Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2007«

Islamophobia 101: Episode 24: Rudy Giulani Campaign Official-“Chase Muslims Back to their Caves”.

December 31, 2007

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By Greg Sargent – December 28, 2007, 2:36PM This has already gotten some attention, but it deserves a lot more. The Guardian of London is conducting video documentaries up in New Hampshire. And they did a segment on Rudy in which they got a very off-kilter quote about Muslims from a Rudy campaign official in […]

Umm Sulaym: An Everlasting Role Model for Muslimahs and Muslims

December 30, 2007

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Note from Rafik Beekun: I initially put together this article in honor of International Women’s Day.  This article is partly sourced from Winalim,  and relates the story of one of the most famous and respected female companions of the Prophet (s), Umm Sulaym. Her faith, courage, determination and integrity are truly inspiring,  and she serves as a wonderful role model both for […]

Muslims Against Anti-Semitism: Ways to Promote Common Values

December 30, 2007

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by Tariq Ramadan Mosque. Photo/Horst Rutsch The situation in our societies is becoming more and more difficult insofar as the increasing public expression of anti-Semitism and racism. We all know—Governments, official institutions, as well as citizens—that if we remain passive, the situation will worsen and drive us towards a new troubled era of racist and […]

A greater danger to the U.S. than terrorism

December 29, 2007

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Why A Muslim Should Never Give Up: Lessons from Nature

December 29, 2007

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Battle at Kruger National Park: Lions vs. Water buffaloes vs. Crocodile One of the best videos you will ever see. It has been watched by over 22 million people on YouTube. Muslims often bemoan the state of the Ummah though in the Qur’an, Prophet Yaqub (Jacob) (as) says, “Truly, no one despairs of the sooting […]

Muslim Women Who Become Homeless Have Limited Options

December 29, 2007

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By Jackie Spinner Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 29, 2007; B01 They sleep in mosques. Or on the streets. Or in Christian-oriented shelters that might hold prayer meetings or services at odds with their own religious beliefs. For Muslim women without a place to live, particularly those who have been battered or are immigrants, […]

Muslim Investment Funds Are Rewarded for Their Faith

December 27, 2007

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 By Lawrence Carrel TheStreet.com Senior Writer 12/24/2007 6:13 AM EST Islamic law prohibits the collection and payment of interest. That means mutual funds aimed at Muslim investors must avoid financial services stocks. This proved to be a winning formula in 2007, when Wall Street finally paid the price for several years’ worth of predatory lending […]

The Irrelevance of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A Response by Tariq Ramadan

December 26, 2007

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OXFORD — In a recent article, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the former Dutch legislator and author of “Infidel,” accused the so-called “moderate” Muslims of remaining silent instead of condemning acts done in the name of Islam by individuals or governments. Surprisingly, I was mentioned among the “moderate” Muslim scholars who did not condemn what happened in […]

Merry Christmas to All Our Christian Neighbors

December 25, 2007

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Muslim scholars send Christmas greetings, accept dialogue invitation By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — An international group of Muslim scholars has accepted an invitation from Pope Benedict XVI for a major dialogue session at the Vatican.Meanwhile, the group has issued a message of Christmas greeting to “our Christian neighbors all over […]

Patience (Sabr) in Islam: A Great Virtue to Live By

December 24, 2007

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Rafik Beekun and updated on September 9, 2012 The Islamic Workplace Blog We are all tested in various ways by Allah (S.W.T.) in this world.  In the Qur’an, in Surah Baqarah (2: 155),  Allah States unequivocally that He will test us: Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in […]

Me and the Mosque–Women in Islam and Change

December 23, 2007

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April 13, 2007 Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world. In North America, most converts to Islam are women, many of whom are drawn to the religion through their experiences of social injustice and political involvement. Ironically many mosques force women to pray behind barriers away from the men, and some mosques do not […]

ISNA Fellowship Program for Study in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management

December 21, 2007

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HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal ISNA Fellowship Program The HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal ISNA Fellowship Program offers the opportunity for Masters level courses in the study of philanthropy and non-profit management.  We are currently searching for ten graduate students for the Fall 2008 class of fellows.  The fellows will be given the opportunity to study […]

Nice Eid Song Video from Sami Yusuf

December 20, 2007

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Please click here to watch Sami Yusuf’s Eid Song Video on the Islamic Workplace’s Vodpod.  Here you will find over 250 video clips about Islam, leadership, stress management, tolerance, ethics, Qur’anic recitations, and quite a few of the best nasheeds that I have personally selected by the Grace of Allah.  Enjoy!

Live Hajj Coverage in Makkah

December 19, 2007

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This only works well if you have a fast internet connection. Please note that the stream may sometimes be interrrupted due to technical difficulties too. Here is the link to the official Saudi webcam of the Kabbah.

Eid Mubarak to you and your family–Nasheeds, Naats and Islamic Songs for your enjoyment

December 18, 2007

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Last updated on Ramadan 30, 1433 (August 18, 2012) Eid Nasheeds and Songs Please note that Nasheeds and Naats below have no instrument accompaniment except for drums or a choir. 1. Eid Nasheed #1 2. Another beautiful Eid song 3. Eid Song from YoYo 4. Eid un Sa’id 5. Eid Nasheed #2 6. Eid Nasheed […]

Muslim Housekeepers Treated as Slaves in U.S.

December 17, 2007

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Kudos to our Justice system in the U.S. Unlike in many “Muslim” countries, it does not matter in the United States if a person is a multi-millionaire or not when the law catches with the culprit. This is what a millionaire couple found out in New York today, and God Willing, they will spend a […]

In the U.S., Jews and Muslims Set Up Big Interfaith Effort

December 16, 2007

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By Michelle Boorstein Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, December 16, 2007; A09 Two major Jewish and Muslim organizations unveiled an interfaith dialogue curriculum yesterday and are urging their hundreds of thousands of members to use it. Both sides say it is the broadest Jewish-Muslim interfaith effort in the continent’s history. Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president […]

Hassan Askari, Muslim Hero, attends Hanukkah Celebration

December 15, 2007

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Hassan Askari, the Muslim who defended Walter Adler, a Jewish man who was being attacked by a gang of ten on the New York City subway, was invited to and attended a Hanukkah celebration with Walter. Congratulations to both Hassan and Walter. God Willing, may all of us be like Hassan and Walter. Peace on […]

Good Samaritan 101: Muslim helps Jew Attacked on New York Subway

December 12, 2007

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http://www.cnn.com  The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Friday’s incident on the Q train.  Friday’s altercation on the Q train began when somebody yelled out “Merry Christmas,” to which rider Walter Adler responded, “Happy Hanukkah,” said Toba Hellerstein. “Almost immediately, you see the look in this guy’s face like I’ve called […]

Worst Employees of 2007

December 12, 2007

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By Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer They cheated, stole, scammed and assaulted. They lied, got arrested, used illegal drugs and committed lewd acts. No one is perfect – workers included – but even knowing that, you’ll be surprised at what you’re about to read. Here are some of the crazy stunts employees pulled throughout the year to […]

Russia’s first Muslim clinic opens in Moscow

December 12, 2007

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by Carole Landry Fri Dec 7, 11:39 AM ET MOSCOW (AFP) – With Koranic scriptures adorning its walls, Russia‘s first Muslim clinic opened in Moscow this week, hailed by religious leaders as a sign of greater respect for Islam. After cutting the red ribbon at the entrance of the gleaming modern facility in Moscow’s industrial […]

Canning of Clinton Volunteers Does Not Stop Bigoted Email’s Damage to U.S. Muslims

December 10, 2007

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday requested the resignation of a second Iowa volunteer coordinator who forwarded a hoax e-mail saying Barack Obama is a Muslim possibly intent on destroying the United States. Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ and says he has never been a Muslim, […]

What are your religious rights at work?

December 9, 2007

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 Minnesota Family Council, 2001 Have you ever wondered to what extent the law requires employees to leave their faith at the workplace door and not exercise their religious rights in the work place? How much leeway does the law give to employers to regulate the religiously related behavior and practices of their employees? These important […]

Being on the “No Drive” list: American Muslims berated at the borders

December 8, 2007

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CBS News The heightened security measures the government imposed after 9/11 mean American travelers may find their names not just on a “no-fly” list but also on a “no-drive” list. Cynthia Bowers reports Please click here to watch the CBS News Report of how American Muslims are being misidentified at the border and then mistreated.

A Muslim-Christian handshake

December 7, 2007

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 Christian Science Monitor An unprecedented outreach from top Islamic leaders to Christians is meeting a positive response. This budding dialogue has the potential to correct misunderstandings and foster trust among each faith’s followers – which the world sorely needs. The overture began in October with a letter from 138 Muslim clerics and scholars addressed to […]

Masjid An-Nabawi in Medina from on top

December 5, 2007

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To survive or not: Prostitution of Iraqi Girls as Young as Six in Syria

December 3, 2007

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By Lina Sinjab BBC News, Damascus Many of the Iraqi dancers are in their early teens. With their bright neon signs and glitzy decor, dozens of nightclubs line the streets of the Maraba district in the Syrian capital Damascus. It’s here that men come from far and wide – car number plates are not just […]

Fatwa from Fiqh Council of North America Against Terrorism

December 2, 2007

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Fiqh Council of North America and ISNA In the spirit of this Season of Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, the Fiqh Council of North America states its unequivocal and unqualified condemnation of the destruction and violence committed against innocent men and women. This condemnation of violence is deeply rooted in true Islamic values based on […]

Partnership of Christian, Jewish and Muslim Americans who oppose terrorism

December 2, 2007

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11/30/2007 1:00:00 PM NPC Luncheon with Fmr. Washington Archbishop Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Fmr. Archbishop of Washington is the main speaker on the topic “Partnership of Christian, Jewish and Muslim Americans who oppose terrorism.” Other speakers include: Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society; Right Reverend Samuel Lloyd, Dean of the Washington, DC […]

To work or not to work: Stealing water to survive in Iraq

December 1, 2007

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Damien Cave, The New York Times  Please click here to see how desperate people are to find work in Iraq, and what they do to survive.  This is a clip from the New York Times. BAGHDAD, Dec. 1 — Jobless men pay $500 bribes to join the police. Families build houses illegally on government land, […]

UK Muslim Law Makers Seek Teddy Teacher Release in Sudan

December 1, 2007

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IslamOnline.net & Newspapers   Lord Ahmed is in Sudan on a personal initiative along with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. KHARTOUM — Two Muslim members of Britain’s House of Lords were in Khartoum on Saturday, December 1, on a personal mission to seek the release of a British woman teacher jailed for what Sudanese officials say insulting […]

Infidelity At Work: New Book Supports Quasi-Islamic Relationships

December 1, 2007

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Review of Shirley Glass’s Book, Not “Just Friends”, by Islamonline   “I’m sorry, but I don’t shake hands with members of the opposite sex.” This line can be heard coming from Muslims working in office settings everywhere.   Islamic standards of modesty warn against even casual physical contact between unmarried men and women. This, of […]