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Why Muslims Must Continue to Stand Up to Anti-Semitism

14 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Maha Elgenaidi On April 7, congregants of Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg, Maryland, found their synagogue defaced with swastikas and profanity. The incident devastated congregants like Michael Weisel, who said, “When my wife called me and told me what happened, I was speechless. I started to cry.” Given the long history of anti-Semitism, this attack [Read More...]

Friday Links

How to keep a hijab on when skydiving in Dubai? A Canadian female skydiving instructor discusses how Muslim women can experience all the excitement in the emirate of Dubai.   What made a young Australian lady defend a Muslim woman against a racial rant? A viral video shows a Muslim couple as victims of a [Read More...]

Religion events from around the Washington area

18 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “An Anchor of the Soul,” a women’s retreat that will provide an opportunity for spiritual renewal, new friendships, rest and fun. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Pky., Burke. 703-250-6100. www.burkeumc.org. Read full article >>

Review of Desert Dancer (2015)

Six years ago I attended a contemporary dance workshop, and while I’ve been dancing for most of my life, what struck me most was one improvisation that involved dancing as if you were the furniture in your room. When we had come up with a sequence of movements representing various wardrobes, nightstands, mirrors, beds and [Read More...]

Erroneous Western Cultural Beliefs about Female Sexuality

For mature audience only: Intimacy Matters with Haleh Banani, Umm Reem Saba Syed and Hena Zuberi: Video for Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1wbjDA_p1o Faulty cultural beliefs are not just limited to the East, unfortunately, there are many European cultural beliefs and paradigms that have caused the same damage about female sexuality. Show More Summary

FearBusters: Fear of Old Age

See Previous parts: FearBusters: Conquering our Fears, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Part 4: Fear of Old Age On the verge of approaching forty, I have on occasion caught myself talking to other people and calling myself old. I do this moreShow More Summary

When Arab Women Artists “Revisit The Harem”

Originally published here.  Where does parody end and self-exoticization begin? At what point does the Arab woman artist, stepping into the so-often imagined space of “The Harem” risk pandering to an audience that seems to have a never-ending...Show More Summary

#ListenNotSave – Niqab in Canada

Last month Canadian social media went wild with covering puns and jabs at the extraordinarily Islamophobic leader of the government, Prime Minister Harper. The Harper Government are challenging a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that allows Ms. Zunera Ishaq to wear her niqab at her Canadian Citizenship ceremony.  A ruling that Harper insists [Read More...]

Friday Links

A local council in Victoria, Australia asked non-Muslim women to wear hijabs to raise awareness and combat islamophobia, stirring controversy.   A group of Muslim Pakistani-American women are pushing the boundaries on how Muslim women are perceived, especially when it comes to the comedy scene. They say: “Nobody expects Muslim women to be comedians.”   [Read More...]

Chaplains on front lines in struggle to heal ‘moral injuries’

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

War is such a constant in the American experience that most of us are all-too familiar with the names we have given its emotional consequences in the past century: shell shock; battle fatigue; operational exhaustion; and now, post-traumatic stress disorder. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Carillon concert. Edward M. Nassor performs. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org.Saturday, 4 p.m.: Organist Paul Skevington performs works for the spring season on the Di Gennaro-Hart pipe organ. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 10 a.m.: A Jewish chanting and meditation service is offered for those wanting to find personal meaning, experience the peace of Shabbat and connect to a deeper spiritual self. For children, a service designed to give an opportunity to connect to the spiritual aspect of Judaism through songs and stories is offered. Show More Summary

How I stood on principle and stepped on to a path to spiritual fulfillment

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Kathryn Burton, 66, is a certified association executive and consultant to nonprofit boards of directors and CEOs. She lives in Kensington, Md. This is an edited transcription of her interview with writer Laura Sessions Stepp.Read full article >>

She asked God, ‘Are you serious? If you don’t want me to do this I will stop.’

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Becky Zartman, 29, is assistant rector at St. Thomas’ Parish, an Episcopal church near Dupont Circle in Washington. She lives in Southeast Washington. This is an edited transcript of her interview with writer Laura Sessions Stepp.Read full article >>

The blanketed sculpture on a D.C. bench? That’s ‘Homeless Jesus.’

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The District has joined a growing number of places across the country in making space for “Homeless Jesus,” a seven-foot-long bronze sculpture of Christianity’s central figure shrouded in a blanket and lying on a park bench, identifiable only by the crucifixion wounds on his feet.Read full article >>

Obama participates in long-requested meeting with Muslim American groups

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

President Obama’s schedule this month epitomizes the complicated relationship he has with his most supportive group of religious voters: Muslims.On Thursday, the president took to the podium before an annual D.C. gathering of Christians...Show More Summary

Bishop T.D. Jakes talks about ‘Healing the Racial Divide’ forum

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

It’s been more than a half­-century since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. urged white religious leaders to join the civil rights movement in his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” an essay that helped spark an interracial wave of nonviolent protest. Show More Summary

Love & Marriage // With Shaykh Yaser Birjas

6 days agoReligion / Islam : MeccaOne

"And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put Love and mercy between your (hearts) verily in that are signs for those who reflect." - ArRum 30:21 "Of Love--may God exalt you!--the first part is jesting, and the last part is right earnestness. Show More Summary

Imran Khan on Spirituality // An exclusive interview with the Pakistani Cricket Legend by Omair Ali

6 days agoReligion / Islam : MeccaOne

Imran Khan Niazi (born November 25, 1952) is a Pakistani cricketer and politician. Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992, and led them as captain to his country's first and only World Cup victory in 1992. WithShow More Summary

Businessman, Entrepreneur, TV Personality & Islamic Thinker // Omair Ali interviews Dr. Tariq Al-Suwaidan

6 days agoReligion / Islam : MeccaOne

Dr. Tariq Al-Suwaidan is a well known scholar throughout the Muslim world. He spent many years of his life living in various locations throughout the United States, and received a PhD in petroleum engineering. He is well known for his...Show More Summary

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