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The Beginning and the End with Omar Suleiman: Stronger than the Devil [Ep57] (Video)

Beginning and End is a series based on the book بداية و نهاية‎,. Sheikh Omar Suleiman goes through this entire text weekly to bring stories and reminders to you.

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Omar Suleiman – Muhsen Benefit Dinner 2015 (Video)

Keynote speech by Omar Suleiman at the Muhsen Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2015.

WHY IT (STILL) MAKES LITTLE SENSE TO CALL ISIS ISLAMIC

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By: Haroon Moghul

Source: religiondispatches.org

Last week, The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi published “A Theology of Rape,” a report as important as it is horrifying. Unfortunately, like several recent exposés on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including Graeme Wood’s website-busting What ISIS Really Wants, Callimachi’s reporting is unusually receptive to the movement’s claims. Namely, that plausible Islamic arguments can be made for slavery, rape, and other crimes.

In support of his own argument that ISIS isn’t just “Islamic,” but “very Islamic,” Wood cited Princeton academic Bernard Haykel who insists that anyone who denies ISIS’ Islamic authenticity is being disingenuous (who says this is never elaborated on). Wood then proceeded to analyze ISIS’ “Islamicity” based almost entirely on Haykel, several fringe Muslim scholars, ISIS sympathizers, and no mainstream voices.

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