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Meet the imam building a ‘Muslim Village’ in the heart of Vegas

Meet the imam building a ‘Muslim Village’ in the heart of Vegas

2019-10-31
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The imam, who leads Masjid As-Sabur, the oldest mosque in the Las Vegas area, is quick to clarify: “Not casino lights — I’m talking about noor,” he said, using the Arabic word for light that Muslims often use to refer to God&r...
Visible and Invisible Borders Between Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern World

Visible and Invisible Borders Between Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern World

2019-10-17
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Date: January 10-11, 2020 Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary It has traditionally been argued that with the rise of the modern nation state, borders increasingly became lines demarcating the spatial limits of state power. Recent ...
The Rebel and the Imam in Early Islam: Explorations in Muslim Historiography

The Rebel and the Imam in Early Islam: Explorations in Muslim Historiography

2019-10-17
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By Najam Haider Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 31, 2019) Engaging with contemporary debates about the sources that shape our understanding of the early Muslim world, Najam Haider proposes a new model for Muslim historical writing th...
New Reddit project makes mental health care accessible to young Muslims

New Reddit project makes mental health care accessible to young Muslims

2019-10-17
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Reddit’s Islam-focused message board has long been a place where Muslims, as well as those curious about the faith, go to debate theology, learn about Islamic history, share video of their favorite sheikhs’ lectures and make prayer reques...
French education minister reignites row over Muslim headscarf

French education minister reignites row over Muslim headscarf

2019-10-17
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A fresh political row has erupted over the Muslim headscarf in France after the education minister said he wanted to avoid having mothers in hijab as volunteers on school outings. Jean-Michel Blanquer criticized the country’s largest parents as...
Muslim, Jewish leaders team up in 'exemplary' European initiative

Muslim, Jewish leaders team up in 'exemplary' European initiative

2019-10-17
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Imams and rabbis from across Europe are attending a summit in Italy organized by the Muslim Jewish Leadership Council. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and right-wing populism are all topics they'd like to address better. Jewish and Muslim religious lead...
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2020

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2020

2019-10-16
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The Fifth Round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions. The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the fifth round of the BRAIS &...
Why American Muslims lean leftwards for 2020

Why American Muslims lean leftwards for 2020

2019-10-15
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Before the presidential election in 2000, George W. Bush was urged by an adviser to go after a category of voters who would love a business-friendly, socially-conservative message: Muslims. Mr Bush took the tip and it worked. In 2001, a survey of Ame...
Uniting to Confront Violence Against Places of Worship

Uniting to Confront Violence Against Places of Worship

2019-10-14
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Remarks by Mr. Miguel Moratinos The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations at the Church Center Event ‘Uniting to Confront Violence Against Places of Worship’ 19 September 2019 At the outset, let me ...
A Glance at Arba‛een Walk and Pilgrimage

A Glance at Arba‛een Walk and Pilgrimage

2019-10-12
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A Glance at Arba‛een Walk and Pilgrimage By Dr Ehsan Eshtehardian Translated by: Mojganeh Saffarnia Publisher: Islamic Research and Information Center (October 2019) ...
Pilgrimage: Ziyara from the Viewpoint of the Holy Quran, Hadiths and Theological Discourses

Pilgrimage: Ziyara from the Viewpoint of the Holy Quran, Hadiths and Theological Discourses

2019-10-11
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An Entry from Encyclopaedia of the World Islam Author: Maryam Kiani Farid Translated by: Mojganeh Saffarnia Publisher: Islamic Research & Information Center in collaboration with Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation (October 2018) ...
ICIIS 2019: 13. International Conference on Islam and Islamic Studies

ICIIS 2019: 13. International Conference on Islam and Islamic Studies

2019-10-04
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Date: October 30-31, 2019 Venue: 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90071 USA The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation w...
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