Islam

"Treating Christmas with Respect," a Commentary by Abdul Malik Mujahid

December 24, 2007

Author: Abdul Malik Mujahid

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/treating_christmas_with_respect1/0015318

Christmas is an annual Christian religious holiday commemorating the birth of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him. For many Muslims who even do not celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, it becomes an issue of what stand they...

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Mutual Funds' Founder Pays Heed to Islamic Tenets

December 23, 2007

Author: Mark Schwanhausser

Source: The Mercury News

https://register.medianewsgroup.com/reg/login.htm?url=http://www.mercurynews.com/markets/ci_7792520?nclick_check=1

Nicholas Kaiser founded Saturna Capital in 1984 after being approached by Muslim investors looking to invest without violating Islamic teachings.

It's probably hard for most Americans to imagine a financial world...

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Questions About Allah? Billboard May Help

December 23, 2007

Author: ANN MARIE SOMMA

Source: The Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ctislam1223.artdec23,0,929090.story

Drivers traveling west on I-84 are invited to turn east — toward Mecca.

A billboard promoting Islam near the Cheshire exit, and only a short distance from the construction of what will be the largest mosque in the state, encourages drivers to call a toll-free number to learn about the world's second...

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SSS Arrests Undergraduate for Mutilating Qur'an

December 22, 2007

Author: Isa Umar Gusau

Source: allAfrica.com/Daily Trust

http://allafrica.com/stories/200712240165.html

An undergraduate of Islamic Studies at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, has been arrested by men of the State Security Service, SSS, for allegedly spreading torn and desecrated copies of the Holy Qur'an around the university campus.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Alhaji Ahmed said the student's motive may be to incite...

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Judge Frees Imam to Fight Deportation

December 20, 2007

Author: SEAN D. HAMILL

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/us/20muslim.html?_r=3&ref=us&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

YORK, Pa. — An immigration judge here released an Islamic leader from Pittsburgh on $5,000 bond on Wednesday while he fights an effort to deport him to Turkey after having lived in the United States for 19 years.

The case of the imam, Kadir...

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Muslims Fight Hunger Dec. 20

December 19, 2007

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071210/FRONT01/71210031

Bridgewater-based Muslims Against Hunger has organized Muslims Serve Day 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Morristown Interfaith Community Soup Kitchen, 36 South St., Morristown.

The event is timed to Eid-ul-Adha, a festival that celebrates the Muslim belief of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismael, for Allah.

"It is an Islamic...

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Paralyzed Deportee Shuffled Between Sikh Temples

December 19, 2007

Author: Kim Bolan

Source: Edmonton Journal/CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=e21f7883-61c3-4b70-8c6f-7ce67477e010

Just last week, supporters of a paralyzed refugee claimant vowed to care for him forever, as they prevented his deportation at Vancouver International Airport.

But on the weekend, Laibar Singh was moved for a third time in six days after those...

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Calgary Imam Says Islam, Family Violence Don't Mix; Goes on Hunger Strike

December 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Candaian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hHVfIlRrXn9ncgH0mnIQUq0BNSkQ

An imam from Alberta was planning to go on a weekend hunger strike to bring attention to domestic violence and how it is completely against the teachings of Islam.

Any violence involving families is "absolutely un-Islamic," Syed Soharwardy of the Calgary Islamic Centre said Friday.

"We...

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Last Teen Sentenced in Naperville Mosque Break-In

December 18, 2007

Author: Christy Gutowski

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=97450

The final of four teens was sentenced Monday for burglarizing the Islamic Center of Naperville.

Mark Domingo was sentenced to serve 21 days in DuPage County jail and three years' probation, similar to his three co-defendants, for felony burglary.

The 19-year-old Naperville man also agreed to pay $2,000 in restitution.

Russia Helps Its Muslims Take the Journey to Mecca

December 16, 2007

Author: MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/world/europe/16hajj.html

Gulsine K. Fatakhudinova, a 56-year-old Tatar Muslim, came lugging suitcases to pray at the lime-green mosque in central Moscow — one of dozens of people who arrived one recent day bundled in the weighty coats, fur hats and other winter garb they would soon cast off, at least temporarily.

Barred by the Soviets for...

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Israel Lets Gazans Leave for Hajj

December 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7146932.stm

Almost 500 Palestinians have been allowed to leave the Gaza Strip to make the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Israel has confirmed.

The Palestinians left Gaza on Sunday by the Erez checkpoint, controlled by Israel and usually closed to civilians.

The 491 pilgrims were taken by bus to the West Bank, before...

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