Day: October 9, 2014

Signs of an accepted Haj

Allah the Almighty legislated acts of worship and obedience for great wisdom and sublime objectives. No wonder, as they strengthen the faith, purify the soul, correct the attitude and refine the morals. If acts of worship did not achieve these objectives, then the Muslim would not benefit from them properly. […]

Imran Khan is no Jinnah

Daily Times: When asked by right wing clerics why he casually named a world-renowned Ahmedi economist as his future finance minister, he did not use this opportunity to preach equal rights for all citizens and condemn faith-based bigotry I was living in New Jersey in the summer of 2011 when […]

The Science-Religion Crisis at Christian Colleges

Source: Huffington Post By Kelly James Clark, Senior Research Fellow, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Grand Valley State University Shortly after the 2004 publication of his book, Random Designer, biologist Richard Colling was prohibited from teaching introductory biology courses at Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois and his book was banned from the campus. Peter […]

White woman defends black man from US police

By Anthony Zurcher, Editor, Echo Chambers Perhaps it’s a reflection of our high-tech society. Every day seems to bring new videos of alleged police brutality, where law enforcement officers employ questionable tactics when dealing with black suspects. According to Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates, what occurred on the afternoon of 1 October isn’t one […]

The Islamic State of Brunei

Hollywood celebrities boycott Beverly Hills Hotels By Maureen Callahan     The Beverly Hills HotelPhoto: Getty Images     Last week, celebrities including Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Osbourne, Richard Branson and Clive Davis united for an unlikely cause: a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, because its owner, the […]

Law and order: The Swiss Government has decided to outlaw the militant Islamic State group and similar organisations.

OCT 8, 2014 – SWISSINFO.CH Defence Minister Ueli Maurer has performed a U-turn regarding the Islamic State The Swiss government has decided to outlaw the militant Islamic State group and similar organisations. The ban includes activities, as well as propaganda and financial support of the jihadist fighters. “Islamic State has […]

The Diversity of Islam

Source: nytimes.com A few days ago, I was on a panel on Bill Maher’s television show on HBO that became a religious war. Whether or not Islam itself inspires conflict, debates about it certainly do. Our conversation degenerated into something close to a shouting match and went viral on the web. Maher […]