Day: August 20, 2011

Ibn Rushd and Maimonides in ”Out of Córdoba” – The Muslim-Jewish Heritage of Islamic Spain

Source: Qantara Lewis Gropp reviews a documentary that shines the spotlight on two 12th century philosophers – one Muslim, one Jewish – whose messages of positive coexistence resonate very strongly even today, refuting the “Clash of Civilizations” theory Out of Córdoba is a documentary film about the greatest but least known […]

Relations between Christians and Muslims in the New Egypt – Civil Society Instead of Confessionalism

Source: Qantara The epochal transformations in the Arab world offer a historic opportunity for Muslims and Christians in these countries – and especially in Egypt – to establish a new, constitutional foundation for their relations. A commentary by Loay Mudhoon Observers worldwide followed events with a great deal of sympathy […]

Survivors return to Norway massacre site

Source: Al Jazeera Survivors of the shooting in Norway last month that left 69 people dead have returned to the island site. Many lit candles and laid handwritten notes on Saturday in memory of their friends who were shot dead on Utoya during a summer camp for the youth wing of Norway’s Labour Party. Up to […]

Muslims for life: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community loves and serves humanity not only by words but by true actions

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has launch “Muslims for Life,” a nationwide campaign to honour the victims of 9/11 on its 10th anniversary and uphold the message that Islam values the sanctity of life. During the month of September, it will hold blood drives at all Ahmadiyya mosques and prayer  centres in the United […]

The Holy Qur’an open house in Uxbridge.

Source: The Uxbridge Standard By Darryl Knight Uxbridge residents will be able to explore one of the world’s most popular religions this weekend at a special open house at the Uxbridge Public Library. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada, an auxiliary wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, will be returning […]

Bulleh knows not who he is

Source: Well, he isn’t the only one. There’s a whole nation that suffers the trauma minus that humble self-abnegation of Bulleh Shah, and Shah Husain before him, two inimitable poets rooted in this soil. Neither would have anything to do with established views or practices; both defied convention. In […]