Islam

Reflections of Religious Understanding

December 2, 2010

Author: Alicia M. Moulton

Source: Bringham Young University Alumni News

http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=2701

Andrew J. Kosorok (BFA ’04) leans over a panel of glass, on which he etched an intricate floral motif. This piece is called Al-Mu’mim, Inspirer of Faith. It represents the growth of God’s creations as they react to trials and blessings.

 

The Harold B. Lee Library recently displayed eight of Kosorok’s...

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Muslims Integral to American Seminaries

December 2, 2010

Author: Joshua Stanton

Source: The Middle East Online/Common Ground News Service

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42846

Seminaries, higher education institutions where professors of religion and religious leaders train students to become clergy, have been present in the United States for centuries. Because seminary students are generally being trained as religious leaders who will oversee congregations, their seminary education has a...

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Residents Show Support for Oregon Mosque After Fire

December 1, 2010

Author: Jeff Barnard

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/30/AR2010113000743.html

Steady rain Tuesday didn't stop people from attending a candlelight vigil in support of an Islamic center targeted by an apparent hate crime after a teen who occasionally worshipped there was accused of planning mass killings in...

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Muslims Worldwide Say Respect Is Key to Better Relations With U.S., West

December 1, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.cleveland.com/world/index.ssf/2010/12/muslims_worldwide_say_respect.html

About half of Muslims surveyed worldwide believe the West does not respect them, according to a new Gallup report, and many say not desecrating the Quran and portraying more “accurate” Muslim movie characters could...

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2010 Oct 19

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "30 Mosques, 30 States, 30 Days: Ramadan Road Trip Adventure" Event

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA
On October 19, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored an event featuring Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, following their “Ramadan Road Trip Adventure” through 30 states in 30 days. Their itinerary included visits to Muslim communities in places as diverse Augusta, Maine and Phoenix, Arizona, ending on Eid al-Fitr in Detroit, Michigan. A detailed blog of their adventures can be found at http://30mosques.com/  Ali and Tariq became known for their initial experiment of visiting 30 mosques in 30 days in New York City in 2009. The event was cosponsored by the... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "30 Mosques, 30 States, 30 Days: Ramadan Road Trip Adventure" Event

Dances of Joy, Words of Love At Rumi Festival

November 30, 2010

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/11/30/2482724/dances-of-joy-words-of-love-at.html

Every December, Kansas City Sufis celebrate the 13th-century mystic who is among the best-selling poets in America today.

 

Jelaluddin Rumi was a highly respected scholar in Konya in modern Turkey when he met Shams of Tabriz. Their scandalously intense friendship ended four...

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Federal Judge Keeps Sharia Law Restriction Out Of Oklahoma Constitution

November 30, 2010

Author: Nolan Clay and Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://newsok.com/article/3519080

An Oklahoma City federal judge Monday ruled against a voter-approved restriction on Islamic law.

 

In a 15-page order, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange continued to keep the restriction out of the Oklahoma Constitution. Her ruling was a victory for an Oklahoma City Muslim leader who had complained his constitutional religious rights were in jeopardy...

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Portland's Somali Community Unites to Condemn Alleged Pioneer Courthouse Square Bomb Plot

November 27, 2010

Author: Molly Hottle

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/portlands_somali_community_uni.html

After an attempted terrorist attack was foiled Friday in Portland, Ahmed Ali wants only one thing: to tell the world that the portrait alleged attacker Mohamed Osman Mohamud painted of the Somali community is far from the truth.

 

"He ruined it for everybody,"...

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Uganda Rabbi Hopes to Be First Jew In Parliament

November 26, 2010

Author: Jennifer Lipman

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/41836/uganda-rabbi-hopes-be-first-jew-parliament

A Ugandan Jew who grew up under Idi Amin is aiming to become the first member of his community to be elected to the country's parliament.

When Ugandans go to the polls in February Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, 41, hopes to be chosen to represent the mostly Muslim area of...

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Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award

November 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Aga Khan Development Network

http://www.akdn.org/Content/1032

The five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined His Highness the Aga Khan in presiding over the ceremony.

The five projects selected by the 2010 Master Jury are...

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Algeria Targets Books In Battle With Hardline Islam

November 24, 2010

Author: Lamine Chikhi

Source: Reuters Africa

http://af.reuters.com/article/algeriaNews/idAFCHI44906820101124?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Algeria is cracking down on imports of books preaching the ultra-conservative Salafist branch of Islam, officials and industry insiders say, in a step aimed at reining in the ideology's growing influence.

 

Salafism is a school of Islam that...

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