Category Archives: Commentary on the News

The Cost of the Syrian Uprising: Shaykh Al-Bouti

From Imam Salim: From my perspective this is a very well written article and well balanced in dealing with the confusing political events in Syria today. But one thing I would like to say is that whoever was the murderer who did this, the real reason he was killed is that Shaykh al-Bouti possesed knowledge. Continue reading

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The Hindu : Life & Style / Metroplus : Sufi serenade

This past February my wife and I spent time in Ajmer with Pir Inam Gudri Shah Baba V. The time we spent with him was a wonderful experience. Part of that wonderful experience was meeting Shye Ben-Tzur and his wife. … Continue reading

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Rs 2 crore crown for Sarwar shrine – The Times of India

The officials of the dargha should be melting this down right now and using the money for social programs which the Chishtiyya are known for. And if they are too cowardly to do this, then they should be replaced. Continue reading

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Maghreb Jews celebrate Hanukkah (Magharebia.com)

// http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/asw.js I think this is a good article about the celebration of Hanukah in the Maghreb countries. It also is a small snapshot of the conditions the Jewish communities must put up with. One thing that seems to be … Continue reading

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VOA | Pakistan Cleric Offers Reward for Killing Christian Woman | Asia | English

A Pakistani cleric says if the government does not hang a Christian mother of five convicted last month of blasphemy against Islam, then his mosque will offer a reward of $6,000 to anyone who kills her. Yousef Qureshi issued the … Continue reading

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Sufis march against Taliban – Asia – Al Jazeera English

// http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/asw.js Thousands protest in Lahore against what they describe as “Talibanisation” of Pakistan. via Sufis march against Taliban – Asia – Al Jazeera English. Soon there will be tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands, insha’allah. And for those … Continue reading

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Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Religious scholars call for implementation of Sufi teachings

// http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/asw.js The following is a good article about re-invigorating the meaning and heart of these teachings and hopefully for the promotion of peace: Religious scholars call for implementation of Sufi teachings * Dr Sajid says certain groups using tombs … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s ‘Martyrs of Love’ Under Attack | (A)theologies | Religion Dispatches

The importance of the place is, as Faruqi points to, that here the spiritual heritage that has passed down survives. Even in the midst of practices we may not approve of there are those that understand and celebrate the real spiritual underpinnings of our great deen. Continue reading

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Leaders of Sidney, tiny upstate town, demand Muslims dig up bodies at cemetery on land they own

The leaders of a tiny upstate town some 180 miles from Ground Zero are demanding that a Muslim group dig up and remove two bodies they buried on their land. Read more from the Daily News article. This really got … Continue reading

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Islamic Feminists Hold Pray-Ins at U.S. Mosques to Protest Gender-Segregated Worship and Other Discrimination Against Muslim Women. – WSJ.com

Islamic Feminists Hold Pray-Ins at U.S. Mosques to Protest Gender-Segregated Worship and Other Discrimination Against Muslim Women. – WSJ.com. There is nothing in Qur’an or Hadith that supports the practice of segregating the genders during prayers by having separate rooms. … Continue reading

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