Category: Islamic Theology & Law

ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

[ 0 ] September 29, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on September 29, 2014: Though many months in the planning, ISLAMiCommentary officially launched in October 2012. An outgrowth of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project, this forum for public scholarship is thriving and continues to grow. A humble to thank you to all of our readers, Facebook, […]

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Khaled Abou El Fadel on the Way of Truth and Justice: Understanding Islamic Law

Khaled Abou El Fadel on the Way of Truth and Justice: Understanding Islamic Law

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

by KHALED ABOU EL FADL for ABC RELIGION & ETHICS on SEPTEMBER 23, 2014:  The law plays a central role in Islam and yet, the law is also the least understood aspect of the Islamic faith by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In the West, for example, some even go as far as thinking that a Muslim […]

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Rouhani Calls For United Front Against ‘False’ Muslims Killing in Name of Islam

Rouhani Calls For United Front Against ‘False’ Muslims Killing in Name of Islam

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

“The pain is made greater when these terrorists spill blood in the name of religion and behead in the name of Islam…They seek to keep hidden this incontrovertible truth of history that on the basis of the teachings of all divine prophets, from Abraham and Moses and Jesus to Mohammed, taking the life of a […]

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Turkish President Erdogan Urges Support for Victims of Terrorism

Turkish President Erdogan Urges Support for Victims of Terrorism

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: 24 September 2014 – With more than 1.5 million refugees seeking refuge in Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan today called for international support to aid victims of terrorism, while also making a case for reform of the United Nations Security Council. Addressing the 69th high-level debate of the […]

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WATCH: Ebrahim Moosa on Islamic Bioethics, Brain Death and Organ Transplants

WATCH: Ebrahim Moosa on Islamic Bioethics, Brain Death and Organ Transplants

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

via DAVIDSON COLLEGE, SEPTEMBER 2014:  Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and in the Department of History at Notre Dame, discussed “Islamic Bioethics: Recent Debates about Brain Death and Organ Transplants” in September 2014, at Davidson College. This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for […]

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Manal Omar: Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core

Manal Omar: Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014 |

via UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE on SEPTEMBER 17, 2014:  The brutality of the extremist militants who call themselves “The Islamic State” is a strategy in itself and must be met by powerful counter-measures that address the core causes of the conflict, said Manal Omar, USIP’s associate vice president for the Middle East and Africa, […]

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Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

[ 1 ] September 16, 2014 |

Columbia University graduate student Sarah Wall interned this summer at a youth center in Indonesia where sexual education and reproductive services were administered to at-risk teens by SARAH WALL for ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014: Would you be surprised to see a devout Muslim female coworker tenderly embrace a transgender woman in a green, sparkly […]

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Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014 |

More Prioritize Security over Civil Liberties in Anti-Terror Policies by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: EXCERPT: The public has become more worried about Islamic extremism. Six-in-ten (62%) are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, which is the largest share dating back to 2007. […]

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American Muslims Reaffirm Fatwa Against Extremism

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

via MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 * UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE   (Washington DC – 9/8/2014) – On Wednesday, Sept. 10, American Muslim Imams, leaders, and organizations will hold a national summit and press conference with national and regional community leaders. We have also invited law enforcement to the […]

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Ella Lipin: Understanding ISIS’s Apocalyptic Appeal

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

by ELLA LIPIN for COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (MIDDLE EAST MATTERS BLOG) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:  President Barack Obama’s expected announcement today of a long-term military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) follows an unusually grizzly few months of territorial conquest and seemingly barbaric behavior. To the outside world, this period […]

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