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South Africa’s Peaceful History with a Muslim Minority

By Shubnum Khan.
“South African Muslims have a long and peaceful history in the country and while Islamophobia and extremism has been on the rise globally, and cannot help but affect us here, religious tolerance is still one of South Africa’s strongest traits – and a story we don’t tell often enough. It is a shared history of struggle, a Constitution that protects religious diversity and a remarkable tolerance for difference from many South Africans…”

A deeper sense of Muslim Africa

“Islam has a very long history in Africa. In fact, it was introduced in the African continent even before it spread in Arabia, let alone the neighbouring countries of the Arabian Peninsula. The prophet Muhammad sent dozens of his companions to Ethiopia before the beginning of the Muslim calendar…”

The Sunna as Primordiality

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter).
Twentieth-century Western art is not a subject for which we Muslims have much time. The alert among us are conscious that it neatly represents the decline of the Western Christian worldview…

New York City Mayor Says “I Am a Muslim Too”

“Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday at a rally Times Square in support of American Muslims. He says it’s important to look beyond stereotypes and stand in solidarity with Muslims, who are a part of our country’s fabric…”

On becoming a Muslim to be a faithful follower of Jesus

By Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre
“As a committed liberationist-leaning Christian, I may have no choice but to say the Shahada (the Muslim profession of faith) and convert to Islam if I wish to be faithful to my beliefs. One of the bedrock principles of any liberative faith tradition is “solidarity with the oppressed.” I discover my own salvation when I cast my lot with the poor and wretched of the world. The persecution Trump is unleashing on our Muslim brothers and sisters requires faithful Christians (and faithful Jews, and faithful Hindus, and faithful Buddhists, and faithful Humanists) to take a stand against persecution of anyone due to their faith, or lack thereof…”

A Christian’s apology, an Imam’s reply

By Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“I would like to tell your community that I am very sorry for what is happening to so many peaceful, loving Muslims around the world as a result of hate and terrorism.

I also want all Muslims to know that, as a Christian, I am sorry for the manner in which so many ignorant “non-Muslims”, Christians included, around the world have been treating Muslims and for the hate speech against Islam on social media…”

Muslim Refugee Ban Rejected By Jewish Leaders

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the USA left much of the American Jewish community horrified — particularly as the announcement came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day…”

Allah and Brotherly Love Produce Holy Places

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, North Africa and west Asia, Jerusalem and Mecca were frequently portrayed by Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the center of their maps and thought of as the navel, heart or lungs of the world.

God willing, someday everyone may see both cities and their sanctuaries as central to our spiritual connection to the One God of Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac.”