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Place of dogs in Islam
Ingrid Mattson, Professor of Islamic studies and former President of Isna
[Editorial Note by M.Akhtar } Dogs in American culture have a special place which is in conflict with the negative feelings Muslim immigrants bring with them, presumed to be derived from Islam. In fact these feelings are part of their own culture they inherited from the old country that in turn was largely shaped by a few sayings of our prophet (peace be upon him) that were reflective of the Arabian society at that time and should be taken as cultural practices rather than Islam’s universal values. (God forgive me if I am mistaken. Only God knows the best) The distinguished writer who grew up in the West surrounded by the feelings of affection and companionship towards do...
Islam's influence on the Founding Fathers
By Mona Shadia
a reporter for Times Community News
Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After all, the three religions share the same father, Abraham, and the same God.After some research and a chat with a friend, who shared with me the work of a few authors and scholars, I'm convinced that this relationship and compatibility between Islam and America is not a coincidence. There's no doubt that when the Founding Fathers were forming the Constitution, they relied heavily on thinkers like John Locke.