Book: The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World – by John Andrew Morrow | Read article on Muftah org

The Prophet Muhammad’s treaties with the Christians of his time, which John Andrew Morrow has rediscovered in obscure collections and often newly translated, uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian communities, but defend them “until the End of the World.” Authored by the Prophet himself, they represent a third foundational pillar for…

An Ismaili Muslim Reconciliation of Creation and Evolution — Ismaili Gnosis com

The recent debate between the creationist museum and popular scientist raised the question of whether the monotheistic doctrine of creation is compatible with the scientific theory of revolution. This article reconciles the traditional doctrine of Creation found in monotheistic faiths with the theory of Evolution by refuting both creationism and naturalism (atheism) and integrating Ismā‘īlī…

Qur’ans for peace: what one person can do — by Rev Wayne Lavender on CG News in which he writes that Misinformation about Islam and cherry picking Qur’anic verses out of context has become a troubling trend in the United States and need to understand the truth

~Looking Back~ Qur’ans for peace: what one person can do — Common Ground News Service (CGNews)   * Rev. Wayne Lavender, Ph.D. is a United Methodist pastor and Executive Director of Passing the Peace, an organisation whose mission is to create a world of peace and justice. This article was written for the Common Ground…

Video: Mehdi Hasan | Islam Is A Peaceful Religion | Oxford Union

Mehdi Hasan gives his argument for Islam being a peaceful religion. Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan, political editor of the Huffington Post, warns Anne-Marie Waters that her “astonishing claims” might endanger her future as a Labour Party candidate, but assured her “don’t worry, the BNP will take you”. Hasan asks why, if Islam is “responsible for…

The Concept of God in the Teachings of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III — Ismā‘īlī Gnosis com

Ismā‘īlī Gnosis presents Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh’s teachings on the concept of God as found in his public speeches, interviews and writings. Imām Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh Āgā Khān III was the forty-eight hereditary Imām of the Shi‘ī Ismā‘īlī Muslims and the predecessor of the present Imām Shāh Karīm al-Husayni Āgā Khān IV.  Within the chain…

Jerusalem: A Photo Essay by Muslim and Nevin Harji @Simerg

“During the past 8 years, we have visited dozens of cities in over forty countries all around the world. We have to say that the magical quality of the Old City of Jerusalem is unsurpassable. Perhaps it is due to the glorious history of the towering stone walls and ancient buildings, or the sacred atmosphere…

A Unique Event Fifty Years Ago: The Review Process and Presentation of Recommendations to Mawlana Hazar Imam for a New Ismaili Constitution in Africa – Simerg com

A PERSONAL RECOLLECTION By Ameer Janmohamed 1961: A group photo taken outside the nurses quarters of the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on the occasion of the presentation of recommendations to Mawlana Hazar Imam by the Constitutional Review Committees of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Front row seated on chair (l to r): Jimmy Ahmed, Abdulaziz Pirani,…

USA: Pastors to Host Readings From The Qur’an at Churches Across The Country To Display Respect and Combat Anti-Muslim Bigotry – IA org News

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. along with 50 churches in 26 states have already joined the effort Faith Shared – June 26, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Christian clergy at churches across the country will host readings from the Qur’an and other sacred religious texts as they welcome their Muslim and Jewish colleagues on Sunday,…

Virginia Seminary Welcomes Muslim Scholar Hussein Rashid – VTS Edu Press Release

  ALEXANDRIA, VA– Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) welcomes Dr. Hussein Rashid to campus this week as the Center for Anglican Communion Studies’ (CACS) Visiting Muslim Scholar. During his eight week stay at the Seminary, Rashid will  teach a course entitled, “Not so Common Stories: Prophets in the Qur’an and the Bible.” Rashid, a teacher at…

Houston city’s diverse cultural traditions: Lecture by Dr. Ali Asani and Calligraphy of Islamic, Jewish and Buddhist traditions, two programs for the public

Two exciting programs in May!   In May, Sacred Songs, Sacred Sites continues its effort to introduce Houstonians to their many neighbors. This month will feature an insightful lecture by Dr. Ali Asani and a workshop on the beautiful and intricate art of calligraphy. Sacred Sounds: Communing with the Divine in Islam A lecture by…

Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation "OMNI TV"

  The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, in partnership with the Association for the Study of Ginans present Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation, a unique International conference that reaches out across countries and continents from North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Central and South Asia to…