Celebrating Prophet Muhammad (saw) – The Best of Muhsins

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There is no one in creation more worthy an example of this Quranic verse, “Indeed Allah loves those who are Muhsins – those who do beautiful things (2:195),” than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). A Muhsin is one who is in a state of Ihsan and Ihsan is the highest spiritual state possible. It is the farthest [Read More...]

Islamophobia is Only One Chapter in the Muslim-Western Story

IRAQI-AMERICAN MUSLIMS CELEBRATE IN DEARBORN OUSTER OF HUSSEIN

By Muqtedar Khan ISTANBUL – It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored. A conglomerate of five Universities, led by Yildiz Technical University and the municipality of Beykoz province in Istanbul Turkey, organised an international [Read More...]

Ramadan Reflection – God is Beautiful, and He Loves Beauty

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By Muqtedar Khan The holy month of Ramadan has come again, and millions of Muslims worldwide count their blessings. They feel fortunate that they are getting one more opportunity to rededicate their lives to God; another chance to reboot their spiritual orientation. For many Muslims, Ramadan is a boot camp for rituals. Pray more, play [Read More...]

Pakistani NGO Making a World of Difference

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By Muqtedar Khan These days it seems that all news coming from Pakistan is bad news. Extremism has not abated, violence is recurrent, and U.S.-Pakistan relations seem to be stuck in a downward spiral. But, last week I had a fortuitous encounter with good news from Pakistan. I was in Amman, Jordan to give a lecture [Read More...]

Malcolm X — The Paragon of Self-Transformation

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 By Muqtedar Khan The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month in America. It is also during this month that Malcolm X, an African American Muslim minister and civil rights activist, died on February 21, 1965. His legacy is important for Muslims and non-Muslims alike – and one that has influenced many American [Read More...]

2011 Gallup Poll: American Muslims most tolerant in America

I hope that those Americans who are being misled by the so-called anti-sharia initiatives in the United States read this report. It casts serious doubts on the assertions that Muslims – members of America’s most tolerant religious community – aspire to impose their faith on others. [Read more...]


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