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Throughout the remainder of Umar’s caliphate and into the Umayyad Empire’s reign over the city, Jerusalem became a major center of religious pilgrimage and trade.

Caliph Umar & Freedom of Faith in Jerusalem

The Treaty of Umar allowed the Christians of Jerusalem religious freedom, as is dictated in the Quran and the sayings of Muhammad. This was one of the first and most significant guarantees of religious freedom in history.

What we do know in this world is that, before one is labeled “Muslim” or “non-Muslim”, one is a human being.

Are All Non-Muslims Enemies of Islam?

So you find that a masjid in Quebec is attacked, killing six Muslims, and the next Friday, a rabbi calls for people at seven places in Toronto to form multi-faith human barriers to protect Muslims praying Jumuah. A sister who went to attend a prayer on the following Monday found one person carrying a sign that said: “We stand UNITED with our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

Can a Mosque Accept Stolen Money?

Can a Mosque Accept Stolen Money?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother, we really thank you and your community for your question and for your concern about the mosque and how to finance it. …

4 Steps to Have More Effective Mosques in the West

Beautiful Walls & Empty Halls? 4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

Muslims are the youngest religious demographic in the US. Yet, similar to other respective religious organizations, mosques today are not table to capture the fascination of the younger generation. Imam Mohamed Abutaleb addressed this issue during the 15th MAS ICNA Convention. In this lecture, He maintains that the solution lies in reconsidering the priorities of Muslims’ mosques …

Prayer Service Unites Toledo People

Prayer Service Unites Toledo People

Hundreds of people thronged to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, showing support to the Muslim community against the recent immigration restrictions enacted by President Donald Trump.

Can a Mosque Have a Tomb?

Can a Mosque Have a Tomb?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner! Thank you for this question, which reflects a true desire to increase your knowledge about Islam and its guidance. In the …

Minarets- Any Significance to The Mosque

Minarets: Any Significance to The Mosque?

Salam (Peace) Rose, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. First of all, please allow me to explain that the role of a mosque in Islam, as it is a bit different from the role of a church. If we refer to the Sunnah (tradition) of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), we will …

Muslims at prayer inside the mosque in Regent’s Park, London. Photograph: Religious Images/UIG/Getty Images/Universal Images Group

150 British Mosques Open Doors to Neighbors

Aiming at fostering a better understanding of religion, more than 150 mosques around the UK will open their doors to non-Muslim visitors this weekend to offer people a better understanding of Islam and the chance to ask questions about the faith.

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