Category: Islamic Theology & Law

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

[ 0 ] June 20, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 20, 2016:  Has Nostra Aetate – the Catholic Church’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions — stood the test of time? Passed by a wide margin at the Second Vatican Council and promulgated on October […]

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WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

[ 0 ] June 15, 2016 |

via CNN on JUNE 14, 2016:  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama lit into Donald Trump Tuesday, turning the tables to make the impassioned case that Trump is the one who’s un-American. Obama’s extraordinary denunciation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was about far more than a personal intervention on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the ugly […]

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Muslims Respond to Mass Shooting at an Orlando Nightclub

Muslims Respond to Mass Shooting at an Orlando Nightclub

[ 0 ] June 13, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 13, 2016: *UPDATED ON JUNE 14, 2016 American Muslims were quick to condemn the mass shooting over the weekend at the popular gay nightclub “Pulse” in Orlando, Florida that left at least 49 dead and 53 injured, some critically. The New York Times (and other outlets) reported that during a series of […]

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 3 ] June 12, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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U.S. Muslims Begin Month-Long Daily Ramadan Fast

U.S. Muslims Begin Month-Long Daily Ramadan Fast

[ 0 ] June 5, 2016 |

The Fiqh Council of North America has announced the first day of Ramadan will be Monday, June 6, 2016 and Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, insha’Allah. CAIR offers Muslim communities ‘Sharing Ramadan Resource Guide’ via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE):  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/17/16) – On or about June 6, the Muslim community […]

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LISTEN: Blood Brothers — The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

LISTEN: Blood Brothers — The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

[ 0 ] June 5, 2016 |

ISLAMiCommentary Editor’s note: Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016. We are re-posting this interview in memoriam. by BRUCE BERGLUND for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on APRIL 30, 2016:  Is there a figure in sports more admired and beloved than Muhammad Ali? Widely revered not only as one of boxing’s greatest champions but […]

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Imam Khalid Latif: Who is Looking Out for Muslim Converts This Ramadan?

Imam Khalid Latif: Who is Looking Out for Muslim Converts This Ramadan?

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016 |

by IMAM KHALID LATIF for SEEKERS HUB on JUNE 1, 2016:  The convert experience in Islam is one that is tough for many. Muslim communities throughout the world get excited when someone enters into their doors saying they want to accept Islam. There are hugs and laughter and a large uproar – and then everything […]

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Muslim Eid Holidays Recognized in Delaware

[ 0 ] May 23, 2016 |

via MUQTEDAR KHAN on MAY 22, 2016:  University of Delaware Islam and global affairs professor Prof. Muqtedar Khan announced that Newcastle County executive has issued a proclamation has recognized the two Muslim Eid holidays as part of the tradition and culture and religious practices of the county. Prof.  Khan also discussed with other prominent Delaware […]

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Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Book Q & A)

Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Book Q & A)

[ 1 ] May 10, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY with MBAYE LO on MAY 10, 2016: Duke University Asian & Middle Eastern studies professor Mbayo Lo and University of Botswana theologian Muhammed Haron (a South African native) are the editors of a new book “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” — published by Palgrave, Fall 2015. The […]

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The Problem with the Marrakesh Declaration (by Shaykh Michael Mumisa)

The Problem with the Marrakesh Declaration (by Shaykh Michael Mumisa)

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016 |

by SHAYKH MICHAEL MUMISA for MUSLIMWISE (a blog of the Centre of Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London) on MAY 9, 2016:  In January this year (2016), the “Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Communities” was launched in Morocco amid much fanfare. It was described as a response to […]

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