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Questioning My Faith Led Me to Islam

Questioning My Faith Led Me to Islam

I had never known a Muslim and Islam was not heard or spoken of “as a faith” in my part of Canada. Unless, of course, it was news stories talking bad about Islam. For me at that time, Islam was not even a consideration. Not on my religious radar at all. But then I started to read a little about Islam.

This Muslim Photographer's Lens Shatters Stereotypes Surrounding Women

TORONTO – As a young photography student in Toronto, Alia Youssef decided she had the responsibility and the skills to do something to counter the negative narratives that exist around Muslim women in Canada. “Muslim women constantly have this one-dimensional image being stamped repeatedly on them. That every Muslim woman is oppressed, she is often silent, she is …

'Ask a Muslim Anything' Tours New England

SEABROOK, New Hampshire – Touring New England to advocate for public awareness of Muslim culture, a Muslim photojournalist will hold his “Ask A Muslim Anything” conversation Thursday evening in Seabrook, New Hampshire. “It sort of has a life of its own now,” Robert Azzi, a Muslim photojournalist from Exeter, told Newburyport Daily News on Thursday, …

Tibet's Lhasa Mosque, One of the Highest Mosques on Earth

FKLHASA, Tibet – Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks today. …

Poland’s Muslims Are Thriving with Vibrant Culture & History

KRUSZYNIANY – Visitors coming to a Polish village of Kruszyniany wonder whether they are still in Poland as they are welcomed with its perfectly trimmed gardens, well-kept wooden homes and more importantly with its mosque, Muslim cemetery, Tatar culture center, and museum. This renaissance of the Muslim Tatar culture in Poland may be recent, but …

Muslim Group Counters Hate with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

Muslim Group Breaks Barriers with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

DALLAS, Texas – An American Muslim advocacy group has launched a new social media series that portrays American Muslims, hoping to counter rising Islamophobia. “I’m hoping that they will see Muslims as humans,” said John Janney, the executive director for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, NBC DFW reported. The …

Hijab Support Group Gets Facebook Award

DUBAI – A Facebook group supporting hijabi Muslim women has won a Facebook Fellowship, allowing them to help more women around the world. The group, “Surviving Hijab,” was picked out of more than 6000 applicants, Arab News reported. Created by Manal Rostom, the first-ever athlete to compete in a major competition sporting a Nike Pro …

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Are You a ‘Muslim’ Gentleman?

More often than not, when we hear lectures around gender roles and responsibilities in Islam, these pertain to women. In the very few instances that we hear a lecture dealing with men or male responsibility, it’s done in a way where there is criticism, but no discussion of solution. We’re really good at pointing out …

Ashura & Yom Kippur: Muslims & Jews Will Fast Together This Year

JEDDAH – Wednesday, September 19 was a very special day this year, seeing both world Muslims and Jews fasting together to mark religious occasions, a rare coincidence that occurs a few times each generation. “This coming year may become a very good year because this year both Jews and Muslims worldwide are fasting together on …

‘Tied to Trees and Raped’: New UN Report Details Rohingya Horrors

NEW YORK – UN investigators published on September 18 an extensive report detailing  evidence for the accusation of genocide against the Burmese military, which commits an ethnic cleansing against  Rohingya Muslims in Burma since 2012, The Guardian reported. The report from the fact-finding mission presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), read: “Myanmar’s [Burmese] …



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