The UK's Chief Rabbi has penned a piece in the Spectator on the need for religion to rise and take its place as the only possible future defender of humanity against the rise of fundamentalism, He posits that atheism has failed. This article is a critique of his position.
Islam and Buddhism are at the crossroads in Burma. The Buddhists feel Islam is a threat to their way of life.
Walisongo era was the end of the era of the dominance of Hindu-Buddhist in Nusantara culture to be changed by Islamic culture. They are the symbols of Islamic Missionaries in Indonesia, especially in Java. Their great roles in setting up Islamic kingdom in Java, influences for the cul...
The Widow of the deceased Boston Marathon Bomber; an 'All American Girl'.
When I was growing up any talk of religion simply meant discussing the teachings of the various denominations within Christianity. Today our next door neighbour might be a Jew or a Muslim or a member of any of the many world religions. For the first time we are seeing that there is li...
Three inheritances from Abdullah, and two inheriteances from his son, Prophet Muhammad.
In this world rocked by storms let me share my vision of peace please read, reflect, and reform may our lives be none but bliss. ~ shasel
We need money. We must strive to get money. But life is not for money only, we must be able to save our selves from darkness because of money.
"PATIENCE is one of the virtues that will lead us to success and fulfillment if we strive to let it prevail and master every move and breath of ours in any situation that we face in our daily life." ~ shasel
A brief essay lamenting the decline of Malays' good manners in contemporary Malay society with some simple advice on how to restore it.
Imam al-Ghazali is a most popular Muslim scholar in the world. Special in Indonesia, many Islamic education institution provide his book as main subject for students.
Post 911, Muslims are branded Terrorists. During the Crusades, they were the enemies. Yet, the real Terrorists can't be named or they will send drones to bomb and kill the messenger.
Democracy is the tools to use in my own choice and freedom, ignoring all others particularly if they are in opposition! This is the philosophical stand of the present government in Bangladesh.
The chola worn by guru nanak is preserved at Dera baba Nanak in Punjab. The chola has startling verses written on it that defy explanation and poit to a unknown fact that Nanak did believe in Muhammad.
The one thread that unites all major world religions.
Thoughts on the meaning and mystery of life and what follows it.
The very dark future for the Nations who enjoyed their 'Arab Spring' and now have entered the treacherous Islamic Winter
Mecca is the holiest place of Islam but non Muslims are not allowed there
Although, by definition, there is no coercion in faith, the fast of Ramadan is called compulsory, as opposed to optional, because it is mentioned several times in Coran, and is one of the pillars of Islam.
While teens here in the USA try everything they can to get out of classes, there is a young girl in Pakistan who hungers for the education the Taliban is denying her. A young girl thirsting for knowledge and a school to learn from is shot in the head on the bus from school in Pakistan...
Secretary Clinton's characterization of Islam is taken to task by this author.
Memories of what happened that fateful day – 9-11-2001
Social media through the cell phone and the internet were most effective in bringing people together to topple the government of Hosni Mubarek. Now it is poised to advance the cause of extreme fundamentalism.
The Muslim community in Tacloban City (Philippines) considered the anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims" insulting and offensive to their faith - although they said that they will not protest violently against it and that they would instead wish the people to stop publicizing it. S...
Trying to figure where we the people fit into the events that have currently happened abroad.