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Muslim Prayers for Peace and A Condemnation of the Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

September 22, 2013

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From Professor Rafik Beekun I despise and denounce anybody or group who goes out and kills innocent civilians who’ve done nothing to hurt them–as happened today in Nairobi. Whatever these terrorists from Al Shabab did has nothing to do with Islam. As God Himself says in the Qur’an (5:32), “[If] any one slew a person […]

Are you forgetful during prayer because of work-related issues or stress?

July 28, 2012

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Updated July 29, 2012 Often work related issues and stress (e.g. closing the budget year, cutbacks, hiring or firing decisions, etc.) intrude in our concentration during prayer and we may experience forgetfulness. How do you make amends if you missed something in your prayer? Can you make amends? Does your prayer still count. For these […]

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 […]