Archive for December, 2012

Islamophobia Is Not Pro-Israel

Islamophobia Is Not Pro-Israel Joshu-stanton Huffingtonpost.com blog, Posted: 09/25/2012 Anti-Jihad Posters Appear In NYC Subways (10 stations). (Staff)Provocative advertisements equating Muslim radicals with savages appeared in New York City subways on Monday, drawing condemnation from some Jewish writers. One such interfaith leader raises his voice against Islamophobia .He takes the responsibility for the views expressed below to be exclusively his own and not represent any organization, he is part of). At a moment when I would otherwise be reviewing Yom Kippur teachings and preparing spiritually for the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar, I instead feel called as an American Jew to respond to the abominable, Isl...

World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims - US Muslims lead

U.S. dominates list of world’s’500 Most Influential Muslims’ By By Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service, Nov 28, 2012 11:26 PM EST There are more Muslims from America than any other country on this year’s “The Muslim 500: The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims,” compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, a respected think tank in Jordan, including two in the top 50. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, a California-born convert who founded Zaytuna College, an Islamic college in Berkeley, Calif., and is a leading Islamic authority in America, ranked No. 42, two places ahead of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, an Islamic studies professor at George Washington Personal Post America’s roughly 2.6 million Muslims are a tiny fraction of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, but the...

Ashura and Muharram of Sunni and Shia

Ashura and Muharram of Sunni and Shia Aslam Abdullah Ph.D Vice President of MCA,Editor of Muslim Observer At the beginning of each Islamic lunar calendar, in various parts of the Muslim world the first ten days are observed as a commemoration of a most horrific and tragic event. In places like Iran and Iraq, Muslims stage passion plays, in India and Pakistan, the community organizes huge processions full with tazias, (replicas of the tomb of Husain). Shia Muslims relive the story of the first ten days of Muharram that took place in the first century of Islam when the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussein challenged the authority of Yezid, the Umayyad ruler and established the principle that sometimes the goals of life become more important than the life itself. Imam Hussei...

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