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Take action against terrorism in the name of religion

The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS), Sri Lanka’s pioneering Islamic Outreach organization, has called on governments to do more to defeat religious extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam. The call comes in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, France and Kobane in Syria claimed by ISIS where innocents including little children were massacred in …

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5 mistakes I made in my first Ramadan

Having converted the day before the fasting month, Theresa Corbin recalls how she had to figure it all out on her own. “Ash-hadu an la ilaha ilallah, wa ash-hadu an la Muhammad Rasulullah,” I said for the first time on the evening of November 16, 2001. It was the evening in which Ramadan began that year. “Oh, yeah, it’s Ramadan …

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Arizona mosque, site of anti-Islam protest, holds ‘love not hate’ event By :- Deanna Dent

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona mosque where hundreds gathered last week for an anti-Islam demonstration, with counter-protesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," was the site of a "love not hate" event on Monday to promote peace and inclusiveness, participants said. The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix said it was hosting a gathering that includes a multi-faith prayer service and speakers to …

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Learning About The Quran. From A Catholic Archbishop

As a 12-year-old Catholic boy growing up in England, Michael Fitzgerald decided he wanted to be a missionary in Africa. Eight years later, he was studying theology and learning Arabic in Tunisia. He went on to devote his priestly ministry to the promotion of interfaith understanding between Muslims and Christians, and became one of the top Roman Catholic experts on …

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St George: more like a “radical Islamist” than an English nationalist!

“….and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly” [1]   In the UK yesterday was St George’s Day. England’s flag is also named after St George bearing what is referred …

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Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad Followed “The Golden Rule”

Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits. By turning to their teachings, we can see that these two prophets are brothers, not foes. Jesus and the Prophet were proponents of …

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Seeking Good Companions By :- Aisha Stacey

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) often spoke to his companions about the value of good companionship.  He emphasized the need to surround ourselves with good people. People, who hold the same values and beliefs that we do, make the best friends and companions. Differences of opinion, different lifestyles and interests may make our friendships interesting and sometimes challenging but …

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German Footballer Reverts to Islam

CAIRO – Germany's young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing it as a religion of hope and strength. "Islam gives me hope and strength. Prayer calms my soul," Blum told Bild newspaper on Monday, January 26. "I was short-tempered, erratic and did not know where I belong," he added. Blum joined 1. FC Nürnberg in Bavaria …

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Karen Armstrong: Quest for power — not religion , motivating jihadists,

AP Photo via Militant Website, File ISIS fighters next to a police vehicle in Iraq’s Anbar Province in January 2014. Is Islam inherently more violent than any other religion? In her new book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, respected historian and author Karen Armstrong explores the roots of bloodthirst and prejudice – and finds it not any holy …

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Karen Armstrong on Islamophobes: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps” By :- Michael Schulson

Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at xbrief detour toward hard-line atheism. During that period, she produced writing that, as she later described it, “tended to the Dawkinsesque.” Since then, Armstrong has emerged as one of the …

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