Monday, May 13, 2013

  • Hadith of the Day: Paradise is at a Mother's Feet 
    A man once consulted the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) about taking part in a military campaign. The Prophet asked the man if his mother was still living. When told that she was alive, the Prophet said: "(Then) stay with her, for Paradise is at her feet." (Al-Tirmidhi)
  • Anti-Muslim Group Defends American Islamic Congress After Exposé
    There have been some very interesting reactions to Max Blumenthal's investigation that revealed the virulently anti-Muslim and pro-Israel donors behind the American Islamic Congress (AIC). . .If the Clarion Project's defense of AIC was supposed to help the organization's credibility with anyone other than extreme anti-Muslim elements, it is more likely to do precisely the opposite.
  • CAIR: Boxer's Israeli Visa Bill Stirs Backlash (SF Chronicle)
    [CAIR] said the bill would give a U.S. seal of approval to "Israel's well-documented ethnic and religious profiling." As the organization noted, the U.S. State Department has officially advised travelers that U.S. citizens "of Arab or Muslim origin have experienced significant difficulties in entering or exiting Israel or the West Bank."
  • CAIR-Cincinnati Honors Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
    Centennial Barn has been awarded the I-CAIR Award from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cincinnati Chapter. The Centennial Barn was selected for the award for I-CAIR Encouraging Dialogue award for 2013. The barn serves as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor.
  • CAIR-MN: Anti-Bullying Bill Passes House
    CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya testified before the House Education Policy Committee in support of the bill and shared a CAIR-MN case involving a Somali Muslim student who was bullied and harassed in high school.
    • Landmark Settlement for Sikh Middle Schooler Targeted by Bullies
      The Sikh student was referred to as "Osama," a "terrorist," and "curryhead," and told he has a "bomb on his head," and to "go back to your country."
  • Islamophobia: Columnist Diana West Appears on Racist Anti-Muslim Program
    Interview with Diana West begins at about 48 minutes into the program.
  • Imam William Suhaib Webb Emerges as Face of Boston's Muslim Community
    • Jets' Aboushi a Rare Palestinian-American in NFL (Fresno Bee)
      Embracing his background, and being celebrated for it, is nothing new for Aboushi. He was one of about a dozen Muslim athletes honored in 2011 at a reception hosted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department in Washington.
  • Voices of Faith: Is Abortion Ever Acceptable? (KC Star)
    Islam's approach to the issue of birth control and abortion is very balanced. It allows women to prevent pregnancy (for a valid reason) but forbids them to terminate it except in certain cases: if there is a clear threat to the life of the mother with continuation of pregnancy; if there is complete assurance that the fetus will have obvious mental or physical defects after birth; or in cases of rape, but most Muslim scholars hold that the child of rape is a legitimate child, and thus it would be sinful to kill this child.

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