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5th Peace Forum in Muslim Societies Inaugurated in UAE

5th Peace Forum in Muslim Societies Inaugurated in UAE

ABU DHABI – The 5th Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies was inaugurated yesterday, December 5, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Urdu Point reported. The three-day event is being organized under the theme, “Alliance of Virtues: An Opportunity for Global Peace“. Some 800 representatives of various religions, international human rights organizations, and a …

Mosques

Can People of Other Faiths Enter Mosques?

Short Answer: Our mosques should be open to people of all faiths or none, including Friday prayers. Muslims should open their mosques so that non-Muslims can visit. _____________________________________ Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Ilyas Ally: Dr. Shabir, the question we have …

Jews

Was the Prophet Unjust to the Jews?- Part 2

Short Answer: As for the Prophet’s treatment of the Jews in general, there are many examples that show his kindness to them. For example, a young Jewish boy used to serve the Prophet and he became sick, and so the Prophet went to visit him. It is reported that a funeral of a Jew passed before the …

Jews

Was the Prophet Unjust to the Jews?- Part 1

Short Answer: When the Prophet settled in Madinah, he wanted to create a cooperative community and establish an exemplary civil society at a time when Arabs couldn’t even imagine what a civil society looked like. He established the Charter of Madinah, or, what I like to call, the constitution of coexistence. In this constitution, all signing parties — including Muslims, Jews, …

How to Support My American Muslim Neighbors?

Short Answer: Two things would help. Get in touch with the mosque in your locality. It will make a world of a difference to the Muslim community just knowing that people like you exist. Also speak with your non-Muslim neighbors. Do not let people think it is OK to use slurs, hate speech or even …

Swiss Imam, Rabbi Awarded First Dialogue Prize

VIENNA – Imam Muris Begovic and Rabbi Noam Hertig have been honored for their commitment to the religious exchange between Jewish and Muslim communities in Switzerland. Given to recognize people’s contributions to social cohesion, the prize is awarded by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) and the Platform of Liberal Jews in Switzerland (PLJS), …

Columbus Hosts "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor" Event

COLUMBUS, Georgia – A Columbus Islamic Society held an event, Sunday, March 4, to offer their non-Muslim neighbors a chance to ask questions and get a better understanding about true Islam. “At a time in America where we’re being pulled apart by political divisions and cultural divisions, it’s really important for people of different faiths …

Religious Leaders Foster Unity in Visit to Miami Mosque

MIAMI – The University of Miami’s Social Justice Week found its perfect closing ceremony in an Islamic center, sharing the evening with their Muslim neighbors and learning more about their faith. “A lot of religion is teaching people how to be good people … How to treat other people with respect and kindness and that …

hate non-Muslims

Are Muslims Required to Hate Non-Muslims?!

Short Answer: Of course not. Though there are some who believe this, the Quran does not tell us to unconditionally hate people of other faiths and backgrounds. The Quran is very explicit that we are to treat all people, regardless of their faith, with respect and kindness. Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with …



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