‘Documentary “An American Mosque” needs to be seen by people across the globe’

‘Documentary “An American Mosque” needs to be seen by people across the globe’Submitted by TwoCircles.net on 21 February 2014 - 1:46pmBy Ras H. Siddiqui,California: Many people in this country are not aware that South Asians came to the United States over a century ago. They gravitated to California and more specifically in the Yuba City and Live Oak … Continue reading ‘Documentary “An American Mosque” needs to be seen by people across the globe’

Sochi Puts Russian Muslims in Spotlight

Sochi Puts Russian Muslims in Spotlight  12345(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5) OnIslam & NewspapersSunday, 09 February 2014 00:00The survey, revealed in 2013, showed that about half (53%) of adult Russian Muslims think that extremist groups pose a major threat to their country.CAIRO – Usually praised for connecting people from all faiths and ethnicities, the Winter … Continue reading Sochi Puts Russian Muslims in Spotlight

Discrimination Olympics: Meddling with Muslims in Sochi

 Discrimination Olympics: Meddling with Muslims in Sochi   Why Putin's Islamophobic policies pervade the Winter Olympics at Sochi. Last updated: 17 Feb 2014 09:19Khaled A Beydoun Khaled A Beydoun is the Critical Race Studies Teaching Fellow at the UCLA School of Law.  RSS       Rampant Islamophobia has cast a shadow of danger during these Olympic Games, writes Beydoun [Getty Images]Sochi's more than … Continue reading Discrimination Olympics: Meddling with Muslims in Sochi

10 Indian Things Loved the World Over

10 Indian Things Loved the World Over  Comment   Share   Text size:  A   A   A Last updated on: February 13, 2014 14:44 ISTRepublic Day is round the corner and it’s time to fill the atmosphere with some spectacular patriotic activities. From donning the tri-colour to waving the flag and throwing theme based parties, the passion among the masses is contagious. Nationalistic fervor has … Continue reading 10 Indian Things Loved the World Over

20 best mobile phones in the world today

Buying Guide: 20 best mobile phones in the world todaytechradar |7 days ago |Posted By: Anshuman SinghBest mobile phone: 20-16What's the best mobile phone? Our verdict on the best smartphone/best phones - constantly updatedWe've all got at least one mobile phone each, right? We've probably got about three or four nowadays, and that counts giving your … Continue reading 20 best mobile phones in the world today

Haute Hijab and the Halal Dollar

Haute Hijab and the Halal DollarBy LAILA ALAWA 1 COMMENT EMAIL PRINT SHAREEssra Abdel-Azim was Haute Hijab's "Hijabi of the Month" this past November.Laila AlawaLaila Alawa is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she majored in psychology and education studies. She conducted a study on Muslim American perceptions of belonging during her work at Princeton University, and currently works for Unity Productions Foundation. She … Continue reading Haute Hijab and the Halal Dollar

How Muslims helped Ireland during the great famine

How Muslims helped Ireland during the great famineby Mehedi IslamSource: http://archiveislam.comFebruary 10, 2014 | Filed under: Featured,Lifestyle,People | Posted by: MV Events1  Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid (Abdülmecid) IBy: Mehedi IslamSource: http://archiveislam.com/160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 … Continue reading How Muslims helped Ireland during the great famine

Secret Ingredients in Energy Drinks

#KICKASSThe New Teen Gateway Drug: Energy Drinks with Secret IngredientsPass the glycerol ester of wood rosin, brah! According to a new study, teens who love energy drinks are also the ones who smoke, drink and do drugs. So what are we missing? The good stuff, apparentlyHigh school students who frequently consume energy drinks are significantly … Continue reading Secret Ingredients in Energy Drinks

Forget the Internet – soon there will be the OUTERNET

Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from spaceAn ambitious project known as Outernet is aiming to launch hundreds of miniature satellites into low Earth orbit by June 2015 Each satellite will broadcast the Internet to phones and computers giving billions of people across the globe free online accessCitizens of countries … Continue reading Forget the Internet – soon there will be the OUTERNET

Why I’m Reading the Qur’ān

John E. RiüttaEssays and musings; mostly about books.About JohnBlogReading the St. John’s ListReviewsTo ReadLinks Why I’m Reading the Qur’ān5Feb20140 CommentsNot so very long ago, in the middle of a casual chat with a long-time acquaintance in a local café, I made a comment that changed the entire direction of the conversation, “You know, just this morning … Continue reading Why I’m Reading the Qur’ān

Islam gaining popularity in Brazilian culture and TV

 Photo: Muslim girls play soccer, on of Brazil's most popular sports (AP)Monday, January 6, 2014 - The American Muslim by Rahat Husain Rahat HusainAsk me a question. RELATED COLUMNSMuslims around the world respond to the Christmas season  WASHINGTON, January 6, 2014 — While the Middle East appears to dominate much of the discourse relating to Islam and Muslims, the growth of … Continue reading Islam gaining popularity in Brazilian culture and TV

Portraits Of Men And Women Who Have Converted To Islam Challenge Our Perception Of ‘American’

Portraits Of Men And Women Who Have ConvertedTo Islam Challenge Our Perception Of 'American' Posted: 02/04/2014 8:32 am EST Updated: 02/05/2014 9:59 am EST:PhotographyIslamClaire BeckettClaire Beckett ConvertsIslamConverts PhotosConvertsIslam in AmericaArts News  In a gorgeous series titled "The Converts," photographer Claire Beckett captures portraits of the American men and women whohave chosen to convert to Islam. Her stunning photos reveal the faces of … Continue reading Portraits Of Men And Women Who Have Converted To Islam Challenge Our Perception Of ‘American’

Why Sochi Has No Mosques

Why Sochi Has No MosquesThe Winter Olympics city has 20,000 Muslim residents. Now they just need a place to worship.—By Tim Murphy| Wed Feb. 5, 2014 3:00 AM GMT5 to find a suitable place for the construction of God's house," he said, according to Caucasian Policy.But Sochi's impasse only underscores the larger issues facing religious freedom in … Continue reading Why Sochi Has No Mosques

The Real Reason Why We Should be Upset by Coke’s ‘America the Beautiful’ ad

Liberals should also be upset by Coke’s ‘America the Beautiful’ ad By Jill Filipovic, The Guardian Monday, February 3, 2014 22:32 EST  466 Coke’s Super Bowl ad tugged at our heartstrings with its diverse US portrait, but the goal is to get minorities hooked on sodaMy favorite Super Bowl commercial last night was Coca-Cola’s #AmericaIsBeautiful. The spot, shot with … Continue reading The Real Reason Why We Should be Upset by Coke’s ‘America the Beautiful’ ad

California Muslims Rejoice in Rain After Prayers

Calif. Muslims Rejoice Rain After Prayers  12345(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)OnIslam StaffMonday, 03 February 2014 00:00    CAIRO – A few hours after Muslims prayed for rain to relieve the drought affecting California, the Bay Area finally got some rain on Sunday, February 2, soaking parched parks, brown hillsides and thirsty gardens.“Amazing coincidence? Muslims in the … Continue reading California Muslims Rejoice in Rain After Prayers