Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Muslims relieved and bewildered after Albuqerque murders case arrest

A prayer vigil at the Islamic Center of New Mexico after the arrest of Muhammad Syed, a suspect in the recent murders of Muslim men in Albuquerque.“We’re all Sunni and Shia here,” Aldhilemi added, gesturing at the entire restaurant. “But this guy … he’s not Shia. He’s not Sunni. He’s like people who don’t have brains.”

Meanwhile, Albuquerque’s Muslim community – Sunnis and Shias alike – stood together again on the first Friday since Syed’s arrest, shoulder to shoulder, as the civic plaza reverberated with the weekly call to prayer. more: theguardian

 

Earth Sets New Record for Shortest Day

Earth keeps spinning faster—but why? timeanddate checks the latest numbers…more: timeanddate – also : The Messenger of Allah said, “The Hour will not be established until time passes rapidly” (Al-Bukhaari: 1036)

Srebrenica massacre: Netherlands apologizes after 27 years

A Bosnian muslim woman prays at a grave of one of the victims of the Srebrenica massacreOn the 27th anniversary of the atrocity that killed 8,000 Muslim men and boys, the Netherlands apologized to the relatives of victims and survivors for Dutch peacekeepers’ failure to prevent the slaughter.

The Netherlands on Monday offered its “deepest apologies” for the role played by Dutch peacekeepers in the Srebrenica genocide….MORE:dw

Freedom (to Live a Normal Life)

Independence Day, the Fourth of July. Our original day of liberty.
What’s more American than freedom? It’s just: the timing’s not the best anymore…
Arriving as it does today in the shadow of a far greater festival.
That long celebration of liberty: Pride Month (The Month Formerly Known as June).
To value whatever, do whatever, live however, be whatever we please…
A month celebrating life without limits – need we another day of freedom?
Are we not entertained? And empowered? Yet still some dream of a greater freedom…
Freedom to find solid ground in a world gone mad….more:  theupheaval

Baby boys and girls receive different nutrients in breast milk

Baby drinking milk from a bottleBaby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending on their baby’s sex, researchers say.

Tests on mothers’ milk in both monkeys and humans have showed that levels of fat, protein, vitamins, sugars, minerals and hormones vary enormously, but there is evidence that milk made for female and male babies is consistently different…more:THE GUARDIAN   /    Allah says which means: “And, Biologically, the male is not like the female…” more:Ali Imran/Family of Mary