Note by Mohammad Akhtar, President of MCA.
It gives us great satisfaction to publish in the following the report of victory of a Muslim woman who went to the Supreme Court to defend her right based on her religion and got the verdict reversed in her favor. More important than anything, it makes Muslims at large feel proud of being American. it is the country we salute and love which stands for a principle and defends an insignificant woman against the powerful and gigantic corporation- Abercrombie & Fitch and restores her right to wear Hijab if that is what her religion is.
Supreme Court Sides With Muslim Abercrombie Job Applicant over Head Scarf--2nd Update
BY Dow Jones & Company, Inc. 1:31 PM ET 06/01/2015
WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court on Monday said a Muslim woman who applied...
Dr. Barkat Charania
By finding peace loving leaders like President Barack Obama
Leadership of the world:
All the mature leaders of different countries of the world have a large role to play in world peace. Their anger, displeasure or even misunderstanding may mean quarrel, war and even death of thousands of people as we can see from history.
We are fortunate to have Barack Obama as president of the US. He has always leaned heavily in favor of world peace. And his peace prone posture has also helped many other leaders of the world to be more onto peace agenda in past six years.
Nobel peace prize:
Barely a few months after being in office as president of the US, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in October 2009 that president Bar...
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M. Hasna Maznavi, Huffington Post
This past January, as global praise and media coverage poured in surrounding The Women's Mosque of America's first Friday jumma'a (congregational) prayer services, I started to pick up on something hidden beneath all the congratulations: "Good for you! It was a long time coming! You finally showed them!"
Hold up. Who the heck is "them?!"
Instead of being seen as a celebration of Muslim women, the Women's Mosque of America was erroneously being framed as a "liberation" from Muslim men. As tempting as it may be to believe that we Muslim women are a monolithic-...
Dr. Nazir Khaja, Pakistan Link.
The call to make the world a better place is resonant throughout the Qur’an and remains the cornerstone of Islamic belief and practice. But why have efforts to change their own world, much less the world at large, by Muslims so often have failed or gone tragically awry? And how might Muslims in the 21st century live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more truly trans-formative?
The much hated “Islamophobia” term exists because the model of Islam we have shown to the world does not make sense to people; it has many things in it that have little to do with the “Word of God” and much to do with the word of man.
Presently, within Islam, like other religions, there are forms of religious dogma which are eit...
Stephen Evans, BBC News
Berlin thinks it is making religious history as Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of One, as it is being called, will be a synagogue, a church and a mosque under one roof.
An architecture competition has been held and the winner chosen. The striking design is for a brick building with a tall, square central tower. Off the courtyard below will be the houses of worship for the three faiths - the synagogue, the church and the mosque. It is to occupy a prominent site - Petriplatz - in the heart of Berlin.
The location is highly significant, according to one of the three religious leaders involved, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin. "From my Jewish point of view the city where Jewish suffering was plan...
Ben Kamisar, The Hill.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Thursday that the riots and blight in West Baltimore are a result of "the affluent" using the justice system to keep "control" over the poor and working classes.
“Excessive police force and staggering unemployment work together because what we’ve done in the United States is that we’ve said that the affluent part of our society is going to demand more tax breaks, more wealth, more privilege, leaving less for the less fortunate,” he said during an interview on CNN’s “New Day.”
“The way we keep the less fortunate in control is policing and prisons — that’s the unfortunate formula that we’ve constructed.”
Wednesday saw another relatively calm night in Baltimore, which on Monday faced in...
Saleem Ahmed Ph.D.
A non-Muslim friend recently asked, “Saleem, why do you add ‘peace be upon him’ whenever you mention Muhammad’s name?”
I was stunned. It is one of those things I took for granted. My first impulse was to ask, “How dare you ask that question?” But then, on reflection, I realized it was a very legitimate question. Especially when some Muslims add “peace be upon him” every time they mention the prophet’s name in a conversation or talk. Thus, if they take the prophet’s name 10 times within five minutes, they will add “peace be upon him” ten times.
My friend continued, “If Muhammad was a holy man, adding this wish is unnecessary as all of the world’s peace is already with him. Thus, do Muslims imply he was NOT a holy person ...
We are delighted to publish this article that the daily reference to: "Muslims of America are terrorists" has little to do with facts. Socolovsky, has substantiated this by citing some relevant data.This observation is consistent with the article published 2 months ago- still displayed at the end of the present postings, under Obama's positive perception of American Muslims. Yes often perception matters more than the reality. As I stressed in the February article, there seems to be little factual basis, yet perception of America is overwhelming to the effect that Muslims are terrorists and that perception would continue. It will take 3-5 years, as the article estimate, when security checking at the nation level would be taken down.(Note by M.Akhtar)
After the Sep...
| Notre Dame & Saint Mary's Observer
Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University, said American Muslims have profoundly impacted American society in a lecture Tuesday titled “Islam and the Building of America.”
The lecture was hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and took place in the Hesburgh Center for Peace Studies.
Hussain highlighted the significance of various Muslims —
both famous and obscure—
to American history.
“They’ve contributed something, and some things that I think are quite crucial, as you start peeling back the l...
Qasim Rashid, Lawyer, Speaker, Best-Selling Author of "EXTREMIST"
Some 15 hours into my fast in the blistering Virginia heat my head hurt--but it wasn't a symptom of Ramadan.
Rather, I found myself digesting The Times
columnist David Aaronovitch's latest piece, "Moderate Muslims -- it's time to be outraged
." Aaronovitch argues that, "there is no Islamic peace movement [because] followers are caught up feeling sorry for themselves as victims."
He then proceeds with a laundry list of examples of extremism among Muslim...