The Arabic noun Hijrah literally refers to the act of abandoning or relinquishing. Hence, the derived word Muhaajir, as mentioned in a Hadeeth, is a person who renounces what Allah, The Almighty, prohibited. This is not confined to a certain…
SPRINGFIELD — As he looked at his daughters — who were just 6 and 9 years old when he took office in January 2008, and are now in college — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno reflected on his administration’s achievements over the past 12 years.
“This is the fifth time I have taken this oath and as of today I am the longest serving mayor in the city of Springfield’s 384 year history,” …more: masslive
In this Historical inauguration ceremony Imam Wissam Abdul Baki Prayed:
Islamic civilization knew the phenomenon of religious anxiety or what was called “atheism” whose concept took a broad meaning throughout the ages, so that every departure from the correct intent of religion from the smallest of sins was a behavior…
America and dancing don’t really jive. In fact, the history of nightlife in the US is littered with rules and regulations attempting to curtail the activity. In the hyper-Christian America of the mid-1800s, publicly gyrating with a partner was forbidden in numerous cities and towns; and for much of the 20th century, it was illegal to dance with a member of the same-sex. Even today, regulations like the Cabaret law in New York—used at various points since the 1920s to target…MORE: VICE
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno coasted to a fifth term Tuesday, becoming the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history.
First elected in 2007, Sarno bested challenger Yolanda Cancel by a
wide margin — 11,848 votes to 3,587 — but said victories feel short-lived as the mayor of an urban center.
“You can’t dwell on your victories for too long in this job. There’s always another fire to put out,” said Sarno, adding that he dedicated this campaign to his 83-year-old father, Alfonso Sarno, a retired barber and Italian immigrant….MORE : masslive.com
It is a shame that so few Chinese remember General Bai Chongxi, a brilliant tactician during the war against Japan in 1937-45. He showed China that it is possible to be at once a patriot and a devoted Muslim. Bai was a complicated figure. A warlord capable of ruthlessness, he was also a reformer who wanted education to free his fellow Chinese Muslims from isolation and poverty. As a commander of Kuomintang (or Nationalist) troops, he was involved in massacres of Communists. Still, when Chaguan this week visited Bai’s home town in Guangxi province, in the south, locals praised his victories over the Japanese. ..MORE:ECONOMIST
The Secret History of Muslims in the U.S…MORE: .nytimes.com