Posts Tagged “Muhammad”

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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Bad Islamic Books need to be shelved

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Bad Islamic Books need to be shelved

Don’t jump to conclusions, it is not the Muslim thing to do. Muslims never had the freedom to speak out, even though freedom of speech is one of the greatest values of Islam. Quran positively asserts on freedom – there is no compulsion, period! In the 1400 years of our history, we did not get…

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Shia and Sunni Takfiriyat

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Shia and Sunni Takfiriyat

By Mike Ghouse No one has a right to declare that Shiism or Sunnism is false and heretical. One of the major differences between Shia and Sunni traditions is about the role of leadership. When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was returning from his last pilgrimage, he gathered the caravan at an oasis called Ghadir Khumm and…

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The Difficult is the Path Itself, discrimination in France

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The Difficult is the Path Itself, discrimination in France

By Abdennour Toumi — Paris – France The “Charlie” spirit still haunts France’s politicians, media, academicians and streets. France pre-January 7/15 is no longer France post-January 11/15. Meanwhile on the avenues, in the banlieues (suburbs), and Sunday markets everything seems to be going at a normal pace, and life moves on.  Still the tension is…

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Manhunt for killer of Joliet Arab store clerk

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Manhunt for killer of Joliet Arab store clerk

By Ray Hanania Joliet Police said they are looking for a suspect who was involved in the shooting death of Mohammed Y. Eid, a 24 year old store clerk who was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in Joliet. Eid was widely praised by customers of the convenient store, Gardener Food Mart, 1000 Gardener Street in Joliet near Nowell…

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Cairo Institute condemns those who justify Charlie Hebdo attack

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Cairo Institute condemns those who justify Charlie Hebdo attack

Combating terrorism must include religious reform, which cannot take place in absence of comprehensive political reform The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) condemns the terrorist acts that shook the French capital city, Paris last week, and which took the lives of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, and four others in a…

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