Yom Kippur: Sin and Repentance in Judaism and Islam

Today is Yom Kippur and the Muslim Times team wants to join our Jewish readers in prayers on the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. 

The wailing wall in the foreground and the dome of the rock in the background, to me reflect many commonalities between Judaism and Islam

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Sin, Repentance And Yom Kippur

Source: The Huffington Post By Rabbi David Wolpe: Author and Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles The most common word for sin in the Jewish tradition, chet, is a term borrowed…

An Iron-Clad Proof of God

Source:The Huffington Post By Rabbi Adam Jacobs: Managing Director, Aish Center in Manhattan A few months back I had the pleasure of watching the film “In Our Own Time,” a surprisingly engaging…

The Power of Peace

globalonenessProject: Palestinian peaceworker Ibtisam Mahameed speaks about her role as an Arab Muslim woman working towards peace in the holy land. Mahameed speaks about her role as an Arab Muslim woman working…

A Short History of Use of Bio-Chemical Weapons: Overwhelming Credit Goes to Western Nations

inforwars.com: The U.S. and its allies have long been complicit in the manufacturing and use of biological and chemical weapons, yet has targeted other countries for alleged possession and use…

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven

Source: The Independcnce BY MICHAEL DAY, THE INDEPENDENT In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica…

A new world order may be born in Geneva

STORY SUMMARY This is getting serious now, as the United States and Russia negotiate in Geneva on disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons, and generally responsible media report that U.S. President…

Saudi managers to study at top Swiss business school

RIYADH: RASHID HASSAN Published — Saturday 14 September 2013 The Kingdom plans to send Saudi managers from leading companies for training at IMD, a top Swiss business school. Dominique Turpin,…

Report: Saudis sent death-row inmates to fight Syria

usa today: Secret memo says more than 1,200 prisoners fought Assad regime to avoid beheading. (Photo: Saudi Press Agency/AP) SHARE 9847CONNECT 1746TWEET 27COMMENTEMAILMORE Saudi Arabia has sent death-row inmates from several nations to…

A good war is the one avoided ?

? URI AVNERY Published — Saturday 14 September 2013 Here is another Jewish joke: A hungry young Jew sees an announcement outside a local circus: Anyone who climbs to the…

Too Much Medicine is Bad for Our Health

Huff Post: by Allen Frances. “Medical science is making such remarkable progress that soon none of us will be well.” ~ Aldous Huxley The just completed conference ‘Preventing Over Diagnosis’…

‘The Muslims Are Coming’

Huff Post: by Omar Sacirbey. Fed up with what they perceived to be a growing Islamophobia in America, Farsad and Obeidallah started the project in 2011. “It was alarming to…

President Vladimir Putin takes Center Stage by Writing a Letter in New York Times

President Vladimir Putin   What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria A Plea for Caution From Russia: What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria Source: New…

Military intervention in Syria will only deepen crisis, says Arab League chief

Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby said on Thursday that the Syrian crisis is the priority concern of the league.Any military intervention in Syria only deepens the tragedy that has…

New Book:’Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer’ by Sarah Conover is Released

Source: broadwayworld.com In the pages of Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer, young readers will encounter a man very different from the figure often presented in Western popular culture.…

Hundreds of roses, a single message

Source: dailybarometer.com Last Friday, Muslim students greeted their peers and faculty with flowers. From 11 a.m. to noon, roughly 40 Muslim students, spread throughout various campus locations, handed out red and…

Friday Sermon about Syrian Crisis: Current State of the World & Pathways to Peace

Source: .alislam.org/friday-sermon Friday Sermon delivered by the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Khalifatul Masih the V, Huzoor-e-anwar,  Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (May Allah assist him with His Mighty help and grant him a long…

Entire Colorado town evacuating

Boulder, Colorado (CNN) — Help has arrived for Lyons, the small town cut off by flooding in Colorado. The Colorado National Guard began evacuating the entire town of about 2,000…

Muslim group seeks rehiring of NY Wal-Mart worker

HAMBURG, N.Y. — A Muslim advocacy group is asking Wal-Mart to rehire a New York worker who posted derogatory comments about Muslim customers on Facebook and was fired last week.…

Orangutans Plan Their Trips Like Humans, Tell Others Their Future Travel Routes

Male orangutans may be GPS makers’ new target demographic. www.ibtimes.com:   According to research from anthropologists at the University of Zurich, it has been discovered that male orangutans use their…

Canadian goverment funding project to stop violence against Muslim women

A noble, yet daunting task Dr Farzana Hassan, Toronto Sun First posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 06:41 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 06:47 PM EDT burkagirls TORONTO…

75th Anniversary Ahmadiyya Youth Ghaba: Ghana Web

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization, Ghana, has held its 34th annual national rally at Agona Swedru in the Central Region with a call on Muslim youth to be the embodiment…

Polish Muslims furious over halal ban

arabianbusiness.com: Muslim groups in Poland have hit out at the country’s ban on halal slaughter, claiming it is invalid under European Union law. According to news agency AFP, Poland’s top Muslim…

Pakistan at ‘high risk’ of economic crisis: IMF

daily Times: * Fund says growth too slow to significantly improve people’s living standards * Lack of electricity, difficult security situation in large parts of country contributing to deterioration  ISLAMABAD:…

Creationist row: Headteachers removed from school

scotsman.com: TWO headteachers at a Scottish primary school who allowed members of a US creationist Christian religious sect into classrooms have been removed from their posts, it emerged last night. Headteacher…

Vladimir Putin is the one who really deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Source: Asia Times: By M K Bhadrakumar When Kathleen Trola McFarland, the familiar Fox News national security analyst who served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan…

Freed Taliban may hold key to peace

Source: Asia Times: Hopes that former Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will win moderate Taliban over to President Hamid Karzai’s grand plan have led many Afghans to view his…

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