Faith: Muslim

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    “People are going back to the basic texts, and they’re stripping away centuries of culture and tradition and looking for what they see at the heart of the religion,” says American journalist Carla Power, author of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran. More

    November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We are event-driven in this ghastly tango with the jihadis, and what we don’t hear from are the peaceful, everyday Muslims who are going to work and bringing over kabobs for their neighbors and helping out in doing charity.” More

    November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Jerusalem is a place historically if there is something different about us, let’s fight about it. That’s basically the vibe. And so we and the chorus are trying to create an alternate reality,” says conductor Micah Hendler. He founded the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, an ensemble of Israeli and Palestinian high school singers. More

    October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We have to go back to the 17th century and ask what healed all that harm? And of course the simple answer is that what wins wars is weapons but what wins peace is ideas.” More

    August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We used to have situations, particularly in isolated parts of the world, high mountain areas, where different communities were practicing a different form of Islam from one village to the other. What we want to do is to have those villages work together. Accept that there are different interpretations.” More

    July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “There’s threat to whatever we do here at Jamia Islamia. But for me, it is a mission,” says Mufti Abu Huraira, whose father established the Jamia Islamia Clifton madrasa where students are vetted for any ties to extremist activities and political discussion is forbidden. More

    July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “All of the experiences that I have during Ramadan when we’re on tour fasting have always been a blessing,” says Native Deen group member Abdul-Malik Ahmad. “So during the month of Ramadan, I feel that it’s my time to say thank you to God, basically, for all these opportunities.” More

    June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “I just felt that the minute I put my head down to the ground I was really talking to God,” says Nadia Echevrria. More than half of all Latino converts to Islam are women. More

    June 5, 2015 | Comments (62)

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    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. Says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site: “We know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments (1)

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    “We have [Muslim] folks who worship here in Chapel Hill who refrain from publicizing and making it known where they worship, when they come together. They tell me it’s because they have concerns about their safety,” says Mark Kleinschmidt, mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina where three Muslim students were murdered in February. More

    May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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