Archive for June, 2015

Supreme Court Sides with Muslim Woman who was denied a job

Note by Mohammad Akhtar, President of MCA. It gives us great satisfaction to publish in the following the report of victory of a Muslim woman who went to the Supreme Court to defend her right based on her religion and got the verdict reversed in her favor. More important than anything, it makes Muslims at large feel proud of being American. it is the country we salute and love which stands for a principle and defends an insignificant woman against the powerful and gigantic corporation- Abercrombie & Fitch and restores her right to wear Hijab if that is what her religion is. Supreme Court Sides With Muslim Abercrombie Job Applicant over Head Scarf--2nd Update BY Dow Jones & Company, Inc. 1:31 PM ET 06/01/2015 WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court on Monday said a Muslim woman who applied...

How can we have peace on earth?

Dr. Barkat Charania By finding peace loving leaders like President Barack Obama Leadership of the world: All the mature leaders of different countries of the world have a large role to play in world peace. Their anger, displeasure or even misunderstanding may mean quarrel, war and even death of thousands of people as we can see from history. We are fortunate to have Barack Obama as president of the US. He has always leaned heavily in favor of world peace. And his peace prone posture has also helped many other leaders of the world to be more onto peace agenda in past six years. Nobel peace prize: Barely a few months after being in office as president of the US, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in October 2009 that president Bar...

9 things you should know about the Women’s Mosque of America…and Muslim women in general.

(Editors Note: Your opinions count in regard to new questions such as women's mosque.To register comments, please go to the bottom, type them and click submit comments.It is that simple.) M. Hasna Maznavi, Huffington Post This past January, as global praise and media coverage poured in surrounding The Women's Mosque of America's first Friday jumma'a (congregational) prayer services, I started to pick up on something hidden beneath all the congratulations: "Good for you! It was a long time coming! You finally showed them!" Hold up. Who the heck is "them?!" Instead of being seen as a celebration of Muslim women, the Women's Mosque of America was erroneously being framed as a "liberation" from Muslim men. As tempting as it may be to believe that we Muslim women are a monolithic-...


Berlin House of One: The first church-mosque-synagogue?

Stephen Evans, BBC News Berlin thinks it is making religious history as Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of One, as it is being called, will be a synagogue, a church and a mosque under one roof. An architecture competition has been held and the winner chosen. The striking design is for a brick building with a tall, square central tower. Off the courtyard below will be the houses of worship for the three faiths - the synagogue, the church and the mosque. It is to occupy a prominent site - Petriplatz - in the heart of Berlin. The location is highly significant, according to one of the three religious leaders involved, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin. "From my Jewish point of view the city where Jewish suffering was plan...

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