Affirming the Status of a Mosque, Financing the Building of a Mosque or Changing its Function Affirming the Status of a Mosque and the Difference between a Mosque and a Musalla The status of a mosque is attained by a perpetual endowment by an owner of a building or a separate
portion thereof to be designated as a mosque. It being of a perpetual nature is a must for a structure to be considered a mosque. It does not include any portion that is not set aside specifically for prayer, even if it is physically connected to the mosque. If the endowment is a common area that cannot be divided, then such an endowment is not proper for a mosque….more: amjaonline.
Several Muslims fought for America’s independence with distinction under George Washington. Greg Considine, a sociologist at Rice University, wrote for the Huffington Post that one soldier believed to have been a Muslim, Peter Buckminster, “etched his name into American history at the Battle of Bunker Hill by firing the shot which killed Great Britain’s Major General John Pitcairn.” Muslim-Americans fought in the War of 1812, in the Civil War and in every major conflict since…more: thenation.
The account tweeted a photograph of openly gay Minister Leo Varadkar being handed flowers with the caption “To all those who think we Muslims hate and want to kill homosexuals. Islam teaches to hate sin, not the sinner!”. Following the tweet, many responses were outraged. “that’s unbelievably offensive. How dare you! Retract immediately”. Dr. Umar Al-Qadri acknowledged the negative reaction to the tweet, writing “Treat all humans with #Equality. Why is offending Muslims acceptable but offending homosexuals not ? Offending ANY human is wrong”…more: Independent.ie/irish
14-year-old arrested after homemade clock is…more: .pbs.org
Dear community members, Asalaamu Alakum wa Rahamatullahi Wa Barakathu, Al-Hamdulil-laah and As-Salaatu Wa As-Salaamu Ala Rasulillah Wa Aalihi Wa Sah’bihi Wa Man Waalaah. September 24th is the day of Al Eid Al Kabeer (Eidul-Adha), but before that there are the ten days…