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  • Iraqi and Syrian forces ramp up attacks on ISIL

    Al Jazeera English
    25 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Iraqi soldiers and Shia fighters bolster efforts to retake Ramadi, while Syrian forces launch air strikes on Palmyra.
  • Tony Abbott plans frontbench role to combat radicalisation – politics live

    Blogposts | The Guardian
    Gabrielle Chan
    25 May 2015 | 5:04 pm
    The government flags a new post while Scott Morrison opens the door to a softening of cuts to family benefits in budget measures. Follow it live … 10.04am AEST Senator Cory Bernardi is chairing the finance and public administration estimates committee. It may not sound exciting but finance minister Mathias Cormann is in the chair defending the government’s backflip on paid parental leave. Penny Wong and new Labor senator (former ACT chief) Katy Gallagher are questioning.Cormann is going through the reasons for overturning the policy - that there was widespread opposition in the parliament…
  • Islam in China Interview with Daddy Chang

    Islam in China
    Wang Daiyu
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Over at our main site Islam in China, we did an interview with Daddy Chang, the Chinese Muslim rapper. Here is the link to the interview.
  • IAS officer sends gardener to jail as sound of grass cutting 'disturbed' her yoga session

    An Indian Muslim's Blog
    21 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    In an ugly display of misuse of power, an IAS officer got a gardener arrested and sent him to jail.The gardener's fault was that he was cutting grass in the park and this 'disturbed' the officer.The incident occurred in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Neha Prakash, the IAS officer, who is on probation, and posted as sub-divisional magistrate, got the gardener booked for 'disturbing public order'.Neha Prakash had gone to the park, where the gardener Vishwanath was busy cutting grass. The 'officer' told him to stop.However, the gardener Vishwanath told her that he was doing his work. This…
  • Women: Ramadan doesn’t need to be perfect (and neither do you)

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    shelina
    16 May 2015 | 1:55 am
    With Ramadan just over a month away, women need to seriously re-consider the cost of creating the ‘perfect’ Ramadan, and why a good Ramadan might be even better than perfection This article was published today in The National Customers browse produce at a mall during Ramadan. ( Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper ) You’re probably creating a shopping list instead of reading this. Because with just over four weeks to go until the month of Ramadan you’re already behind on your preparations. Freezer full of mouth-watering delicacies for breaking fast, menu planner completed for…
 
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    Blogposts | The Guardian

  • Tony Abbott plans frontbench role to combat radicalisation – politics live

    Gabrielle Chan
    25 May 2015 | 5:04 pm
    The government flags a new post while Scott Morrison opens the door to a softening of cuts to family benefits in budget measures. Follow it live … 10.04am AEST Senator Cory Bernardi is chairing the finance and public administration estimates committee. It may not sound exciting but finance minister Mathias Cormann is in the chair defending the government’s backflip on paid parental leave. Penny Wong and new Labor senator (former ACT chief) Katy Gallagher are questioning.Cormann is going through the reasons for overturning the policy - that there was widespread opposition in the parliament…
  • Sydney siege inquest hears from Monis' employers and immigration - rolling report

    Bridie Jabour
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The coronial inquest into the deaths of Sydney siege hostages Katrina Dawson, Tori Johnson and gunman Man Haron Monis continues. Follow the updates hereThree down: first Guardian Australia podcast on Sydney siege inquestMan Haron Monis claimed to be Iranian spy when seeking asylumAs it happened: first day of latest inquest hearing 10.00am AEST Good morning, you join us for the second day of the latest segment of the coronial inquest into the deaths of Sydney siege hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson and gunman Man Haron Monis (phew, take a breath after that sentence).This segment is…
  • Brendan Rodgers: the manager who needs to succeed but is not | Barney Ronay

    Barney Ronay
    25 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Luis Suárez’s exit, Steven Gerrard’s retirement and Raheem Sterling’s wanderlust have tested Rodgers but what might do for him now are his Liverpool signings • Rodgers backed by FSG to walk through Liverpool stormBefore Liverpool’s 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season Brendan Rodgers had already announced that he was “150% certain” he would remain in his job next season. As with so many aspects of Liverpool’s mutable, oddly unquantifiable progress in the last two years, it might just be best to double-check the figures on that one. By Sunday night, Liverpool’s…
  • State of Origin: what to look out for in Game One | Nick Tedeschi

    Nick Tedeschi
    25 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Four influential old men, reputations to be made or otherwise, Queensland’s left-hand side, New South Welsh tryscorers, and a young upstartQueensland’s iconic spine may not have a single player younger than 31 but New South Wales should not – and will not – think the fabulous foursome are vulnerable because of their advancing years. Last year’s series win by the Blues was not an indication that Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk had reached the end of their incredible run. Continue reading...
  • French Open: Sloane Stephens defeats Venus Williams – as it happened

    Tom Lutz
    25 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Stephens has now beaten both Williams sistersWins first round match 7-6, 6-1 3.13pm ET And here’s a summary from Reuters:Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6, 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round. 2.16pm ET An ace from Stephensedges her closer to victory. Venus shows some of the old magic with a forehand that gives Stephens no chance - 30-15. But Stephens soon has two match points. She wastes the first once with a hurried shot before closing out the match with an ace. 2.13pm ET Second set: Stephens 5-1 Williams* (Sets: 1-0)The…
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    Islam in China

  • Islam in China Interview with Daddy Chang

    Wang Daiyu
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Over at our main site Islam in China, we did an interview with Daddy Chang, the Chinese Muslim rapper. Here is the link to the interview.
  • OIC discusses China’s relationship with the Muslim World

    Wang Daiyu
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Layan Damanhouri Saudi Gazette BEIJING – Talks between the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the People’s Republic of China that launched two days ago will continue until April 26. OIC Ambassador Abdullah Bin Abderrahman Alem met the Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming and the Director General of West Asian and North African Affairs Chen Xiaodong in Beijing. Discussions centered on promoting relations between the two parties as well as the situation in the Middle East and addressing the crises threatening peace and security in this strategic region of the…
  • Muslims from Xi’an in China at Aquila Style

    Wang Daiyu
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Aquila style magazine has a short article / photoessay and a short video on the Muslims in Xian. They even have some recommendations on Halal restaurants in the area.
  • Alternate History – Islamic China

    Wang Daiyu
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
      This is a flag created by Arthur Drakoni from Deviant Art for an alternate history China where China was ruled by Chinese Muslim rulers for a long time. Even though Muslims are still a minority in this alternate world they are thoroughly Chinese and have become integral to the Chinese identity. I have made this Islamic China flag inspired by Toixstory’s The Grand War map. In Tioxstory’s own words: This is the world in a universe that diverged from our own in the year 876, with the death of Huang Cho during his rebellion before he could kill one hundred thousand rich Muslims…
  • Peace be with you: 175 years of Islam in Hong Kong

    Wang Daiyu
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    The Post Magazine has a nice article on the history of Muslims in Hong Kong. The history of Muslims in the former British colony go back to almost since the beginning of the colonial period. Here is a relevant excerpt. In Hong Kong, Muslims have been embedded in civic society since the first Indian lascars arrived on East India Company ships in the 1840s, but it hasn’t always been plain sailing. One hundred years ago today, the Indian Muslim 5th Light Infantry Regiment in Singapore, about to depart for garrison duties in Hong Kong, went on a rampage, killing 47 British soldiers and…
 
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    An Indian Muslim's Blog

  • IAS officer sends gardener to jail as sound of grass cutting 'disturbed' her yoga session

    21 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    In an ugly display of misuse of power, an IAS officer got a gardener arrested and sent him to jail.The gardener's fault was that he was cutting grass in the park and this 'disturbed' the officer.The incident occurred in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Neha Prakash, the IAS officer, who is on probation, and posted as sub-divisional magistrate, got the gardener booked for 'disturbing public order'.Neha Prakash had gone to the park, where the gardener Vishwanath was busy cutting grass. The 'officer' told him to stop.However, the gardener Vishwanath told her that he was doing his work. This…
  • Why this Dalit bridegroom was forced to wear helmet while riding horse in his marriage procession?

    11 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    Do you know why this Dalit man was forced to wear helmet while riding the horse.The young man--Pawan's marriage was fixed with a girl in Negrun village in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh.However, as he belongs to the Scheduled Caste (SC), the local dominant upper caste communities opposed that a Dalit would ride horse in the baraat.As per the local tradition, Dalits are still not entitled to ride horse in the 'baraat'.However, when the baraat came, despite opposition, there was stone pelting at the girl's house and also at the 'baraat'.The local government officials made him wear the helmet…
  • The Good and The Bad about Salman Khan's conviction in hit-and-run case

    6 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan, has been sentenced to five years in the hit-and-run case that took place in 2002.Despite all the resources, his celebrity status and top lawyers on his side, Khan has been awarded the jail term.Though he can go to higher courts, right now he will have to go to jail. Let's have a look at the various aspects of the case.1. Generally, hit-and-run cases have bad rate of conviction and jail terms are short. Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the law is not harsh on the errant motorist and the person gets instant bail from the police station (no need to go to…
  • Legal activism among Indian Muslims: Need for consistent intervention, raising voice against oppression and fighting for the rights

    29 Apr 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Every vibrant community should have activists.Activists are individuals who are passionate about certain thing or issues, keep track of them and raise voice when they find something wrong.Indian Muslims are facing a plethora of social, educational and cultural issues.There are laws but not all laws are implemented fairly. Hence, it is necessary that there are people who intervene and raise their voice in case of violation of rights.While peaceful means of protests including demonstrations can have impact to an extent, our system of governance, especially, the bureaucratic maze is such that…
  • MIM performance in Aurangabad civic polls is yet another warning signal to Congress for neglecting Muslims, failure to redress their real issues

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:05 am
    As results of the civic polls in Aurangabad began pouring in on Thursday, it became clear that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is increasingly cornering Muslim votes in Maharashtra.Final result (Total 113 seats)BJP-SS win 51 [Shiv Sena 28, BJP 23]MIM 26Congress 10NCP 3, BSP 5, RPI 2, Others 16The trends indicated that MIM was winning at 22-25 places, much ahead of Congress which was poised for victory in 10 wards in the municipal elections.Though Shiv Sena-BJP combine [mahayuti] is way ahead and emerged victorious, MIM would be a strong block in the opposition. Trends…
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    Spirit21

  • Women: Ramadan doesn’t need to be perfect (and neither do you)

    shelina
    16 May 2015 | 1:55 am
    With Ramadan just over a month away, women need to seriously re-consider the cost of creating the ‘perfect’ Ramadan, and why a good Ramadan might be even better than perfection This article was published today in The National Customers browse produce at a mall during Ramadan. ( Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper ) You’re probably creating a shopping list instead of reading this. Because with just over four weeks to go until the month of Ramadan you’re already behind on your preparations. Freezer full of mouth-watering delicacies for breaking fast, menu planner completed for…
  • So, you want to build a women’s mosque?

    shelina
    9 May 2015 | 12:08 am
    What should women do when excluded or restricted from an institution that should be there to serve their spiritual, social and educational needs? Palestinian women pray inside of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Mosque, in Izzariya, in the outskirts of Jerusalem (Photo for The National by Heidi Levine). It seems natural to believe that community is for everyone and no one should ever be excluded from a place of worship. Sadly, the experience of female exclusion from mosques is one that still occurs in many places around the world. Or women are only permitted begrudgingly, faced with poor…
  • The Mad Women who led the way #Madmen

    shelina
    6 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    As we near the finale of the cult series Mad Men, I reflect on the women who really told the tale of the 1960’s, and how wider social change comes at a personal price Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olsen in Mad Men. (Jaimie Trueblood / AMC / AP) “Well, aren’t you lucky to have decisions?” This line is a defining moment in the cult television dramaMad Men, which is approaching its final episode. The series follows the changing society of the 1960s and 1970s through the lens of the advertising industry, which epitomises the emergence of consumerism and the power of youth. But the…
  • Muslim schoolgirls are being punished for wearing long skirts. In Europe. This isn’t a joke

    shelina
    2 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    As another French Muslim schoolgirl is sent home by teachers for wearing a long skirt, Shelina Janmohamed, explains why it’s time to tighten the bonds of sisterhood There has been a row over a French Muslim schoolgirl sent home for wearing long skirts because it was ‘ostentatious sign of religion’ Photo: Alamy In 2009 the journalist Lubna al-Hussein was arrested in Sudan for wearing trousers. Under the country’s penal code she was guilty of wearing ‘obscene outfits’ in public and fined $200. Sudanese journalist Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein For women here the…
  • Muslim woman student is stabbed – so why can’t we say that the fact she ‘looked Muslim’ might be a motive in her murder?

    shelina
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:16 am
    This posting is in reference to the tragic stabbing of Nahid Al-Manea in Colchester. Police said that they were investigating the possibility that the murder was motivated by the fact that she was visibly Muslim wearing an abaya and headscarf. There have also been questions raised about a similar stabbing of James Atfield. One of the national newspapers asked me my thoughts on the police response to the terrible incident of the Muslim woman stabbed who was wearing visible Muslim clothing. My thoughts, jotted briefly are below. When I put these thoughts forward, I was told that they wanted not…
 
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    Planet Grenada

  • hip-hop for palestine times ten

    Abdul-Halim V.
    15 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Electronic Intifada: Ten hip-hop tracks that demand freedom for Palestine
  • somos sur (again)

    Abdul-Halim V.
    15 May 2015 | 7:58 pm
    I had links to this song before but this is video of Ana Tijoux's Somos Sur (featuring Shadia Mansour): Lyrics: Somos Sur Democracy Now!: Chilean Musician Ana Tijoux on Politics, Feminism, Motherhood & Hip-Hop as "a Land for the Landless"
  • be careful what you wish for

    Abdul-Halim V.
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
  • don't cashcrop my cornrows

    Abdul-Halim V.
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in the film Hunger Games, shares some incisive thoughts on cultural appropriation and hip-hop. Amandla, we salute you.
  • the end of sabado gigante

    Abdul-Halim V.
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Stunned fans say farewell to 'Sabado Gigante,' Don Francisco
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    Afrocentric Muslimah

  • The Value of Pie

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    3 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    For far too long has the South African Muslim community been caught in the crosshairs of a battle between the Halaal Authorising Ulama.  For far too long, have we, the communities, used these bodies to perpetuate our bigotry and give reign to our arrogance and sense of supremacy. We have cast aspersions on the integrity of Ulama from the Western Cape, because “They’ll certify anything. Even alcohol.” And have used that other body’s ‘exercise caution’ statements to brand food certified by other Muslim scholars, HARAAM. We have forwarded broadcasts declaring food haraam on…
  • My People

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    As a Muslim People, we’re proprietal of our heroes. Proud. Oftimes, justifiably. We will sit in 2015 and talk about the contribution the Muslim World made to Science, Medicine, Mathematics in the 8thcentury as though we were personally responsible for these advances. We don’t take kindly to these heroes being mocked, as the Daily Vox learnt when they ran that parody at Hashim Amla’s expense. Or as Zapiro learnt when he drew a cartoon depicting The Prophet Muhammad PBUH.So when a new writer with a Muslim name was set to launch a novel at the Time of the Writer, ‘our people’ sat up…
  • revolution with a small r

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    “I know I've been home too long when I stop noticing the beggars,” Jacob Dlamini during the Writing Without Permission session at Time of the Writer.He continued…”You should never feel comfortable about being South African. There’s nothing comfortable about being South African.” This was just one comment of many from Mr Dlamini that almost prompted me to raise my hand during the Q & A sessions.  I resisted – who wants a roomful of strangers staring you down? - but here follow my thoughts during the exchange that took place on a wet Tuesday night at the Elizabeth…
  • Sunkissed

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Rewriting has been a slow process. I started out with one novel and as I go along, I see a very different one emerging.I've been a little sad that nothing of my previous version has actually managed to make it into the new one. And though I've been ruthless in that regard, deleting whole chunks as I rewrite a new (and hopefully better) version of the story, this particular scene, I was loathe to discard. Although I've reworked it to stand as a short story, the essence is unchanged. SunkissedThe insistent scream of the telephone wrenches me back from the edge of deep sleep. I groan.
  • 4 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Grade FiveIt’s registration period, and our form teacher is absent. The class is noisy. Everyone is walking around, discussing their weekend. I catch the word ‘Soccer’ a few times. I’m reading (surprise!). The BFG is just so completely brilliant! I’m smiling at the pages. I hear Khaled. “Guys, you know why Rabia never gets invited to anyone’s parties? It’s because everyone is scared she’ll eat up all the food.”Khaled is the grossest boy I've ever met and also the stupidest. The one time he was asking me for my homework and there was a big green booger in his…
 
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    Technology of the Heart

  • Theophany of Perfection - Ibn Arabi

    Sadiq Alam
    25 May 2015 | 3:28 am
    Hear, O My beloved!You are the reason for the being of the worldYou are the center-point of the sphere and its encompassingYou are its complexity and simplicityYou are the order brought down between heaven and earthI did not create for you realizationsexcept that you realize Me in themAnd when you realize Me, you realize yourselfDo not strive to realize Me in the realization of yourselfBy My Eye you will see Me and yourselfYou will not see Me by the eye of yourselfBeloved,How often have I called youand you do not hearHow often have I stood before youand you do not witness MeHow often have I…
  • Some Soul Searching Questions on God

    Sadiq Alam
    23 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Some one asked some soul searching questions on God and awareness. I am quoting the question here:So how much of me is God and how much of God is me? When all the universe is God (creation I would say is nearly the same) am I not part of this universe? when I think about it all I can really put the finger on (as to who or what I am) is awareness, this makes me think well what is this awareness? Science now explains that physical reality is in some way subservient to what we think is occurring (does anything actually occur?) then reality is connected to consciousness which is connected to…
  • Great Fortune to Perceive Eternity in the Now

    Sadiq Alam
    19 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    "Great fortune to perceive eternity in the now.Only Grace can reveal the seamlessness of perpetual Presence disguised as moving time.Much effort and toiling is needed only to reduce illusions of separation.Sacred connectedness encompasses the self's darkness and the soul's light. Patience, self sacrifice and all other good deeds necessary yet insufficient.Allah's ways are His ways and He removes the veil as and when readiness is there, not thru asking or prayers. The ultimate gift carries itself.  Allah's Nur penetrates as perfect destiny is.Salaams"~ Shaykh Fadhlalla HaeriA Brief…
  • What Happened on the Night Journey? The Prophet's Experience of Fana

    Sadiq Alam
    17 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    1."Then," Muhammad is quoted as saying: "a ladder was brought to me finer than any I have ever seen. It was that to which the dying man looks when death approaches." .. As in Jacob's dream in the book of Genesis, a ladder led up to heaven..Muhammad say it was "that to which a dying man looks," and climbed it.Did he feel as though he was dying, as he had during the first Quranic revelation on Mount Hira? Was this the death of the self that has been the goal of mystics of all faiths, the better to unite with the divine?- The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton  2. This is Karen Armstrong in her…
  • What Happened on Mi'raj? The Concretization of What Can Not be Made Concrete

    Sadiq Alam
    16 May 2015 | 12:28 am
    Agey chino Muhammadi Nuro mon, agey chino Muhammadi Nurdhuriley bondhurey paibaasoin bondhu sereepurBehold the Light Muhammadan!O heart of mine, recognize first - the Light MuhammadanIf you seek, you shall find the friend abides he at the beauteous land ~ Kalam of Shitalang Shah I have been reading with great pleasure a new book out (Feb 2014) by Lesley Hazleton titled "The First Muslim." This is a greatly researched book and she did look at the life of the most important figure in human history from a very fresh out of the box perspective. I say out of the box because she wasn't biased…
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    Muslim Thought

  • Hijab, Niqab or Nothing

    admin
    23 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    Ada 3 orang perempuan ditanya oleh wartawan mengenai pemakaian tudung. Just watch how these 3 ladies response. Below are concerning the mandatory of Hijab that Allah & His Rasul commanded. Hijab (????) is the Arabic term for “cover” (noun), based   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Hijab, Niqab or Nothing Related posts: HIJAB,NIQAB AND BALACLAVA Why Do Muslim Women Wear The Hijab ? ~ Part 01/02 The Niqab in Islam – By Sheikh Shady Al-Suleiman
  • Islam is the world’s fastest growing, yet most misunderstood religion. Why?

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 11:29 pm
    (PRWEB) May 13, 2004 A person who is unfamiliar with Islamic teachings might be surprised to hear that Islam does not rely upon blind faith to make its case, but rather, encourages us to use our minds. For example,   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Islam is the world’s fastest growing, yet most misunderstood religion. Why? Related posts: Why is Islam or Muslim the fastest growing religion in the US? I thought it was the opposite.? Women turning to Islam – islam growing in the west Building Bridges for Better Understanding Between the Arab/Muslim Worlds…
  • Q&A: Muslim Men – What are your thought on this?

    admin
    16 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Muslim Men – What are your thought on this? “The best among you are those who are best to their wives.” Narrated in Ibn Majah, #1978, and Al-Tirmizi, #3895 Peace Best answer: Answer by AbbasI will try my best   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Q&A: Muslim Men – What are your thought on this? Related posts: Why is Islam or Muslim the fastest growing religion in the US? I thought it was the opposite.? if your a muslim convert and you changed your name can you tell me what your mom and dads thought? When I was little I thought muslim women were…
  • Syed Wajih Naqvi – Qasida – Islamic Thought Youth Summer Camp 2009

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Islamic Thought organised a Youth Summer Camp in Peterborough. Syed Wajih Naqvi recited a beautiful Qasida in the Mushaira programme on 12th August 2009. Related posts: Abbas Karim – Qasida – Islamic Thought Youth Summer Camp 2009 Ghulam Shabbir Awan   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Syed Wajih Naqvi – Qasida – Islamic Thought Youth Summer Camp 2009 Related posts: Abbas Karim – Qasida – Islamic Thought Youth Summer Camp 2009 Ghulam Shabbir Awan – Qasida – Islamic Thought Youth Summer Camp 2009 Zaheerabbas Master –…
  • Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.4, Part5)

    admin
    10 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Debate on the existence of God between a theist/ Muslim (Furkan) and an humanist/atheist (Gary/Thomas). Related posts: Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.5, Part5) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part5) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.4, Part3)   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.4, Part5) Related posts: Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.5, Part5) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part5) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.4, Part3)
 
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    Laila Lalami

  • May 14, 2015

    Laila Lalami
    14 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    11:15 AM Reading and Discussion Santa Monica Community College Santa Monica, California Share/Bookmark
  • May 18, 2015

    Laila Lalami
    12 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    4:45 PM Reading and Discussion HMNSS 1500 University of California Riverside Riverside, California Share/Bookmark
  • August 20, 2015

    Laila Lalami
    11 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    7:00 PM Reading and in conversation with Tom Lutz Vroman’s Bookstore Pasadena, California Share/Bookmark
  • September 18-20, 2015

    Laila Lalami
    10 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Time TBA JLF at Boulder Boulder, Colorado Share/Bookmark
  • October 17-18, 2015

    Laila Lalami
    7 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Event TBD Texas Book Festival Austin, Texas Share/Bookmark
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    City of Brass

  • Has Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?

    Aziz Poonawalla
    14 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    Short answer: probably not. Lindsay Lohan was recently spotted carrying a copy of the Qur'an as she left a children's daycare where she's serving her court-ordered sentence of community service. As the article at The Daily Mall helpfully points out, Lohan also had posted a picture of a verse from the... Read the full post here » The post Has Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam? appeared first on City of Brass.
  • The Nation of Islam is keeping the peace on the streets of Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter

    Aziz Poonawalla
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    No news agency is bothering to cover how thousands of peaceful protestors are expressing their right of free speech in Baltimore, over the killing of Freddie Gray. Instead, the big story is the violence of the few rather than the righteousness of the many. One aspect of the untold story is how the Nation of Islam has been instrumental in keeping the peace. There's no link to share, but the true story is being told on social media.... Read the full post here » The post The Nation of Islam is keeping the peace on the streets of Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter appeared first on City of Brass.
  • G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel nominated for Hugo Award – and needs YOUR support

    Aziz Poonawalla
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Few people outside the fandom of science fiction and fantasy probably are aware of the Hugo Awards, but in a nutshell, they are the single most prestigious award for SF/F, launched in 1953 during the Golden Age of sci-fi. These are the Academy Awards, the... Read the full post here » The post G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel nominated for Hugo Award – and needs YOUR support appeared first on City of Brass.
  • Bomb blast in Karachi targets Dawoodi Bohra community

    Aziz Poonawalla
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    This happens almost every day in Pakistan - fanatic hirabists commit arrogant blasphemy and murder fellow Muslims in cold blood. This time, the target was my own community, the Dawoodi Bohras. KARACHI: Two people were killed in an explosion that took place after Friday prayers outside the Saleh Mosque for Bohra community worshippers. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) police Abdul Khaliq Shaikh confirmed that... Read the full post here » The post Bomb blast in Karachi targets Dawoodi Bohra community appeared first on City of Brass.
  • Proof denies faith

    Aziz Poonawalla
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    On Reddit, someone posted the following question: "What convinces you that the Quran is the literal Word of God?" I think this is precisely the wrong question. The book/movie Life of Pi directly and elegantly addresses this question. In the end - no spoilers - there are two versions of events that the main character tells the authorities. One is beautiful and uplifting, and... Read the full post here » The post Proof denies faith appeared first on City of Brass.
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    Darvish

  • Acts of Kindness

    darvish
    15 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing – Rumi Note: This is part of the Spiritual evolution of humanity, as I wrote about HERE.  I also just included this poem in the article :) Ya Haqq!Filed under: Islam, Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: acts of kindness, Rumi poem
  • “No matter what people call you, you are just who you are…”

    darvish
    9 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: “No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?” – Shams Tabrizi Ya Haqq!Filed under: Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: Shams Tabrizi quote
  • Streams of Love

    darvish
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: The great teachers of humanity become streams of love. The great personalities who have descended on earth from time to time to awaken in man that love, which is his divine inheritance, have always found an echo in innocent souls rather than in great intellects. Man often confuses wisdom with cleverness, but a man can be clever and not wise, and by cleverness a person may strive and strive, and yet not reach God. It is a stream, the stream of love, which leads towards God. Law has no power to stand before love; the stream of love sweeps it away. – Hazrat…
  • “You Become!”

    darvish
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Filed under: Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: Velveteen Rabbit quote
  • Being Love

    darvish
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: “Love should be like breathing. It should be just a quality in you. Wherever you are, withwhomsoever you are, or even if you are alone, love goes on overflowing from you. It is not a question of being in love with someone. It is a question of being love.” – Osho Filed under: Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: Being Love, Osho quote
 
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  • Broken Frontier: The boldest comics anthology in the galaxy

    22 May 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Broken Frontier: The boldest comics anthology in the galaxy: 7 hours left! Let’s help push this innovative, independent comics anthology over the edge! They’re so close to funding!
  • Dr. Lepore’s Lament

    12 May 2015 | 5:42 pm
    So I was the last person on the internet to find out about this little op-ed by Jill Lepore. When Harvard professors are throwing shade on you from the rarified heights of the New Yorker, you have officially arrived in life, or at least in comics. So I was rather chuffed by this piece, though I do want to respond to some of the points raised, because they tie into some of the broader conversations we’ve been having lately in the comics community. I’d like to give a shout-out to Valkyrie Leia Calderon for drawing my attention to this piece–you can read her thoughtful and candid open…
  • Free Comic Book Day Signing

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Seattle folk! This Saturday, May 2nd, I’ll be signing from 2-4pm at Comics Dungeon in the U District. Come on down!Comics Dungeon319 NE 45th StSeattle, WA 98105206.545.8373
  • CWA Panel Schedule

    3 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    CWA Panel Schedule: My schedule for the 67th annual Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colorado is now online! Click the title link above to see where I’ll be next week
  • Seattle Ninja Signing POSTPONED

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    I’m so sorry to do this to you guys at the last minute, but in the last 24 hours I’ve started coming down with the Nth iteration of this cold that’s been making the rounds in Seattle ALLLL winter long. Given that I’m heading to ACRL next week, I think it’s best to lay low. :( Will reschedule at a later date. xoxo
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  • Why can’t a leading Muslim cop tell Islam from ISIS?

    Matthew Smith
    24 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Today the Guardian published an interview with Britain’s “most senior Muslim police officer”, Scotland Yard commander Mak Chishty, head of community engagement for the Metropolitan police, in which he claimed that earlier and more intrusive intervention is needed to counter radicalisation at younger ages and earlier stages, that there is Islamist propaganda so powerful that he fears his own children could be radicalised and that children as young as five are being influenced, and that the state should intervene in “private spaces”, including what people read on…
  • It’s always different when it’s you

    Matthew Smith
    23 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Israel has many injustices. But it is not an apartheid state | Benjamin Pogrund | Comment is free | The Guardian This bit of self-serving liberal Zionist guff was in yesterday’s Guardian — actually, it was the most prominent opinion piece on the tablet edition (I don’t get the print anymore), despite being more or less a rehash of another piece Pogrund wrote for the Guardian several years ago in which he claimed that whatever you could call Israel’s stranglehold over Palestinian life was, it wasn’t Apartheid. In this case “the A-word” raised its head…
  • National Service? If I hear it again I’ll go Spare!

    Matthew Smith
    17 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    So, in today’s Telegraph there’s an interview with Prince Harry (right), who is set to leave the Army next month after ten years of service, in which he calls for the return of National Service because being in the Army kept him out of trouble and helped some of the men in his command turn their lives around. While Harry the Spare doesn’t have any political role, clearly when he speaks, the Establishment media listens, and while in opposition David Cameron proposed some kind of “school leaver programme” which might entail some kind of community service for a year…
  • Picking up the pieces from Thursday’s disaster

    Matthew Smith
    10 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    As anyone who reads the news will know, last Thursday there was a general election here and on Friday morning we learned that the Tories had gained an absolute majority of the seats, which means we have a Tory-only government without a Lib Dem coalition. The Lib Dems lost all but 8 of their seats (there is a full list of MPs who lost their seats at Wikipedia here); they are left with only one seat in London (Carshalton and Wallington) and none in their former south-western heartland. The Scottish National Party won all but three seats in Scotland, the Lib Dems, Labour and Tories being left…
  • So who’s a mensch, then? And who cares?

    Matthew Smith
    6 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Today the Sun put that picture of Ed Miliband trying to eat a bacon butty and getting it all down his shirt, suggesting that if he can’t even eat without making a mess, he’ll do the same to the country if elected as Prime Minister tomorrow. A few people on Twitter have suggested that the picture is a reference to his Jewish background, because anti-Semites have a history of depicting Jews as pigs and because people will make the link if they see a Jew and pork together, even though the association is negative. I’m not so sure - if there’s one thing you can’t…
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  • The Bridge over Islamophobia

    tabsir
    24 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    John Esposito at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service has just provided a unique website to chart the pace of islamophobia in the media,among the general public and in academe. Check out his new site here.
  • Bedouin Women with Cameras…

    tabsir
    21 May 2015 | 1:35 am
    “Photography has brought us closer, it’s enabled us to find a common language.” Photo by Ilan Assayag The reality exposed by Bedouin women armed with cameras Mothers and daughters from unrecognized villages empowered through photography. By Vered Lee, Haaretz,| May 13, 2015 Mahadia Abu-Joda, 53, a mother of 13 and resident of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Za’arura, cradles a red digital camera in her hand. “The first time in my life that I held a camera and prepared to take a picture, about a year and a half ago, I held it upside down and in the wrong direction,” she says…
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the Islamic State

    tabsir
    20 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Newsweek has an interesting article by Christiane Gruber, an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Michigan, about Muslim cartoons against ISIS. Check it out here.
  • Clausewitz Updated and downsized

    tabsir
    15 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    There is a nicely done satire by Sean McFate on how to take over a small country. Check it out here. Note: Only the rich may apply.
  • Muhammad and King Bazan

    tabsir
    13 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
    The following illustration is preserved in the New York Public Library. It features Muhammad receiving a letter from Bazan, the king of Yemen. It was created for Murad III, Sultan of the Turks, 1546-1595 by Darîr Erzurumî, fl. 14th cent.
 
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    Knocking From Inside

  • Ridgetop Towns

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    22 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    In the east half of this state, the hillsrun south to north; the start of basin/rangeterrain that sweeps down through Nevada. Spillsof old Columbia basalt arrangethemselves in layered stacks, erode to rimsthat frame the inter-mountain lakes in stone.Like skirts of heavy black, they lift their hemsrevealing painted clays and fossil bones.And in the little tawny hills, the townsthat cling to ridgetops, and the tumble-downof barns abandoned; shingle roofs that flyat sight of storm.            Roads can no longer findrivers to follow.
  • Darker Air

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    8 May 2015 | 4:26 pm
    It is not only that my eyes are brown,that (before this frost) I used to wearsable in my hair.All my life, unknowingalike with knowing, I have breathedthis darker air.All my songs a blacker shade of blue—my cheeks are yellow roses. Darker too.These aren’t colors I can choose to wearor unwear. They’re painted on the insideof the eyes that view,that see me through a glass of darkened air.Who knows me, who sees me trueand where?I drink strong wine and fly in storms. My wingsare full of agate eyesand yellow roses decorate my hair.I breathe dark air.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking…
  • Arguing with the Cloud-Shepherd

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    A path leads away through a stand of bamboorustling and alive to the windbut my feet stay rooted.A stream rushes downhill laughingto greet the distant sea. I amsilent and reflect no sunlight.The wind reproaches my stillness, but I have no timeto argue with the cloud-shepherd,busy with the Friend’s work.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
  • Private Weather

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Unpredictable, my private weatherbrings me fits of chills and flares of heat,storms of rain and thunder-growling temper.Nighttime season-shift: my icy feetnow kick the covers off and gasp for airbecause they’re drowned in sweat. A pleasant changefrom always wearing sweaters everywhere—but makes me find myself a little strange.I know what’s causing it: the silver streaksthat frame my temples, spreading spots on backsof hands, the wrinkles falling round my neck.This is a tranquil time, in most respects,but just to keep me guessing (I suspect)there’s personal climate-change in…
  • Death Speaks to the Knight

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    THE SUN SETS GOLDEN ON THE HILLTHE LAST GRAIN FALLS IN THE HOURGLASSAND TURNS TO AN ENDLESS SEA OF SAND.SO COME, TAKE MY HANDTHOUGH IT IS ONLY BONEYOU NEED NOT WALK ALONEUNDER THE STARS THAT NEVER FADETHE WORLD YOU MADE IS TURNING STILLAND IN GREAT ATUIN’S EYES, THE SIZE OF CONTINENTSNEW OCEANS WELL.WHAT LIES BEYOND ETERNAL SHADEONLY THE STARS CAN TELL.Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948 – 2015Quante canicula ille in fenestra estAvailable! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
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    Jahane Rumi

  • Music: Tabla master Sandeep Das & Kayhan Kalhor

    JahaneRumi
    15 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Tabla master Sandeep Das joins multiple Grammy nominee and co-founder of Masters of Persian Music Kayhan Kalhor following their March D.C. appearance with Silk Road Ensemble  The U.S. does not boast many kamancheh (Persian spike fiddle) performers, let alone any in the same league as Kayhan Kalhor. He is, quite simply, the most internationally acclaimed […]
  • Ideology, impunity & chaos

    JahaneRumi
    14 May 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The sheer barbarity of the attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan’s largest and one of the more misgoverned cities shocked the country. It is not the first time that such a sectarian attack has happened. During the past two years, more than a thousand people have been killed in targeted sectarian attacks. However, this […]
  • Sabeen Mehmud: A voice of reason, pluralism and secularism

    JahaneRumi
    12 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    I have been quoted on different stories published on the murder of Sabeen Mehmud. A collection of these is being posted here. Sabeen Mahmud, Martyr for Free Speech Pakistan’s beleaguered liberals must reorganize themselves and mobilize civil society support. They must exert pressure on Parliament and the government to investigate properly and prosecute cases like […]
  • Publish At Your Peril

    JahaneRumi
    11 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    South Asia remains one of the most repressed regions for journalists and by governments muzzling the freedoms of the press, the region’s democratic gains are in jeopardy. South Asia, home to one-fifth of the world’s population and growing fast, has undergone major democratic transitions in the past decade. Today, all the countries in the region […]
  • Sabeen Mahmud, Martyr for Free Speech

    JahaneRumi
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    The appalling murder in Karachi last week of Sabeen Mahmud is a stark reminder of challenges that human rights defenders face in Pakistan. Ms. Mahmud, 39, had devoted her life to creating an alternative to the religious nationalism promoted by the Pakistani state over recent decades, which has led to a proliferation of violent jihadist […]
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    MuslimMatters.org

  • Before Ramadan: Renewing our Vows with the Quran

    Mohammad Elshinawy
    25 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy The Qur'an is the “rope of Allah” (3:103); whoever grabs onto it will be saved, and whoever loosens his grip will be destroyed. The Qur'an is also the “spirit” He revealed (42:52), because just as the body came from earth and is nourished by it, likewise our spirit will inevitably dry up and crack without being quenched by the spiritual fountain of the Qur'an. The Qur'an is also “the light” (64:8), which acquaints a person with His Creator, enables us to correctly size up dunya and deen, and to pierce with our hearts…
  • Ramadan Prep Guide for Busy People | Part 1: Training Season

    Siraaj Muhammad
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 I'm all for uplifting messages that inspire us to put forth our best effort in worshiping Allah during Ramadan.  However, in lands where people do not have the luxury of time and sleep post-suhoor, getting maximum benefit out of Ramadan requires a bit of doing before entering into the month full force.  With this in mind, the following is a series of posts covering: Part 1 – Training Season:  The month of Ramadan can be as physical as it is spiritual, and the body needs time to adjust.  How can we “train” ourselves for the…
  • When You Marry for Four Reasons, Don’t Forget Your Reason

    Guests
    14 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    By Karim Serageldin As a practicing psychologist, I was once consulted by a brother in Turkey in need of immediate relationship advice. In summary, the brother's “emergency” was that he had met a nice religious girl from a good family but was not attracted to her at all. He was under pressure from both his and her family to make a decision after three short meetings with the sister. I asked him what he liked about her; he said she was religious and came from a good family. “Okay, what else?” I could feel his anxiety through the computer screen. To marry or not to marry? “Should I…
  • The Muslim Communities Are in a State of Emergency And In It Lies Our Biggest Opportunity.

    Guests
    13 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    They say that humanity only really learns the most earnest of lessons in a state of crisis, a state of complete breakdown. Only after facing that breakdown, are we then capable of embracing the breakthroughs necessary that have largely been neglected. It is when we are at the cliff edge, in the emergency of the situation, we find humanity is able to effect the kind of changes where there was resistance before. Brothers and sisters we are facing that very scenario. If you look at every single aspect of the British Muslim livelihood, it is under attack. In the depth and breadth of anti-Muslim…
  • Letter to the Editor: Mass Graves of Rohingya in Thailand — Appeal to ASEAN

    MuslimMatters
    13 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    MASS GRAVES OF ROHINGYA IN THAILAND: ASEAN MUST END HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE REGION. Dear Chief Editors, Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) was deeply sad to hear about the finding of more than 30 graves of Rohingya in Sadao, Thailand. This news is not new to us. Ethnic Rohingya who fled prosecutions from the Myanmar government are vulnerable and always ended in this kind of situation. We became victims at every stage in our journey to seek refuge in neighboring countries. We became boat people in our journey to seek protection. Thousand of Rohingya died in…
 
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  • UAE Unveils Details of First Arab and Muslim Mars Mission

    news
    7 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Yesterday top government officials unveiled plans for UAE and the Muslim world first Mars mission called “hope” or Amal in Arabic. The mission aims to provide  global picture of the Martian atmosphere through an unmanned probe to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according The Gulf News. “Our science mission is to produce the first ever truly global picture of the Martian atmosphere. This is the first holistic study of the Martian climate and how the layers of atmosphere fit together,” Omran Sharaf, Emirates Mars Mission Project Manager, said in the…
  • 8 Arab Crowd Funding Platforms You Should Know

    Gaith Saqer
    4 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    You must heard the term crowd funding, it exploded in the recent years in US with sites such as Kick Starter and Indiegogo. Crowd funding comes in many forms, the most popular is offering a donation for a cause or a product and there is collecting investments from the crowed for exchange of equity. Here is a list of 8 crowed funding platforms in the Arab world, if you plan to use any of them we advice you to do more du-diligence to make sure they are inline with Sharia and do not have affiliation with governments and suspicious NGOs : 1- Zoomaal Zoomaal is a crowed funding platform for the…
  • Yelp for the Arab World Jeeran Launches in Egypt!

    news
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The user review app and site Jeeran officially launched in Cairo and Alexandria this week to help customers make buying decisions and document their experiences with places around the city. With this launch, the Amman-based company now covers 39 cities in 6 countries across the region including Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. The soft launch of Cairo and Alexandria has begun early this year with a local team working on the ground, collecting data, adding photos, and encouraging friends to document their own experiences with restaurants and cafes to make sure there is enough quality…
  • Anonymous and Other Hactivists Groups Hack Thousands of Israeli Websites, Routers and Emails in The promised Day of Electrician Holocaust #OpIsrael

    news
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Anonymous along with other Muslim hacktivist groups including Tunisian hactivist group Fallaga, Hackers from Pakistan and Indonesia announced around a month ago that today will be the day for operation Israel #opIsrael promising an Electronic Holocaust for the Jewish state as a punishment for occupying Palestine. As of reporting this story hackers has reported hacking thousands of Israeli websites, email and routers. Here is some lists Israel gov emails list By Anis Joker Dz #OpIsrael | 145 Israeli website #Hacked by #AnonGhost #OpIsrael | +600 Israeli website #Hacked by #AnonGhost 3000…
  • Uber Launches in AMMAN, Uber’s 300TH City

    Gaith Saqer
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    San Francisco based mobile-app-based transportation network Uber which allows consumers to submit a trip request via their mobile phones, which is routed to crowd-sourced taxi drivers has launhced in Amman Jordan. The launch in Jordan makes Amman the 300th city for Uber in the World.Yazeed Abul Failat, presenter of Jordan Star & Caravan on Christan owned Ro’ya TV  was the first passer at Uber. Uber faces competition in the region from Careem and Easy Taxi, Careem operates in GCC, Cairo, Lahore, Casablanca, Beirut Casablanca and Rabat and yet it does…
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    Indian American Muslim Council

  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – May 25th, 2015

    newsdigest
    25 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    Categories: News DigestTags: Aruna Shanbaug's Death, Beef ban, Gujarat 2002, Mailana massacre, Modi's development propaganda, Modi's one year in office, Narendra Modi, Politics and religion, Tirupati Red Sanders killingsIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup News Headlines Diamond exporter charged for denying Muslim a job 2002 riots call records: SIT court summons officer Himanshu Shukla to explain misplaced CDs Teesta Setalvad: Modi’s Silence on Attacks on Minorities Shows Tacit Consent Saffron trade union snubs RSS, to join protest against govt PMO Not Disclosing Foreign [...](Read…
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – May 18th, 2015

    newsdigest
    19 May 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: 2002 Gujarat riots, Asaram Bapu, communal tension in Muzaffarnagar, Dalits, Delhi signages, Hubli case, ICHR, Indian Criminal Justice System, Indian judicial system, One Year Of Modi Rule, Taj MahalIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup News Headlines “Failure” to prosecute Modi for 2002 riots: Gujarat workers’, activists’ meet blames Indian judicial system 45 witnesses, all backtracked: How a Hubli case collapsed Cellphone records of 4 of 20 killed blow holes in Andhra police version of massacre Right-wing outfit defaced Delhi signages in bid…
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – May 11th, 2015

    newsdigest
    12 May 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: Abdul Qayyum, Babu Bajrangi, frame-up and torture, Gujarat judge Jyotsana, India's secular traditions, Justice Sathasivam, Maya Kodnani, Media and Modi, Sadiq Jamal fake encounter, Teesta SetalvadIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup News Headlines Gujarat judge Jyotsana who convicted Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi gets 22 threat letters Media became Modi’s cheerleaders instead of analysing his politics: Rajdeep Sardesai BJP, RSS trying to replace India’s secular traditions with “neo-fascist” system: Left A Muslim ‘terror accused’ tells…
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – May 4th, 2015

    newsdigest
    5 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: 'Encounter' of five Muslim UTs, Beef ban, BJP MLA booked, Communal Harmony, Fake Encounter, farmers suicide, Muslim youth acquitted, Police Atrocities, USCIRF reportIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup Announcements Indian Americans urge India, US to heed USCIRF’s recommendations on safeguarding religious freedom in India Communal Harmony A worthy example for communal harmony News Headlines Bid to evoke ‘Godhra’ in UP town US panel questions RSS, VHP over attacks against minorities; slams “ghar wapsi” US asks India to [...](Read…
  • Indian Americans urge India, US to heed USCIRF’s recommendations on safeguarding religious freedom in India

    webadmin
    1 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Categories: Press releaseUSCIRF Report for 2015 documents forced conversions of minorities to Hinduism, rising attacks on their places of worship and other restrictions on religious freedom April 30, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos,  has welcomed the recommendations on India in the report released today by [...](
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  • Palestinian Legislative Council slams Israel's jailing of its speaker

    IANS
    25 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Gaza : The Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) on Monday condemned an Israeli court's verdict to imprison PLC Speaker Aziz Dweik in an Israeli jail for one year. Dweik is also a leader of the Islamic Movement in the West Bank and was arrested on June 16 last year. Ahmed Bahar, a deputy speaker of the PLC and a senior Hamas leader in Gaza, said in an emailed press statement that the Israeli court's verdict to imprison Dweik "is illegal, unfair and violates the international laws". Bahar called on all Arab and international parliaments to condemn the arrest of Dweik and strive…
  • Barber in Turkey beaten for refusing handshake with politician

    IANS
    25 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Istanbul : A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmaker's supporters attacked and threatened a barber in Istanbul after he declined to shake hands with the politician, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported on Monday. The supporters of Huseyin Burge beat up Mustafa Genc and threatened him as a row broke amid mounting tensions in Turkey ahead of the June 7 parliamentary polls, Dogan said. Genc told police that AKP supporters attacked him after one of them alleged he swore at Burge as the MP toured shops in Istanbul's Beyoglu neighbourhood, said Dogan. Genc filed a police complaint over…
  • Iranian women urge UN to halt Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

    IANS
    25 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Tehran : Hundreds of Iranian women rallied in front of the UN office in Tehran on Monday to protest against Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes on Yemen. The protestors, in black robes, held placards condemning the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen and offering support to the Yemeni people, Xinhua news agency reported. They urged the UN to put an end to the airstrikes and the bloodshed in Yemen, chanting slogans against Saudi Arabian, US and Israeli authorities. "We Iranian women want to give our support to Yemeni women," said Zahra Abbasi, a leader of the protestors. Abbasi said the Saudi-led coalition…
  • Decision on Guwahati-Dhaka bus service during Modi's Bangladesh visit

    IANS
    25 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Shillong : India and Bangladesh will finalise the passenger bus service between Guwahati-Dhaka via Shillong during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh next month, a Bangladeshi official said here on Monday. The proposed bus service, which covers approximately 500 km, will traverse from Guwahati via Shillong and then proceed to the southern slopes of Meghalaya's Dawki international trading before entering Tamabil (Bangladesh)-Sylhet-Dhaka route. "The final decision to start the Guwahati-Shillong-Dhaka passenger bus service will be decided by both the governments (India and…
  • China, Bangladesh pledge to deepen comprehensive partnership

    IANS
    25 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    Dhaka : China and Bangladesh have pledged to deepen the comprehensive partnership between the two countries and further boost cooperation in various fields, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. The pledge was made when visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Sunday. During the meeting, Liu said that this year marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two sides and China was willing to deepen the traditional friendship, broaden pragmatic cooperation, strengthen people-to-people exchanges and further…
 
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    Indian Muslim Observer

  • Seniorensiegel Initiative to present Senior Citizen Medal award to former Federal German President Christian Wulff for promoting Islam dialog

    imoadmin
    24 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Islam dialog: German initiative planning “House of Religions” comprising 5,000 Bibles and Korans By Danish Ahmad Khan New Delhi: As an initiator and driving force of unprejudiced dialog with Muslims, the Seniorensiegel (Senior Citizen Medal) Initiative (www.seniorensiegel.de) has decided to present the “Senior Citizen Medal for Outstanding Services” award to former Federal German President Christian...
  • Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi among 25 MPs failed to utilize development funds

    imoadmin
    24 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    By Md. Mudassir Alam Kishanganj MP (Member of Parliament) Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi has once again disappointed the people of the district with his poor performance in one year since had been voted to power in May 2014. As per the recently issued report of MPLADS (Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) for the...
  • Comparative concept of Veil (Hijab) in World Major Religions and Western Media: A critical study

    imoadmin
    24 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The veil and its misconception by the many feminists and Western Media have been misconceived as such people have no deeper understanding of the Holy Quran and Hadith. The text of the Quran is either not understood rightly or it is more often misinterpreted while this is to say that the (ayahs) that according to...
  • ‘Triple divorce’ — Searching for solutions!

    imoadmin
    24 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    By Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani The debate on ‘triple divorce’ is dragging on interminably, with  everyday leaving behind a trail of acrimonious discussions and personal attacks. To reiterate it again, being a person of law, I never move sideways, and nor denigrate the opposite parties, though a few members made personal attacks on me. Let...
  • Aaghaz-e-Dosti facilitates 30 people to make friends beyond the border

    imoadmin
    24 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    IMO News Service New Delhi: With the aim to facilitate people-to-people communication and create a culture of mutual respect and understanding, Aaghaz-e-Dosti has launched a new initiative called Friends Beyond Borders to facilitate bonds of friendship and understanding between Indians and Pakistanis. Friends Beyond Border is an eight-week virtual peace building course wherein an Indian...
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  • 9 Beautiful Cakes For Your Wedding Day

    Marwa Diaf
    16 May 2015 | 4:09 pm
    So we all know the star of the wedding reception (besides the bride and groom of course), is the food.For the couple a lot of thought goes into the menu and more specifically, the cake. There are so many flavors, designs, so on and so forth. If you’re getting married soon, or just have an obsession with cake you’ll love these selections.   (Photo by Carrie Wildes Photography)   (Photo by Stacy Lynn available under Creative Commons) (Photo by Pixxiestails available under Creative Commons) (Photo by Carrie Wildes Photography)   (Photo by Victoria Made available under…
  • 11 Absolutely Gorgeous Wedding Dresses

    Marwa Diaf
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    The beauty of Muslim weddings is that we have so many different cultures and customs we can experience. Everything from the amazingly delicious food to what the bride is wearing. Often times she’s draped in gold and a vibrant dress from overseas. Other times, she’s wearing a beautiful white taffeta dress. We decided to bring together the many dresses we fell in love with. We hope you’ll love them too. 1. Take a look at this sea of blue, such a great color for the summer. Although you might not believe in the whole “something new” thing, how about just something…
  • Muslim Wedding Acronyms

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    At Perfect Muslim Wedding we like to have fun so for this post we thought about playing with wedding acronyms. Courtesy of Dossani Plus Every cultural group has their own terminology including techies. In the world of weddings there is a code also. Below are some serious and fun acronyms for weddings in general and a few specfically for Muslim Weddings that we made up. Have Fun, enjoy, share with us your favorities.   WEDDING GENERAL AHR: At Home Reception AHAKAS: A Hug A Kiss A Shoulder BED: Biggest Edifying Discovery BB: Bridal Bouquet BP: Bridal Party or Bridal Procession BMBFE: Be My…
  • Part 3: Results of 2015 Perfect Muslim Wedding and Marriages Survey

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    This is the third and final part of the results from the 2015 Perfect Muslim Wedding and Marriages Survey. Photo by feriansyah availablable under a Creative Commons Attribution-license Once again there thank you to all who participated. We believe there is tremendous learning we can gain from each other. There are some wonderful gems in this survey. Read through them. Take one or two that resonate for you and implement them in your lives. Rinse and repeat. May Allah make everyone’s marriage a blessed one. What was the biggest challenge in the first few years of your marriage (or that of…
  • The Talk with the Photographer

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Your wedding day is one of the many important days of your life, and because you can’t actually relive the moment, photos are your best bet to keep that memory alive. Which is why it is important to have the talk with your photographer. They need to know exactly what you want, so no moment is left undocumented. So here are some things you should discuss with your photographer. (Via Ayesha Khan Photography) 1. Do you want a photo with all of your friends, or a photo with your favorite Aunt? Your wedding day will be hectic and these will slip your mind. Be sure to either let your…
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