Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2007«

Fallen Muslim American Soldier Mourned

July 28, 2007

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Source: Voice of America and USASOC news service Major James Michael Ahearn had a near perfect life. The 43-year-old career army officer was newly married and recently became a father for the first time. On July 5th, during a routine patrol in Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded, killing Major Ahearn and his driver. For Urdu […]

Egypt’s Grand Mufti comes out against the killing of apostates

July 26, 2007

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By OMAR SINAN, Associated Press Writer One of Egypt’s most senior Muslim clerics has raised controversy by saying there is no worldly retribution for Muslims who abandon their religion, prompting an outcry from conservatives insisting Islamic law requires such apostates be killed. The editorial in The Washington Post came from Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, […]

America was built on diversity. The same is true of Islam.

July 26, 2007

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By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan Newsweek, July 30, 2007 INTERNATIONAL section; Guest Column; Pg. 32 U.S. Edition It’s strange that the United States and the Muslim world so often seem to be in conflict. The more you know about America’s basic ideals and those of classical Islam, the more similarities you see. […]

Good appearance in Islam

July 25, 2007

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Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Al-Hashimi The true Muslim takes good care of his clothes, so you will see him presenting a pleasant appearance, without being extravagant. He is pleasant to look at and to meet, and does not annoy people with his careless, disheveled appearance. He always checks himself before he goes out to meet people, […]

Islam in America: Are Muslims Integrated Into Our Society?

July 24, 2007

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Newsweek, July 30, 2007 issue What would you tell suicide bombers who invoke Islam to justify their actions? What are the rights of women in Islam? Is it permissible for a Muslim to convert to another faith? After September 11, many Americans asked whether Muslims living here at home were susceptible to the same extremist […]

Muslims must hold fast to flexibility in their tradition

July 24, 2007

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Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt Irish Times, July 24, 2007 Almost two years ago the citizens of London were victims of a great atrocity. Those who perpetrated those crimes would like you to believe that they were inspired by the religion of Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is nothing […]

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Resolution Praising American Muslim Physicians

July 23, 2007

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Dr. Faroque Khan, MD After the recent developments in UK implicating some physicians of involvement in terrorism, a number of American Muslims publicly denounced these acts of terrorism and violence. IMANA issued a press release which received world wide coverage on AP, CNN, BBC etc. The US Senate also took note of this, and attached […]

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