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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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As Toronto police investigate an attack on a 11-year-old Muslim girl this week as a possible hate crime, a human rights advocate says that official ... data published by Statistics Canada last summer highlighted that the number of police-reported hate crimes against Muslims in 2015 jumped 60 per cent ...

The first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress, and Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison encouraged the Muslim community to be ... Ellison discussed the Muslim demographics in the country, recognizing that because "half of American Muslims are born outside the United States" and ...
However, for the first time the devout Jewish family is hosting a refugee, a conservative young Muslim from Syria. "He comes from a very orthodox Islamic background and then he comes to a very Jewish family," said Simon Goldhill, 60, professor of Greek literature at Kings College, Cambridge University.
But the basis for many of these accusations was that the 11-year-old girl who reported the incident is a Muslim: "Taqiyya is the Islamic doctrine that allows Muslims to lie to non-Muslims," wrote one commenter. "So can we trust what any Muslim says?" Similar sentiments proliferated online, as the screenshot ...
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- More than half a million Rohingya Muslims fled their homes in Burma after Burmese soldiers attacked and burned their villages last year. They fled here, to Cox's Bazar in neighboring Bangladesh, establishing a refugee camp that has grown to be the largest in the world.

It was also condemned by the activist group the National Council for Canadian Muslims (NCCM), which had already been calling on the government to declare 29 January a "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia" in remembrance of the 2017 shooting attack at a Quebec City mosque, ...
Kuala Lumpur -- A Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) representative claimed on Sunday (Jan 14) that Malaysians should rejoice since international artistes are choosing to skip Malaysia by performing in neighbouring countries instead, since they are "spared" from "wild Entertainment". Following a report claiming the ...
In 2011, organisers split the congregation into two phases to ensure better management and security for swarms of worshippers that crowd the site. The second phase of the Ijtema will begin on January 20 and conclude on January 22. Bangladesh, home to 169 million people, is a Muslim-majority nation.
But she was slightly taken aback that state Rep. Cindy Pugh (R-Chanhassen) and Republican gubernatorial candidate Phillip Parrish attended the talk. If you're among the tens of thousands of Muslims in Minnesota, you'd prefer public officials get info on your religion from someone other than a yammering ...
Jeffrey Brown, an Orthodox Jew from Thornhill, spent the last day of Hanukkah there meeting with three police officers, five Muslim men, and a Muslim woman. In December, the unlikely congregation had gathered in the teal-coloured carpeted prayer hall to talk about restoring a sense of security in their ...
Dhaka, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Huge columns of devotees dressed in traditional robes and prayer caps began streaming towards the venue of the second largest annual Muslim congregation in Dhaka, braving winter cold and dense fog in the morning on Sunday, to attend Akheri Munajat or concluding prayer.
Verbal and physical abuse of Muslims in Austria has risen, according to Dokustelle, an organisation that documents cases of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism. Between 2015 and 2016 - the most recent year that statistics are available - Islamophobic attacks increased by 62 percent to 253 incidents.
The question the gallery seeks to answer, Casillas said, is, "What does it mean to be a Muslim student at Texas A&M University? ... Through this artwork, Al-Kahtani wrote, students and passers-by in the Reynolds Gallery will see and learn about the "presence of Muslims on campus and how Muslims reflect ...
The Philippines, still recovering from battles last year against a group of Islamic State-inspired, anti-government Muslim rebels, is confronting a rise in violence by another band from the same region and with a similar ideology. A new conflict would prolong decades of struggles between Muslim separatists ...
A Muslim trainee solicitor beat up his girlfriend when she threatened to reveal to his friend that she was pregnant, a court has heard. Harris Imran, 24, had been "shunned" by his family after they found out about his mixed-race relationship and so he did not tell them his partner was pregnant. Having already ...
A group of Muslims hold a banner during a rally outside the facebook office in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Muslim hard-liners have staged protest against the social media giant Facebook in Indonesia's capital over its alleged ban on multiple pages and accounts related to their group.

... up to 15 percent of all Muslims could be radical extremists, according to CNN. Given that there are roughly 1.8 billion Muslims in the world, that would amount to about 270 million people. He's also claimed in the past that Hillary Clinton's longtime aide Huma Abedin had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
And now, according to a new book out in India, Muslim children are increasingly being targeted in posh schools for their religious identity because of the ... There was a rise in Hindu nationalist sentiment and some television channels were presenting a distorted narrative that painted Muslims as "invaders, ...
But South Africa's legislative capital and its tourism industry is now targeting a new niche: Muslims. Travel expenditure by Muslim travelers is expected to exceed $200 billion by 2020, according to a 2016 report by Mastercard, and there are high hopes that many can be attracted to the city of Table Mountain ...
The Pew Research Center combined studies they conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2017 with yearly data from the US Census (which does not track religious affiliation) to put together a portrait of the future of Muslims in America. According to their data, the Muslim population is growing at an accelerated rate, ...
Pew conducted its first survey of Muslim Americans in 2007, at which time there were an estimated 2.35 million in the United States, according to the organization. Its third and most recent survey, published in 2017, estimated that the number was at 3.45 million. This file photo taken on December 20, 2015 ...
One thing that helped was the genuine concern we heard from our non-Muslim friends, neighbors, and even strangers. "I am the daughter of a Japanese-American who was interned during W.W.II," read one e-mail I received from an electronic mailing list I'm on. "I have heard that Muslims are fearful to leave ...
Amit Shah, Modi's closest political ally and the President of his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, called the bill "a historic step towards ensuring dignity for Muslim women." "I thank all fellow Parliamentarians who have supported this bill, which will bring a new era of hope and respect in the lives of Muslim ...
That's the idea behind Miller's new project, "People of the Book," a series of short animated videos that explain Jewish faith and ritual in Arabic and compare them to similar Muslim practices. It appears to be the first video series of its kind: an explanation of Judaism for Muslims in what, for many, is their ...
Muslims should join Christians in solidarity, said Ahmed al-Tayyib, grand imam of al-Azhar, widely considered the preeminent Islamic institution in the Sunni Muslim world. Only two days prior, he visited Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros in his cathedral, wishing him a merry Christmas. terrorists aim to ruin ...
She channels much of her charity work through Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, an organization that provides volunteer opportunities for young people while fostering community relationships and pride in Muslim identity. The group was formed in 2015 in response to the slaying of three young adult Muslims in ...
A Muslim Palestinian student was enjoying a fun Christmas Eve with friends in Durham, United Kingdom... but the night ended with him fearing for his life. Ihsan Abualrob, who is studying a masters in politics and international relations at Durham University as part of a U.K. government scheme aimed at ...
Amit Shah, Modi's closest political ally and the President of his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, called the bill "a historic step towards ensuring dignity for Muslim women." "I thank all fellow Parliamentarians who have supported this bill, which will bring a new era of hope and respect in the lives of Muslim ...
That's the idea behind Miller's new project, "People of the Book," a series of short animated videos that explain Jewish faith and ritual in Arabic and compare them to similar Muslim practices. It appears to be the first video series of its kind: an explanation of Judaism for Muslims in what, for many, is their ...
If she had the chance, Hosein would want to further study the representation of Muslim men, who are often depicted as violent and uncivilised--though there are some exceptions, like the Green Lantern Simon Baz. Even in these stories of female Muslims being freed from oppression, the underlying ...
Last weekend, metro Atlanta was the site of a convention for two controversial Muslim groups, the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society. ICNA began in 1971, as the American arm for Pakistani Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami, an organization linked to the Taliban. MAS started in ...
I must say, I did enjoy the plot twist to this year's annual Muslim conspiracy. Usually it's that we are trying to ban Christmas. Yes, probably the majority of Muslims don't partake in Christmas celebrations, but none of us are trying to ban it lads! Just like no one is trying to ban period dramas (though they should ...
Whether you are a Jew, Christian, Muslim or whatever, if you are good to fellow beings (His creation) your reward is with Him. Look it up in Quran, this verse is repeated nearly a dozen times in different formats. If the early Muslims had lived aloof, no one beyond Arabia would have known them. This trend to ...
"I didn't want Muslims or immigrants feeling we were all against them," said the Englewood resident, who teaches at a yeshiva day school in Paramus. ... Then she heard about Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a national, New-Jersey-based group that seeks to build bridges among Muslim and Jewish women.
"We try to let the community know that Islam is a religion of peace," said Mohammed Safiullah who, as outreach director, serves as a public face for Hadee mosque and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. "Islam categorically rejects any act of violence, whether it happens in Harrisburg or any part of the world ...
Azerbaijan is known for its tolerant environment among religions, its religious harmony among Sunni and Shia Muslims. In a single day I visited a Russian Orthodox church in Baku as well as a Roman Catholic Church, a Sunni Muslim mosque, a Shia Muslim mosque and a Jewish synagogue. North of Baku ...
Nearly all of Afghanistan's 34 million person population is Muslim, with the vast majority, about 85-90 percent identifying with Sunni Islam. Islamic State fighters identify with the Sunnis and consider Shiite Muslims heretics. The militant group has killed more than 100 Shiite Muslims in separate terror attacks ...
A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christian population. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination, visited three major churches in Kaduna. The city in the country's north west, ...
As the country approaches the anniversary of Mr Trump's first year in office, Ibrahim Hooper said such was the level of anxiety and apprehension, many Muslims were fearful to public display signs of their faith. A number of Muslim women, for instance, were deciding not to to appear in public wearing the veil ...
But they are silent these days, a metaphor of sorts for the low profile many Muslims are keeping because they no longer feel welcome in Austria. One of the worshipers at Schura mosque on a recent Friday was Viennese Councilman Omar al-Rawi. He said Muslim asylum-seekers are especially afraid to ...
I was interested to finally meet him and talk to him about so many things about Islam and the Muslims today. The opportunity to meet him was through the Regional Conference on peace education at schools and Universities: Sharing on the Role of religious institutions in Promoting Peace and Tolerance ...
Nonetheless, for many Muslims, it indicates that institutionalized Islamophobia isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In the context of a president and administration that has repeatedly stoked anti-Muslim sentiments, this latest act of state violence is depressingly unsurprising. Unlike earlier versions of the ban ...
Muslim organisations were not consulted before the government framed a draft bill to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar said the government believed that the proposed Bill would help ensure gender justice, gender ...
Europe's most extreme right leaders gathered in Prague on Sunday to discuss their aspirations for implementing a Muslim ban resembling President ... migration policy and for a stop to the "Islamization" of the Czech Republic, despite the fact that the Czech Republic only has around 11,000 Muslims, ...
As the Grenfell tragedy unfolded and catapulted to the fore the failings of society towards those most deprived, it also cast a light on humanity at its best - the frontline charity work being done by British Muslims up and down the country. Muslim Brits have for years quietly and consistently been doing their ...
Second, Bhalla is Sikh, not Muslim. Because he wears a turban, he is frequently subjected to Islamophobic rumors. For instance, Reagan Was Right, a sister web site of Last Line of Defense, published an article in November 2017 falsely claiming that Bhalla had vowed to "glorify Allah" with every decision ...
Buoyed by the perception of more tranquil market conditions and an improving regulatory backdrop, issuance of Islamic debt by non-Muslim countries is set to climb to a three-year high in 2017, according to Dealogic data. Islamic financial products comply with Sharia, or Islamic law, and are based on the ...
He also declared that "Islam hates us" and that "we're having problems with the Muslims, and we're having problems with Muslims coming into the country." In March 2017, after taking office and attempting to carry out the first two versions of his Muslim ban, Donald Trump asserted that "[t]he assimilation [of ...
Roy Moore said a Muslim shouldn't be allowed to serve in Congress, believes the last time America was great was when slavery existed and suggested that gay people should be jailed and even executed in order to protect their children--and still, an overwhelming majority of white Alabamian voters tried ...


 

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