Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

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Muslim] who was slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once. It is a hard fight. It’s extremely difficult, day after day, when you face people and say, “If Sharia law is taken to its logic this is what things are going to look like” and you come across people who say, “You got it all wrong. I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents. People who are viewed as “insulting” Islam are regularly threatened with violence, including death. This happens inside and outside Islamic countries, occurring in the form of legal sanctions in the former, with efforts to institutionalize such prohibitions everywhere, so that Islam could not be criticized even, for instance, in the United States. Yet most of the genuine insults to Islam these days come from Muslims themselves. If anyone’s purpose was to discredit Islam by vicious actions done in its name, there is now abundant evidence that this is the program of many Muslims, including several internationally recognized Islamic states. In April , the radical Islamic group in Nigeria, Boko Haram “Education is forbidden” kidnapped girls out of a government school in the north of the country.

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Pakistan’s top human rights watchdog on Friday expressed “alarm and disappointment” over a declaration by the Council of Islamic Ideology that DNA tests are not acceptable as primary evidence in determining rape cases. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the Council’s decision as “regressive” and “unkind to rape victims”. In a statement, the Commission said: In these circumstances, it would be foolish to not depend on all the evidence that is available, especially something as incontrovertible as DNA test results,” the statement said.

The Council of Islamic Ideology, a constitutional body that advises the Pakistan government, announced on Wednesday that DNA tests cannot be used as primary evidence in rape cases.

‘Islam in the News’ contains worldwide news concerning Islam and its followers. Further news covering the persecution of minorities, free speech, and some other issues can be found via the hub page.

He blogs at MattForney. He is the author of Do the Philippines and many other books, available here. The answer is that Muslims and SJWs have the same fundamental mindset. Muslims are willing to fight for what they believe in! Indeed, so much of what is wrong with America and the West is due to society tolerating and encouraging the mindless emoting of women , gays, and other designated victim groups. Social justice warriors are the end result: Unlike Christianity, which teaches stoicism and self-reliance, the God of Islam tolerates nothing less than unthinking allegiance on the part of his followers.

Indeed, Muslims are taught that the Koran is the direct, inerrant word of Allah as dictated to Muhammad, as opposed to Christians acknowledging that the Bible was written by men and subject to human error. Evidence of this can be seen in the droves of white British and European women who are becoming Muslims. You would be wrong.

Chelsea van Valkenburg abuse of the court system to deny her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, his First Amendment rights. In response, Quinn collaborated with blogger Margaret Pless alias:

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Muslim] who was slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.

It is a hard fight. It’s extremely difficult, day after day, when you face people and say, “If Sharia law is taken to its logic this is what things are going to look like” and you come across people who say, “You got it all wrong. I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents.

This article is a bit hypocritical and slightly out of Islamic context at some places. Islam encourages ‘arranged marriages’ and discourages all other type of marriages whether it be Forced Marriage/Love Marriage/Secret Marriage.

For many years, as the center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria closely related with Islamic populations in the Balkans. A law of guaranteed respect for all religions throughout the empire, giving Muslims the right to establish mosques and practice their religion. Generally, the Austrian government provides religious freedom for all communities.

Although Roman Catholicism is preponderant among the population, the state is generally secular. Religious organizations are established by the Law on Recognition of Churches. The law gave Muslims various rights and privileges, including the right to organize and manage their community affairs independently through municipal councils and to establish Islamic endowment funds. In , these rights and privileges were enhanced by the signing of the Saint-Germain agreement, in which the Austrian government pledged its protection for minorities and affirmed the right of each citizen to assume important national posts regardless of religion or ethnic origin.

Organizations are categorized as religious societies, religious confessional communities, and associations with distinct legal status.

Exploring Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount): A Visitor’s Guide

Al-Aqsa Although in its narrowest sense, the Al-Aqsa indicates the silver-domed mosque on the southern side of the Temple Mount plaza, the term “Al-Aqsa” has often been used to refer to the entire area, including the mosque , along with the Dome of the Rock , the Gates of the Temple Mount , and the four minarets. However, remains identified as those of the Nea Church were uncovered in the south part of the Jewish Quarter in Radiocarbon dating indicates a large range of ages, some as old as 9th-century BCE, showing that some of the wood had previously been used in older buildings.

These included a mosaic like those used in Byzantine churches, and a Jewish mikveh from the Second Temple period.

Andrew G. Bostom is the editor of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims and of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn is the author of Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic has also published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review Online, Revue.

Although it’s becoming increasingly important in Western society, especially current affairs and world politics, the three-fourths of the world’s population that don’t adhere to it have some very strange ideas about what it’s like. See also the article on The Qur’an , the religious text of the faith. Let’s get a few things cleared up right away: An alternate spelling is “Moslem,” pronounced “moss-lim. Islamic civilisation, the Islamic Golden Age, etc. Older European texts sometimes use “Mohammedan” for Muslim, but it is considered offensive by Muslims since it is by analogy with the word “Christian,” implying that Muslims worship Muhammad in the same way Christians worship Christ.

The term came about because the Muslims do believe in following the example set by Muhammad to the best of their ability as told in suras 60 and is said to be a sublime example of morality in sura 68, in fact the Sira and Hadith mainly exist to give people a better understand on who Muhammad was since the Qur’an does not relate the life of the prophet in detail.

Muslims take the term Mohammadan to imply the blasphemy that he is worshiped so the respectful no longer call Muslimin Mohammedans. Islam is a monotheistic religion tawhid and very serious about it. The official Muslim line is that the Christian Trinity is too close to polytheism shirk , and Muslims do not believe that God had, has, or ever will have a Son; one verse in Qur’an that sums it up as “Neither does he beget nor is he begotten”, that sums it up.

Muslims certainly do believe that Jesus existed, and is the one in the Bible. She is the only woman named in the Holy Qur’an. He remains there and will return before the last day Qiyamah to wage war against the unbeliever, Anti-Christ, and Gog and Magog. There is a sect Ahmadiyyah that believes Jesus survived on the cross, was entombed alive, got out, and then went on to preach to the lost Jewish tribes, eventually dying in Kashmir there is a tomb in Kashmir that is claimed to be his.

Why Does The Left Support Radical Muslims?

Hesse Kassel Hesse Kassel is an Australian economist. He stopped chasing money and chased women and made children instead. He blogs right here Muslims account for over twenty percent of the population of the world and more than that fraction of prime-aged girls. For religious and cultural reasons these girls tend to be quite inaccessible to outsiders and often have their romantic and sexual choices restricted or simply made on their behalf.

Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic: ٱلْـمَـسْـجِـد الْاَقْـصَى ‎, translit. Al-Masjid al-Aqṣā, IPA: [ʔælˈmæsdʒɪd ælˈʔɑqsˤɑ] (listen), “the Farthest Mosque”), located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as Haram esh-Sharif in Islam.

Orientation of mosques towards summer sunrises or sunsets. From a quick glance at Figures , it can be seen that the qibla of the mosques in Iraq would be oriented towards Jerusalem had the Muslims chose the sunset during the equinoxes to align the direction. This is left as an exercise for the readers to verify themselves using the formula in appendix. In summary, the aligning the mosques in Iraq by using winter sunset would be the best way to get nearer to qibla.

Similarly aligning the mosque in Egypt towards winter sunrise gives rise to a qibla very close to the computed one. But still a lingering question exists. Why did the Muslims chose the winter sunset for the mosques in Iraq and winter sunrise for the mosque in Egypt for their respective qiblas? The use of astronomical alignments and also directions associated with the winds, see Figure 11 for qibla was actually favoured by the religious authorities over the qibla directions computed mathematically by the Muslim astronomers in medieval times.

Actual alignments of the Kaabah. Astronomical alignments of the Kaabah drawn to scale.

Jerusalem’s holy sites: why Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif is so volatile

This section uncritically uses texts from within a religion or faith system without referring to secondary sources that critically analyze them. Please help improve this article by adding references to reliable secondary sources , with multiple points of view. December Learn how and when to remove this template message Shia sources quote several hadiths from the Shia Imams and Prophet Muhammad that highlight the importance of pilgrimage to the shrine.

A hadith from the Islamic Prophet reads:

From Dr Hamid Hussain. This piece written in summer of is a backgrounder for Kingdom at a crossroad. This will help in understanding the background to my upcoming piece about challenges faced by the Kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi murder.

Underlying the growing popularity of skin-lightening or fairness cosmetics in India is one of the most baseless biases experienced and practiced. Yet, the overriding importance of skin-color especially in context of marriage has been largely unaddressed. This exploratory study examined the influence of skin-color on preference for potential marriage partner. The participants were shown profiles of either males or females depending on whether they had a son or a daughter.

The light-skinned and dark-skinned photograph was of the same person, except their skin tones were manipulated with the use of computer software. As expected, fair-skinned highly attractive people received higher ratings than dark-skinned highly attractive people. However, contrary to our expectations, ratings received for dark-skinned woman were not significantly lower than the ratings received for dark-skinned man.

This study shows that the color of skin has the potential to even overpower traits such as general competency and physical attractiveness in both men and women. The subjects are from the Indian capital. The surprising result is no sex difference. Internalized racism reveals itself in a variety of situations from work environment to social situations where people of color reject or denigrate those with dark-skin.

First, the Muslim West and Central Asians who arrived in South Asia, described it as a pattern where white people conquered black people. There were black Africans in the armies of the Muslims, as the Siddi community demonstrates.

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The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State also known as ISIS or ISIL and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries. Here are answers to some key questions about Muslims, compiled from several Pew Research Center reports published in recent years: How many Muslims are there?

We apologize to anyone who may be offended by the history of the founder of Islam (Muhammad) below. And we are aware of the sensitivities involved.

Dar-al-Jil, , p. Islamic leaders go to extraordinary means to hide the Gospel of Jesus from Muslims. Just as Satan wails at a crucifix at an exorcism – the Islamic cult member normally wails at the sight of the Christian Bible. A false prophet can always be recognized, because he attacks the true prophet. A false Bible can be recognized, because it contradicts the true Bible.

Islam goes one step further. First Islam tries to gain acceptance by attesting to the truth and validity of both the Christian and Jewish holy books. But, it then clearly steps out of the light, exposing itself to its diabolical agenda, by contradicting and falsifying the facts and teachings in both these books. Also, question the “dark side” of a Religion such as Islam that requires you to only recite salah and prayers like the Namaz, in a language Arabic you do not understand.

All Muslims, Arab and non-Arab alike, are obliged to pray in Arabic. Even if you do not understand a single word. Muslims are also required to read the Qur’an in Arabic, in order to attain any graces at all from Allah. It is not necessary that the person can understand even a word of what he is reading. This is what the warning means that Jesus left us with, when he said; “insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

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