Archive for October, 2012

Sadat’s Conversion and What the Qur’an Says About Jews in the Holy Land

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From: ISLAM’S PREDICAMENT: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim
(Mosaic Press, Oakville, ON, 2009)
By SALIM MANSUR

In the middle of the commemorative parade marking the eighth anniversary of the October 1973 war launched by Egypt and Syria against Israel on Yom Kippur, also known as the Ramadan War, Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, was murdered by a band of Egyptian soldiers taking part in the event. Twenty-five years later as we recall the legacy of Sadat – his journey to Jerusalem ...

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LAUNCH OF MUSLIMS FACING TOMORROW

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REVIEWS, PHOTOS AND FEEDBACK FROM LAUNCH OF MFT – SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aifdemocracy/sets/72157631801921853/

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJdHdT5pac

 

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/features/2012/10/10/muslim-reform-only-possible-with-help-of-moderates-non-muslims-activist-says

Launch of Muslims Facing Tomorrow
A review by Aisha Isabel Ashraf
The description of the past cannot be the prescription for the future

I attended the launch of the Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow at the invitation of Raheel Raza, journalist, author, public speaker and activist, who founded MFT to ...

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On the Historical Muhammad: One Muslim’s reflection

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By: Salim Mansur                 AXIAL 2012

Since Albert Schweitzer’s classic study, The Quest of the Historical Jesus: A Critical Study of Its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede was first published in 1906, the inquiry into historical Jesus has become a major area of scholarship. Why was not the Jesus of the New Testament – the Jesus of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – sufficient for learning about the central iconic figure of Christianity? The answer to such a question, as John Dominic ...

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ANTI-ISLAMIC FILM AND MUSLIM VIOLENCE – THE WAY OUT

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Most Muslims loudly condemned the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims”. They also loudly condemned the violent protest of some Muslims by killing innocent people, arson and plunder. This stand is admirable but I am afraid Muslims are missing something.

There is a root of Muslim’s violence to mockers in secondary scriptures of Islam. Sahi Bukhari, Sahi Muslim and in Sirat of Ibn Hisham/Ishaq (pages 551 and 675) record that Prophet (SA) killed Abu Afaq (120 years old), Asma Binte Mariam (a ...

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