2017/07/30
Our world face many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is...
2017/07/26
The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up British Nigerian Halimat Shode which is updated with new features and interviews on a quarterly basis and seeks to better represent black British Muslims. British Muslim Magazine is a lifestyle title...
2017/07/17
The new Modern Mediterranean Societies Seminar Series opened with Dr. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Anthropology, University of Nevada) presenting at the first BUJS Forum of the fall semester. She led an engaging discussion on her paper “Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean” in which she examines approaches to conversion within Spain’s Murabitun community.During...
2017/07/03
A Muslim "peace march" against terrorism has been held in the German city of Cologne.The DPA news agency reported that a few hundred people gathered for the demonstration Saturday, with placards such as "Together against terror" and "Hatred makes the earth hell," and the crowd later grew to over 1,000. The organizers of the "Not With Us" [NichtMitUns] march had expected several thousand...
2017/06/21
LONDON — Like many of London’s Muslims, Mohammed Abdullah grew tired of defending himself, and his religion, after Islamist terrorists carried out two attacks in the city and another in Manchester during the past three months. Hostile glances followed him on the street, and rising fury greeted him on social media.Then came last week’s devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, a citywide...
2017/06/21
Two hundred firefighters were sent desperately trying to free trapped residents after a huge blaze engulfed a block of flats in West London.Rashida, a local resident, told Sky News how Muslim’s observing Ramadan may have saved lives in the tower block, as many were awake, which would have helped.She said: “Most Muslims now observing Ramadan will normally not go to be until about 2am maybe 2.30am.“Until...
2017/06/14
The recommended acts of the Qadr Nights are of two parts; the first part deals with the general acts that are advisably practiced at each of the three Qadr Nights. The second part deals with the private acts that are dedicated to each night exclusively. In this article we will only refer to those which are common to all three nights.First: Ablution (Ghusl)It is recommended to bathe oneself at each of the Qadr Nights...
2017/05/29
Ramadan, a Month for AllThe month of Ramadan is a great occasion for the Muslims from all over the world, to the extent that even non-Muslims are impressed by the prevalence of this holy month and automatically drawn to it. Therefore, Salam Islam is willing to initiate a movement toward spreading the peaceful and all-inclusive message of this month through an interesting and capturing campaign.Salam Islam’s Campaign...
2017/05/24
Donations are pouring in within hours of pages being set up Several Muslim-led initiatives are raising funds for the victims of the deadly Manchester explosion at an Ariana Grande concert which killed 22 people.One effort led by non-governmental organisation Muslim Engagement and Development has raised more than £2,300. Dr Shazad Amin, CEO of MEND said, "It is a fundamental part of our faith to help...
2017/05/20
The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”.Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate to take office in January, said freedom of expression was a fundamental right.“It is every woman’s right to always dress how she wants, that is my opinion on the matter,” he told an...

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