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Muslims came to America the earliest of all

it’s true that from the very beginning, Islam has always been part of the social fabric of this country. In fact, it’s possible that Muslims got here before the first Christians. According to the PBS special, some historians believe that Muslims first arrived in the Americas in the early 14th century, after being expelled from Spain. Others say that Christopher Columbus referred to a book written by Portuguese Muslims who had navigated to the “New World” in the 12th century during his 1492 voyage. Those are controversial claims. But it’s clear that Muslims arrived here in significant numbers in the 16th century, along with large-scale European colonization. Some came voluntarily, but many more were brought here forcibly to work as slaves ...

Berlin House of One: The first church-mosque-synagogue?

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...

Duke University allows Muslim ‘Azan’ for Friday prayer

M. Akhtar, Ph.D.

DURHAM, N.C. — Tuesday,January 13,2015.School officials said. A weekly call-Azan, to prayer for Mu...

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 any responsibility for the Accuracy of the report) read more...

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...

SEPARATATING Terrorism and Muslims

9/11 Museum Should Not Conflate Islam and Terrorism

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