Islam

Masjid Al-Nur

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 919-752-9181

Non-Muslim Teachers and Students at Muslim Schools

November 25, 2001

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0111250380nov25.story?coll=chi%2Dnewsnationworld%2Dhed

On November 25, 2001, The Chicago Tribune featured the article, "Different faiths, common bond" about the positive and broadening experiences of non-Muslim students and teachers in local Muslim schools. "Although Christian teachers are a presence in almost every Muslim school, Christian...

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American Academy of Religion Addresses Terrorism

November 25, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On November 25, 2001, The Denver Post featured an article on the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion where "in many of the hundreds of sessions, whether the subject was mythology or Egyptology, the conversation eventually turned to terrorism, Islam, war, peace and how the world's many religions can live with each other...A new book by Diana L. Eck, 'A New Religious America,' which chronicles religious practices in America, was the subject of a two-hour panel composed of people of several faiths...'The American ideal...

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EEOC Reports, Responds to Workplace Bias After September 11

November 25, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 25, 2001, The New York Times reported, "After Sept. 11, Complaints of Job Bias Mount." The article noted, "The complaints are coming from all corners of the country and from people in all types of industries -- from an airplane mechanic in Texas to a Wal-Mart greeter in Virginia. Since Sept. 11, Arab-American groups say, hundreds of people have said they are experiencing discrimination in the workplace because of their nationality or religion." The article continued, "Companies forcefully deny any discrimination. Some...

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Rev. Franklin Graham Criticizes Islam

November 24, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On November 24, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured the editorial "Casualty of War; Franklin Graham's comments strain religious tolerance." It reads, in part: "Religious leaders of all stripes are entitled to their theology. What they should bear in mind is that if they insist on saying things that antagonize millions of their neighbors, they won't be known as paradigms of tolerance and peace -- or enlisted as unofficial presidential chaplains."

Interview with Scholar Leila Ahmed

November 24, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 24, 2001, The Boston Globe featured an interview with Dr. Leila Ahmed, professor of women's studies in religion at Harvard Divinity School, who studies women in Islam and has started to examine these issues in the American context. Dr. Ahmed noted, "'I think increasingly the voice of Islam in America, or the many voices, will become enormously important to the rest of the Muslim world. This is the only place where we're free to think and speak - in addition to Europe - so it's a very extraordinary and rare historical...

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Govenor-Elect Speaks at New Jersey Mosque

November 24, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 24, 2001, The New York Times reported that Governor-elect of New Jersey James E. McGreevey "greeted Muslim worshipers today after a Ramadan prayer service at a large mosque here, offering a message that carefully avoided divisive political issues related to the Middle East. During his brief visit to the mosque, the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, Mr. McGreevey's hosts, pointedly reminded him of their concerns about the... Arab-Americans who have been detained for questioning by federal authorities in the months...

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Religious Diversity in Arkansas

November 24, 2001

Source: The North West Arkansas Times

On November 24, 2001, The North West Arkansas Times featured an article on the research conducted by a Pluralism Project student affiliate that mapped religious centers in Arkansas. The article reported that Barbee compiled profiles of Buddhist and Islamic centers in Arkansas, including Wat Buddhasamakeedham, a Thai Buddhist temple, the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas, and the Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock. Eric Barbee, a student at the Divinity School of Harvard, is working on a master's in...

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Interfaith Services Raise Questions for Clergy Members

November 24, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On November 24, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "the events of Sept. 11 prompted an unprecedented number of interfaith services nationwide, featuring leaders of different religions praying for peace and remembering the more than 4,100 terrorist attack victims. But some religious leaders have questioned the appropriateness of their clergy participating in such gatherings...'The basic question is: Does my participation enhance my witness of Jesus Christ or obscure it?' said the Rev. Karl K. Schmidt, pastor of Bethany...

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Rev. Franklin Graham Criticizes Islam

November 24, 2001

Source: Star Tribune

On November 24, 2001, The Star Tribune reported, "The Rev. Franklin Graham said in Minneapolis this week that he is concerned with the way Islamic law is enforced in several countries, and not with the people or the faith itself." However the article continued by quoting Graham as saying, "'I believe it is a very evil and wicked religion,'" with reference to Islam. "Aly R. Abuzaakouk, executive director of the American Muslim Council, said that Graham's remarks have caused pain and confusion 'and are in stark contrast to the unity and...

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Chicago Muslims Plan Ramadan Display

November 24, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 24, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "Chicago Muslims plan to mark the current holy month of Ramadan by building a minaret display at Daley Plaza in early December, joining Christians and Jews as they decorate the public square for their holidays. The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago has preliminary approval to build a 30-foot reproduction of the tower used to call Muslims to prayer and an illuminated crescent moon affixed to a dome. The display will stand alongside a Hanukkah menorah and...

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New Studies on Number of Muslims in the U.S.

November 24, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7459-2001Nov23.html

On November 24, 2001, The Washington Post reported, "Number of U.S. Muslims Depends on Who's Counting." It noted, "With a spotlight cast on American Muslims since Sept. 11, one seemingly simple question has defied a clear answer and become the focus of a politically charged dispute: What is the size of the U.S. Muslim population?" Studies include estimates of...

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Islamic Media Grows

November 24, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 24, 2001, The New York Times reported on the "widely scattered universe of American Muslim publishing, which links members of an ethnically diverse community through newspapers, magazines, books and Internet sites. But Muslims in America are of course a very long way from the communication and publishing operations of evangelical Protestants, whose ventures have set the gold standard for media identified with a particular religious group. Such resources raise a group's public profile and ensure that its views will be...

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