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Muslims Show Solidarity with Jews after Deadly Pittsburgh Shooting

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – A leading American Muslim group has expressed solidarity with the Jewish community after a deadly shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue left eleven people killed and a number of others injured. “We condemn this heinous and cowardly attack on a house of worship, offer heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of all those who were …

London Synagogue Hosts Interfaith Ramadan Iftar

LONDON – Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan joined Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Wednesday at London synagogue for an interfaith Ramadan iftar attended also by other faith leaders. “I’m delighted so many young Londoners are a part of this Iftar because as Mayor I always enjoy spending time with young Londoners and listening to what you …

German Muslim, Jewish Leader Join Hands to Rebuild Synagogue

BERLIN – Eighty years after the Nazis destroyed a Berlin synagogue, a Muslim politician and a Jewish leader are joining hands to rebuild it and build new bridges of mutual understanding in the society. “Everywhere, people are trying to split our society,” said Raed Saleh, a 40-year-old Social Democratic leader in Berlin’s state parliament, The …

Muslim, Jewish Leaders 'Bring Peace' to Anti-Racism Forum

TEXAS – Muslim and Jewish religious leaders will be sharing their inspiring unity story in Vancouver this week at an anti-racism forum, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. “Racism and hate crime, it seems to be prevalent these days,” Omar Rachid, a leader of the Victoria Islamic Center in Texas, told CBC …

Can a Muslim Pray in a Church or a Synagogue?

Can a Muslim Pray in a Church or a Synagogue?

Wa`alaykumas-salaamu warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. 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. In this fatwa: 1- Islam is the religion of easiness. 2- A Muslim is allowed to perform prayer in a church if he is forced to pray there. 3- …

An Ex-Jewish Rabbi Explains What Led Him to Islam

There was a mosque near my synagogue, the town mosque. Sometimes my friends who were its parishioners would come to me – just to chat. I sometimes would come to the mosque myself, to see how the services were carried out. I was very interested. So we lived like good neighbors.

Can Muslims Attend a Non-Muslim’s Church Wedding

Can Muslims Attend a Non-Muslim’s Church Wedding?

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, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our …

Fasting in Different Religions

The chief objective of fasting in Islam is to develop God-consciousness, leading to the blossoming forth of goodness and virtue in life because the kind of self-restraint learnt from fasting is capable of strengthening the will to lead a better and purer life in this world, which in turn will lead to an eternal life of happiness in the next.

Was Islam Derived from Judaism?

Months passed and I had almost forgotten about Zenita, when suddenly she called and begged me to meet her at the Metropolitan Museum and go with her to look at the special exhibition of exquisite Arabic calligraphy and ancient illuminated manuscripts of the Quran.



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