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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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Stoning, lashing, et al:of Shariah

CAPITAL punishment is applicable to crimes committed against the five basic human rights that we mentioned: Life, property, honor, religion and intellect. The penal system can be divided into three categories: Hudood; Qisas; and Ta’zeer. Qisas has already been discussed in the first part of this article. Ta’zeer is disciplinary …

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UKZN – ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

Dear Brothers and Sisters Academics and students at UKZN as well as solidarity activists had protested that the deputy Israeli Ambassador was due to speak at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the lecture was cancelled, the university giving very curious reasons about the concerns of safety and security and …

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