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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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Harry Potter author JK Rowling supports Muslims

J.K. Rowling had a few words for Rupert Murdoch. The "Harry Potter" author responded sharply to Murdoch's tweet that while "Maybe most Moslems peaceful," all were responsible for "growing jihadist cancer" until they worked to destroy it. Rupert Murdoch said: Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible. Murdoch's …

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‘Why Islam’ Heading to Brazil

CAIRO – A leading American Muslim group has announced plans for a special da`wah mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the FIFA World Cup from June 12 through July 9, to provide accurate information about Islam to hundreds of thousands of football fans. Heading to Sao Paulo, WhyIslam, the largest grassroots da`wah project in North America, had many goals in …

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Some Great Inventions by Muslims

Coffee The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia, when he noticed hi s animals became livelier after eating a certain berry. He boiled the berries to make the first coffee. Certainly the first record of the drink is of beans exported from Ethiopia to Yemen where Sufis drank …

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Are Shari’ah Laws really harsh? By Asiff Hussein

We in the modern world often tend to look at the punishments prescribed in the Shari’ah as something really harsh. Beheading for murder, stoning to death for adultery and amputating hands for theft sometimes strike us as punishments that belong to another age and unsuited for the times we live in. However little do we stop to think that Islam …

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