Is democracy for sale? Exposition 3.

Bribery money from Wall street is  conveniently taken at the expense of public interest? Exposition 1 of the series was given earlier (June issue):  Is US democracy or oligarchy? Exposition 2  was given(October,2014) under Lobbying. The following piece is Exposition 3  that is given here solely for public education . It is the courtesy of the lobbyist organization  Aavaz (MCA disclaims responsibility for the Accuracy of the report) read more...

Muslim American Identity?

For Muslim migrants to keep their old Identity is naturally easy, or to become American even is relatively simple. What is most difficult is how to combine the two in integrated manner. MCA is committed  to sort out identity issues and help  Muslims integrate with the collaboration of all who care for it.

A challenge occurs when migrants become American citizens without giving a thought to what this means. This potentially creates a problem when they encounter some “American” practices they reject as immoral  or un-Islamic. Let us designate this situation as Type A. But, second- and third-gener...

Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar

Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar By Donna St. George November 11 at 6:34 PM Tthe Montgomery County Public Schools building is seen in this file photo. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha. In practical terms, Montgomery schools will still be closed for the Christian and Jewish holidays, as in previous years, and students will still get the sam...

Religious Conflicts: achieving peace and harmony through Humanitarianism

Barkat Chrania,MD

Board Member,MCA

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Five stages of mohamad’s prophethood

FIVE STAGES OF MUHAMMAD’S PROPHETHOOD

AND THEIR IMPACT ON WAR AND PEACE

Saleem Ahmed, Ph.D

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Lobbying : A menace or Necessity for democracy

Lobbying: A Menace or Necessity for Democracy Mohammad Akhtar,Ph.D, president of MCA Lobbying is an American phenomenon, which is new to Muslim migrants. They find it novel but more than that, they find it puzzling. We know bribery is wrong and illegal because an individual gives money to another individual for self- serving purpose that is against the collective interests. But in a similar way, if an individual or group gives money to another individual or group that is similarly counter to the interests of the larger segment of society, it should be equally wrong or illegal, regardless of the money involved being a big amount and given openly rather than secretly as done in bribery. If it is small money transacted between two people, it is considered theft. If it is millions of do...

IS ISIS supposed to be a Muslim organization

Will the US train Muslim Americans to take on ISIS The (Un) Islamic state of Iraq and Syria is an organization of individuals who coul easily put even beasts to shame. They belong to league of Hitler, ben Ladens and many more who promoted terror and murder for reasons they could not explain to themselves. They are against Christians, Jews, secularists and even Muslims. They are fighting a war they claim religious, which is overtly Satanic. Where do they get monetary support? Who supplies them weapons and ammunition? Who helps them in Europe and USA to recruit young Muslims who are usually unknown in their own communities for their commitment to Islam. The ISIS is an organization that stands for everything that is rejected by Islam. Islam demands sanctity of human life and ISIS rejects it...

The Desruction of Mecca

To commemorate HAJ and  observe Eid Ul Adha , it is fitting if we take a few minutes and reflect upon the destruction of Mecca that is going on. Are we the nation oblivious to the loss of irreplaceable treasury of Muslims that is being done by the Saudis. The loss done in the frenzy of Modernization and commercialization is effectively narrated in the article below. But there is another kind of loss to which the Muslim nation seems to be blind while other developed nations are in tears out of grief. For example ,recently the houses of hazrat AbuBakr and Ayesha were demolished out of sheer fanaticism that was in the cover of religious thinking associated with Wahabism, namely the fear was that people would worship the house and commit "Shirk" If it wer...

United We stand

United We Stand

Zaid Shakir

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Women’s personal issues and teachings of islam

Women and Fashion:

Every thing that gives aesthetic pleasure to human being is admissible in Islam provided that it is not polluted with vulgarity, polytheisem, dissipation and betrayal. It includes every kind of dignified and civilized Fashion. The Quran, exclusively mention the dress:

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