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Muslim First Responder who died on 9/11 gets New York Street named after him.

September 11, 2014

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CAIR-NY Welcomes Salman Hamdani Way Street Naming Ceremony (NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed a street naming ceremony for Salman Hamdani Way on 204st street in Bayside, Queens in honor of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, the 23-year-old certified EMT and NYPD cadet who lost his […]

Muslims are required to be Eco-Friendly: Here’s the Qur’anic evidence

April 6, 2014

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This is an excerpt from the article: “10 Quran Verses On The Environment And Do-able Action Plans” from the ecomuslim.com blog. For Muslims the Qur’an is the ultimate green-guide. Believed to be a sublime revelation with remarkable ideas, this divine scripture is scrupulously read by Muslims for spirituality. But it is not limited to only […]

The Surprising Story of ‘Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an’

October 13, 2013

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NPR Staff Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library reflecting his enormous curiosity about the world. Among his volumes: a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America. In her book Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders, author Denise Spellberg draws parallels between the beliefs of […]

The Muslim Hero Who Rescued Lives at the Westgate Mall during the Nairobi Terror Attack

September 27, 2013

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Paul Canning This is one of the most moving and viral images which came out of the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Last night we learned the identity of the man who the little girl is running towards and all of Kenya is hailing him as a hero. His name is Abdul […]

Discrimination against hijab-wearing Muslim woman at Abercrombie and Fitch

September 11, 2013

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Omar Sacirbey (RNS) A federal judge ruled Monday (Sept. 9) that the Abercrombie and Fitch clothing chain violated federal anti-employment discrimination guidelines when it fired a Muslim employee in 2010 for not removing her religious headscarf, or hijab, for work. Abercrombie asserted that as part of its business plan, it not only employed sales-floor personnel, […]

In Germany, wearing a headscarf may spoil your job interview chances

September 11, 2013

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Source: islamophobiawatch.co.uk n a study due to be released in full at the end of the year, economists at the University of Linz in Austria examined whether wearing a headscarf affected women when applying for jobs at German companies. Initial results show that German firms appeared less inclined to invite an applicant for an interview […]

Eid 2013 Stamp issued by United States Postal Service.

September 2, 2013

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Source: US Post Office Featuring calligraphy from the 2011 Eid stamp with a new green background, this 2013 Eid Forever® stamp issuance commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase shown in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. […]

Decision-making biases may hamper your effectiveness and productivity

August 25, 2013

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The Qur’an engages Muslims to practice consultative decision making by urging us in  chapter 42 verse 38, “Amruhum Shura Baynahum.” “Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation among themselves; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance” [are praised] Please note that the shura process […]

Time to End Prostitution in the Muslim World

September 30, 2012

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Prohibition against prostitution from the Qur’an: Allāh says in Sūrat An Nur: A painful punishment waits in this world and the next for those who like indecency to spread among the believers. God knows and you do not.  [Qur’an, Sura An Nur, 24:19]. […] Nor shall you compel your handmaidens to whoredom–for they too ardently […]

Human Rights Organizations’ Concerns on Employment of Muslims in Europe

September 27, 2012

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  Amnesty International, 2012 “Muslims are subject to a variety of forms of racism and intolerance, as described in several sections of this report. In particular, some factions of public opinion make no distinction between terrorists, religious extremists and the Muslim population as a whole. In some cases, it is claimed that these prejudices lead […]

Discrimination in France against Muslims

September 27, 2012

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It is truly sad to see the country which proclaims “Liberty, equality and brotherhood” for all systematically discriminate against Muslims. In this first video, a woman who is wearing a head scarf is discriminated against because she is wearing a headscarf: Muslim Women Discriminated in the Workplace for Wearing Headscarf French Muslims face job discrimination […]

Muslim Olympians wrestle with Ramadan dilemma

July 22, 2012

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  Note from Rafik Beekun: I don’t see why it is a dilemma for these Olympians. Islam allows people who are working in very harsh conditions to postpone their fasts. As some of the Muslim athletes below indicate, they have received the Islamic opinion from some scholars that they can postpone their fast during the […]

What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Working Muslims During Ramadan–in English, French & Spanish

July 12, 2012

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With the number of Muslims increasing in the workplace it is important for employees to know how to approach the month of Ramadan when working for an employer. The aim of this guide is to provide some helpful tips on how to deal with some of the things that come up during the month of Ramadan for employees. A Working Muslim […]

The contribution of Islam and Muslim scholars to Science

July 9, 2012

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Source: Scienceislam.com Seeking knowledge is obligatory in Islam for every Muslim, man and woman. The main sources of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophet Muhammad’s traditions), encourage Muslims to seek knowledge and be scholars, since this is the best way for people to know Allah (God), to appreciate His wondrous creations and be thankful […]

Islam and Extra-Marital Affairs in the Workplace

April 17, 2012

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Dr. Rafik Beekun, theislamicworkplace.com Last updated May 21, 2013 Recent studies reveal that 45-55% of married women and 50-60% of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time or another during their relationship (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002 – Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy). According to US statistics, 46% of unfaithful wives and 62% […]

Muslims on Wall Street: Bridging Two Traditions

April 16, 2012

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Kevin Roose, New York TImes NAIEL IQBAL’S co-workers couldn’t figure him out. He’d just started at a Midtown Manhattan hedge fund — the kind of elite enclave where overachievers in button-downs go to make a few hundred grand before heading off to Harvard Business School. But Mr. Iqbal, 27, a graduate of the Wharton School, […]

Islam and Moderation

January 31, 2012

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Rashard Jedaar/Cape Town/South Africa Allah SWT enjoins in the Holy Qur’an: “Thus have We made of you an Ummah, Justly balanced, that you might be witnesses over the nations. “Quran (2: 143) A question most frequently asked when Muslims meet, is: Why are we so divided today? […] Common sense tells us that the more […]

Being at peace with yourself: Psychological Approach towards Acceptance and Serenity

January 20, 2012

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Posted by Haleh Banani on Muslimmatters.org Imagine what your reaction would be if you saw your Muslim brother or sister verbally and physically abusing another Muslim that was feeling very depressed for making a mistake? What if you heard them yelling, “ YOU STUPID IDIOT…..can’t you do anything right? Then punching him and saying, “YOU’RE […]

Controlling Anger at Work and at Home

November 24, 2011

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When angry, forgive–one of the attributes of Muslims seeking to better themselves Nouman Ali Khan explains how reducing anger is tied to surrendering love for this world, refraining from major sins, and guarding against shamelessness. Five Tips from the Mayo Clinic on Anger Management No. 1: Take a timeout Counting to 10 isn’t just for […]

U.S. State Governor defends nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a Supreme Court Judge

August 7, 2011

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LittleGreenFootballs.com PATERSON—A lawyer who defended Muslims detained after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was sworn in as a New Jersey Superior Court judge on Tuesday, as Gov. Chris Christie called those who criticized his nomination ignorant. The appointment of Sohail Mohammed, 47 years old, angered some conservatives, who said they were concerned about the influence […]

New book examines Muslims, Jews — and their common ground

May 27, 2011

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Emma Silvers, Jweekly.com Last summer, as the debate over the Islamic community center near ground zero reached a fever pitch, longtime friends and former classmates Reza Aslan and Aaron Hahn Tapper were watching, fascinated. “There were some Jewish organizations coming down on the rights of Muslims to build that center, and then some other Jewish […]

Why Islamic Leadership must be competent

May 21, 2011

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Rafik Beekun, theislamicworkplace.com Many Islamic community organizations, masajids and businesses are often characterized by leadership lacking  any vision and the requisite skills for the job.  As a result, masajids have been reduced to mere prayer halls,  community organizations lack a sense of direction and do nothing really well, and businesses are characterized by nepotism, favoritism […]

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States: Views as Americans

April 18, 2011

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United States Institute of Peace Summary There are approximately 6 to 7.5 million Muslims in the United States who identify themselves as Americans. The community consists of a combination of immigrants and second- and third-generation Arab, Latino, Asian, European, African, and African-American Muslims. The growth of the American Muslim community has fostered the development of […]

Areas of Workplace Sensitivity for Muslims

April 18, 2011

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BY MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON TH STAFF WRITER Telegraph Herald On line Although Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the U.S., it and its adherents often are misunderstood by the majority culture, said a Muslim woman working to dispel misconceptions about her adopted faith. Lisa Zaynab Killinger, vice president of the Iowa chapter of the Council on […]

Working During Ramadan

April 16, 2011

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Muslim Youths Feeding the Homeless in San Antonio

December 28, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Please also see the article about the Northern Nevada Muslim Community feeding the homeless during Thanksgiving.

Berkeley schools sued over denial of Muslim pilgrimage

December 14, 2010

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December 14, 2010 The federal government has sued a west suburban school district for denying a Muslim middle school teacher unpaid leave to make a pilgrimage to Mecca that is a central part of her religion. In a civil rights case, the department said the school district in Berkeley denied the request of Safoorah Khan […]

Muslims and Jews Come together to Deplore Vandalism at Synagogue

December 6, 2010

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(Herald Times) By Dann Denny 331-4350 | ddenny@heraldt.com It was a tiny gathering – 11 people huddled around a table in a small room at the Beth Shalom synagogue – eating cookies, sipping hot tea and talking. But the five Muslims who had come to express their support and solidarity Thursday afternoon to a Jewish community that’s been […]

Employers in Europe discriminate against Muslims, study finds

November 23, 2010

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By Steve Connor, Science Editor, independent.co.uk Muslims face “massive discrimination” when applying for jobs, according to the first scientifically validated study of anti-Muslim bias among employers in France. Researchers now want to study whether there is a similar bias in Britain, where unemployment among Muslims is higher than in any other religious group. The French […]

Obama in Indonesia: Much work needed on Muslim ties

November 9, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Obama has zero credibility in the Muslim world and among Muslims. While he is big on words, he has done nothing to help Muslims. When Muslims in the USA were being victimized by Islamophobia before the recent elections, Obama kept mostly silent. The Palestinian Peace process is in shambles while Obama […]

Why ARE so many modern British career women converting to Islam?

October 28, 2010

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Daily Mail Reporter,  October 28, 2010 Eve Ahmed Much of my childhood was spent trying to escape ­Islam. Born in London to an English mother and a ­Pakistani Muslim father, I was brought up to follow my father’s faith without question. But, privately, I hated it. The minute I left home for university at the […]

Humor: Muslim While Flying

December 28, 2009

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Did Michael Jackson embrace Islam before his death?

June 26, 2009

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According to an article in a British newspaper, the Telegraph, Michael Jackson followed the example of his brother, Germaine, and embraced Islam last year. Here is an excerpt from the Telegraph’s article by Graham Tibbetts, dated November 21, 2008: […] According to The Sun, the ceremony took place while Jackson, 50, was recording an album […]

Campbell Brown Commentary: So what if Obama was a Muslim or an Arab?

October 13, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Kudos to Campbell Brown for stating the obvious. I have always admired her ability to speak her mind when she was at NBC. Now at CNN, she exhibits the same level of professional ethics that we have to expect from her in America. Editor’s note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN’s “Campbell Brown: […]

Chemical Irritant Sprayed in Mosque Full of Children 4 days After Mass Mailing of Obsession DVD

October 6, 2008

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crooksandliars.com There’s no more key battleground state in America than Ohio — and sure enough thousands were delivered there on Monday in a number of newspapers, including the Dayton Daily News, which is in a hotly contested corner of the Buckeye State.  Four days after  [the mass mailing of the Obsession DVD], this chemical attack happened […]

Ramadan Nasheeds

September 10, 2008

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Updated on August 17, 2009 Nasheed #1 Nasheed #2 Nasheed #3 Cute Ramadan Songs for Kids Ramadan song #1 A reminder just in case we let our iman becomes weak

Passing of Pivotal Muslim Leader, Imam Warith Deen Mohammed

September 10, 2008

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From the MSA website, (Washington, DC 9/9/08) MSA National mourns the passing of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed. A much loved and admired Muslim leader, Imam W.D. Mohammed died today at the age of 74. Imam W.D. Mohammed was the pivotal figure in leading followers of the Nation of Islam to mainstream Islam, creating the largest […]

Islam Forbids the Violation of Copyrights and Laws Regarding Intellectual Property

September 3, 2008

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Note from Professor Rafik Beekun: Many Muslim publishers, software publishers, CD/DVD producers as well as quite a few individual Muslims violate copyright and intellectual property laws by copying books, CDs, DVDs, videos, logos, designs, computer programs, etc at will, thinking that there is not against Islam. Such violation of copyright and intellectual property laws is […]

Winning the War of Ideas–A U.S. Perspective

July 27, 2008

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Featuring James Glassman, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs July 8, 2008: Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James Glassman addressed The Washington Institute’s Special Policy Forum on July 8, 2008. The following is the prepared text of his remarks. During my confirmation hearings in January, I said that […]

A Muslim 9-year Old Genius with an IQ of 155

May 19, 2008

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CNN Please click here to read about this Muslim genius child, Mahmoud Wael, from Egypt.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal: #89 in TIME Magazine’s 2008 Top 100 People in the World

May 7, 2008

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By Riz Khan As people run around screaming about a clash of civilizations, it is reassuring to spend time with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. He crosses boundaries in a unique way, proudly emphasizing his role as the largest individual foreign investor in the U.S. and mingling with power brokers from business, politics […]

Muslim Philanthropists Meet in Istanbul

March 14, 2008

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Muslim Philanthropists to Meet in Istanbul  Leading Muslim Philanthropists to mobilize human and financial resources to address poverty, literacy, social justice and economic development    Oakbrook, Illinois, March 14, 2008 –    Eminent Philanthropists will gather from around the globe to attend the first assembly of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP), to be held […]

Second Muslim elected to Congress

March 12, 2008

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Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:16pm EDT By Judith Cebula INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history. Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of […]

It’s no slur to be called a Muslim (or to wear a turban)

March 3, 2008

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Naomi Klein The Guardian, Saturday March 1 2008   Hillary Clinton denied leaking the photo of Barack Obama wearing a turban, but her campaign manager says that even if she had, it would be no big deal. “Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.” […]

Is Obama a Muslim Apostate? A non-Issue

February 14, 2008

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A recent posting on a blog on another blog seeks to ask whether Obama was ever a Muslim and if so, whether he has become an apostate.  The same article talks about the punishment in Islam with respect to apostasy. There is no single verse in the Qur’an that prescribes a worldly punishment for apostasy. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ramadan 101 + Ramadan Duas from Qur’an and Sunnah

September 24, 2007

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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 […]