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 Naguib Mahfouz Seminar
Max Rodenbeck's Cairo (chapter 10); John Esposito's Islam (chapter 6); Leila Ahmed's Women and Gender in Islam (chapter 7 and 8); Naguib Mahfouz's Children of Gebelawi (continued)
John Esposito's Islam (chapter 4-5); Max Rodenbeck's Cairo (chapter 8-9); Leila Ahmed's Women and Gender in Islam (chapter 4-6); Naguib Mahfouz's Children of Gebelawi
Michigan judge clears Muslim woman in death that cost her three children /english/mnewman/english510mahfouz.html   (1484 words)

 Why People Accept Islam
As a result, every decade or two, a new wave of Westerners convert and during the same period, most of their children leave Islam.
Many who accept Islam in the prisons end up in their destructive life-styles and back in prison like their non-Muslim counterparts.
The other major problem facing convert Muslims, especially in the West, is that without a Muslim community to support their families, their children often leave Islam by the time they graduate from high school. /abouthim/artic08c.htm   (1484 words)

How the radicals who control Islam are teaching their children to kill my children.
Recently, moreover, the more relevant threats to Jews have come not from the medieval Christianity Gibson seems to favor, but from Nazism, communism, and radical Islam, against which believing Christians are staunch Jewish allies.
These days when I look at my kids sleeping in their beds, looking so innocent, I worry that across the world innocent Jewish children are being de-humanized. /anti-semitism.html   (3513 words)

Marriage is forbidden (haram) to a man, according to the Hanafi school, if he does not possess the means to maintain his wife and children or if he suffers from an illness, serious enough to affect his wife and progeny.
Marriage in Islam has aspects of both 'ibadah (worship) of Allah and mu'amalah (transactions between human beings).
These verses of the Noble Qur'an clearly show that in contrast to other religions like Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism etc. which consider celibacy or monasticism as a great virtue and a means of salvation, Islam considers marriage as one of the most virtuous and approved institutions. /dept/MSA/humanrelations/womeninislam/marriage.html   (3513 words)

 Women in Islam
Man in Islam is fully responsible for the maintenance of his wife, his children, and in some cases of his needy relatives, especially the females.
In the case of Islam such compassionate and dignified status was decreed, not because it reflects the environment of the seventh century, nor under the threat or pressure of women and their organizations, but rather because of its intrinsic truthfulness.
In Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to God is concerned, as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and the same punishment for evil conduct. /women.htm   (6769 words)

 Groupe de Recherche sur l'Islam en Suisse (GRIS)
An element that is important and interesting to note is that of the 310,807 Muslims in Switzerland, only 36,481 have Swiss nationality, having been born Swiss nationals and/or converting to Islam (approximately one-half of the 36,481) or having gone through the process of naturalization to become Swiss citizens.
These parents were concerned that Islam teachings were contrary to the religious education that they wanted to provide to their children.
This decision had direct implications: from this point on, Islam was no longer only a masculine ephemeral social fact in Switzerland, but had become a reality with the presence of families. /islam_suisse.html   (2158 words)

 The Purpose of Fasting
Islam instructs parents to separate their children in their beds by the age of ten in order to avoid sexual experiences which may result from childhood experimentation.
Where homosexuality was considered an illness by the Association of Psychiatrists, it is now removed from the list and replaced by homophobia (the dislike of homosexuals and homosexuality).
Arguments in favor of tolerance to homosexuals are based on the assumption that homosexual behavior is biologically based and not merely learned from society. /abouthim/artic05a.htm   (886 words)

Up to 1.5 million people in northern Uganda have been displaced because of the fighting and the fear that their children will be abducted.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 children have been abducted by the LRA and form the army of “prophet” Joseph Kony, whose aim is to take over Uganda and run it according to his vision of Christianity.
Uganda also signed a peace accord with the Congo in Sept. 2002, and finally withdrew its remaining troops from the country in May 2003. /ipa/A0108066.html   (886 words)

 Beslan, Russia & Islam
While the world pretends that Islam is a non-violent religion, modern and ancient history begs to differ, screaming: “It's the religion, stupid!” The macabre act of Islamic terror in Russia is both immoral and illegal.
What could collectively be described as Russia’s Sept 11th occurred late Aug, 2004, when homicide bombers brought down two commercial airliners, then a suicide bombing targeting commuters in Moscow, followed a few days later by a bloody hostage incident at a school killing hundreds of women and children.
Its not about intolerant and undemocratic Russians trying to prevent Chechens from practicing religion or be free, …but it is about intolerant and undemocratic Chechens trying to eliminate all religions but Islam, to conquer and govern the land and enslave infidels. /focus/f-news/1238031/posts   (3629 words)

 Islam in Jordan
Her enstranged brother, who MEC says converted to Islam as a teenager, was awarded custody over her children Rawan (15) and Fadi (14) in 2001, after agreeing to act as the children's financial guardian and initiating a legal battle.
MEC said a priest will now start a court case for the widow to press an Islamic Court to declare the certificate of the alleged conversion to Islam of her late husband invalid as it was apparently not signed by him.
Surprisingly, the court refused her, despite this being a common procedure," and her case is therefore stalled, MEC claimed. /islam_in_jordan.htm   (579 words)

The novel was one of the main reasons Mahfouz won the 1988 Nobel Prize, but it was banned in the 1950s in Egypt by Al-Azhar, which reviews all books, films and other works that touch on Islam.
Headline: WNEGYPT.STO Publish Date: 10/25/1994 EGYPTIAN PAPER TO SERIALIZE BANNED NOVEL (AP) A government-owned newspaper will serialize the novel Children of Gebelawi by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz that was banned by Al-Azhar, Islam's prestigious theological institute.
The announcement came 11 days after the 83-year-old writer was stabbed in the neck, allegedly by Muslim extremists. /daily/gopher-archives/1994/10/25/WNEGYPT.STO.txt   (92 words)

 Mayor of LA was member of Hispanic neo Nazi student group tied to website that glorifies female suicide bombers: Hispanic Neo Nazi Voz Al Aztlan website - Militant Islam Monitor - Militant Islam Monitor
The female Palestinian martyr, Reem Salih al-Rayasha of Gaza City, was a university student with two children, ages 1 and 4 whom she loved dearly.
The petition reads, in part, "We, the undersigned, are appalled by the human rights abuses against Palestinians by the Israeli government, the continued military occupation and colonization of Palestinian territory by Israeli armed forces and settlers, the forcible eviction of the inhabitants from, and the demolition of, Palestinians homes, towns, and cities.
Her family said she did not tell anyone where she was going and they assumed she was on her way to the law office in Jenin where she worked. /article/id/1233   (9808 words)

The U.S. State Department estimates that Muslims buy and sell 90,000 other Muslims of Mauritania as property, while in Sudan most slaves are Christian women and children who are forced to convert to Islam.
One learns of Malcolm’s disillusionment at discovering that Elijah Muhammad had sired children with several of his teenage secretaries and of Malcolm’s life-changing pilgrimage to Mecca, where the colorblind character of true Islam deeply moved him.
Formerly the chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was considered a Judas for rejecting its racist teachings and openly discussing Elijah’s improprieties. /free/DI175.htm   (9808 words)

 Cat Stevens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yusuf Islam currently lives with his wife and five children in London, where he is an active member of the Muslim community.
On 10 November 2004 Yusuf Islam was presented with a Man of Peace award by the private foundation of former USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev for his "dedication to promote peace, the reconciliation of people and to condemn terrorism".
On February 21, 1989 Yusuf Islam addressed students at Kingston Polytechnic, where he was asked to describe the controversy in the Muslim world and the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie. /wiki/Cat_Stevens   (1847 words)

 Why Are We in Uzbekistan? - It's time to end our association with Islam Karimov. By Fred Kaplan
Meanwhile, Karimov's crackdown last week on anti-government demonstrators—in which his police fired into crowds and killed well over 100 unarmed people, several of them women and children—is the latest sign that this is a regime unworthy of American support or friendship.
Karimov rules by the same fear, and not without reason; not long ago, he was nearly assassinated by Islamist radicals.
Karimov supplied the CIA and the Pentagon with an air base, which served as the staging area for the invasion of neighboring Afghanistan. /id/2119311   (1312 words)

Islam Kachkarov, a fourth year student of Karachayevsk pedagogical university, a very near-sighted young man and a professional chess player, was arrested the night after Abayev's gunfire exchange with the militia.
Their relatives were on the whole pleased with their involvement in the youth mosque: the children didn't drink, didn't smoke- as a rule, most of them were good students, and drug addiction was not even an issue.
Then they repeatedly took him into the woods, where he was forced to dig his own grave; his was beaten; in prison they put a plastic bag over his head, tied it with scotch tape around the neck, and filled with tobacco smoke, so that he would not bite through the plastic. /publications/084.htm   (1312 words)

 Islam Online- News Section
DOHA, Qatar, Sept 13 (IslamOnline and News Agencies) - Renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi denounced the attacks against civilians in the U.S. Tuesday and encouraged Muslims to donate blood to the victims of the attack.
"Islam, the religion of tolerance, holds the human soul in high esteem, and considers the attack against innocent human beings a grave sin, this is backed by the Qur'anic verse which reads:
It is not permissible, as far as Islam is concerned, to shift confrontation outside the Palestinian territories. /English/News/2001-09/13/article25.shtml   (932 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Papers to pay Yusuf Islam damages
Islam said he planned to use the money from the newspapers for aid projects he started to help children orphaned by the recent tsunami in Asia.
Islam on Tuesday said The Sunday Times and The Sun had promised not to repeat the allegation and agreed to pay his legal costs and "substantial damages".
Islam sued British papers The Sunday Times and The Sun /NR/exeres/76A94BDF-0922-4FB8-8278-0C1E79BB69FD.htm   (394 words)

 Subzero Blue: Yusuf Islam's Indian Ocean
Yusuf Islam, previously British pop star Cat Stevens who embraced Islam 30 years ago, released a new record called "Indian Ocean" on Tueday, March 22, in aid of tsunami-orphaned children in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Yusuf Islam’s own charity, Small Kindness, set up a regional office in Indonesia and will work on projects "to keep families together" by helping orphans in the predominantly-Muslim Aceh.
The "Indian Ocean" will be available as a download from several online music stores. /archives/002195.html   (338 words)

 Print Version: Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About The World’s Fastest-Growing Faith
Begun in the fourteenth century by Sultan Orkhan and continued until late in the seventeenth century, this was the seizure and enslavement of 20 percent of the Christian children in various predominantly Christian areas of the empire.
In May 2001, and in January 2002, PBS broadcast a two-hour documentary, “Islam: Empire of Faith.” A video of the documentary is being shown in some public schools as part of social studies.
According to the Islamic Law, followers of Judaism and Christianity were allowed to remain in their faith. /articles/printarticle.asp?ID=672   (1952 words)

 World: Who's Fighting The Real War Against Islam? - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY
Muslim moderates are speaking out with increasing anger against extremists, who they say have gone beyond the bounds of Islam's teachings to murder women, children -- and even fellow Muslims.
"Extremism is the enemy of Islam," Grand Imam Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi of the prestigious Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo declared at a conference of Islamic scholars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2004.
Osama bin Laden and his network of militants have declared that the United States and its Western allies are engaged in a war against Islam, using that as a justification for attacks such as the ones on London on 7 July. /featuresarticle/2005/07/485f8b50-a80e-4c89-bed4-dc5d71a289a3.html   (1197 words)

 Radical Islam
This is in the general writings of Islam and is not in general dispute.
People who do and preach these things are absolutely outside the bounds of Islam, theologically.
Islamic theory is very much based on this 'aya,' that war in Islam is in self-defense. /Relig/Islam2.htm   (1197 words)

 New Page 3
You can write on the truths of Islam (which are egalitarianism, socialism and democracy which even the non-Muslims recognize) but not on the creed of Islam.
In tune with this ideology he married a Hindu lady without converting her, gave Hindu names to all his children and worshipped Kali on a regular basis at some stage of his life and yet remained true to his Muslim values.
He wrote a total of 734 songs with pure religious themes out of which 193 are Islami or Muslim devotional songs and 541 are Vaktigeeti or Hindu spiritual songs (Songs 935-1128 and 1129-1670 respectively in Nazrul Rochona Somvar part-I). /avijit/article/kaushik/nazrul.htm   (1197 words)

 Uzbekistan: President Karimov's Limited Options - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY
Karimov might believe that his fate would be unpredictable in the event of that he lost power, given resentment against him among Uzbeks-- and the precedent in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.
Moreover, in his speech on 14 May, Karimov signaled the possibility of further casualties when he warned the people of Andijon and the entire region that "a bullet will not choose who it shoots" in the event of conflict.
President Karimov regularly cites or implies the threat of Islamic extremism, radicalism, or terrorism to justify many of his harsh policies. /featuresarticle/2005/05/6f52dc32-a68c-4adc-af27-a3532b5c7440.html   (1139 words)

 Islam in Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islam was the established religion, and as such its institutions received government support.
Despite Islam's unequivocal teaching that God is one and that no being resembles him in sanctity, some people accepted the notion that certain persons (saints) have baraka, a special quality of personal holiness and affinity to God.
The religious observance of some Jordanians was marked by beliefs and practices that were sometimes antithetical to the teachings of Islam. /wiki/Islam_in_Jordan   (1365 words)

 Islam's Holy Prophet Muhammad - Prophat Muhammad and The Haven of the First Hijra
In their effort to uproot Islam from the country, they have employed the services of western missionary groups who relentlessly devoted their time and financial resources for the main purpose of converting Muslims, especially orphan children of famine and drought victims, to Christianity.
Islam's Holy Prophet Muhammad- Prophat Muhammad and The Haven of the First Hijra
The first migration [Hijra] of the Companions and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to Ethiopia celebrates the birth of freedom of expression and beliefs, whereas, the Second Migration of the Prophet Muhammad to the Madinah celebrates the end of oppression. /Home/English/Muhammad/Other/First_Hijra.htm   (2455 words)

Children in particular enjoy dressing up as the characters found in the Book of Esther, including King Xerxes, Vashti, Queen Esther, Mordecai and Haman.
Haman, and everyone in the synagogue boos, hisses, stamps their feet and uses noisemakers (called graggers) and cymbals whenever the name of Haman is mentioned during the service.
Originally, when Haman’s name was read, the congregation would shout ‘Cursed be Haman’ or ‘May the name of the wicked rot!’ But nowadays any noise will do. /editor/br-bbc-purim   (398 words)

Islam is unique in its means, ends and methodologies, and I do not wish that Western democracy be carried over to us with its bad ideologies and values without us adding to it from our values and ideologies in order to integrate it into our comprehensive system.
Such a people would not be expected to pass a legislation that contradicts Islam and the incontestable principles and conclusive rules of Islam.
This is why Allah dispraises the people of Nuh saying : And (they) followed one whose wealth and children give him no increase but only loss. /islam/qardemo.htm   (690 words)

 Islam in France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since publicly funded State schools in France must be secular, owing to the 1905 separation of Church and State, Muslim parents who wish their children to be educated at a religious school often choose private (and therefore fee-paying) Catholic schools, of which there are many.
Notwithstanding agnosticism and atheism, which would be the first "religion" if it were counted as such, Islam is the second largest religion after Catholicism.
According to the RG head, Pascal Mailhos, the influence of radical Islamism in the 2005 civil unrest in France was nil. /wiki/Islam_in_France   (4307 words)

 BBC NEWS Entertainment Music From Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam
Embracing Islam, he changed his name to Yusuf Islam and entered into an arranged marriage that bore him five children.
But since his conversion to Islam in 1977, the artist now known as Yusuf Islam has taken a different path.
Born Steven Demetre Georgiou in July 1947, Stevens was the son of a Swedish mother and a Greek Cypriot father. /1/hi/entertainment/music/3679808.stm   (603 words)

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