Highlights from the Quran and sayings of the Prophet
A Muslim group is accusing a Christian organization of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in its enclaves. The Christian Action Network refuses to back down, challenging Muslims of America Inc. to prove the allegations wrong in an upstate New York court.
The Muslim group has a community in Hancock, near Binghamton, N.Y., and others around the U.S. It calls the network’s accusations deliberate and damaging lies.
Four DeKalb County libraries recently received a federal grant to help provide information about Muslim history, culture and beliefs.
The National Endowment for the Humanities award will pay for 25 books, three films and other resources at branch libraries in Clarkston, Decatur, Northlake and Stonecrest.
Various programs will be planned throughout the year, to highlight the new collection.
More information: http://www.dekalblibrary.org/newsflashes/new-collections-focus-on-muslim...
Everyone knows his name. He was, and still is, one of the most influential figures of all time, yet most of us have little real sense of the man himself. A favorite question of those asking about my new book, "The First Muslim," is thus what surprised me most in my research. Or rather, what might surprise them. Here's a shortlist:
1. He was born an orphan.
By Sariya Contractor
This is a difficult subject to write about.
As Muslims, we can get quite emotional and sensitive about our identities.
We sometimes think that our particular ‘version’ of Islam is better than others and unfortunately we can sometimes be quite narrow-minded.
Often people are naïve about the vast historical, political and social stimuli that impact the ways in which we think about the ‘Other’ who is different.
Loving him is following him
Muslims all over the world are deeply hurt by the recent caricatures of our beloved Prophet Muhammad in Danish and several other publications.
Every now and then, some Western media outlets provoke Muslims by insulting the Prophet . The baiting often succeeds in eliciting Muslims' outrage and sporadic violence.
Islam is the true liberator of women. It has preserved the rights of a woman from the time she is a mere fetus in her mother's womb till the time she is laid down in her grave. Even after that:
1- If a woman is divorced during pregnancy, the father is obligated to support the mother while she is pregnant.
In the second part of this article, 33 examples have been given about how Islam endorses the rights of women. In this part, other 20 examples are highlighted:
34. Islam protects the woman's rights by forbidding her husband to verbally abuse her. The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said, “You should give her food when you eat… and do not revile her.” [Ibn Maajah]
“Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.” [Quran 53:3-4]
It is necessary for complete understanding of the meaning of the Sunnah to appreciate and understand the way Sunnah originates from the person of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. In essence, this took place in three forms or ways:Through sayings, actions, as well as his physical characters and personal attributes and his approvals of others’ acts and sayings:
The Prophet (s.a.a.w.) enjoined upon Muslims to treat the poor kindly and to help them with alms, Zakat, and in other ways. He said: “He is not a perfect Muslim who eats his fill and lets his neighbor go hungry.”
He asked, “Do you love your Creator? Then love your fellow beings first.”
Monopoly is unlawful in Islam and he preached that “It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path that leads to bliss.”