Category: Asia

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

[ 1 ] August 25, 2015 |

“The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, drafted by an international group of Islamic scholars, is a call based on Islamic teachings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and urges governments to agree on an ambitious deal during December’s Paris climate talks. It warns that the “current rate of climate change cannot be sustained, and the […]

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My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State. (by Ebrahim Moosa)

My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State. (by Ebrahim Moosa)

[ 0 ] August 21, 2015 |

by EBRAHIM MOOSA for THE WASHINGTON POST on AUGUST 21, 2015; When we studied together at a madrassa, Rashid Moosagie had a very low opinion of my politics. I was disenchanted by the academic, abstract nature of our curriculum at the Deoband seminary, some 100 miles from New Delhi, where I was enrolled in 1978; […]

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ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 3, 2015:  Thank you for your readership and continued support of this site. We are always open to new submissions. All original iComment pieces can be found here. Write ISLAMiCommentary@yahoo.com to inquire. Here’s a look at the top ten most-read original pieces & posts on ISLAMiCommentary over the past year, widely […]

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LISTEN: Dra.Hj.Maria Ulfa Recites the Entire Quran

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |

via SOUNDCLOUD:  Recitation of the complete Quran (30 ajza’) by world-renowned female reciter from Indonesia, Dra. Hj. Maria Ulfah, M.A. Material is available under Creative Commons license: non-commercial, non-derivative use only, with attribution. The material must be provided free of charge, and thus may not appear in any apps which charge a fee, nor may […]

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LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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Muslim Scholars Name Climate Change as Dire Threat

Muslim Scholars Name Climate Change as Dire Threat

[ 0 ] July 21, 2015 |

Islamic declaration adds to growing pressure religious leaders exert on richer nations to reduce impact on Earth’s climate by KIERAN COOKE for RTCC on JULY 15, 2015:  Human beings could cause the ending of life on the planet, says a group of Islamic scholars − and countries round the world, particularly the rich ones, must face […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

[ 0 ] July 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 17, 2015:  ISLAMiCommentary would like to wish all who are celebrating — Eid Mubarak! The Muslim community in America and around the world have been observing the month-long fast of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is being marked at this time by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” […]

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What is a Madrasa? (Ebrahim Moosa Explains)

What is a Madrasa? (Ebrahim Moosa Explains)

[ 0 ] July 13, 2015 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JULY 3, 2015:  Recent years have witnessed a spate of journalistic and popular writings on the looming threat to civilization that lurks in traditional Islamic seminaries or madrasas that litter the physical and intellectual landscape of the Muslim world. In his riveting new book What […]

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Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

“The challenge in Pakistan is to reach the target audience with our message before the extremist groups can push them towards a hard conversion to their ideology. With most recruits, this happens somewhere between age 12-18, while subtle indoctrination begins much earlier. We think showing the true face of terrorists and the end results of […]

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WATCH Haroon Moghul: “An Attack on Any Mosque is An Attack on All Mosques”

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015 |

by HAROON MOGHUL on JULY 1, 2015:  Whether you’re Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or Salafi, Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki or Shafi’i, Ja’fari or Zaydi, Isma’ili or Ibadi, you are a Muslim. Let’s stop the hate.    Haroon Moghul is the author of “The Order of Light” and “My First Police State.” His memoir, “How to be Muslim”, is […]

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