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Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with special interest in Integrative Medicine

Obama’s grandma arrives for Umrah

  Sara Omar, grandma of US President Barack Obama, has emphasized the significance of the Prophet Muhammad exhibition in Makkah and said it reflects the moderate teachings of Islam that…

The best (and worst) countries for religious freedom

Brazil leads the world in religious freedom, finds Pew study Among the 26 most populous countries, Brazil has the highest levels of religious freedom, higher, in fact, than the United States,…

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

By Yasmina Blackburn  I often get into debates with people about women in Islam. How we dress. How we don’t dress. What we think or don’t think or should-be-thinking. I…

‘Female Sovereigns in Islamic States’

Dr. Milena Rampoldi, the translator of ‘Female Sovereigns in Islamic States’ from Turkish to English, tells the tales of the great women in Islamic history. From Maldives to India, Rampoldi…

‘Muhammad The Last Prophet’

In accordance with Islamic law and tradition, Muhammad is not depicted in each of these films, and the same goes for his first four caliphs Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and…

Parliaments and prayer -A delicate invocation

The Economist: IN ALMOST every English-speaking (or partly English-speaking) democracy, the practice of holding prayers before the deliberations of elected assemblies is both long-established, and as of recently, controversial. In…

Calgary school fined $26K for refusing to let Muslim students pray on campus

The National Post: A Calgary private school unlawfully discriminated against two Muslim students by refusing to allow them to pray on campus, says the province’s human rights tribunal. The Alberta…

Why Kids Need Spirituality

New York Magazine: By Lisa Miller You are Jewish; your husband, a lapsed Catholic. Neither of you believes, much, in God, although occasionally you like to meditate and you both…

Tajikistan: No Hajj, No Hijab, and Shave Your Beard

In a Muslim-majority country, state control of religious expression tightens. Technically, freedom of religion is enshrined in the constitution of Tajikistan. But in reality, religious practice–at least for members of…

BBC’s Mishal Husain named broadcaster of the year

BBC: Mishal Husain, who hosts BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and television news bulletins, has won broadcaster of the year at the London Press Club Awards. Husain was nominated alongside…

Dr. Aslam Daud, Chairman of Humanity First Canada receives the Prime Minister’s Award.

Humanity First Canada team is very pleased to announce that Dr. Aslam Daud, Chairman of Humanity First Canada has recently received the Prime Minister’s Award. The Prime Minister’s Award recognizes…

Islam Saved Jewry. A Historical Truth

Source: Global Research by David J Wasserstein Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for it…

Suspect in killing of Muslim students to face death penalty

World Bulletin / News Desk A judge in the state of North Carolina ruled Monday that prosecutors could pursue the death penalty against the alleged killer of three Muslim students…

The science is in: God is the answer

Epigraph: And whoso honors the sacred things of Allah, it will be good for him with his Lord. … Shun therefore the abomination of idols, and shun all words of…

French flocking to buy books on Islam following Charlie Hebdo attacks

Source: The Russia Today RT: France is witnessing a surge in people buying books on Islam. Interest in the religion has seen three times as many volumes sold in the first…

Anti-Islam protest in Montreal scuttled by opposition groups

An anti-Islam protest by a right-wing European political organization was scuttled in the face of hundreds of counter-demonstrators in Montreal on Saturday afternoon. The Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of…

Prime Minister’s anti-niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused Saturday of playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women. The accusation came…

Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association Canada invites all women to Religious Founders Day

Epigraph: Say, ‘We believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the…

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