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Advice on Interactions with Others

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It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattab May Allah be pleased with him – said:

Whoever exposes himself to suspicion, let him blame only himself for whoever suspects him.

He who covers his secret is in a position to choose [to correct himself].

Assume the best about your brother until what comes to you from him overcomes you [and you have to change your opinion].

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The first veiled Muslim woman in the White House

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Source: mmedia.me

Dalia Mogahed was propelled into the international spotlight when she became President Barack Obama’s advisor on Muslim affairs. Born in Egypt, she is the president and CEO of Mogahed Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in Muslim societies and the Middle East. She co-authored the book Who Speaks For Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think, based on six years of research and more than 50,000 interviews. Mogahed has been widely recognized as one of the most influential Arab women in the world.

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Know Thy Self: Opinion on Hajj Selfies by Suhaib Webb

Source: suhaibwebb.com

By: Suhaib Webb

malcom.large1_It seems every week there is a new internet conflict. Over the last few days, people criticized me for posting my Hajj selfies. What is your opinion about this?

Answer:

That is a sad question, and I find it strange that people have the time to look at other people’s pictures and criticize them. With that being said, I will address this issue from four perspectives:

  1. Are pictures forbidden?
  2. Principles for understanding texts.
  3. The importance of collective good.
  4. Intentions should be left to Allah alone.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

Source: halalfocus.net

By: Alicia Miller

Halal ritual slaughter has raised huge controversy in the UK press, writes Alicia Miller. But the far greater issue is farm animals’ entire quality of life – as reflected in the Qu’ranic principle that meat must be ‘tayyib’ – good, wholesome and from well-treated, healthy animals. Is this something we can all agree on?

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Punishment or Child Abuse?

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Source: nytimes.com

By: Michael Eric Dyson

WASHINGTON — THE indictment last week of the N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson by a Texas grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to a child has set into relief the harmful disciplinary practices of some black families. Mr. Peterson used a “switch,” a slim, leafless tree branch, to beat his 4-year-old son, raising welts on the youngster’s legs, buttocks and scrotum. This is child abuse dressed up as acceptable punishment.

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A Muslim woman explains why she has chosen to wear the Hijab, not out of repression, but liberation

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By: Sultana Yusufali

Source: http://thedeenshow.com

I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of “oppressed female.” The brave individuals who have mustered the courage to ask me about the way I dress usually have questions like: “Do your parents make you wear that?” or “Don’t you find that really unfair?”

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Talib Kweli: The Point That Went Missing concerns the debate with CNN

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By: Talib Kweli Greene

When I left for Ferguson, MO my intention was to only deal with the people in the community. My intention was not to participate in spectacle. But we all know what the road to hell is paved with. After receiving several phone calls from a producer at CNN, I decided to use my “fame” to shed light on the police aggression that the peaceful protestors and the community of Ferguson were facing.

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TORONTO REACTS TO IMAGES FROM SYRIA (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 Toronto activists ask pedestrians to look at images from Syria and describe what they see. They are shocked when they find out what these images actually depict: the horrible suffering and trauma of the Syrian people and the widespread destruction of Syrian cities. These atrocities are carried out by the Assad regime. In 2011, Syrian decided to rise up against a brutal dictator. In 3 years, Bashar Assad has killed over 200,000 Syrians in his attempt to crush the Syrian revolution for freedom. Please share this video and use the hashtag #SaveSyria.

Solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: Relocate Israel into United States (IMAGE)

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