Moderate and Progressive Muslims

Archive Post for March, 2017

Pre-Messianic Events To Come

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The last seven months of 2017 will see one or more pre-Messianic events. Islamic traditions (Ahadith) say: Abu Saeed al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah said: ”He (Mahdi) will be sent at a time of intense disputes and differences among people and disasters.” (Ahmad) Nothing surprising about that. People [ Continue reading…]

Does The Qur’an Support Attacks On Judaism

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In no way is the Qur’an anti-Judaism or anti-Jewish. However, there are people now, and there were people in the past; who have misused verses in the Qur’an for the purpose of vilifying and attacking Jews and other people of the book.   Just as some Muslims have misused verses [ Continue reading…]

70,000 Muslim clerics have passed a fatwa against global terrorist organizations

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Almost 70,000 Muslim clerics have come together to pass a fatwa against global terrorist organizations, including the Taliban, al Qaeda and the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. During an annual gathering of South Asian Sunni Muslims in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh this week, almost 1.5 million [ Continue reading…]

The Proof of Reincarnation: Stories of First Hand Experiences

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Reincarnation Story 1: The Case of Ma Tin Aung Myo A case reported by Stevenson involved a Burmese girl called Ma Tin Aung Myo. She claimed to be the reincarnation of a Japanese soldier killed during the Second World War. The case spans huge cultural differences between the person reporting [ Continue reading…]

Allah’s Messenger and Reform Judaism

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Allah’s Apostle was a messenger for all nations and not just for Arabs or Muslims: “We have not sent you but as an unequalled mercy for all the worlds” (Anbiya 21:107). I think of myself as a Reform Rabbi who is a Muslim Jew. Actually I am a Muslim Jew [ Continue reading…]

Jewish-Muslim Brotherhood in Trump’s USA

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After a Florida mosque was torched in an arson attack, a local Muslim noticed something odd about donations made to a repair fund he launched. Instead of the round numbers Adeel Karim expected —$25, $50, $100 or more —the donations were in multiples of $18 — $36, $72, $90 and [ Continue reading…]