Last week, parliamentary hearings began on Quebec’s Bill 21, which would ban public employees in “positions of authority” from wearing religious symbols. In his testimony, the philosopher Charles Taylor stated that he and Gérard Bouchard were wrong to propose restrictions on religious symbols in their 2008 report on reasonable accommodation.
Taylor affirmed he had been “very naïve” for not foreseeing that such proposals would stigmatize religious minorities and feed intolerance. ..more: THESTAR
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against defamation of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said such activities exceed the permissible limits of freedom of expression, Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday. Upholding a lower court’s decision, the ECHR said that defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace”…MORE: EXPRESTRIBUNE
The Prophet ﷺ said (which means) : ‘Why do you not support the one who has a right? May that nation not be purified among whom the weak cannot get his right without trouble.’”Hasan صحيح ابن ماجه
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri said: “A Bedouin came to the Prophet (ﷺ) to ask him to pay back a debt that he owed him, and he spoke harshly, saying: ‘I will make things difficult for you unless you repay me.’ His Companions rebuked him and said: ‘Woe to you, do you know who you are speaking to?’ He said: ‘I am only asking for my rights.’ The Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘Why do you not support the one who has a right?’ Then he sent word to Khawlah bint Qais, saying to her: ‘If you have dates, lend them to us until our dates come, then we will pay you back.’ She said: ‘Yes, may my father be ransomed for you, O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)!’ So she gave him a loan, and he paid back the Bedouin and fed him. He (the Bedouin) said: ‘You have paid me in full, may Allah (SWT) pay you in full.’ He (the Prophet (ﷺ) ) said: ‘Those are the best of people. May that nation not be cleansed (of sin) among whom the weak cannot get his right without trouble.’
In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.” “I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. “One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.”…. Rawstory –huffingtonpos
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…
Renown Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson explains what went wrong with Islam…Mr Degrasse inddeed made a great job but he mixed the principles (Islam) with the attitude of some of the followers (Muslims).
Abu Huraira reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Who is most deserving of my good company?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” The Prophet said “Your mother.” The…
The first videos have begun to roll in. On Twitter, the hashtag was momentarily one of the top trending topics in Germany, though it was also used by users who were trying to draw attention to the challenge’s racism. The Facebook page already has nearly 4,200 fans.
Groups that oppose Muslim immigration and/or the halal diet have attacked the Facebook pages of supermarkets such as Rewe and Edeka. The companies have reacted defensively. Edeka, for example, posted that only “a few individual sellers” produce their meat products in line with Islamic guidelines. Besides, the chain claimed, none of the products came from animals that hadn’t been sedated before being slaughtered….more: dw.com
Iran has surpassed China in the number of executions being carried out per capita. Most of the executions in Iran are being done by hanging. In addition to the alarming increase in executions, fundamental rights of Iranians and ethnic and…
The decision to join the program, called the Strong Cities Network, had drawn scrutiny from American Muslim activists, the New York Civil Liberties Union and civil rights lawyers. More than a dozen groups urged Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, to reconsider New York’s participation, citing what they called an unfair focus on the activities of law-abiding American Muslims…more: .nytimes