A tornado warning was in effect over Washington and the rain was coming down in sheets, but the little residential roads around Bethesda’s River Road Unitarian Church were gridlocked with traffic, as they are every Wednesday night. Washington’s strivers were … Continue reading ?
Letter sent to the Muslim Association in Greece from Golden Dawn threatening to "slaughter like chickens" any Muslims who do not leave the country by 30th June.
My Take: What Tsarnaev gets wrong about Islam – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bomb suspects, reportedly wrote that “an attack against one Muslim is an attack against all” on the wall of the boat in which he was hiding from police...
Reports about Syrian refugee women getting sold in marriage in Jordan remain rampant, especially young girls are considered to be desirable. In Egypt too, Syrian refugee women are often singled out by Egyptian men with propositions of marriage. Last weekend were the elections in Pakistan, for some women it was the first time in half a century [...]
Recently, I read two articles about dying for a cause. The first, on these pages, by Sally Quinn, addressed the Dalai Lama’s lack of compassion for not criticizing the self-immolation of more than 100 Tibetans since 2009 to protest China’s … Continue reading ?
It sometimes seems that everyone ever audited by the IRS – or even asked questions about a return – is claiming ideological harassment. Franklin Graham has decided that he too is a victim of IRS overreach. I think he’s a … Continue reading ?
By Dawud Walid Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, was viciously murdered last Thursday in Mexico. Two men thus far have been arrested, yet there are many unanswered questions regarding his tragic demise. Much to do has been made in the media of the troubles that Shabazz went through as a youth from the... Show More Summary
I traveled to Riyadh to meet Shaykh Ibn Baz, carrying with me a copy of an invitation to a concert in our city Dammam in Saudi Arabia. To tell you the truth, I was not sure if my visit would make any difference; these types of concerts were supported by some powerful people in that region. Show More Summary
Allison Pearson has a piece in the Daily Telegraph which is a carbon copy of the EDL / far right propaganda in relation to the conviction of a gang in Oxford on horrific sex attack charges.
The main maqsad or purpose of the human being in this life is to submit to the will and decree of All?h and worship Him from his first breath to his last. All?h through His immense wisdom and prudence has decreed the people be tried and tested in various ways in order for Him... Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago I came across this BBC Panorama story on “Women at risk” which warns that “some Sharia councils in Britain may be putting Muslim women “at risk” by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.” The story presents a case of a couple going to one of the Sharia councils for [...]
In the first half of philosopher A.C. Grayling’s latest book “The God Argument,” he debunks the teleological, ontological and cosmological arguments employed throughout Christendom for the literal existence of God. Those looking for a succinct analysis of these centuries old … Continue reading ?
Bestselling author Dan Brown’s new work of fiction, “Inferno,” was released Tuesday and the publishing world is lit up with excitement –and expectation. (Read Monica Hesse’s review here.) Booksellers are expecting big things. Both Barnes & Nobles and Amazon’s book section … Continue reading ?
Three years ago I got married to my wife Bidisha in a traditional Bengali ceremony in Kolkata and spent three weeks touring the country. I bought a pair of sandals there which I wore throughout my trip and back home … Continue readi...
Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote a pivotal human right abroad. In October of that year, the Senate also acted and President Clinton signed the International … Continue reading ?
We have failed to recognize Muslim women’s, especially the female youth’s, trials of their voluptuous desires. At the most we have made an effort to acknowledge your desires to interact with guys, to be around them, to talk to them,Show More Summary
Is it any surprise that Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder? His trial, when people finally started paying attention, disgusted the nation for weeks. He killed babies, inside the womb and out, he discriminated on the basis of … Continue reading ?
This post was written by guest contributor Maria Salman. Defiance. In light of a recent landmark election, this is the one word dominating the media’s rhetoric on the civic engagement of Pakistani women. On May 11, scores of Pakistanis came out to exercise their right to vote – many for the first time in their [...]
Before you go out and get that ‘must have’ summer outfit that’s on sale, consider how much blood there might be on it. How much suffering and death is required so that we consumers can get a good deal on … Continue reading ?
By Stephanie Luna Wallace “Noni, Mami has a prayer shirt, and I have a prayer hat. Don’t you have one?” That’s how my mother discovered I had converted to Islam. I had been praying the five daily prayers for three months, and my four-year-old finally found a way to communicate my new habit. Certainly [...]