Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2007«

Ye Hum Naheen: Muslim-to-Muslim Video against Terrorism

September 29, 2007

0

Yeh Hum Naheen has become a truly unprecedented musical movement. Featuring the vocal talents of some of Pakistans biggest music artists, including Haroon, Ali Haider, Ali Zafar, Shufqat, Strings, Shuja Haider and Hadiqa Kiani, uniting to sing out the message the world needs to hear. Written by Ali Moeen, Pakistans foremost lyricist, with music composed […]

Craving for wealth and status–Part 1

September 29, 2007

0

Imam Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali The first type of craving for wealth is that a person has extreme love for wealth and also relentlessly exerts efforts to attain it – via means which are lawful – being excessive in that, striving hard and making painstaking efforts and toiling in order to attain it. It has been […]

Earn the blessings of one Hajj and one Umrah each day

September 28, 2007

1

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever prays the dawn prayer (fajr) in a group and then sits and does dhikr until the sun rises, then prays two rak’as, shall have the like of the reward of a hajj and an ‘umra.” Anas said, “The Prophet (Allah bless him […]

Deal to put Warner in Abu Dhabi

September 27, 2007

0

Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer SECTION: BUSINESS; Business Desk; Part C; Pg. 1 Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. studio struck a multibillion-dollar joint venture deal Wednesday with two Abu Dhabi companies that would bring such American icons as Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner and Scooby-Doo to the Persian Gulf region. The partners have agreed to build a […]

MUSLIM SCARF DENTIST GUILTY

September 27, 2007

0

The Mirror, UK. Sept 27, 2007 A MUSLIM dentist who refused to treat a woman unless she wore a headscarf was yesterday found guilty of serious professional misconduct. The General Dental Council ruled Dr Omer Butt, 31, discriminated against the patient, known only as Mrs A. [more] Please click here to read the remainder of […]

Public split on Muslims, Mormons

September 26, 2007

0

September 26, 2007 By Kristi Moore – Americans” attitudes about Muslims are more negative now than in years past, while a slim majority of the public expresses a favorable view of Mormons, according to a national religious poll released yesterday. “I think the main find in this survey is the fact that the public holds […]

Regulating Diversity in Europe

September 26, 2007

0

Islam and the European Project Kathleen Cavanaugh, National University of Ireland, Galway There exists a limited pluralist model of regulating or `managing’ religious diversity in contemporary Europe. This pluralist model, however, is in contrast to the limitations that appear at the state level, which reflect an increasingly illiberal, secular Europe. Such contrast stems historically from […]

Your face is being watched at the airport

September 25, 2007

0

The TSA is hiring special screeners to screen facial expressions and passenger behavior in the US. Affiliate WBAY reports. Please click here to watch the video clip from CNN.

India’s Converts to Christianity and Islam Face Extra Employment Bias

September 25, 2007

0

The Wall Street Journal MEDIPALLY, India — Every Sunday, women and children gather to pray in a tiny, whitewashed church on the edge of this southern Indian village, sitting cross-legged on blue plastic sheets as they sing Christian hymns. The men don’t dare to come. “If they are seen in the church, the officials will […]

PRACTICING ISLAM CAN BE DIFFICULT AT ARMED FORCES INSTALLATIONS –

September 25, 2007

0

Gene Rector, Macon Telegraph, 9/24/07Talib M. Shareef and Rashad Abdul-Azeem see no disconnect between their Islamic faith and their jobs at Robins Air Force Base.Certainly no mixed loyalties. No lack of purpose or focus. No argument with the mission.Chief Master Sgt. Shareef – a 28-year veteran of the Air Force – is chief of personnel […]

Ramadan 101 + Ramadan Duas from Qur’an and Sunnah

September 24, 2007

2

Ramadan 101 Ramadan is the month of fasting for all the Muslims who are followers of Islam. Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and is the month of devotion of self to Allah. Muslims believe that during this month they must indulge themselves praying to Allah and concentrating less on their daily work […]

Faculty position opening to teach Islam at Amherst College

September 23, 2007

0

http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000520177-01 Amherst College announces the following faculty positions to begin in July 2008. Searches conducted during the 2007-2008 academic year. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Detailed information available at https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/employment.  Mailing address is Amherst College, P.O. Box […]

Faculty openings in Islam at University of California at Davis

September 23, 2007

0

http://www.dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.lasso?id=8475 Islam, Culture and Society: The development of new courses, research initiatives and academic programs on Islam and the Middle East, including courses in Islam and citizenship, Islamic culture, Jews in Arab lands, Quran and Arabic language and linguistics. Faculty: Eight FTE positions, including four in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies and […]

Faculty position opening to teach Islam at Oberlin College

September 23, 2007

0

The Department of Religion at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 4 years, beginning first semester of academic year 2008-09 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The incumbent […]

Reminder: Fatwa Issued Against Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida

September 22, 2007

2

In light of the recent involvement of Muslim professionals (i.e. doctors) in acts of terrorism, I am reprinting this fatwa issued by the Islamic Commission of Spain against Osama Bin Laden, and the fatwas by the US Fiqh Council of North America and British Muslim clerics against religious extremism and terrorism as a reminder to […]

Dubai Exchange Vies for Global Role

September 21, 2007

0

The Wall Street Journal By Aaron Lucchetti in New York and Alistair MacDonald and Jason Singer in London September 20, 2007  A stock exchange owned by the government of Dubai emerged as the leading contender to win Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.’s stake of about 30% in the London Stock Exchange Group PLC and a minority […]

Middle East Deal Makers

September 21, 2007

0

Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2007 As oil prices soar, Middle Eastern governments are demonstrating their clout in global financial markets — but doing so with a new political savvy Yesterday saw a burst of deal activity involving Mideast governments, including a battle among two Persian Gulf emirates over the London Stock Exchange and a […]

Islamophobia 101-Episode 21: “Too many mosques in the United States.”

September 20, 2007

0

Please watch the following (unedited) interview of New York Congressman King. In the above interview, Rep. King said: “Unfortunately, we have too many mosques in this country. There are too many people who are sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully. We should be finding out how we can infiltrate. […]

Job opening: Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University

September 19, 2007

0

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University seeks to make a full-time professorial appointment in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life to be jointly situated in the Committee on the Study of Religion and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. We strongly favor making a senior appointment, but we would also consider […]

A Ramadan Letter to Osama bin Laden

September 18, 2007

1

 Sheikh Salman al-Oadah, Islamtoday.com Sheikh Salman b. Fahd al-Oadah, the general supervisor of IslamToday.net, delivered the following address to Osama bin Laden live on NBC television on 14 September, 2007, which corresponds to the second say of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: Brother Osama:How much blood has been spilled? How many innocent children, women, and old […]

Protecting the environment: Muslims going GREEN

September 18, 2007

1

By Anayat Durrani, Contributing WriterSouthern California Infocus, September 2007  TORRANCE, Calif. – Every morning, Wasi Ahmed Yousaf, 37, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., puts on his sneakers and helmet and commutes to work on his bicycle. Yousaf ditched his car two months ago in favor of a more eco-friendly mode of transportation. Across the nation, Americans are […]

Resources for learning about Prophet Muhammad (s)

September 17, 2007

0

1. Life of Muhammad (s) by Muhammad Husayn Haykal on line. This book is a classic, and was translated by Professor Isma’il Razi A. al-Faruqi. 2. A video documentary on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s):

Potentially controversial cartoon involving Muslim dress code dropped

September 16, 2007

0

Deborah Howell Washington Post, Readers were confused and angry that “Opus” comic strips with a Muslim theme did not appear in the Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 Sunday print editions. The strips, created by Berkeley Breathed, were distributed by the Washington Post Writers Group and published on washingtonpost.com. Most of the controversy involved the Aug. […]

Faculty position opening in Islamic Studies: York, Toronto

September 16, 2007

0

Division of Humanities Faculty of Arts York University The Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Islamic Studies. This appointment is to commence July 1, 2008 and is subject to budgetary approval. We are seeking a candidate who is […]

Please sign the petition on behalf of Professor Nadia Abu al-Haj’s Tenure.

September 14, 2007

1

BIO of Nadia Abu El-Haj, assistant professor, recently published Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (University of Chicago Press, 2002). She spent the past academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and has received numerous fellowships. Her research focuses on the Middle East. At Barnard, she […]

Islamophobia on rise, especially in Europe: U.N. envoy

September 14, 2007

0

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations investigator on racism on Friday condemned a rising trend of Islamophobia, especially in Europe, where he said it was being exploited by some right-wing political parties. Doudou Diene, U.N. special rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, also accused Switzerland’s most popular […]

Doctors should not eat in front of Muslims during Ramadan

September 14, 2007

0

by Joanna Sugden Doctors and nurses in Scotland should refrain from eating in front of their Muslim patients and colleagues during the month of Ramadan according to the Scottish NHS. Staff in hospitals north of the border were advised by the Scottish Executive and the Scottish NHS to avoid “working lunches” and to move food […]

Is work during Ramadan worship?

September 13, 2007

0

Meena S Janardhan Note from Rafik Beekun: This is  a reprint of an older article, but the issues it brings up are still current and being brought up each Ramadan.   DUBAI, Oct 25, 2005 (IPS) – Ramadan is a period of fasting, prayer and penance for Muslims everywhere but, in the Gulf countries, it is also a month […]

Blessed Ramadan and Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 13, 2007

1

We wish a blessed Ramadan to all Muslims. We wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to all Jews.

Faculty position open in Islamic Studies

September 12, 2007

0

COLGATE UNIVERSITY’S Department of Religion seeks candidates for a full time position in Islamic studies. The hire will be made at the assistant or associate level, to begin July 2008. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates in Islamic studies with training […]

In Turbulent Pakistan, Start-Ups Drive a Boom

September 11, 2007

0

By PETER WONACOTT September 5, 2007; Page A1, Wall Street Journal ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s political scene is growing more clouded, but a clear demonstration of confidence in the country’s future is coming from an emerging economic force: entrepreneurs. Scores of new businesses once unseen in Pakistan, from fitness studios to chic coffee shops to […]

How a Muslim Billionaire Thrives in Hindu India

September 11, 2007

2

By YAROSLAV TROFIMOV September 11, 2007; Page A1, Wall Street Journal BANGALORE, India — The world’s richest Muslim entrepreneur defies conventional wisdom about Islamic tycoons: He doesn’t hail from the Persian Gulf, he didn’t make his money in petroleum, and he definitely doesn’t wear his faith on his sleeve. A native of Mumbai, Azim Premji […]

20,000 scholarships (govt of India) for Minority students

September 10, 2007

1

http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/scholarships/scheme_details.htm     Form for Students:   http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/scholarships/form_student.pdf Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for Minority Communities Students Objective: The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses. Scope:These scholarships are available for studies in India only and […]

Palos mosque controversy: A Harvard case study

September 10, 2007

0

Harvard University students are going to be studying Palos Heights this fall. A case study titled “A Mosque in Palos Heights,” based on real events in that city in 2000, has been developed by Harvard’s Pluralism Project, which studies America’s changing religious diversity to better understand its impact on society. In 2000, the Al Salam […]

Saudi government bans leading Arab paper

September 10, 2007

0

By SALAH NASRAWI, Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt – Saudi Arabia has indefinitely banned the distribution of a leading Arab newspaper, days after the paper disclosed that a Saudi extremist had played a key role in a violent Iraqi al-Qaida front group. One of the kingdom’s most influential journalists immediately criticized the ban, calling it […]

Saudi Arabia: Migrant Domestics Killed by Employers (Saudi Arabia: PRT Migran Dibunuh Majikan)

September 9, 2007

1

Human Rights Watch (www.hrw.org) Brutal Beatings and Killings Symptomatic of Wider Abuse (New York, August 17, 2007) – The killing of two Indonesian domestic workers by their employers in Saudi Arabia highlights the Saudi government’s ongoing failure to hold employers accountable for serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The brutal beatings by these employers […]

When one has sinned, pray Salatul Taubah: the prayer of penitence.

September 9, 2007

5

Fiqh-Us-Sunnah, Vol 2, #34. Abu Bakr (r) reports: “I heard the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam saying: ‘Allah forgives the man who commits a sin (then feels ashamed), purifies himself, offers a prayer and seeks His forgiveness.’ Then he recited the ‘ayyah: ‘And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves, remember Allah […]

During your life, pray Salat-ul-Tasbih at least once.

September 9, 2007

3

Updated August 21, 2011, My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Ramadan Mubarak. Sometime ago, I posted an article on Salat-ul-Tasbih. I am reproducing and expanding it here because of its importance and the blessings that it brings, Insha Allah. I have also updated the answer on how to count during Salatul Tasbih.  Please note […]

Abandon Stereotypes, Muslims in America Say

September 7, 2007

0

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR, New York Times. ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept 3 — It is time for the United States to stop treating every American Muslim as somehow suspect, leaders of the faith said at their largest annual convention, which ended here on Monday. Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Americans should distinguish between mainstream Muslims […]

Turkey is vital to Europe’s future

September 6, 2007

0

The Daily Telegraph (LONDON)David MilibandSECTION: FEATURES; Comment; Pg. 20 In the 20th century, Britain’s national security came under threat from hostile nations. Today, the threat is from terrorist groups, such as al-Qa’eda, operating within failed states, seeking to fracture the world along religious lines. The response by the police and the Army, at home and […]

Training program to boost financial talent pool

September 6, 2007

0

New Straits Times (Malaysia) Rupa Damodaran SECTION: LOCAL; Pg. 39 BANK Negara Malaysia is spearheading a specialised financial training programme, which it hopes will address the acute shortage of skilled talent in the financial industry. Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz hopes the one-year Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) will be able to […]

Watch Video of Arabic School and VOTE whether it should be allowed to operate or not

September 5, 2007

0

AOL is carrying out a survey asking people whether the Arabic school (see article below) should be allowed to operate or not. Please click here to participate in the vote. As of 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Sept 6, 2007, the results were as follows: 35% were voting in favor of the Arabic school being allowed […]

New York public school accused of radical Islamist agenda

September 4, 2007

1

NEW YORK (CNN) — A public school in New York that will teach Arabic language and culture opened Tuesday amid accusations that it will impose a radical Islamist agenda in its classrooms. Please click here to view CNN video on the Khalil Gibran Academy. Carmen Colon enrolled her son in Khalil Gibran Academy, but pulled […]

All Expenses Paid Imam Training Program

September 4, 2007

0

The Government of the United Arab Emirates, UAE is sponsoring a first of its kind unique training program for American Imams and those aspiring to become Imams. Program participant will receive a certificate from the UAE Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs. The courses will consist of a six-week program. Program curiculam will focus on […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 19–Group Targets Middle Eastern Textbooks

September 4, 2007

0

By Special to the Sun September 4, 2007 As schools citywide open their doors today, a group critical of a new Arabic-language public school is stepping up its opposition efforts, broadening its campaign to target national school curricula. The group, a coalition of community members, parents, and organizations called Citizens for American Values in Public […]

Islam, the American way

September 3, 2007

0

The Economist Aug 30th 2007 Why the United States is fairer to Muslims than “Eurabia” is IN PITTSBURGH, a Turkish group, pious but peaceful, decides to rethink its plans for an Islamic centre after an angry public hearing. In Clitheroe, a town in northern England, a plan to turn an ex-church into a mosque wins […]

Muslim nations to thrive

September 3, 2007

0

Herald Sun, Australia SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 3 OUTGOING BHP Billiton chief Chip Goodyear believes the Muslim world will be hot on the heels of China and India as the next big emerging market for the mining giant. The mining boss, who will step down at the end of this month, told the Herald Sun Muslim […]

Tajik MPs urge president to prevent demolition of mosques in capital

September 3, 2007

0

BBC Monitoring Central Asia Unit Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring Three Tajik MPs have appealed to President Emomali Rahmon to prevent demolition and closure of mosques in Dushanbe. In their appeal Akbar Turajonzoda, Muhammadsharif Himmatzoda and Muhiddin Kabiri – former United Tajik Opposition leaders – condemn what they term “anti-Islamic and anti-constitutional” acts of the […]

The corrupt protect their own: Relative of Gaddafi assaults two British prostitutes

September 3, 2007

0

By GLEN OWEN and HOLLY MILLBANK The Mail on Sunday, UK  Britain has become involved in a potentially damaging diplomatic imbroglio after a relative of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi was prosecuted for assaulting two prostitutes at his London home. The case against Mohamed Al Sanussi, 26, collapsed after the two alleged victims withdrew their evidence. […]

Top 100 Saudi Companies

September 1, 2007

0

Source: Arabnews.com 1. The March Ahead Saudi Arabia is in a second era of massive expansion. Plans are even more spectacular in scale than the first time round. The effect on Saudi business and industry is already apparent. As can be seen… Full Story 2. A Quantum Leap in Development IT is boom time again […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 638 other followers