2018/11/11
Islam Siddiqui and Suhail Khan, who served in two US administrations under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, believe that possible win of Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, will pose a threat to the US Muslim community.The two US Muslim leaders made the remarks in reference to the aggressive statements of Trump against the Muslims and growing discrimination against Muslims in the United States....
2018/11/11
The 2016 elections are like none we’ve seen before.If you were to look up the meaning of “rock bottom,” the picture that would pop up would be the presidential debates of 2016. Typical political mudslinging has now morphed into a bizarre dimension we all have become trapped in — showcasing the crude, the rude, the vulgar and the sleazy. News networks are more than happy to provide the air time for this spectacle...
2018/11/11
According to the Pew Research Center, it is estimated that over 3.3 million Muslims reside in the United States as of 2015, and that number is predicted to double by 2050. Though a major component of American idealism is the freedom to practice any religion, when Islam is the choice, America’s acceptance often comes up short.“New Orleans is a heavily diverse city with a large Muslim community, but just drive 30-45...
2018/11/11
The last significant survey of Islam’s holy book in the west was held at the British Museum in London in 1976. Into that void comes the first major exhibit on the Qur’an in the United States, The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, at the Sackler Gallery in Washington DC. On display are more than 60 richly decorated manuscripts that span nearly a millennium, cover a vast area of...
2018/11/11
Ilhan Omar is a former refugee, a Somali-American activist, and a proud Democrat.On November 8, the 33-year-old is poised to become one of the few Muslim women ever elected to a state legislature in the country.Omar is on the path towards winning a spot on the Minnesota State Legislature, after defeating a 44-year incumbent during the state’s primary election. Her Republican opponent in the heavily Democratic House...
2018/11/11
By mid-evening, the Artisan dessert restaurant in Ladypool Road, Birmingham, is crowded. People squash up on its green and pink velvet banquettes to drink mint mojitos or raspberry spice mocktails and sample an array of elaborate cakes and puddings.Opened last year by Ali Imdad, a Great British Bake Off contestant in 2013, and his business partner Vakas Mohammed, Artisan has become a sought-out destination for...
2018/11/11
Every year Muslims from around the world hold religious mourning ceremonies for the third Shia Imam who achieved martyrdom in the desert of Karbala in 680 AD.Following the copious invitations sent by the people of Kufa to Imam Hussein, he headed for that city to rule them. However, they betrayed him and left him alone facing the army of Yazid, the self-proclaimed Caliph of the time, who sought to win his allegiance...
2018/11/11
Shia Muslims took part in a march through Leicester city of England to mourn the life of one of their faith's most important spiritual leaders.Several hundred people, including women and children from the city's 1,000-strong Shiite community, set off from Town Hall Square on Sunday afternoon.The procession, starting at 3pm, made its way along Bishop Street, Granby Street, Gallowtree Gate, Humberstone Gate, East...
2018/11/11
NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of Muslims waved American flags as they marched in the annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City.Sunday's 31st Annual United American Muslim Day Parade kicked off at 38th Street in Manhattan. The revelers, many clutching flowers, marched down Madison Avenue to 24th Street in Manhattan.Members of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society also marched.The street fair featured spoken word and...
2018/11/11
A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a New York Fashion Week catwalk.Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, delighted crowds with her Spring Summer ’17 collection D’Jakarta. Models wore flowing trousers and skirts in silk, lace and chiffon in an array of pastel colors. One stand-out garment included an intricate gold lace dress, featuring...

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