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Jul 10, 2014

What the NSA Can Learn From Prophet Muhammad

Islam places immense emphasis on privacy in ways that Western governments today have only begun to match with privacy laws...

Jul 02, 2014

Ramadan fasting a challenge during long summer days

Ramadan is especially challenging this year for Islamic followers, who must go without food or drink for 17 hours daily because the holy month falls during the longest days of summer. The religious observance, during which the faithful fast from befo...

Jul 20, 2014

Faith-Based Fanatics - NYTimes.com

He’s had a busy summer. As God only knows, he was summoned to slaughter in the Holy Land, asked to end the killings of Muslims by Buddhist monks in Myanmar, and played both sides again in the 1,400-year-old dispute over the rightful successor to the ...

Jul 27, 2014

The last of Jordan's Ramadan singers

Amman, Jordan - Every day at around 2am during the holy month of Ramadan, Zaid Daifallh, better known as Abu Bashar, leaves his house with only a drum and stick in hand. As his drum beats louder, children flock to him as he strolls between the small ... #Cairo #Amman #Jordan #Abdul Rahman

Jul 11, 2014

Religious Freedom in Peril

in case the link in the article fails In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad (s) granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai. It consisted of several clauses covering all aspects of human rights including such topics as... #Cairo #Amman #Jordan #Abdul Rahman

Jul 14, 2014

Why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an impostor

So Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claims he has replaced the caliphs of old ; those men of wisdom and learning who presided over the glorious days of Islamic civilisation, from the first Abu Bakr, father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, to the last one, Abdulme... #Egypt #Baghdad #India #Middle East #Gamal Abdel Nasser #Abu Bakr #The Economist

Jul 17, 2014

Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine

Followers of the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have gathered in the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to the Askari shrine, one of the most venerated sites for Shia Muslims. Footage shot by a freelance cameraman in and around the city on Tuesday showed truck... #Iraq #Baghdad #Al-Qaeda #Samarra #Ali al-Hadi

Jul 04, 2014

Baghdadi's misconstrued caliphate project

The group too extreme even for al-Qaeda continues to make headlines. But this time, it is not the usual slaughter and terror they bring along wherever they advance. The extremist group which was known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL... #Hollywood #Middle East #Al-Qaeda #Abu Bakr

Jun 30, 2014

Alarm, ridicule for declaration of Islamic state

BAGHDAD — A militant group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it controls in Syria and Iraq touched off celebrations among its followers but drew condemnation and even ridicule from rivals and officials in Baghdad and Damascus. The declar... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Middle East

Jun 30, 2014

Alarm, ridicule for declaration of Islamic state

BAGHDAD (AP) — A militant group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it controls in Syria and Iraq touched off celebrations among its followers but drew condemnation and even ridicule from rivals and officials in Baghdad and Damascus. The d... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Saddam Hussein #Abu Bakr
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