Islam

A Move On Staten Island to Broker Mosque Peace

July 8, 2010

Author: Amy Padnani

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2010/07/a_move_on_staten_island_to_bro.html

Muslims rallying on the steps of Borough Hall yesterday in support of the Midland Beach mosque unveiled a plan to form an Islamic civic association on Staten Island. 

The group said the move was prompted by the heated response to the planned conversion of a former...

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Kenya's Constitutional Vote On Sharia Courts Pits Muslims Against Christians

July 7, 2010

Author: Sudarsan Raghavan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605449.html?hpid=moreheadlines

For 13 years, Judge Mudhar Ahmed has worked in relative obscurity, issuing Muslim marriage certificates, divorcing Muslim couples and weighing in on Muslim inheritance disputes. Now, he's facing an issue unlike any he has seen. He has one...

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Tapping the Growing Muslim-American Market

July 7, 2010

Author: Sarah Mahoney

Source: Media Post News

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?art_aid=131515&fa=Articles.showArticle

When it comes to wooing Muslim Americans, U.S. marketers are pretty oblivious, leaving potential customers to scramble for product information on their own. Are Halal meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken Halal enough? How about Oreos? What's new at Forever 21 that is hot and modest? Is...

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Ground Zero Mosque Raised as Campaign Issue

July 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128364839

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio on Tuesday called on his Democratic rival, Andrew Cuomo, to investigate the development of a $100 million mosque being planned near ground zero.

The mosque, just a block away from the Sept. 11 terror attack site, has been a source of...

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French Parliament Debates Islamic Veil Ban

July 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10517707.stm

The French parliament is debating plans to ban the wearing of full Islamic veils in public.

The bill in front of the lower house would make it illegal to wear the niqab or burka anywhere in public.

It envisages fines of 150 euros (£119) for women who break the law and 30,000 euros and a year jail term for men who force their wives to wear the burka...

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Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

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Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

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In a Sacred Italian Race, Some Bristle At the Prize

July 3, 2010

Author: Gaia Pianigiani

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/world/europe/04palio.html?ref=religion_and_belief

No horse race is more sacred in Italy than the Palio, which traces its lineage back 700 years. This year, however, the hotly contested chase has taken an unexpectedly ecumenical — and disputed — twist.

For the first time, a Muslim painter was asked to design...

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Claremont’s Religious Diversity: Church Affirms Multi-Faith Project

July 2, 2010

Author: Robin Russell

Source: The United Methodist Portal

http://www.umportal.org/article.asp?id=6914

In a bold move to prepare future clergy for America’s increasingly diverse religious landscape, Claremont School of Theology will help offer clerical training this fall for Muslims and Jews as well as Christians.

And the project has the blessing of the United Methodist Church, with which the seminary has long been affiliated.

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Suicide Bombers Strike Sufi Shrine In Pakistan

July 2, 2010

Author: Sabrina Tavernise and Waqar Gillani

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/03/world/asia/03pstan.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The death toll rose to 42 on Friday after suicide bombers struck Pakistan’s most important Sufi shrine, a devastating attack by hard-line militants on the moderate, more flexible blend of Islam that is practiced by most Pakistanis.

The two bombers...

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New York's Schools Should Observe Muslim Holidays

July 1, 2010

Author: Khalid Latif

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/01/my-take-new-yorks-schools-should-observe-muslim-holidays/?hpt=Sbin

I was recently eating dinner at a restaurant with a friend near Times Square when it became time for me to pray. Muslims pray five times a day and this particular prayer, called Maghrib, is performed at sunset.

Having lived in New York City for...

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