Islam

Islam is a global religion based on the teachings of the Qur’an, a collection of passages proclaimed by Muhammad as divinely-inspired by a monotheistic God over the course of his 23-year career as a prophet in western Arabia in the 7th century. Soon after Muhammad’s death, the state he founded rapidly grew from its base in the Arabian Peninsula to North Africa and Europe in the west and southwestern Asia in the east. Though many people often c... View more

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01/05/2017

The Islamic Response to Standing Rock

If Prophet Muhammad obliged us to protect the right to water even to those attempting to kill us, then most certainly, we can stand up for the righ...
09/02/2015
06/22/2016

The Struggles Of A Ramadan Fast (In A Non-Muslim Office)

Life becomes a literal hunger game when you’re fasting for Ramadan in a non-Muslim office.
01/04/2017

Make a Difference this 2017 (Write your letter at tahil@aidemocracy.org today!)

This letter was sent to mosques in Southern California, including my neighboring Islamic Center of Claremont. I have been working with secular huma...
12/26/2015

A Christmas Surprise (Sufi Artists play Christmas Carols)

Tradtional Sufi Muslim musicians play traditional Christmas Carols in show of love.
10/15/2015

Hijri New Year

Hijri is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year. In addition, the Hijri is also the day on which the year count is increme...
05/05/2015

Muhammad Frieze (U.S. Supreme Court)

The Prophet of Islam is depicted holding the Qur’an. The Qur’an provides the primary source of Islamic Law. Prophet Muhammad’s teachings explain an...
12/21/2016

7 Myths About Muslim Americans

Indeed, as 2016 draws to a close, myths about Muslims persist, percolating in conspiratorial email chains, hyper-partisan news media discussions an...
12/05/2015

The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority

In the debut of Reality Check, Ben Shapiro takes on Ben Affleck and the myth that only a tiny minority of Muslims worldwide are radical.
01/08/2017

Messiahs Versus Terrorists: Prophecy and History

Rational Interpretation of The Second Coming of The Messiah
01/11/2017

President Obama's Farewell Address

Below, read Obama’s full remarks as delivered, according to a transcript provided by the White House:
11/28/2016

Passage to Israel

A new exhibition at the Anderson Contemporary examines how the small strip of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea became a prof...
10/21/2015

Two Minutes With... A Multi-Faith Person

A discussion with Nazanin Zahra Angoshtari, an independent participant at the Parliament and practitioner of several different religious traditions.
09/05/2014

[Urdu] The Exemplary Ahmadi Muslim

[Urdu] The Exemplary Ahmadi Muslim
03/02/2016

Every Choice That We Make Says Whose Side That We Are On

A Defense of THE TRUE GOD'S HOLINESS and A Call For Righteous Indignation at the Blasphemous Behavior Toward YHVH by Comedian like Mr. Steve Harvey...
12/11/2016

A New Post-Election Religious Alignment

Perhaps a new moral vocabulary can emerge as people of different faith traditions work together with people who disavow institutional religion.
09/12/2014

The Muslim Greeting

The Muslim Greeting
09/12/2014

Shaking Hands In The Muslim World

Shaking Hands In The Muslim World
11/21/2016

Embracing varieties of religious experience

Reflections from Dean David Hempton to mark Divinity School’s bicentennial. This interview first appeared in the Harvard Gazette, November 15, 2016...
11/29/2016

Guardians of Each Other

We are protectors of you. And you are protectors of us.
01/11/2017

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Sikhism

Despite being one of the world’s largest world religions, Sikhism remains one of the most unknown traditions in America. Here is a list of 10 thing...
09/14/2014

Debate with Muslim Apologist Nadir Ahmed

Debate with Muslim Apologist Nadir Ahmed

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