Archive | April 16, 2014

The Barbary Wars, Jefferson and the Quran

Oxfordislamstudies: The Barbary Wars In 1786, while Jefferson was serving as the United States Ambassador to France, the issue of piracy in the Mediterranean became the most serious economic threat to the newly established United States. Independence from Great Britain had had economic consequences abroad. This was before international law had established protections for territorial waters, so if […]

Solutions for Pakistan

By Saeed Qureshi Unlike Saudi Arabia and Iran Pakistan is not a religious but a nation state. It should be liberated from socio-religious taboos that hinder its progress and development like other developed nations around the world. It was Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB), who switched Pakistan then relatively a secular state towards a theocratic […]

American Muslims are becoming thought, cultural leaders and reviving perspectives on religious inclusion

Rabia Chaudry     TIME History is witness to a time past when the Islamic civilization produced globally unparallelled architecture, literature, science, philosophy, theological discourse, and cultural influences – influences so strong it made European nobles want to dress like Muslims. Critics of Islam and Muslims scoff at this romanticism, asserting that Muslims have not […]

One-a-Day Commandments of the Holy Quran – 97. Sanctity of churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship‏

97. Sanctity of churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship     [22:41] Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ — And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and […]


NYPD Finally Shuts Down Controversial Surveillance Program That Spied On Muslims

Source: The Huffington Post The Huffington Post | by Inae Oh The New York Police Department has shut down its controversial Muslim surveillance program. The New York Times reports the decision, announced Tuesday, comes amidst two federal lawsuits against the NYPD’s secretive Demographics Unit, and is the first major indication Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is […]

How Muslims Helped Cause the American Revolution Today’s American political landscape can be quite a confusing and frightening place. The ideas of the Founding Fathers are commonly cited as the foundation of the nation. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are seen as the infallible documents on which American life are based. Freedom, democracy, and liberty are the cornerstones of […]

One-a-Day Commandments of the Holy Quran – Take ye the station of Abraham as a place of Prayer‏

95. Take ye the station of Abraham as a place of Prayer   [2:126] And remember the time when We made the House a resort for mankind and a place of security; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of Prayer. And We commanded Abraham and Ishmael, saying, ‘Purify My House for those who perform the circuit and those […]


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