violent punishments defines much of Muslim culture in both Diaspora and Muslim majority communities. This revivalist extremism is a deliberate, modern product of 20th century Islamists.

An Atom's Weight of Good

Aamir Hussain | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

I am a devout Muslim, and personally believe in the truth of my religion; however, as the most skeptical Coach about our idea to distribute the food, I was ashamed to see that other non-Muslim student leaders were more committed to the Islamic principle of service than I was.