In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Feb15

Coverage of the Muslim travel ban reveals a Muslim TV ban

By: Khaled A Beydoun Source: Al Jazeera In his landmark work, Orientalism, Edward Said theorised that Muslims are fundamentally subjects of study and scrutiny for Western outsiders, systematically excluded from the enterprise of contributing and commenting on their very existence. While the modern media discourse is preoccupied with Islamophobia, Orientalism remains front and centre – in the form of an alarming absence of Muslim experts and analysts on mainstream news media examining issues that implicate and impact their lives. This is particularly troubling in the Trump era, and more specifically, the prolific media attention given to the immigration executive order, commonly...

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Feb14

Greece: Athens to get its first mosque since Ottoman expulsion

By: Karolina Tagaris Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ATHENS (Reuters) – Athens’s half a million Muslims are set to get their first official mosque in more than a century. The city has not had a formal mosque since it drove out occupying Ottomans in 1833, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanantidis told parliament last year that it was the only European capital “to be deprived of such a religious space”. For years Muslims have resorted to praying in hundreds of makeshift sites, in crowded basements or dark warehouses targeted by racist attackers. In May, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared building a mosque long overdue. The government, he said, would push...

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Feb13

Duas and works for protection from the hostile circumstances

By: Moulana Haroon Abasoomer (Allah protect him) Source: Al-Miftah.com In times of difficulty as well as ease, we are dependent on Allah Ta’ala. When in prosperity, our Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) turned in appreciation to Allah. And when difficulty arose, he (sallallahu’alayhi wasalam) always turned only to Allah. In light of the recent rise xenophobic attacks and anti-Muslim sentiment, hereunder are some du’as from the Quran and Hadith that will be effective in such situations and which will -insha Allah- curb the violence, as such violence can easily over-boil… Quranic Du’as: When Nabi Nuh (‘alayhis Salam) was overwhelmed by the opposition of his people he recited the following...

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