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Is Ramadan different for American Muslims?

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Is Ramadan different for American Muslims?

Is Ramadan different for American Muslims? By Mike Ghouse Ramadan Mubarak! Insha’Allah, the first fast day of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the United States and Canada and the Americas. Is Ramadan different for different Muslims? What does Ramadan for American Muslims mean? The title of the essay sounds very divisive,…

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Bibi Khadija’s leadership is the need of the day for Muslims

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Bibi Khadija’s leadership is the need of the day for Muslims

Where are the likes of Bibi Khadija, Muhammad (pbuh) and the righteous ones? By Mike Ghouse One of the many ways to pull ourselves (American Muslims) up by our bootstraps is to look at our own history and revive on the model created by Bibi Khadija, Prophet Muhammad and the righteous leaders.  Unless we make…

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Mother’s Day (Interfaith) to all the Mothers!

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Mother’s Day (Interfaith) to all the Mothers!

Mother’s Day (Interfaith) to all the Mothers! By Mike Ghouse Happy Interfaith Mother’s Day to all the mothers and particularly the single mothers and single fathers who are defacto mothers. Article includes ‘Mother’ in different religious traditions, the name ‘Mother’ in 115 languages and honoring a few women that I know and appreciate,  including my Mother…

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The Gift of Easter to Humanity

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The Gift of Easter to Humanity

Gift of Easter to Jews, Christians, Muslims Hindus and others. Mike Ghouse While 2,000 plus Easters have come and gone, has he really risen yet? Risen within us that is? I hope and pray that each of us will let Christ rise and shine through us, so we can allow him to use us to…

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Female Genital Mutilation – A Muslim Doctor Caught Practicing in Michigan

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Female Genital Mutilation – A Muslim Doctor Caught Practicing in Michigan

Female Genital Mutilation – a Doctor Caught Practicing in Michigan. A few Patriarchal  societies still practice cutting the female part of the genitalia to deny them sexual pleasure By Mike Ghouse TODAY’S STORY – A Female Doctor was caught in Michigan cutting female genitals. By the way, it was legal in the United States till 1996.  Quite a…

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Untangling United Airlines ugly treatment of a Passenger

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Untangling United Airlines ugly treatment of a Passenger

The United Airlines Mess Untangling United Airlines ugly treatment of a Passenger By Mike Ghouse It was shameful to mistreat a passenger and forcibly evict him out of the plane. Not only was he manhandled, but the ugly crew did not even hear him – he was a Medical Doctor who had to attend the…

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No to Judge Gorsuch and No to Evil Designs of McConnell

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No to Judge Gorsuch and No to Evil Designs of McConnell

No to Judge Gorsuch and No to Evil Designs of McConnell By Mike Ghouse April 6, 2017, Washington, DC — Judge Gorsuch is a fine individual and perhaps will make a great judge despite his flaws. He is more for the corporations’ rights than individual’s rights. Perhaps, we can live with that, as we have…

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Republican John Findlay slams Dar al-Hijra Mosque in Virginia

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Republican John Findlay slams Dar al-Hijra Mosque in Virginia

Dar al-Hijra Mosque in Virginia was slammed by Republican John Findlay By Mike Ghouse I was sick of the extremists among Muslims hijacking Islam, and the long battle to wrest public relations out of them continues till this day, the American Muslims have nearly succeeded and a few more steps are needed to be taken to…

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Who Speaks for American Muslims?

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Who Speaks for American Muslims?

Who Speaks for American Muslims? Mike Ghouse The Islam American Muslims practice is distinctly different than the Islam practiced elsewhere in the world. America strips the culture out of religion and what Muslims see is religion sans culture, and we hope the pristine Islam that cares for God‘s creation, and essence over rituals will be…

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Is it worth talking with the radicals and the extremists?

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Is it worth talking with the radicals and the extremists?

Is it worth talking with the radicals and the extremists? Should members of the Muslim community engage extremists and radicals in public discussions? By Mike Ghouse Each one of us thinks differently.  We have a choice to ‘stay away from each other’ and let the ill-will, suspicion and doubts simmer to become unmanageable.  I hope…

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President Trump, speak out against Anti-Semitism

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President Trump, speak out against Anti-Semitism

SHORTEST LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | to be hand delivered on Friday Dear Mr. President, We the people of many faiths and no faith, Christians, Jews, Muslims, LGBT Communities, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahai’s, Jains, Native Americans, Pagans, Immigrants and fellow Americans are asking you to consider the following or something like…

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The Source of Muslim Extremism

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The Source of Muslim Extremism

The Source of Muslim Extremism By Mike Ghouse Contemporary Muslim Scholar Hamza Yusuf writes, “This insidious disease has a source, and that source must be identified, so we can begin to inoculate our communities against it.” Indeed, that source is clear. Hamza Yusuf knows it and Muslims know it. We just did not want to deal…

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