Humanism

HUMANISM is a high ideal which we all worship,yet its practice is woefully lacking in the world .Yet America, in our opinion, is still by far the best country in the whole world in respecting human rights and extending Equal opportunities to all in Economic, Political, Legal and Religious areas of life. Yet newspapers in America are also filled with the Report of violations in many areas of life We would share these news to enhance our awareness. Yet Our role in the website is to highlight more of the positive instances to inspire people to move our ideals of Humanism.

Islam-o-Phobia: Nothing to fear… Or is there?

by Dr Fawad Ahmed (Editorial Note: Dr Fawad is a physician by profession, a singer by hobby, a volunteer in Health Clinic and Board Member Of MCA, Orlando, and above all, an astute student of Quran) A Facebook group called Global Rally for Humanity put out a call for anti-Muslim demonstrations "in every country at every mosque." Some plan to use “open carry laws” in some American states to bring weapons. Granted, the average participant IQ at such rallies is about 89, and these proceedings could readily be dismissed as gatherings of village idiots. However, recently anti-Muslim views have been expressed by otherwise intelligent public figures (with much fanfare) such as Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, who recently stated he would not want a “Muslim in the Whi...

Michigan mosque takes in homeless Unitarian Church

By Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Lansing is getting a new church this spring — but not quite soon enough. Hearing of construction lags and its neighbor’s need for a temporary home, a mosque in East Lansing offered up its worship space – for free. “No charge whatsoever,” said the Rev. Kathryn Bert. “It’s been a lovely story to live. It has been a beautiful relationship.” Since April 3, the church has been gathering at the mosque. The offer from the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing came with no strings attached, but in thanks the church decided to dedicate its plate offering one Sunday this month to the mosque. The mosque, in turn, plans to donate all or part of the offering to Islamic R...

Defining MUSLIM AMERICAN IDENTITY:

Defining MUSLIM AMERICAN IDENTITY: A preview into how it would unfold in generations to come and how to capitalize on it Mohammad Akhtar, Ph.D President, Muslim Council of America Preamble : Islam as a unifying basis for Americanization? Muslim migrants came to USA predominantly about half a century ago. They showed remarkable adaptation to American ways within a decade or so after their arrival, when it came to perform in their jobs very much like Americans in their efficient handling and in American mannerism. Beyond that, have they become American at heart so to speak? Very sluggishly and very little indeed, which is quite normal . In our case, the big barrier to Americanization as Muslims mistakenly think is Islam, but actually underneath it is the same native old culture as is i...

Hypocracy in the name of God

Hypocrisy in the name of God and Same gender marriages Aslam Abdullah Director of islamic Center, Las Vegas The US supreme court's decision to legalize same gender marriages has sent shock waves in the religious world. It seems, so say the pious people, that the throne on which He sits is shaking. Some people are predicting the coming of the dooms day and some people are suggesting that the punishment meted out to Sodom and Gomorrah would inflict upon Americans and their allies soon. Some people are suggesting that pious religious people should leave the country, some are even suggesting to revolt. They assert that Shaitan, (devil) has completely overtaken the country and God is ultimately subdued. Among Muslims the issue is even more serious. Clerics are fuming and average person i...

Supreme Court Sides with Muslim Woman who was denied a job

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...

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...

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

Religious Conflicts

Barkat Chrania,MD

Board Member,MCA

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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...

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