Moderate and Progressive Muslims

Archive Post for April, 2017


How Different Religions See God

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The world’s religions have varying concepts of God, and depict their deities in many different ways. Those diverse traditions have inspired great works of religious art, literature and cinema, and their influence even finds its way into people’s homes, in the form of the devotional objects that they hang on [ Continue reading…]


Cousin Marriage Should be discouraged in Islam

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In general, marriage between cousins is allowed in Islam and the practice is quite rampant throughout the Muslim world, mainly based on the following verse of the Quran. [The Quran 4:23]  Prohibited for you (in marriage) are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, the sisters of your fathers, the sisters [ Continue reading…]



Fasting causes belly fat and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes

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In an effort to squeeze into an super slinky dress, many of us decide to skip a meal or two. But going without breakfast, lunch or dinner can actually make you gain weight, a study has found. Fasting sets off a host of processes in the body which trigger fat to be [ Continue reading…]


What Christianity and Islam have in common

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There are many people today who argue Islam and Christianity are locked in a civilizational war, a view that has become a rationale for a number of the Trump administration’s policies. This argument, however, is an inaccurate and simplistic assessment of the relationship between these two faiths. Quite distinct from [ Continue reading…]


Muslims Helped Jewish Neighbors Every Year

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Thanks to their Muslim neighbors, Jews living in Muslim countries from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east, were able to celebrate their annual Passover liberation from Pharaoh’s bondage, not only spiritually but also physically, according to the religious principle that the celebration should ‘begin with the darkness [ Continue reading…]



Shared names of God in Islam and Judaism

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Polytheists have many names for God because they have many Gods; just as every human has many names for his or her many relatives and friends. But how can monotheistic religions like Islam and Judaism have many names for the one and only God in whom they deeply believe? The [ Continue reading…]


10 Foods Which Are a Definite No-No for Everyone

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Certainly, you are what you eat. Your foremost step towards a healthy lifestyle is to realize that most NOT to eat foods are often tasty, but killers. While grain products, caffeine and alcoholic beverages are well known unhealthy foods with great taste, the list does not end there. There are [ Continue reading…]


The Real Dangers of Sugar

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How healthy is our food nowadays? As modern society continues to find ways to make food production cheaper and faster, the quality of our food also continues to decline. There is a very real reason why there are now advocacies against processed food. It seems that food manufacturers have completely [ Continue reading…]