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The Revelation Of Ramadan And Shavuot

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“Individuals who hear a prophet may choose to believe or disbelieve, but in this case God Almighty makes “an offer that you can’t refuse,” so, as far as Judaism is concerned, everyone of the Children of Israel has to struggle for all generations to come, with living up to the covenant their ancestors chose to enter into at Mount Sinai.

This concept, of a chosen (by being pressed into being a) choosing people, can and among many ultra orthodox Jews has, lead to exaggerated and self-righteous feelings of pride…”

What Being A Black Muslim Woman Means

By Shaaziah Ebrahim
“It’s not easy being a black Muslim woman – especially in hijab. It’s sort of like people want to create an identity for you,” health journalist Nelisiwe Msomi says in an interview with The Daily Vox.”

Brave Imam receives top Faith award

“Reflecting on his actions, he said: ‘It’s almost a back-handed compliment when they say ‘hero imam’. The norm is that Muslims would have lynched this guy and killed him? No, the norm is to do what I did.’

→ 8 April 2018

By Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi
“Holy is He Who carried His servant by night from the Holy Mosque (in Makka) to the farther Mosque (in Jerusalem) – whose surroundings We have blessed – that We might show him some of Our signs 1. Indeed He alone is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.”(Quran 17:1)

Why Not Just Miraj?

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller

From an Islamic perspective the experience of Isra, Prophet Muhammad’s night-time journey to Jerusalem, and Miraj, Prophet Muhammad’s ascension to heavens, is a very significant event in the history of religion. 
But why, in Prophet Muhammad’s ascension to the heavens, was he first taken to the ruins of the sacred site of the Jerusalem Temple of Solomon? Why did Prophet Muhammad not ascend to the heavens directly from the Ka’ba?” Read more….

Black Holes, iPhones, Hawking, the Big Bang, Heaven & Hell

By Abu Aaliyah
“Oftentimes, whenever a non-Muslim personality who has ostensibly brought about much good to the human situation passes away, many Muslims raise the age-old question: what is the ultimate fate of “good” non-Muslims in the afterlife? The news of Hawking’s death seems to have aggravated the matter. So let me recount some staple Islamic theology – in abstract, at least – to address the question…”

Hagar, and the power of Nothingness…

By Dr Kamran Riaz
“Sacrifice is about giving up everything and anything that we hold dear, but it is also to give up one’s sense of nothingness, which is often the last remaining possession of one who has nothing. To put it another way, it means to sacrifice your sense of being a victim and giving up even your feeling sorry for yourself.Sometimes, giving this up is more difficult that giving up everything in the world.

But perhaps this is why this sacrifice is required—to bring in the power of the Divine, the power of nothingness must be given up in return. Hajar understood this. So must we.”

Jail for Circumcision?

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“Jewish and Muslim religious groups have condemned a bill in Iceland’s parliament that would ban circumcision for non-medical (i.e. religious) reasons. Even a Bishop in Reykjavik, warned that if it passed Jewish and Muslim people would feel “unwelcome” in Iceland…”