Daily, 10 a.m.: Cathedral Creche Exhibition, an annual display of Nativity scenes from around the world. Open daily through Jan. 6. Washington National Cathedral, lower-level crypt outside Bethlehem Chapel, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org. Read full article >>
Why Peter Kassig was the Islamic State's greatest threat (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. With each bloody act, Islamic State militants demonstrate their need for self-importance overrides any moral, ethical, or religious boundary. Peter Kassig’s beheading is a microcosm of all the Islamic State wants, and religion is not high...
The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Changing school calendars is a politically difficult maneuver because it makes statements about community identity. Our initial school calendar was determined by a mix of agricultural schedules and dominant religious thought. The result: summers off to work the land,...
In part one of this article, we looked at the five times that Allah mentions the honoured in the Qur'?n, and how they are two of the creations of Allah. The first is the angels and the second is the believers who will enter Paradise. In part two, we will look at some of […] The post The Honoured | Part Two | Sh. Ahsan Hanif appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
When Parents Go to Hajj… by Nur Kose, Nura F, and Safiyyah Ghori with additional content from Sabriya Zaman, Samiyah Ali Khan, and Sakinah F. Every year, millions of Muslims around the world gather to Mecca for Hajj. Many men and women...Show More Summary
Washington National Cathedral and Covenant Baptist Church/United Church of Christ are partnering their Thanksgiving efforts again to provide dinners for families in Wards 7 and 8. The Poor Roberts Foundation will provide all of the needed turkeys. Show More Summary
Women in Iraq’s Anbar province have come together to form “Women of Justice,” a group aimed to fight ISIL. Meanwhile an article on Global Voices Online suggests that many remain “obsessed” with the Kurdish female fighters. Yet another article tries to explain why women would join ISIL, and the Canadian government called for proposals for [Read More...]
It is a calm and cool afternoon in Nairobi, Kenya, when I catch up with Dr Hawa Abdi over Skype. After working hard in Mogadishu’s difficult circumstances with her two physician daughters Deqo and Amina Mohamed, she sometimes comes to Nairobi to rest and relax. Speaking over a passable internet connection, our conversation is peppered [Read More...]
A few months ago I was applying for a job when I was suddenly required to attend an in-person interview with a member of the intelligence services. I was interviewed by a white male, who very politely went on to ask me questions for the next two hours. The most puzzling part of [Read More...]
We await the grand jury decision on whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who fired on and killed unarmed Michael Brown, will be indicted on criminal charges. Our Noble Prophet ? said, “By Allah, if you have killed one man, it is as if you have killed all the people” (Sunan SaEid ibn Mansur 2776). Show More Summary
The “Guidance” brand is synonymous with leadership and authenticity in the world of Islamic Finance. As a subsidiary of Capital Guidance, a 40-year old investment company, Guidance Financial Group (“GF Group”) was conceived over 10 years ago to focus on the Islamic financial services sector. Show More Summary
There are many incidences documented of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and weird creatures from another world coming to our world. Some believe it to be true, others believe it to be a hoax – what is the correct 'theological' Islamic position on other life forms? In this video clip Shaykh Dr. Show More Summary
If it is okay for women to bare it all in public without regard to the sensitivities of those around them, why is it not ok for men to make comments regarding women’s dress without regard to their sensitivities? Perhaps catcallers are just sexually expressing themselves. Show More Summary
Troops from the Missouri National Guard are prepared to deploy around Ferguson, Missouri, as the city awaits a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August, which ignited the city in waves of protest. The events following the tragic police killing of [Read More...]
By Zaki Hasan For his feature directing debut, Rosewater, longtime Daily Show host and “most trusted newsman in America” Jon Stewart made the somewhat counter-intuitive decision to sidestep the comedy genre entirely. Instead, he chose to tell the true-life story of Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari, who spent 118 days in an Iranian prison following that [Read More...]
Five times in the Qur'?n does Allah refer to the 'honoured' or 'Al-Mukram?n'. In part one of this two-part article we will be analysing these five passages as well as how we can work to be from amongst them. Al-Anbiy?', Y? S?n, al-??ff?t,...Show More Summary
The UN peacekeeping mission investigating the reports of rape in northern Darfur, says it hasn’t found any evidence of the mass rape, which was reported last week, shocking victims. A Moroccan teen, who was forced to marry her rapist last year, has been attacked by him with razor blades for trying to seek a divorce. [Read More...]
One of the unique actions of worship that Allah has blessed us with that He did not bless nations before us is the action of wudu. The action of performing ablution was the very first ritual that our Prophet Muhammad ever performed as a Prophet and as a Muslim. Show More Summary
A Cry for Help I have a question and I really don't know where to turn. This is something I can't even talk to my parents or friends about, so I hope you can help me. I am a 19-year-old Muslim girl and I'm sexually attracted to other girls. Please don't judge me. I know […] The post Gay and Muslim? appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
This post was originally done on Spiritual Perception Written by Dr. M. Nazir Khan The recent surge in negative sentiments towards Islam and Muslims has resulted in many attempts to depict the religion as inherently violent. This has also resulted in absurd accusations against the Qur'an. Show More Summary