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Morgan Freeman : Call to Prayer (adhaan) is One of the Most Beautiful Sounds in the World
Morgan Freeman : Call to Prayer (adhaan) is One of the Most Beautiful Sounds in the World

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has said that the Muslim call to prayer known as the adhan is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. He made the comments as he visited an Imam at a Mosque when filming ‘The Story of God’ for  National Geographic.  

 
A Companion To The Unforgotten

In some societies such as in India certain “classes” of people are considered worthless and “untouchable” (Dalits). Here is a beautiful story of one man who grew up in a “higher class” (Brahmin) but started caring for the “untouchables” and treating them with equal respect, love and dignity. Background : A Brahmin : is a […]

 
The Spiritual Healing Effects Of Adhaan (call to prayer)
The Spiritual Healing Effects Of Adhaan (call to prayer)

An enlightening video showing the effects on the body when listening to music compared to listening to the Islamic call to prayer (adhaan/azaan) Background : In the world of music there has been a revival of tuning instruments to lower frequencies of sound vibration. Until recently, most musical instruments have been tuned so that the […]

 
Syria’s Aleppo : from a creation of beauty to a creation of destruction
Syria’s Aleppo : from a creation of beauty to a creation of destruction

“Aleppo’s old city was an extraordinary human creation. Now it’s empty and dead.” source : BBC.co.uk

 
How Do Trees Communicate
How Do Trees Communicate

How trees use the Wood Wide Web. Forester Peter Wohlleben thinks trees talk to each other through their roots and fungal networks. In his new book The Hidden Life of Trees, he explains that trees can register pain, learn things, and even protect and care for each other. source : BBC.co.uk

 
Palestinian Christian Solidarity
Palestinian Christian Solidarity

18 Nov 2012   A Palestinian Christian lights a candle during a prayer to show solidarity with Gaza, at a Catholic church in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem November 18, 2012.   source : reuters

 
Israeli Side vs Palestinian Side
Israeli Side vs Palestinian Side

  source : antiwar.com

 
“May your children die, you dogs”: As Gaza burns, Israelis bay for blood in streets of Tel Aviv

By Ali Abunimah   16 Nov 2012    “They don’t deserve to live, they need to die” “May your children die, you dogs” “Now we want to go back there [to Gaza] and kick out all the Arabs.” “The people demand more shooting” “Muhammad is dead” These were some of the calls from a group of […]

 
In pictures: The history of the Hajj
In pictures: The history of the Hajj

28 Jan 2012                               source : bbc.co.uk

 
In pictures: Yemen’s ‘lowest of the low’
In pictures: Yemen’s ‘lowest of the low’

  source : bbc.co.uk

 
If anti-Muslim ads are protected, so must be my free speech right to protest
If anti-Muslim ads are protected, so must be my free speech right to protest

I support freedom of speech – even Pamela Geller’s right to her Islamophobic subway posters. But I will always challenge hate By Mona Eltahawy   12 Oct 2012   Mona Eltahawy being arrested for her NYC subway protest against anti-Muslim posters.   Five days after I spraypainted over a racist and bigoted advertisement in the New York […]

 
French rapper stuns fans, makes first TV appearance wearing hijab
French rapper stuns fans, makes first TV appearance wearing hijab

By Ramdane Belamri  1 Oct 2012   French rapper Mélanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, made her first TV appearance with her new image.  Amid a nationwide debate in France surrounding attitudes towards the Islamic veil, or hijab, a French rapper has surprised fans by announcing her conversion to Islam and choosing to wear a headscarf.  […]

 
Calm Muslim Berates Violent Muslims for Defaming Islam and being Suckers

18 Sept 2012 Nouman Ali Khan of the Bayyinah Institute appeals to the Quran, the behavior of the Prophet Muhammad, and common sense in upbraiding the violent believers for letting Islamophobes get their goat and provoking them to actions that detract from the reputation of Muslims and Islam.     source : juancole.com

 
Muslim women challenge stereotypes in exhibition
Muslim women challenge stereotypes in exhibition

 29 August 2012   A group of Muslim women in Glasgow have created an exhibition to challenge stereotypes. It comes after they spoke to pupils in the city’s schools who used words such as “terrorist”, “oppressed” and “uneducated” to describe Muslim women. The exhibition called I Speak For Myself features Muslim women photographed with personal […]

 
The Future Is Halal

BBC Radio 4, 8:00 PM Tue, 21 Aug 2012 Navid Akhtar looks at the astonishing worldwide rise of halal products and services, from food and cosmetics to fashion, finance and tourism.     You’ve heard of halal meat, but what about halal paintbrushes, halal perfume or halal holiday resorts? A recent report by The Economist […]

 
Luton’s Muslims set up food bank to help town’s needy

16 August 2012  Luton’s Muslim community has used the holy month of Ramadan to set up a food bank to help those in need. Sufian Sadiq, who runs the town’s Discover Islam Centre, said the initiative had been an overwhelming success.   source : bbc.co.uk

 
US synagogue welcomes Muslims seeking a place to pray

17 August 2012    Muslims around the world are gathering for Friday prayers, and in one neighbourhood in the US state of Virginia, the worshippers will enter a building that could hardly be further from a traditional mosque. At a time when religious differences are sparking conflict in the Middle East and beyond – it […]

 
Muslims break Ramadan fast with homeless in Preston

13 August 2012   More than 100 volunteers have helped feed the homeless in Lancashire during an event at the Flag Market in Preston. It was organised by the city’s Muslim community, who are fasting this month for Ramadan and cannot eat from dawn until dusk. More than 40 homeless people were fed and the […]

 
Britain’s Finest Ever Runner : Mohamed Farah
Britain’s Finest Ever Runner : Mohamed Farah

  Mo Farah’s last lap 10000m London 2012 Olympic final :     Videos of Mohamed Farah’s win of both 10,000 and 5,000 metres gold : Mo Farah wins Olympics 10,000m gold for Great Britain http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19132050 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19142283 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19131847   Mo Farah wins 5,000m to claim second Olympic gold http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19223652 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19228975 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19228976 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19230484   Usain Bolt […]