Africa · Analysis · Opinion · Politics

Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

ABA, Nigeria — Horror calls down to us from northern Nigeria. Most of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels last spring are still unaccounted for. On Nov. 10, Boko Haram bombed a high school in Potiskum, killing at least 48 children. Last month, the group killed 48 fish vendors near the border with… Continue reading Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

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Human-Rights · Religion & Spirituality

Teaching myself how not to lose hope

Written by Asmaa Hussein   Teaching myself how not to lose hope: Amr Kassem 1987-2013 “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the… Continue reading Teaching myself how not to lose hope

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Islam · Religion & Spirituality

My Girlfriend by Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi

A Story By Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi – My girlfriend! Two years ago, I had been to Canada and stayed there sometime. I met an Arab brother there, And he was a doctor who had post-graduate studies there, But he was an Arab Muslim. So, I asked him how his work was going on. He… Continue reading My Girlfriend by Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi

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Daawah · Islam · Religion & Spirituality

Islam and Early Marriage

Early marriages are originally recommended for Muslims; it is healthy and helps for chastity. Delay of marriages is very helpful for the Shaytan. When a girl reaches the level of maturity (physically and psychologically), it is recommended to marry them off as soon as possible. One of the main aim of encouraging early marriage is… Continue reading Islam and Early Marriage

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Arab World · Freedom of Speech · Human-Rights · Islam · Motivation · Politics · Religion & Spirituality

Guantanamo Bay prison guard converts to Islam because of the living faith of Muslim detainees

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Terry Holdbrooks Jr., 29, wears the beard of a bald Amish guy, the tattoos of a punk kid, and the twitchy alertness of a military policeman. Take him to a restaurant, and he’ll choose the chair with its back against the wall. Take his photo, and he’ll prefer to look away from… Continue reading Guantanamo Bay prison guard converts to Islam because of the living faith of Muslim detainees

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Biography · Featured · Islam · Religion & Spirituality

Prophet Muhammad: The Social Reformer

All great civilizations, such as the Greeks, Romans, Persians and today in the form of West, have arisen mainly by advancing human rights and the rule of law. The rise of the Islamic civilization between the 7th and 13th centuries also owes itself to this principle. Few individuals in any civilization have been able to… Continue reading Prophet Muhammad: The Social Reformer

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Featured · Islam · United States

Can Muslims Be ‘All-American’?

The early photographs of Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, wife of Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are unsettling. They are unsettling not only because she looks frightened, but because she looks kind of like me. Though our lives are different, we are both young, white women, and we are American converts to Islam. The media’s coverage… Continue reading Can Muslims Be ‘All-American’?

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Featured · Freedom of Speech · Human-Rights · Islam · Religion & Spirituality · Religious Freedom

Sheikh Al-Arefe needs psychiatric help, MBC statement suggests

Sheikh Mohammad Bn AbdurRahman Al-Arefe (Arefe.com) The Middle East Broadcasting Center’s children entertainment channel MBC3 hit back on Tuesday at a prominent Saudi preacher who urged parents to prevent their kids from watching the channel because its content promotes “atheism and corruption” according to him. Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi, known for his controversial statements, wrote in… Continue reading Sheikh Al-Arefe needs psychiatric help, MBC statement suggests

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Christianity · Daawah · Freedom of Speech · Human-Rights · Islam · Religion & Spirituality · Religious Freedom

Mind Your Business!

Your Choice ☑ In our daily lives, we come across people of different tribe and culture, different ethnicity, race and colour, people of different philosophy and ideology, people of different religious backgrounds and those that even have no religion. With all these differences, we try to get along because one way or the other, we… Continue reading Mind Your Business!

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Freedom of Speech · Human-Rights · Islam · Personal · Religious Freedom

The Place of Tolerance in Islam

One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom of reli­gion. I would like to talk about the Islamic point of view on religious tolerance. The Quranic Point of View… Continue reading The Place of Tolerance in Islam

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