Part 2: The Awakening
Part 1: Prophet Muhammad and rise of Islam
Muslim Life In America is a series dedicated to exploring the many ways in which Muslim Americans navigate their religious, cultural and ethnic identities in the United States. The series highlights Muslim American voices from a broad spectrum of communities, at once investigating the challenges Muslims face in this country while celebrating the different voices of Islam in America. What It Means To Be Muslim In America
You will hear stories from Muslims who are activists, students, artists, comedians, farmers, parents, journalists, lawyers and more. They come from communities across the country and reflect the diversity among Muslim Americans. …more .huffingtonpost
Are non-Muslim countries more Islamic than Muslim countries? That is what Hossein Askari, an Iranian-born professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, believes. Askari says Ireland “leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag.” After studying 208 countries and territories he found that the top countries in both economic achievement and social values are Ireland, Demark, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Britain also ranks in the top ten. The first Muslim-majority nation is Malaysia ranking at 33, while the only other state in the top 50 is Kuwait at 48….more frontpagemag
At a time when most Americans were uninformed, misinformed, or simply afraid of Islam, Thomas Jefferson imagined Muslims as future citizens of his new nation. His engagement with the faith began with the purchase of a Qur’an eleven years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s Qur’an survives still in the Library of Congress, serving as a symbol of his and early America’s complex relationship with Islam and its adherents. That relationship remains of signal importance to this day….more .salon
From all the places on Earth, Allah loves the mosques above all else. They fulfill the most important function. They are the places where those on Earth make contact with their Creator and Sustainer. The Arabic word for prayer – salâh – means to make a connection between the worshipper and his Lord.
The mosque is the pure location that the hearts of the worshippers are drawn towards. It is where the hearts find contentment from the worries of daily life. It is where they are cleansed of the vain desires and temptations that always beset them. The mosques are a place of tranquility and mercy where a soul can find a short reprieve from the long day’s turmoil. . ..more islamtoday
“I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a blessing from God.”
Car dealer Adrian Quinn said cabbie Mohammed Nisar saved his business when he held onto the large amount of cash for him.
The 46-year-old was running late for one of his regular business trips to British Car Auctions, in Walsall, from his home in Hereford because a train had been cancelled. MORE: telegraph.co.uk