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October 2015

JOURNEYS TO THE CENTER OF MY SOUL – DE-MYSTIFYING MUHARRAM

DATE : October 24, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

I was born in a Sunni Hanafi family from Pakistan. We were taught to observe the pillars of Islam but with no compulsion. My childhood memories of Muharram are those of my mother and grandmother listening to majalis on the radio (this was the fifties & sixties and yes we only had radios then) and […]

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THE ISLAMIC NEW YEAR 1437 – OCTOBER 2015

DATE : October 15, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Today is the first day of the month of Moharram which is the start of the Islamic New year 1437 according to the lunar calendar. Unlike many cultures, most Muslims don’t celebrate the New Year. Rather we remember the sacrifice of Imam Hussain in the plains of Karbala. If we, as both Muslims and non-Muslims […]

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Geneva – Human Rights Council Thirtieth session September 21, 2015

DATE : October 8, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Report by: Raheel Raza, President Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow I am attending the 30th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. As a representative for The Center for Inquiry, I gave an oral statement on the murders of bloggers and supporters of free speech in Bangladesh. My statement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/MuslimsFacingTomorrow?fref=ts […]

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