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Remarkable Muslim women throughout history: Commemorating International Women’s Day

Source: Remarkable Muslim women throughout history: Commemorating International Women’s Day by Nadia KhanMarch 7, 2021 The stereotype of Muslim women within the media and wider society is deeply problematic, and needs to be challenged if we are to create an … Continue reading

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Muslims in America: A forgotten history

“As Africans and as Muslims, the people who lived their faith in the dreadful oppression of American slavery contributed to the social, religious and cultural fabric of this country. The Muslims’ legacy, acknowledged or not, lives on. Their story is … Continue reading

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Hajj perspective – #1 – Unity

Dhu’l Hijjah is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and of which the first ten days are filled with a blessing. That blessing is the yearly journey of 2 million pilgrims to Mecca to answer the call of our … Continue reading

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The Uighurs and China’s Long History of Trouble with Islam

Islam was of little concern to China’s rulers when the religion arrived in the seventh century. Then problems began to arise. In late 2018, I spent several days at the Forbidden City, the gargantuan palace in the middle of Beijing … Continue reading

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Sufism in Kashmir

Sufism is a mystical form of Islam, a school of practice that gives emphasis to the inward search for God and shuns materialism. It has produced some of the world’s most beloved literature, like the love poems of the 13th-century … Continue reading

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