August 17, 2012

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Why Do I Starve?

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August 8, 2012

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Ex-Israeli diplomat: Boycott my country

Dear Friends, This article from a highly respected source is not only of immediate policy importance but includes some good background on the persistent blocks to peace presented by exigencies of internal party politics within Israel and how this plays out within the US as well. The links are also good sources of further information. […]

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August 4, 2012

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Nation of Exiles

[vimeo 18416495] A short documentary examining the civil unrest in Iran following Ahmadinejad’s re-election in June 2009, and the role of social media in the Green Movement. Featuring Columbia Professor of Iranian History Hamid Dabashi and Poynter Institute’s Ellyn Angelotti. A characteristic of a strong and legitimate government – Islamic or not – is that it is […]

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August 3, 2012

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Robert Fisk: Syrian war of lies and hypocrisy

Robert Fisk: Syrian war of lies and hypocrisy The West’s real target here is not Assad’s brutal regime but his ally, Iran, and its chemical weapons Has there ever been a Middle Eastern war of such hypocrisy? A war of such cowardice and such mean morality, of such false rhetoric and such public humiliation? I’m […]

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July 29, 2012

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Letter from Senator Carl Levan to IRSHAD’s Chairman

Dear Friend: Thank you for contacting me about the transfer of detainees to other nations and the allegations of mistreatment at their hands. I appreciate hearing your views on this very important matter. It is unacceptable for the United States to hand detainees over to countries with a track record of torture. Delivering detainees to […]

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July 26, 2012

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IRSHADONLINE PODCAST TEST

IRSHADONLINE PODCAST TEST

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July 22, 2012

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ramadan by Vali Nasr – ForeignPolicy.com

Mid-August marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when hundreds of millions of Muslims will fast from dawn to dusk; for the faithful, that also means no daytime arguing, cursing, or sex. But it’s not all about pious asceticism. Ramadan is a world-moving force in its own right — an unpredictable time of rampant consumerism, surprising conflict, and political skulduggery.

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July 22, 2012

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Islamic University Scholar Finds Headscarves Not Required

  http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2012/07/al-azhar-islam-did-not-impose-th.html   Al-Azhar University has awarded Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Raashed a doctorate in Shariah and law with honors. His thesis discussed the hijab (veil) within Islamic jurisprudence. He asserted that the hijab “is not an Islamic obligation.” ABOUT THIS ARTICLE Summary: In a landmark doctoral dissertation, Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Raashed says his studies found […]

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July 6, 2012

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The Seven Odes of Al-Mu‘allaqāt (المعلقات السبع): An Introduction to Pre-Islamic Poetry (“الشعر الجاهلي”)

The Pre-Islamic Arabs regarded the oral and literary forms of Arabic as a great honor. Pre-Islamic poetry was filled with fantastic metaphors and similes, and long arrays of adjectives to modify the same word. Classical Arabic poetry emphasized rhyming, which was largely a result of the love of the sounds of words. In a similar vein, the language of the […]

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June 24, 2012

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Would Hassan Al-Banna (حسن البنا‎) Be Proud Today of Muhammad Mursi (محمد مرسى)?

Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949) was an important Egyptian reformer who lived in the early half of the 20th century. He is most well-known for having established, along with six friends in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood ( الإخوان المسلمون). In the city of Isma’iliyy, Egypt, Banna had witnessed growing up the manifestations of moral decadence, political corruption, […]

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June 22, 2012

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Sheik Mahmood Shaltut (الشيخ محمود شلتوت)

Shaltut_Article_Download Here Sheik Mahmood Shaltut (1893-1963) was an outstanding Muslim scholar from Egypt. He is most famous for having served as the Grand Mufti of the prestigious Al-Azhar University (الإمام الأكبر‎ or شيخ الأزهر الشريف‎) in Cairo during the key years of 1958-1963. (Zebiri, 210). As one author describes his life, “Shaltut himself had been […]

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