Moderate and Progressive Muslims

Archive Post for September, 2016


What Kind of Jobs Can I Get When Studying Abroad?

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Part time jobs will go a long way toward supplementing your income when you are studying abroad. The money you get can help to cover your cost of living, or pay for your leisure activities or travel holidays across the country. Many international students do take up some form of [ Continue reading…]


US Jobs During Crisis

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It should be remembered that since the early 21st century we’ve been frightened by rising unemployment in the US. But this is mainly due to the reorganization of the market. The developing computerization and change of needs of the industry. The more jobs can be done by machines the less [ Continue reading…]



Do Hindus Really Worship Idols?

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Hindus are not idol worshippers in the sense implied. We Hindus invoke the presence of God, or the Gods, from the higher, unseen worlds, into stone images so that we can experience His divine presence, commune with Him and receive His blessings. But the stone or metal Deity images are [ Continue reading…]


Vegetarian and ‘healthy’ diets could be more harmful to the environment

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Contrary to recent headlines, eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change. In fact, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse [ Continue reading…]


Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months

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The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new work from Carnegie’s Xiaochun Zhang and Ken Caldeira published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical [ Continue reading…]



Some Great Quotes

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God will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people. ——— Prophet Muhammad. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ——— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hatred never ceases by hatred But by love alone is healed. This is an [ Continue reading…]


Militant Islam: A Matter Of Interpretation?

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The atrocities committed in Paris have again focussed the world’s attention on the grave threat posed to Western countries by militant Islam. Once again, world leaders expressed sympathy for the victims and their families, and renewed their pledges to work together to defeat international terrorism. At the same time, they [ Continue reading…]


Why Do Muslims Kill Apostates?

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An Afghan man is currently facing the death penalty for converting to Christianity from Islam. The former Muslim known as Abdul Brahman has been accused of apostasy and jailed, but is yet to be formally charged under Islamic laws. In the United States this past week, talk shows and advocacy [ Continue reading…]


The Bible And The Quran Are Pretty Similar On Justice

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Justice is very important and central theme in many faith traditions. For centuries, religious texts and teachings have given believers moral instruction on how to live, how to relate to each other, and how to live in community. This is certainly true for the Abrahamic faiths ― Judaism, Christianity, and [ Continue reading…]


New Research Suggests We Need More Exercise Than We Thought

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If you thought you were going to keep your doctor happy by doing the bare minimum exercise, you’d best prepare yourself. Because the bare minimum just became considerably more difficult to reach. Traditionally, physicians recommend that the average American aim for about 30 minutes or so of physical activity per [ Continue reading…]