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How Fasting Protects Against Extremism

How Fasting Protects Against Extremism

The institution of fasting could easily be carried to the extreme. A popular misconception about it was that its real purpose was to annihilate the desires of the flesh altogether and provide an opportunity for self-mortification in the last degree. It was supposed that the more one practiced abstinence, abjured the comforts of the world, …

Confrontations Between Good and Evil Are Here to Stay

Confrontations Between Good and Evil Are Here to Stay

Following the New Zealand tragedy, much has been said and written about Islamophobia, hate, racism, extremism, etc. The causes, objectives and modi operandi of the unfortunate phenomena have been dealt with extensively and with different degrees…

Are Young Women at Risk for Radicalization?

Are Young Women at Risk for Radicalization?

ISIL, cults, gangs, religious extremists, white supremacist and other dangerous groups have similar things in common.  They seek to recruit, they target in a specific way, they are very convincing, and they serve a need or a longing in one who falls victim. Recruiters are very good at exploiting a person’s vulnerability and drawing them …

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Individuals who confuse Islam with the actions of Muslims are even able to distinguish between extremists in other religions and the teachings of that religion, but they cannot extend this to Islam. For instance, they do not blame or attribute the actions of the…

150-Year Sentence Sought for Quebec Mosque Attacker

150-Year Sentence Sought for Quebec Mosque Attacker

QUEBEC – Crown lawyers have decided that Alexandre Bissonnette deserves to receive the longest sentence in Canadian history with 150 years in prison for killing six and injuring 19 Muslims in Quebec Mosque in Canada. “Bissonnette’s crimes are despicable, repugnant … and equate to terrorism,” said Crown prosecutor, Thomas Jacques, at the killer’s sentencing hearing …

Muslim Immigrant Counters Extremism in UK

LONDON – A Muslim property developer and social activist in Croydon, South London, has been announced an international peace ambassador by the United Peace Federation UK for his work promoting young people and fighting extremism. “We try to promote and install humanistic values within our community to counteract the voice of extremism where it exists,” …

Similarities Between Scientific and Religious Extremism

Similarities Between Scientific and Religious Extremism

Religion and science are two of the most important governing aspects of the world. Science aims to understand the natural world, its existence and its workings, whereas religion deals with the spiritual, and ascribes the existence and the workings of the natural world to a higher being, a deity, or a God. According to surveys, …

What Muslims Are Doing to Stop Terrorism

What Muslims Are Doing to Stop Terrorism

If there are so many peace loving, law abiding Muslims then why don’t we hear the moderate* Muslims speaking out against terrorism? And the short answer is: The media is largely ignoring the billions of Muslims speaking out against terrorism in one breath, and then asking, “why don’t we hear from them?” in the next.

15+ Anti-Extremism Hadiths (Part 1/2)

15+ Hadiths Against Going to Extremes

Moderation is a key concept in Islam.  Even in matters of faith and acts of worship, Islam urges moderation and rejects extremism. Some forms of extremism were  noticed during the very time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The uncontrollable love for the faith and the immense desire to get closer to Allah …

New Platform Offers Living Qur’an Navigation

A young Londoner Muslim has launched a new platform which helps users navigate belief systems using a “living Qur’an,” in an ambitious project to end misinterpretation of the sacred text.



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