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U.S. Congressman Ellison questions FBI’s Mueller about treatment of U.S. Muslims

April 29, 2008

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From a House Hearing held Wednesday. The full exchange is pasted below: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOLDS A HEARING ON OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION APRIL 23, 2008 Key Lines: 1) MUSLIMS DO ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT Mueller: “And every opportunity I have, I re-affirm the fact that 99.9 percent of Muslim-Americans or […]

APAI PhD SCHOLARSHIP IN ISLAMIC FINANCE

April 29, 2008

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Scholarship Description One PhD scholarship is available to fund a PhD topic in the area of Islamic banking and finance. Students are welcome to put forward a brief proposal for any topic within that broad area in relation to finance. Research Field: Islamic Banking and Finance. Application method: Initially via email. Study Subject: Finance Provided […]

Battle over an Islamic School in New York City: Information and Misinformation about the Khalil Gibran School

April 28, 2008

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The New York Times Please click here to watch a video about the struggles of the Khalil Gibran School. Critics Cost Muslim Educator Her Dream School Debbie Almontaser dreamed of starting a public school like no other in New York City. Children of Arab descent would join students of other ethnicities, learning Arabic together. By […]

Live Webcam of the Kaaba in Makkah and Masjid an Nabawi in Madinah (Updated October 13, 2013)

April 28, 2008

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Updated on October 13, 2013) The official website of Saudi Arabia that depicts the Haram Sharif (in Makkah) and the Prophet’s (s) Mosque in Madinah seems to be having problems (see below).  Here are two links that work at this time. Haram Sharif in Makkah Please click here to view the Haram Sharif or the […]

Interview of Imran Khan + Gallup Poll on Pakistan’s New Government

April 28, 2008

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Please click here to watch this interview. Warning: the interviewer is not dressed Islamically. Gallup Pakistan: Perceptions about the Newly Formed Government Email: isb@gallup.com.pk; Web: www.gallup.com.pk Released: April 14, 2008 PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE NEW PRIME MINISTER Islamabad – Two thirds of the respondents (66%) in a national survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan gave very […]

World’s Youngest Professor is a 19 year old Woman

April 23, 2008

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By Bob Considine TODAYShow.com contributor updated 7:42 a.m. PT, Wed., April. 23, 2008 Perhaps in Alia Sabur’s wildly advanced studies she came across a famous quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. “Knowing is not enough. We must apply,” the German writer once observed. That could serve as explanation for what prompted the 19-year-old to become […]

Ethics Controversy: Union Carbide and the Bhopal Tragedy

April 23, 2008

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Al Jazeera examines the devastating events of Bhopal, India in 1984, when a cloud of poisonous gas released over the city killed thousands in the world’s worst industrial disaster. More than 2 decades later, a whole city still suffers. However, Dow Jones, the new owner of Union Carbide, has attempted to reject all liability for […]

‘Islamic’ schools that force African children to beg are behaving unislamically

April 21, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Islam emphasizes honest work in a halal job at all times over begging. The behavior of the “Islamic” school instructors who force children to beg for any reason, least of all to fill their own pockets, is absolutely against the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s). Indeed, earning money through a […]

US Presidential Candidate John McCain and Corruption

April 16, 2008

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McCain and Keating McCain Flip Flops on Ethics Reform McCain: Corruption in Politics

A Message of Hope: A Dying Professor’s Last Lecture

April 14, 2008

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Many who are facing a dire situation at work or a major illness give up though as Muslims, Allah reminds us in surah 12, verse 87 that, “Truly no one despairs of Allah’s Soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith.” Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last […]

Poll Finds Iranians Favor Direct Talks with US on Shared Issues

April 11, 2008

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  Poll Finds Diminished Perception of US Threat, General Thawing of Hostility    For Release: 12:01 EDT April 7, 2008 Contact: Steven Kull, director, WorldPublicOpinion.org (202) 232-7500   College Park, MD—A new poll finds that although Iranians continue to view the United States negatively, they strongly support steps to improve US-Iran relations including direct talks […]

Intimidation and censorship are no answer to the inflammatory film “Fitna”

April 11, 2008

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A Dutch politician’s alarmist anti-Islam polemic needs to be taken apart and calmly answered Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian, Thursday April 10 2008 At the time of this writing, the dissemination on the worldwide web of the deliberately provocative anti-Islam film Fitna, made by the Dutch populist MP Geert Wilders, has not provoked violent protest […]

Entrapment of Muslims by the Law

April 8, 2008

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Is Big Brother at your mosque? By ABDUSSALAM MOHAMED, Senior Staff Writer LOS ANGELES – On the first Friday of each month, Mohammed Elsisy, an Egyptian-born software engineer, usually drives from his home in Irvine, Calif., to the King Fahad mosque in Culver City, Calif., to deliver the khutba, or sermon. Elsisy thought the first […]

An Interfaith View: Islamophobia and Racism

April 8, 2008

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By Lawrence Swaim In a much-anticipated speech about his Mormon faith, Mitt Romney had a perfect opportunity to illuminate the complexities of politics and religious liberty. Instead, he used the opportunity to plead for evangelical votes, signaling that he would do nothing to stop the Religious Right from using government to promote its agenda. This […]

Christians, Jews and Muslims Working Together in Uganda

April 7, 2008

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I found this video clip on Mohammad Latiff’s blog, and liked it so much that I am reposting it here. It is a positive and heart-warming video, and speaks to the inherent good in each one of us. Thank you Br. Mohammad.

Kudos to Network Solutions for Suspending Geert Wilders’s Website.

April 5, 2008

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Glenn Beck laments with Brad Thor Network Solutions’ courageous decision Network Solutions has decided not to host Keert Wilders’ Islamophobic website. Brad Thor showed his utter ignorance of Islam in the video below when he states that there “are over 100 violent chapters in the Qur’an that enjoin Muslims to wage horrific warfare on Non-Muslims.” […]

Islamophobia and Racism on the Rise: Geert Wilders Polarizing Dutch Society Against Islam, Muslims and Arabs

April 4, 2008

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Geert Wilders Insults Dutch Prime Minister Geert Wilders insults the Dutch Prime Minister publicly, and blames the Dutch Parliament for defending Muslims in the Netherlands. Stephen Sackur of BBC World “Hard Talk” talks to Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders about his controversial views on Islam, Muslims, Arabs and immigration. Part 1 In the first video, Wilders would like […]

Muslim true/false

April 2, 2008

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What you think you know about them is likely wrong — and that’s dangerous. By John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed April 2, 2008 Winning hearts and minds — the Bush administration, foreign policy wonks, even the U.S. military agree that this is the key to any victory over global terrorism. Yet our public diplomacy […]

How to Pack for a Business Trip

April 1, 2008

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CNN While traveling for business, you have, Insha Allah, to look and perform at your peak.   I travel a lot both domestically and internationally, and find that I  cannot take all the comforts of home with me, and I have to maximize my use of limited luggage space.   Please click here to read a great article from CNN […]

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