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Why Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun,Syria’s Grand Mufti cautioned India to pay heed to ‘external Wahhabi calls of Jihad’?

By Ghulam Rasool DehlvI Much of the war in the conflict-ridden Muslim nations is still being waged as part of the gravest sectarian slugfest in Islamic history—Shia-Sunni divide. Syria has remained the current hotbed of this fierce battle. But surprisingly, the Grand Mufti and the highest Islamic authority in Syria— Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun—maintains that he is both “Sunni and …

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Craig Considine on the Prophet Muhammad’s Model of Integration

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Dr. Craig Considine The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and Islamic scripture I had the pleasure last Saturday of breaking the fast with the Clear Lake Islamic Center, the Muslim American Society, and other members of their communities at an annual Ramadan gathering in Seabrook, Texas. I was invited by my friend Dr. Mohamed Shalaby, who asked me to speak on …

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Terror in Paris: an anti-democracy theology is on the rampage in Europe

Terror in Paris

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Thursday’s attack in Champs Elysees of central Paris was the third most recent jihadist atrocity in France. The global outfit of radical Islamism, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed the responsibility for the slaying of at least one police officer and the wounding of two others in this attack. This claim has come much …

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An Island of Jewish-Muslim Friendship in New York

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By Danielle Knafo New York – Where can one see Muslims and Jews enjoying a meal together and socializing as friends these days? I know it sounds like a riddle, and perhaps it is. The answer is in New York City, where there exists a group of Moroccan Jews and Muslims who meet regularly to socialize, enjoy good food, and …

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First Sikh police chief of Kuala Lumpur

First Sikh police chief of Kuala Lumpur

An Indian-origin man has become the police commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, the first Sikh to get selected to the top police post in the Muslim-majority country. Amar Singh, 58, succeeded Tajuddin Mohamed as the city police chief on Monday. In his speech during the ceremony at the police headquarters, Singh said that his appointment was an honour to …

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(Canada) Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

(Canada) Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

Non-binding motion tasks Canadian government with study to develop ways to address racism and discrimination. Critics of M-103 are worried that it would curtail freedom of speech [Chris Helgren/Reuters] Canadian politicians have passed a motion that condemns Islamophobia and requests that the government recognise the need to “quell the public climate of fear and hate”. The non-binding motion, which condemns …

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(Itlay) Showing common touch, Pope visits Muslim, elderly families in Milan

Showing common touch, Pope visits Muslim, elderly families in Milan

MILAN: Pope Francis showed the common touch during a trip to Italy’s business capital on Saturday, visiting the homes of working-class families, including a Muslim one, and using an outdoor portable toilet. Instead of making his entry into the northern city via its grand centre, site of a Gothic cathedral, top fashion labels and the famed La Scala opera house, …

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‘Westophobia’ is Dangerous for Muslims

‘Westophobia’ is Dangerous for Muslims

By Waris Mazhari In recent years, what is called ‘Islamophobia’ has become a major issue globally, including and especially in the West. Many non-Muslim political leaders, scholars, journalists and ‘ordinary’ people in the West have come to think of Islam as a grave threat to their culture and values. At the same time, the ‘Muslim world’ has witnessed the emergence of …

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