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A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran. Muslims consider the Quran to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. They also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad as recorded in traditional accounts called hadith. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits (to God)". A female Muslim is sometimes called a Muslimah. There are customs holding that a man and woman or teenager and adolescent above the age of fifteen of a lunar or solar calendar who possesses the faculties of rationality, logic or sanity, but misses numerous successive Jumu'ahs without a valid excuse, no longer qualifies as a Muslim.


Most Muslims will accept anyone who has publicly pronounced the declaration of faith (shahadah) as a Muslim. The shahadah states:


There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.

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Opponents of the policy and some lower courts have labeled it a "Muslim ban," harking back to President Trump's campaign call to keep Muslims from entering the country. The high-stakes arguments at the high court were heard Wednesday, April 25, and could offer some indication about how a court ...
Sameena Zahoor has been wearing a hijab since she was in college studying to be a doctor and she is aware that non-Muslims often have questions -- and misconceptions -- about the headscarf commonly worn by Muslim women. Zahoor, a family physician from Canton, said it is not much different ...

The hysterical discourse about Muslims taking over Europe and leaving the United States "alone" in the world is a staple of far-right rhetoric in the United States, and it has a devoted band of imitators on the racist, anti-immigrant right of European politics. There is a large and growing Muslim population ...
People of all religions gathered to share a meal and serve one another on National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day Sunday. This is the event's third year. The effort, which began in Albany, brings Muslim and non-Muslim organizations together to serve those in need. Free meals were served at several different sites. The ...
When I asked her stance on the government's actions, she explained that "all Muslims are terrorists." As she looked me in the eyes -- the eyes of a hijabi, the eyes of a Muslim -- she quickly said, "Don't worry, I know you are not a terrorist." I wanted to quit, to go home and never show up to class again.
New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy, and Ampara in early 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of ...

The list of Hindu-Muslim couples was posted by Satish Mylavarapu, a mild-looking sales and marketing manager in Bangalore who propagates militant Hinduism to thousands of followers in Facebook groups and elsewhere. "It's a matter of Muslims taking over our blood and taking over our wombs - ...
The study developed after I spent over 100 days in English high security prisons conducting fieldwork where 28 per cent of prisoners identified as Muslim. But I was curious: how do Muslims "get on" after prison? What I found didn't fit into the headlines of radicalisation or Islamophobia. I learned ... crime
In 1985, Laura Fendt fell in love with a Muslim immigrant from Egypt named Kamal Hammouda. They spontaneously got married that fall. Then they got married again that winter, this time by a priest. It began more than three decades of an interfaith union that many people, Muslim and non-Muslim, still don't ... crime
The awards – a satirical revue and fundraiser inspired by Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball - were described that year by the then head of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) as an important step to "fight bigotry and prejudice against Muslims". Both the Muslim organisation head and ... crime
It might sound strange to say that when I was a child in Kabul, Afghanistan, I was lucky. There was a war, there were armed militias stopping families and raping women. There were rockets and blackouts. In the end, though, my family was able to get out before it was too late. We came to the U.S. and were ... crime
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the country. As president, he appointed aides, including his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, with close ties to Muslim-bashing extremist groups. He retweeted anti-Muslim propaganda. And into the ... crime
Notice of a ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) was published on the front page of Wednesday's print edition. In August last year, the Times reported that a “white Christian child” had been left distressed after being placed with two Muslim households in Tower Hamlets. However ... crime
As the Supreme Court weighs the legality of the President's travel ban, immigrant rights advocates say the administration has already achieved the 'Muslim ban' Trump talked about during the campaign. Muslim immigration to the U.S. is down sharply in the past year. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ... crime
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will — finally — consider the legality of President Donald Trump's controversial "Muslim ban" executive order from his first week in office. Needless to say, pundits from across the political spectrum are portraying the case, Trump v. Hawaii, as a referendum on all-things ... crime
I Heart Halal festival celebrates Muslim businesses, personalities, culture ... Afia hopes the festival will grow and attract others outside the Muslim community. ... Still, she said she sees perceptions about Muslims changing and realizes its not just those in her community that are drawn to halal products. crime
Olgun, speaking to Anadolu Agency, said that Austrian Muslims will challenge the ban legally, adding that the headscarf is not a political symbol. “We told Mr. Chancellor that the headscarf is a religious subject. Muslims do it out of their free will. There is no force or pressure, and a majority of Muslim families ... crime

Black Muslims in America are reclaiming and highlighting their traditions. In Los Angeles, Jihad Saafir is converting his father's storefront mosque into a vibrant community center and school. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are ... crime
Two prominent anti-Muslim campaigners have been denied entry into the UK ahead of a conference held by Britain's newest and most active far-right group. Martin Sellner, from Austria, and the Hungarian Abel Bodi were due to attend the private Generation Identity conference in London on Saturday. crime
Cory Booker grilled the nominee about his views on Muslims. The two sparred in an exchange about what Pompeo has claimed is a "special obligation" that falls on Muslim leaders when it comes to preventing terrorist attacks in America. "Do you think that Muslim Americans in this country who serve in our ... crime
An American generation of Muslims in Chicago sees community organizing as the path for the faith to stay relevant to a younger generation of Muslims who often feel alienated. Rami Nashashibi leads the Inner City Muslim Action Network and sees the social work as a solution to the apathy that leads ... crime
New Delhi, India - India is home to roughly 172 million Muslims - the third-largest Muslim population in the world. Since 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, tensions between Muslims and Hindus have increased in large parts of the country. Muslims, who make up about 170 million of ... crime
On the night the mosque was set on fire, January 28, 2017, Ajrami watched with others from this small Muslim community. They wept, hugged, and prayed. Only hours before, President Donald Trump, delivering on a campaign promise to stop Muslims from entering the United States, had issued an ... crime
The rebels, who dropped their secessionist bid in exchange for broader autonomy, signed a pact with the government to establish a region with more powers and funding for minority Muslims in the south of the predominantly Roman Catholic nation and end a decades-long bloody rebellion. crime
WASHINGTON — In 2013, when he was a congressman from Kansas, Mike Pompeo said that Muslim religious leaders were “potentially complicit” in the Boston Marathon attack because they had not forcefully condemned the bombing. Those comments, among several others, are again triggering concern ... crime
WASHINGTON — Mike Pompeo, President Trump's new nominee for secretary of state, quickly came under scrutiny Tuesday as critics pointed to remarks he made after the Boston Marathon bombings as proof that he holds anti-Muslim views. The comments could become one of several flash points in what ... crime
A US city finally gave approval for the construction of a mosque in the state of New Jersey, ending a saga that started last year when the local government rejected the effort and a group of Muslims sued in response. The approval late on Monday came after the two-year effort to convert an abandoned ... crime
President Maithiripala Sirisena, in an interview with Sinhala weekly Divaina on Sunday, blamed social media for the riots, the third major attack against Muslims in Sri Lanka since November. "Extremist groups were using social media in the most heinous manner," he said. "That is why we had to limit it.". crime
Eltahawy, now a renowned Muslim feminist writer and activist, kept this story to herself for years. But in 2013, she broke taboo and discussed it live on Egyptian television. In February, she used the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to invite other Muslims to break their silence about abuse in Islamic religious spaces. crime
The message said that April 3 would be “Punish a Muslim Day,” and that points would be awarded for acts of violence: 25 points for pulling off a .... said on Twitter in response to the letters: “Disturbing reports of Islamophobic letters in the #Midlands - let me be clear, British Muslims should be able to live ... crime
Claudia told Page Six in an exclusive statement, “We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone. Our views are separate from our mother's. Being raised by a single parent, we were taught to make our own choices based on our personal ... crime
Many of Bauserman's comments and shares on social media over the last several years have also been anti-Muslim in nature. In September of 2016, she shared an image of a women in a full neon, high-visibility burka, with the caption, "these Muslims are starting to get North Americanized very quickly! crime
On Tuesday, a court in the Czech Republic announced the release of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim from custody, despite Turkey's attempts to have him detained and extradited. Muslim was once the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party operating in northern ... crime
Perhaps they have never met a Muslim before. Perhaps they're confused or scared. Honestly, with the way Muslims are portrayed in the media, sometimes I don't blame them. However, there is undoubtedly a sense of tension, of hesitance and, above all, a sense of uneasiness that should not exist. crime
According to CAIR, the bill, known as HB-419, targets Muslims and fits into a long pattern of "unconstitutional" bills that demonise Muslims by barring Sharia, or Islamic law. HB-419 was passed by Idaho's House of Representatives at a time when similar bills are being considered in several US states, ... crime
Abdul Abdullah: 'I see being Muslim as a political identity.' Photograph: ACE Open. Now based in Sydney, Abdul overtly confronts racism and Islamophobia in his work, wearing an ape mask in the photo Journey to the West because he is perceived as the “monstrous, threatening and villainous 'other'”. crime
"I wanted it to be a space where women can share our stories from hajj and the Muslim space." Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It requires Muslims who are healthy and financially able to travel to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. During this time, men and women perform a ritual called tawaf: praying ... crime
CARMEL, Ind. (WTHR) — A big turnout is expected at a meeting Monday night in Carmel about a proposal to build a mosque on the west side of the city. There will be a public hearing before the Carmel Board of Zoning and Appeals (BZA), who will decide whether the plans for the Islamic Life Center are in ... crime
When a Christian needs emergency spiritual support in a hospital, in a care-home or after an accident, there is an existing network in place to make sure pastoral carers can attend quickly. For the 100,000 Muslims living in canton Zurich however, only one man has been on call 24 hours a day until now: ... crime
Salih Muslim, a prominent former leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, was arrested in the Czech capital of Prague on Saturday at Turkey's request. Bozdag said in a televised interview on Monday that Muslim is in police custody and would appear before a court in Prague later in the ... crime
"I wanted it to be a space where women can share our stories from hajj and the Muslim space." Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It requires Muslims who are healthy and financially able to travel to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. During this time, men and women perform a ritual called tawaf: praying ... crime
[University of California, Los Angeles women's studies professor] Sherene Razack makes the argument of this triangle we find ourselves caught in when we talk about Muslims. There's the dangerous Muslim man, the imperiled woman and the civilizing European, and you just see this in the Tariq Ramadan ... crime
While mass shootings predate Trump, he has done something his predecessors did not: domestically, he's shifted our focus towards immigrants and Muslims as threats, while willfully neglecting the threat posed by racists and rightwing extremists. Internationally, he's imposed a Muslim ban that targets ... crime
A Muslim-founded non-profit works alongside Mormon missionaries and other faiths in Arizona to serve those in need locally and abroad. In a small building tucked into an industrial area of Chandler, a group of volunteers quietly packs boxes bound for far away lands. "It's a good feeling," 12-year-old Aman ... crime
A Muslim fashion blogger was ambushed by TV host with questions about Iran's nuclear weapons before being told she didn't "sound like an American". When Iranian-American Hoda Katebi went on WGN News Chicago for an interview last week, she was expecting to be asked questions about her book, ... crime
GUANGHE, CHINA – For some in China's ethnic Hui Muslim minority here, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their lives. Their big fear is the Chinese government may be bringing in measures in this northwestern ... crime
Through a weeklong series of events showcasing Muslim culture, Northwestern's Muslim-cultural Student Association hopes to flip the script on the stereotypes that portray the religion as “radical,” said McSA president Sarah Khan. McSA will invite a group of “extraordinary Muslims” — including rapper ... crime
US President Donald Trump received another setback last week when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Richmond, Virginia, ruled against the latest version of his Muslim ban. In its ruling, the court stated that the ban is “unconstitutionally tainted with animus towards Islam” and that its central ... crime
Yep, all of them. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. Think about it. There are anywhere between 3 million and 7 million Muslims in the United States. There are only around 5 million members of the NRA. A mass membership drive by Muslim-Americans could effectively give them control of the organization. crime
A Muslim charity in Florida has raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the high school shooting in Parkland and their families. Three Islamic groups rallied together under The South Florida Muslim Federation, Inc. banner to launch an online crowd funding site. They said the money would be given to ... crime


 

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