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You Must Know This Man

You Must Know This Man You may be an antheist or an agnostic; or you may belong to any of the religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may be a communist or a believer in democracy and freedom. No matter what you are, and no matter what …

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Top 10 Misconceptions of Islam & Muslims

by Huma Ahmad MISCONCEPTION #1: Muslims are violent, terrorists and/or extremists. This is the biggest misconception in Islam, no doubt resulting from the constant stereotyping and bashing the media gives Islam. When a gunman attacks a mosque in the name of Judaism, a Catholic IRguerrilla sets off a bomb in …

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A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God-given liberation? I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored …

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Shining a Torch at the Sun

Subject: Shining a Torch at the Sun By Maulana Khalid Dhorat (Masjid Hamzah, Erasmia) Couldn’t Sam Bacile think of a better name for his blasphemous anti-Muslim movie? A producer who cannot even choose a title will certainly make a mess of the movie itself. And so it was! With the …

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Why did Muhammad Peace be upon Him marry several women?

Why did Muhammad Peace be upon Him marry several women? Whenever Prophet Muhammad’s name emerges, the image in many people’s minds is a man with many wives. For Muslims, his multiple marriages had meaning and immense implications for Islam, and by extension, the history of the world. Needless to say, …

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Freedom Of Speech: Insults, Incitement And Islam

Freedom Of Speech: Insults, Incitement And Islam By Graham Peebles 24 September, 2012 Countercurrents.org Across the Muslim World there is rightly outrage and hurt at the latest calculated attack on Islam, in the form of the film trailer Innocence of Muslims. All who hold human rights and moral decency close …

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Freedom Of Expression or Freedom To Blaspheme?

Freedom Of Expression or Freedom To Blaspheme? By Mirza Yawar Baig 18 September, 2012 Countercurrents.org Freedom of expression must not be confused with freedom from the consequences of expression. Exercising freedom and abusing it are not the same. The latter forfeits the former. Just because we are free to express …

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Islam

A Muslim is the one who submits his will to God; hence a follower of Islam is a Muslim. A Muslim is a human being just like everyone else, hence just like all humans, a Muslim is not perfect, and just like everyone else has his/her flaws and mistakes. Islam …

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Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition

Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition by Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem |INTRODUCTION |EVE’S FAULT ? |EVE’S LEGACY |SHAMEFUL DAUGHTERS ? |FEMALE EDUCATION ? |UNCLEAN IMPURE WOMAN ? |BEARING WITNESS |ADULTERY |VOWS |WIFE’S PROPERTY ? |DIVORCE |MOTHERS |FEMALE INHERITANCE ? |PLIGHT OF WIDOWS |POLYGAMY |THE VEIL |EPILOGUE |END …

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Islamaphobia: be proactive

Islamaphobia: be proactive Whilst the country still reels from the senseless killing of Mohammad Fayaz Kazi in the holy of Ramadan, for Muslims his death is an important lesson on how to deal with Islamophobia. That was the view of media analyst and alim, Maulana Sulaiman Ravat, in the aftermath …

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