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Islamic Culture (12 Jan 2017 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • A nice and pragmatic approach that may help in making the record straight. Regarding 9/11, WMDs lesser said the better; the Insiders' investigations, time and again, say otherwise. However, broadly speaking and to look ahead, We (Muslims) looked to the West (Greeks), added to the ancient knowledge and ruled the world. The West (Europe) looked towards Us (Muslims), added to the knowledge and now ruling the World (Their second Renaissance). It's now time for Us to look to the West again for acquiring knowledge; and let us see what happens in a few generations' time.
    By Nusrat Siddiqui - 1/17/2017 3:24:14 PM

  • Two wrongs do not make a right.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/13/2017 1:13:26 PM

  • While any number of 'Western' scholars have written the same and more, is there any Muslim scholar who has written on the arts and crafts that the Muslims inherited and used and built on as Islam spread out of Medinah? Misinformation lies in thinking that there was nothings but 'jahl' before Islam or that the West owes nothing to non-West. 
    By C M Naim - 1/13/2017 12:08:34 PM

  • if the americans have islamophobia, we always had najas and tahara. the kaffir comes in the same category as urine, feces, dog, semen, dead body, and pigs.

    if the kuffar are najis, we can't be complaining of islamophobia.

    By hats off! - 1/13/2017 6:27:12 AM

  • Islamophobia Is an American Tradition
    American Islamophobia remains a powerful force in shaping domestic and foreign policies that impact the lives of Muslims in the United States and abroad. Far from a recent phenomenon, however, such attitudes are deeply grounded in American history. 
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2017 4:58:34 AM

  • Islamophobia has a long history in the US
    From 1790 until 1952 whiteness was a legal prerequisite for naturalised American citizenship. And Islam was viewed as irreconcilable with whiteness.
    In a 1913 decision called Ex Parte Mohreiz, the court denied a Lebanese Christian immigrant citizenship because they associated his "dark walnut skin" with "Mohammedanism".
    And in 1942, a Muslim immigrant from Yemen was denied citizenship because, writing about "Arabs" the court noted: "it cannot be expected that as a class they would readily intermarry with our population and be assimilated into our civilization."
    In this case, the court conflated "Arab" with "Muslim" identity. The courts too believed that such an identity was "inconsistent with the Constitution", and said so in public rulings.
    These legal baselines, rooted in old case law, are part of the rhetoric used by both Mr Carson and Donald Trump. But they also form the foundation of a current breed of state-sponsored Islamophobia.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2017 4:44:56 AM

  • “There has been much misinformation about Islam”. “At the heart of such fear is ignorance”. Misinformation, fear and ignorance are bound to come when there is unprecedented attack like 9/11 or Orlando attack. This associated professor writes like an average Muslim. She could have included one sentence like “Of course there was no islamophobia before the terrorist attack”

    By Royalj - 1/13/2017 12:05:33 AM

  • Excellent article! Knowledgeable as well as sagacious.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/12/2017 1:02:39 PM