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Islam

What are Praying Muslims Repeating 17 Times daily?

The Muslim prayer (also known as salah, salat or namaz) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and obligatory religious duty to every Muslims who reached the age of puberty. The purpose of the prayer is to demonstrate a total submission to Allah and a commitment to follow in his path unconditionally. At the start of each unit of ...

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ISNA Canada and its affiliates

 Taha Ghayyur, the new Executive Director of the Islamic Society of North America – Canada (ISNA Canada) believes that the Islamic Law can be gradually implemented in North America. Assumed office on December 1, 2017, Ghayyur is long time grassroots activist who worked for spreading the word of Islam in both US and Canada. He introduced himself as follows: “I ...

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The “Radicalization” Elephant in the Room: Violence Against Women

Left: ISIS considers women as “war spoils” and has adopted special regulations how to rape and manage their slavery. Around the globe from Europe, Pakistan, the Middle East to Minnesota everyone seems to be talking about extremism and radicalization these days. Rohan Gunaratna, an al Qaeda expert, defines radicalization as “a movement in the direction of supporting or enacting radical ...

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Obama’s illogic

Left: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama. (Photo: Cihan), Nov.13, 2015 The confusion in the President’s thinking and strategy about the current terrorist crisis is frightening in its implications. As the tragic events in Paris confirm, surprise remains one of the most important aspects of warfare, in this instance by the Islamic terrorists of Daesh [ISIS ...

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Egypt’s Salafist* Party Returns to the Wilderness

“Running for the Salafi Party was a loss…I regret it. [My] popularity in the constituency was very strong, but joining the party caused it to decline.” – Daily News Egypt, October 24, 2015 Results from the first round of phase one of Egypt’s parliamentary elections earlier this month show that the pragmatic “For the Love of Egypt” — a movement ...

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