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Islam and Islamism in the Arab Spring

Islam and Islamism in the Arab Spring A year since the popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring led to the overthrow of several long standing dictators, Middle East expert Asef Bayat discussed the role of Islamism during and since the revolutions in a recent lecture at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. Bayat, who coined the ... Read More »

Hadith-75

HADITH OF THE DAY Hadith-75 On the authority of Aishah, who said : The messenger of Allah said: “He who innovates something in this matter of ours that is not of it will have it rejected.” narrated by Bukhari and Muslim And in one version by Muslim it reads : “He who does an act which our matter is not ... Read More »

Accommodating Islam in the Workplace: A Work in Progress

Accommodating Islam in the Workplace: A Work in Progress Allegations by Muslims of workplace discrimination are rising, with the number of annual complaints more than doubling since 2004, according to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) data. In 2009, the EEOC received 1,490 complaints from Muslims, the fifth consecutive year the number of complaints rose. “The trend could reflect a rise ... Read More »

US Muslims told to ‘stay strong’ after Trump win

Muslims civil rights leader Nihad Awad urges Trump to ensure rights of minorities regardless of ethnic, religious background World Bulletin / News Desk The head of a leading civil rights organization has urged Muslim Americans to “stay strong” following the election of Donald Trump. Trump made a number of Islamophobic remarks during his presidential campaign, including his infamous demand that ... Read More »

Islamist hyperextremism’ could bring world to brink of catastrophe – report

Catholic charity says the kind of religiously motivated violence espoused by Isis has led to attacks in one in five countries in last two years A new and deadly wave of Islamist “hyperextremism” is undermining global peace and stability with an impact felt in the Middle East, Africa and the west, according to a new report that calls for urgent ... Read More »

Trump and a Muslim registry: does he want one – and is it even possible?

The president-elect has signalled support for tracking Muslims in the US – an idea that has a precedent of sorts but which is probably unconstitutional Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump made clear his intent to pursue aggressive tactics against Muslims as part of his approach to national security. The most prominent was his proposal to ban all Muslim immigration ... Read More »

Muslims in Trump’s America: realities of Islamophobic presidency begin to sink in

As a Muslim, she was concerned about the newly minted president-elect and his campaign promises that targeted Muslims, immigrants and women. But it wasn’t until an older white couple began yelling at her, 10 minutes into her weekly commute to her internship, that the reality of Trump’s America set in. “Most of what they were saying was telling me I ... Read More »

Hadith-74

HADITH OF THE DAY HADITH-74   It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that Umm Salamah or Umm Habeebah told the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about a church that they had seen in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and the images that were inside it. He (peace and blessings of Allaah be ... Read More »

Hadith-73

HADITH OF THE DAY HADITH-73   On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him), from among the things he reports from his Lord (mighty and sublime be He), is that he said: A servant [of Allah’s] committed a sin and said: O Allah, forgive me my sin. And He ... Read More »

Study: Most Students Clueless About Fake News vs. Real News

A Stanford University study has found some 82 percent of middle-school students were unable to distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story on the Web, The Wall Street reports. According to the newspaper, the survey of some 7,804 students from middle-school through college also found: Many students judged the credibility of “news-like tweets on how ... Read More »