….He then stood by a mihrab, a niche that indicates the direction of Mecca and listened to a guide talk about Islam. The 29-year-old bank officer formerly of Lima and now of Toledo was one of about 300 visitors who toured the prayer space inside the dome of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg…more: toledoblade
UK university staff should consider spending time in mosques and youth centres across the country to boost the number of students from minority groups, the higher education regulator has said.
Sir Michael Barber, chair of the Office for Students (OfS), has accused UK universities of “passively waiting” for underrepresented students to apply, instead of seeking them out. ..more: .independent
The Prophet Muhammad and Constitution of Medina In comparison with the British Magna Carta By Fulla al-Ahmar* I- Introduction Though Arab communities comprised a majority of the population among the people of Medina yet their resources were depleted and their…
The Arab “show the world how to avoid any contradictions between freedom of thought and religious principles.” Gustave Le Bon’s Les premières civilisations. Source: Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950- By Marwa Elshakry P190- The University of Chicago Press Chicago and London
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In 2000, Khalid Latif, an 18-year-old first year undergraduate at New York University, still fresh off the train from Edison, New Jersey, found himself standing before a group of his fellow Muslim students, delivering his first sermon. ‘What do you mean give the sermon? You want me to stand in front of 150 people and lecture them about their religion?’ he responded, when the then president of NYU’s Islamic Center invited him to cover for an absent imam. ‘He said, “Just do it. You can do it.”’ more at http://brownbook.me/
The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and almsgiving to assist people in need. But…