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The Proof of Allah’s Omnipotence is in His Creation

January 31, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun. Please click here to view an amazing document that proves that the Qur’an reflects Allah’s Perfect and Complete Knowledge and that the universe is indeed Allah’s creation. The document is 2 megabytes in length, and you must read it until the end.

The Top 100 Universities in the World–No Muslim University Ranked

January 30, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun The three oldest universities in the world are Islamic universities: 859 Fes, Morocco University of Al-Karaouine Considered the oldest continuously-operating degree-granting university in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. 975 Cairo, Egypt Al-Azhar University A degree-granting jāmiʿah (“university” in Arabic) with individual faculties for a general college and […]

Islam finds a place in Haiti

January 26, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun Islam is blossoming in Haiti. Please click here to go to the website of Muslims in Haiti. cnn.com June 13, 2002 Posted: 6:47 PM EDT (2247 GMT) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) — Tucked away on a corner of the Haitian capital’s dusty, congested Delmas Road, a modest white building bears a curious […]

In U.S., Religious Prejudice Strongest Against Muslims than Against Christians, Jews or Buddhists

January 22, 2010

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43% of Americans admit to feeling some prejudice toward followers of Islam Analysis by the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 4 in 10 Americans (43%) admit to feeling at least “a little” prejudice toward Muslims — more than twice the number who say the same about Christians (18%), Jews (15%) […]

US Government Lifts Ban on Tariq Ramadan

January 20, 2010

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PRESS RELEASE London, January 20 2010 After more than five years of waiting, the American State Department has decided, in a document signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to lift the ban that prohibited me (as well as Professor Adam Habib from South Africa) from entering the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union […]

Muslim Countries and Muslims Team Up with Other Countries and Faith-Based Communities to Help Haiti

January 17, 2010

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Turkey sends in rescuers and 10 tons of aid material to Haiti Worldbulletin.net Turkey sent Sunday 10 tons of additional aid material to Haiti hit by a devastating earthquake. A statement by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said total aid material dispatched by Turkey to Haiti has reached 50 tons. After three cargo planes […]

Working with Mormon Church, U.S. Muslims Fly $1 Million in Relief to Haiti

January 14, 2010

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Haiti Earthquake Emergency January 13, 2010 http://www.islamicreliefusa.org/emergencies/haiti-earthquake Haitians are in desperate need for support after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked their island nation on Tuesday. An estimated 3 million people were affected by the quake, which was the worst in the region in 200 years. “More than 100,000 are dead,” the Haitian Consul General to the […]

Muslim Cab Drivers Return Thousands of Dollars Left in Taxi

January 13, 2010

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BBC News Mukul Asadujjaman returns $21,000 A Bangladeshi taxi driver in New York City has gone out of his way to track down the person who left thousands of dollars in cash in the back of his cab. Mukul Asadujjaman, a medical student, drove nearly 80km (50 miles) to an address he found with the […]

Please help Haiti: Deaths may top 100,000

January 13, 2010

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Islamic Relief Working to Help People of Haiti  A massive earthquake has struck the Caribbean island of Haiti. Thousands are feared dead with many more seriously injured. Islamic Relief has launched an appeal for £1 million to respond to the disaster. The epicentre of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake was just 16 kilometres from the capital […]

Good Samaritans: Malaysian Muslims Protect Churches

January 10, 2010

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Islamonline.com Muslim groups in Malaysia are offering their help to prevent any further attacks on Christian places of worship amid a spree of attacks on churches in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority Asian country, The Star reported on Sunday, January 10. “This is an offer of peace and goodwill,” Nadzim Johan, the executive secretary of the Muslim […]

Torture in Abu Dhabi by Royal Family Member: Guilty or Not Guilty?

January 10, 2010

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Rafik Beekun Islam is strictly against torture. Here is what a Royal Family member, Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed, did to an Afghan man because he suspected him of having overcharged him in a grain deal for about $5,000. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3–if you understand arabic For more information, please go to this site: […]

Open Season on Muslims: Increase in Profiling

January 9, 2010

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CAIR Nadia Hassan says she was the victim of profiling during a full body search at an airport. CNN’s Alina Cho reports. (CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad quoted on profiling incidents.) Muslim Fears Over Profiling Heightened Debate over Racial Profiling

Islamophobia 101: Episode 36–Mayor Koch: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Are Terrorists

January 8, 2010

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Rafik Beekun Amazing words from Mayor Koch who suddenly sounds like right wing extremists, Steve Emerson and Ann Coulter, labels “hundreds of millions” of Muslims as terrorists, and voices his support for profiling every Muslim who is flying. Should we profile every person of Jewish faith because of the past actions of the Jewish Defense […]

Mideast Water Crisis Brings Misery, Uncertainty

January 7, 2010

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NPR The Middle East is facing its worst water crisis in decades. For three summers, the annual rains have failed to come. Farmland has dried up across the region in Iraq, Syria, southeast Turkey and Lebanon. While oil was the resource that defined the last century, water and its scarcity may define this one. Experts […]

Dr. Laurence Brown Explains Why He Embraced Islam

January 6, 2010

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 Doctor and former military officer Laurence Brown explains why he became a Muslim Video 1 of 3 Video 2 of 3 Video 3 of 3   This is an incredible story about an Atheist who found God then tried very hard to be a Christian and you have to watch the show to find out […]

Report Recommends Ways to Discourage Muslim-American Radicalization

January 6, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 CONTACT: Karen Kemp (Duke) (919) 613-7394 karen.kemp@duke.edu or Dee Reid (UNC) (919) 843-6339 deereid@unc.edu REPORT RECOMMENDS WAYS TO DISCOURAGE MUSLIM-AMERICAN RADICALIZATION Note to editors: A copy of the report is online at http://www.sanford.duke.edu/news/Schanzer_Kurzman_Moosa_Anti-Terror_Lessons.pdf.  (Note from Rafik Beekun: It can also be downloaded from my blog if the Duke […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 35–Screening Must Include Religion, Ethnicity

January 5, 2010

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Rafik Beekun Steve Emerson, the self-proclaimed terrorism expert (The Jerusalem Post (9/17/94) has noted that Emerson has “close ties to Israeli intelligence.”) is at it again in this opinion piece on CNN. Screening Must Include Religion, Ethnicity By Steven Emerson, Special to CNN January 5, 2010 http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/01/05/emerson.profiling.smart.screening/index.html Editor’s note: Steven Emerson is the executive director […]

Obama’s TSA Rules Amount to Profiling

January 4, 2010

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 CAIR (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/4/2010) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said new security measures announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amount to profiling of Muslims. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required […]

Gaza: Working in an open air prison

January 3, 2010

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Part 1 of 3 Part 2 of 3 Part 3 of 3 Israeli Navy incinerates Gaza Fishing Boats The Israeli Navy attacks several fishing boats from Gaza City port. One is riddled with machine gun fire, then shelled and set on fire. In November 2008 this boat was seized by the Israeli Navy and all […]

Pakistanis Fight Terrorists To Get Education

January 2, 2010

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Al Jazeera Pakistan’s government hailed its military campaign against Taliban fighters in the Swat valley as a great success. However, security forces remain on high alert with daily operations in the area. Daily life is still insecure and services, such as schools, have been disrupted by terrorist attacks and the destruction of buildings. Al Jazeera’s […]

Muslim Women’s Shelter Provides Refuge and Support

January 2, 2010

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Jamie Tarabay, NPR Please click here to listen the audio of this article. As families come together over the holidays, the victims of domestic abuse are often sequestered in shelters — a situation that’s especially difficult for Muslim women, because few facilities meet their cultural and religious needs. At one home for Muslim women in […]