Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and State Representative Bud Williams Honored and Recognized Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki for His 25 Years of Dedicated Community Service .

May be an image of 4 people, people standing and indoorMay be an image of 3 people and people standingNo photo description available.Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and State Representative Bud Williams joined with Dr. Kamal Ali and the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts for a special celebration to honor and recognize Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki for his 25 years of dedicated service and spiritual leadership to the Greater Springfield Community. Mayor Sarno presented the Imam with a proclamation declaring Tuesday, January 10, 2023, as “Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki Day’ in the city of Springfield. State Representative Bud Williams also presented a proclamation on behalf other Massachusetts House of Representatives…See more

Celebration Honors Imam Shaikh Wissam Abdul Baki in Springfield

Mayor Sarno presented the Imam with a proclamation declaring Tuesday, January 10, 2023, as “Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki Day’ in the city of Springfield. State Representative Bud Williams also presented a proclamation on behalf other Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Honorable Mayor. Domenic J. Sarno Proclaimed: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, as “Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul Baki Day”

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Mayor Sarno and Rep. Williams joined with Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts for special Celebration to Honor Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and State Representative Bud Williams joined with Dr. Kamal Ali and the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts for a special celebration to honor and recognize Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki for his 25 years of dedicated service and spiritual leadership to the Greater Springfield Community. Mayor Sarno presented the Imam with a proclamation declaring Tuesday, January 10, 2023, as “Imam Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki Day’ in the city of Springfield.  See more

Hacked Files Reveal Chinese “shoot-to-kill” Policy in Uighur Detention Camps – BBC News

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The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View

 

The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View by [Craig Considine]What makes an American Catholic of Irish and Italian descent one of the leading global voices in admiration of Prophet Muhammad? In this overview of Muhammad’s life and legacy, prominent scholar Craig Considine provides a sociological analysis of Muhammad’s teachings and example. Considine shows how the Prophet embraced religious pluralism, envisioned a civic nation, stood for anti-racism, advocated for seeking knowledge, initiated women’s rights, and followed the Golden Rule. Considine sheds light on the side of Prophet Muhammad that is often forgotten in mainstream depictions and media narratives. The Humanity of Muhammad is Considine’s contribution to the growing body of literature on one of history’s most important human beings.

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