2017/05/14
This year’s observance of the International Day of Families focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the Day is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.The Day will highlight the importance of all caregivers in families...
2017/05/06
A new poll on religious views in Canada shows that while acceptance of religious minorities has improved over the past four years, more work is still needed.The poll, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, found although some 68 percent of Canadians hold a favorable view of Christianity, only 33 percent view Islam in the same light. Further, Sikhism was viewed favorably by 38 percent, Hinduism by 49...
2017/04/24
Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Last of the Prophets. (Holy Qur'an 33:40)This is a collection of short quotations from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables, including academics, writers, philosophers, poets, politicians, and activists belonging to the East and the West.To our knowledge none of them ever became Muslims. These words, therefore, reflect their...
2017/04/17
More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years, reflecting Christianity’s continued status as the world’s largest religious group. But this is unlikely to be the case for much longer: Less than 20 years from now, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to modestly exceed births to Christians, according to new Pew Research Center demographic estimates.Muslims...
2017/04/13
by Marwa Osman*“O the people of Kufah! Woe be upon you! Do you know which part of the Messenger of Allah you have cut? And which vow you have broken? And whose blood you have shed? And which respected family you have brought to the public (as captives)? And whose sanctity you have violated? You have done that, which could tear down the skies, open the earth, and make the mountains vanish. As far as the earth goes...
2017/04/08
Hundreds of Muslims have taken to praying on the streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of the hall they had been using as a prayer room. Protesters gathered outside the town hall of the northern Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday. The Muslims were protesting the loss of their prayer hall which the mayor, Rémi Muzeau, plans to turn into a multimedia library for Clichy’s 60,000 residents.The hall had...
2017/04/08
Davidson United Methodist Church had invited American Islamic Outreach Foundation to talk to about Islam On Sunday 26th February 2017. The class was of the senior members of the congregation.Zahir Shaikh and Dorene Alama the directors of AIOF had attended. Zahir spoke about the basics of Islam and Dorene spoke of her journey to Islam.  There were about 45-50 members of Davidson...
2017/04/03
Masjid Toronto opened its doors to the public so that Torontonians could learn about Muslims and the religion of Islam. On February 17, worshippers attending Friday prayer services at the mosque were greeted by protestors carrying banners and with loudspeakers, shouting Islamophobic slogans and calling for a ban of Islam.According to the mosque, the open house was organized so that the Torontonians could learn ‘more...
2017/04/03
New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul's calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. The demonstrators -- many of them hoisting placards featuring a woman in an American flag hijab with the caption "we the people are greater than fear" -- gathered at one of the world's most famous public places to...
2017/03/14
President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily freezing immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries would affect only about 12% of the world’s Muslims, according to estimates from a 2015 Pew Research Center report on the current and projected size of religious groups. In fact, of the seven countries named in the new immigration ban – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,...

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