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Toronto Multi-faith Coalition Breaks Silence about Violence against Women

TORONTO – World Interfaith Harmony Week is being celebrated in Toronto this week with a series of multi-faith gatherings including a forum of Faith leaders held on Tuesday, February 5th to discuss the common experiences of religious communities around the issue of violence against women. The event themed ‘Break the Silence’ was hosted by the …

Argumentative Questioners

Dealing With Argumentative Questioners of Islam

Short Answer: First, before meeting mosque guests, make du`aa (supplication) and ask Allah to put the words into your mouth. Then let Him do the talking. Try to remain calm throughout the interview. If they try to raise an objection to one verse or hadith, try to counter it with another or the tafseer (explanation) if you know it. This is where your …

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 …

London Borough Celebrates Diversity in Week-long Events

LONDON – The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in Greater London is hosting week-long events to celebrate diversity, encourage multicultural and close communities, Barking and Dagenham Post reported Wednesday. “Barking and Dagenham is a wonderfully diverse borough, and it is fantastic to know that people will be sharing their beliefs and values with each …

Old Testament Prophecy

Old Testament Prophecy: Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?

Short Answer: The Quran views the Jews and Christians as Muslims (i.e. those who submit to God’s will), i.e. IF they obey the Law of God. This points to the fundamental truth that is exemplified in the present dilemma in Jerusalem. If the Jews, Christians and Muslims – that is their leaders and scholars – can …

Canadian Project Finds Common Ground for Muslims, Catholics

On the surface, it was speeches and a light meal, but on a deeper level it was building relationships EDMONTON – Local Catholic and Muslim leaders in Edmonton, Canada, have organized a ‘Meet&Greet’ event to create mutual understanding between the two religious communities for a “deeper way of tolerance and coexistence”. “The most dangerous challenge …

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 …

Interfaith Activities Bring Muslims & Jews Closer: Study

NEW YORK – The more Muslims and Jews interact with each other, the more they become aware of their faiths’ similarities, a study conducted by the Foundation of Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) in New York found. “Judaism and Islam are more similar to each other than they are different,” 65% of the surveyed Muslims and 54% …



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