eDigest: Biblical Verses for the Week: John 17

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Biblical Verses for the Week: John 17

Written and collected  by Zia H Shah MD After Jesus said the following, he looked toward heaven and prayed: Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son…

 

People who are religious or spiritual have ‘thicker’ brains which could protect them against depression

Mailonline: Our beliefs and our moods are reflected in our brain and with new imaging techniques we can begin to see this,’ Dr Myrna Weissman, a professor of psychiatry and…

In the name of… Allah?

ON a freezing afternoon on January 4, 2011, in the subdued hum of post-lunch traffic in a quiet Islamabad neighbourhood, 27 bullets rang loud, clear, chilling. The 66-year-old then Governor…

Addressing the subject of women in Islam

The Creator addresses women as being on an equal footing with men, their status as beings and believers ?is the same as men’s and the requirements of worship are absolutely…

“Enduring Lessons from Imam al-Ghazali” by Monir Birouk

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Even today as we wade our way through the second decade…

The London Review of Books has a problem with Palestinians too

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 01/02/2014 – 13:09 Last month, Rania Khalek wrote a piece for The Electronic Intifada asking, “Does The Nation have a problem with Palestinians?” Khalek…

Chinese helicopter saves 52 in Antarctica

Source: China Daily All 52 passengers stranded on the Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica for nine days were rescued by a Chinese helicopter on Thursday. The helicopter from…

Qatar, Morocco sign aid deal worth $1.25bn

RABAT: Qatar and Morocco have signed an aid deal worth $1.25bn, part of a five-year package of financial assistance extended by Gulf states to the North African kingdom to help…

Pakistan: Gunmen kill senior Sunni activists

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen killed two senior members of a hardline Sunni Muslim group in a rare attack in the Pakistani capital yesterday, officials said, after weeks of sectarian tensions in the…

First female Muslim police officer in Queen’s honours

Detective Constable Nikki Hubbard appointed MBE in New Year Honours list A Guildford woman has become the first female Muslim police officer to be included in the Queen’s honours. Nikki…

UK: Muslim informants and agents lauded for anti terrorist efforts

By: Trevor Grundy Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ CANTERBURY, England — Britain’s domestic secret service — M15 — works hand in hand with informants who sometimes monitor sermons in mosques and tell the…

Ms Marvel: send for the Muslim supergirl!

G Willow Wilson explains why she has created a Muslim superhero, and why Kamala Khan is not a poster girl for religion Emine Saner The Guardian A classic superhero story…

83 percent German consider Islam does discrimination against women?

Source. Danielpipes.org Germany, as reported by the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach in November 2012: 56 percent: striving for political influence 60 percent: revenge and retaliation 64 percent: violence 68 percent: intolerance toward…

President Gus Dur’s Islamic indigenization vs radicalism

The Jakarta Post: One of the central ideas proposed by Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid in the context of the cultural Islamic movement in Indonesia is what is referred to as…

eDigest: Book Review: Islam Without Extremes by Mustafa Akyol

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

 

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