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Similarities between the American Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Qur’an.

oxfordislamicstudies: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Qur’an Whether or not Jefferson was also familiar with the Constitution of Medina—the document dictated by Muhammad to govern relations among the…

The Barbary Wars, Jefferson and the Quran

Oxfordislamstudies: The Barbary Wars In 1786, while Jefferson was serving as the United States Ambassador to France, the issue of piracy in the Mediterranean became the most serious economic threat to…

Syrian Christians long to return to Maloula

April 17, 2014 08:40 AM By Roueida Mabardi Story Summary In the Bab Touma district of Syria’s capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town…

OIC calls for release of abducted girls in Nigeria

Iyad Ameen Madani JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Thursday 17 April 2014 Last update 16 April 2014 11:18 pm   The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the…

Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria

Aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, some 8 kilometers from the Jordanian-Syrian border. Jordan is home to a large Syrian refugee population. (AP)…

South Korean Ferry Sinks Off Southern Coast; 4 Dead, Hundreds Missing

The Global Post: by Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee — MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled…

Solutions for Pakistan

By Saeed Qureshi Unlike Saudi Arabia and Iran Pakistan is not a religious but a nation state. It should be liberated from socio-religious taboos that hinder its progress and development…

Big 10 for Muslim Pro – 10 million global downloads for mobile app

press release April 16, 2014, 9:00 a.m. EDT Big 10 for Muslim Pro – 10 million global downloads for mobile app Singapore based company behind the number one Islamic mobile…

American Muslims are becoming thought, cultural leaders and reviving perspectives on religious inclusion

Rabia Chaudry     TIME History is witness to a time past when the Islamic civilization produced globally unparallelled architecture, literature, science, philosophy, theological discourse, and cultural influences – influences…

One-a-Day Commandments of the Holy Quran – 97. Sanctity of churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship‏

97. Sanctity of churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship     [22:41] Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is…

NYPD Finally Shuts Down Controversial Surveillance Program That Spied On Muslims

Source: The Huffington Post The Huffington Post | by Inae Oh The New York Police Department has shut down its controversial Muslim surveillance program. The New York Times reports the…

Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?

Source: BBC By Jane Ciabattari The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies…

eDigest: Different Expressions of ‘Love for All and Hatred for None!’

Epigraph: And as for those who strive in Our path — We (Allah) will surely guide them in Our ways. And indeed Allah is with those who are of service to humanity. (Al…

Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck off South Korea

By Michael Pearson, Euan McKirdy and Stella Kim, CNN (CNN) — Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea on Wednesday night in a desperate effort…

How Muslims Helped Cause the American Revolution

Lostislamichistory.com: Today’s American political landscape can be quite a confusing and frightening place. The ideas of the Founding Fathers are commonly cited as the foundation of the nation. The Declaration…

‘World’s oldest’ message in a bottle arrives home

Source: The Local Holger von Neuhoff of the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg said: “This is certainly the first time such an old message in a bottle was found, particularly…

video shows large al Qaeda meeting

Source:CNN Washington (CNN) – A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn’t know…

Putin warns of Ukraine ‘civil war’

Source: Asia Times: Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine is “on the verge of civil war”, speaking to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after Ukrainian armed forces retook control…

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