In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


What following the Sharia means to me

By: Asiya Rodrigo Source: Daily Life Last week, a story broke out about a Syrian refugee living in Germany who discovered 150,000 Euros hidden in a wardrobe given to him by a charity. For a refugee like Muhannad, there is no burning desire greater than bringing family members left behind to safety. But instead of using the money to send for his two younger brothers, Muhannad heroically handed over the entire sum to the authorities. The reason he gave for doing so was because his religion, Islam, forbids him from acquiring someone else’s wealth unlawfully. This resonated with me deeply. When a conscious Muslim (or indeed a believer in many other faiths) thinks about “lawful and...

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Copies of Confronting fear, a report examining Islamophobia and its impact in the U.S. Photo courtesy of CAIR

US: Report reveals $206m Islamophobia industry

By: Halima Kazem Source: The Guardian The entire report is available here. Inciting hate toward American Muslims and Islam has become a multimillion-dollar business, according to a report released on Monday. Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) and University of California Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, the report names 74 groups it says contribute in some way to Islamophobia in the US. Of those groups, it says, the primary purpose of 33 “is to promote prejudice against, or hatred of, Islam and Muslims”. The core group, which includes the Abstraction Fund, Clarion Project, David Horowitz Freedom Center, Middle East Forum, American Freedom Law Center,Center...

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Why so many hate the hijab

By: HATEM BAZIAN Source: Daily Sabah Take the case of seven Muslim women wearing hijab in southern California who were escorted out of a restaurant by police officers for supposedly over-staying the eatery’s 45-minute limit. The seven Muslim women are suing Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach because of this since they felt targeted due to a number of them wearing headscarves. Supposedly, the manager was expecting a busy evening and asked the group to leave despite the place having a number of empty tables and no observable mad rush for pizza was underway. Eating while Muslim is an increasingly challenging event and more so when it involves Muslim women wearing the hijab, or headscarf. The...

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