Pakistan deputy attorney-general to clean shoes at Amritsar Golden Temple

After spending several hours polishing the shoes of worshippers at Gurdwara Sisganj in New Delhi on Monday, where he was part of aPakistan Supreme Court Bar Association delegation, Muhammad Khurshid Khan left for Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple and the centre of the Sikh religion, to clean thousands more. He began his...

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Islamophobia: We need to accept the ‘other’

A decade after 9/11, the West seems more bitterly divided from the Muslim world than ever. In Afghanistan, there’s been a violent explosion of anti-Western sentiment after last month’s Koran burning at a U.S. base and the slaughter of 17 Afghan civilians by an American soldier two weeks ago. But this hatred is not confined...

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10 Muslim Women Every Person Should Know

Contrary to popular belief, Muslim women have served as revolutionary and heroic leaders. However, in recent years, due to the global socio-political climate, the phrase “Muslim woman” might conjure an image of a demure un-empowered woman sheltered by her burqa. Yet this image is not what our history records or what our...

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Why you shouldn’t tell American border guards you’re in Islamic Studies

Written by Andreanne Stewart | Photo by Hera Chan On May 1, 2010, Pascal Abidor was riding an Amtrak train from Montreal to New York. His parents live in Brooklyn, and he was on his way to visit them. The school year at McGill had just ended, and he felt relieved and calm as the train rolled south towards America. At about 11...

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Faith Inspires: Muslim Student Association At UNC Asheville

Editor’s note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recommend a faith-inspired organization, initiative or person in your community, send an email to [email protected] or tweet [email protected] using the hashtag...

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In Europe Concerned Citizens Mobilize to Counter anti-Muslim Movement Demo

Several thousand people turned out for an open-air concert in Denmark’s second city of Aarhus on Wednesday to protest against a far-right anti-Islam rally planned for March 31, officials said. Aarhus city officials said they organised the concert as a way of showing the city’s tolerance and because “Aarhus does not want...

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Tariq Ramadan and John Rees Discuss French Left and Islamophobia

 I am not generally a fan of Press TV, as it is generally heavily biased or lenient towards the Iranian regime, just as Fox News is to the Republican party, as Russia Today is biased towards Putin and AlJazeera to Qatar, etc. However this program below with Muslim scholar Dr. Tariq Ramadan and journalist John Rees is a good...

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Sneak Peek: Highlights from Program for Upcoming ISNA Education Forum

The 13th Annual ISNA Education Forum  is just three short weeks away (April 6-8) and we can’t wait to see you there!  The theme for this year’s ISNA Education Forum is all about developing and nurturing hands-on and engaging learning communities for students. While there are many exciting sessions, and three...

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