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By Team Folks On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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“Neo-Salafi” Fallacies And Muslim Reaction to Insults Against Muhammad

Column by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz The majority of the world’s Muslims – especially spiritual Sufis, but also traditional, conservative, moderate, and conventional believers – object to naming as “Salafis” More...

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By Team Folks On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Reinvigorated Islam

Columns by Amil Imani – Trauma, viruses, or bacteria cause the death of a biological entity. Viruses and bacteria are major killers of human beings and present great challenges to medicine. They can be deadly More...

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By Team Folks On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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A Perspective on Islam

Column by Amil Imani – I was born in a Muslim family that did not push religion down the kids’ throats. Yet, religion always cast a big shadow on everything. I just had to deal with it and couldn’t simply More...

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By Team Folks On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
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How Powerful is Hafiz Saeed?

Column by Stephen Schwartz and Irfan Al-Alawi - Is Pakistani radical Islamist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, at 61 years of age, the most powerful man in the world? Observing events of the past month, one might be justified More...

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By Team Folks On Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Muslims Honor Birthday of Muhammad – Except in His Birthplace

Column by Stephen Schwartz - On January 24, the Islamic hijra month of Rabi Ul-Awwal began.  During this month, traditional Muslims around the world will celebrate the birthday of Muhammad (peace be upon him).   More...

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By Team Folks On Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Rajasthan Authorities Favor Barelvis, Rejecting Wahhabi Infiltrators

Column by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz - On December 5, The Hindu, a major national daily, reported an important step forward in Indian Muslim relations with state governments.   According to the newspaper, authorities More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, November 26th, 2011
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The Arab Lands From Revolt to Stalemate

Column by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz - The Arab countries dominated, and dominating world attention, by their political unrest in the past year, have outgrown their period of early expectations, and entered a phase More...

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By Team Folks On Monday, November 7th, 2011
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An Eid Al-Adha Manifesto: For A Sufi Revolution

Column by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz -  Eid Al-Adha has arrived.  Known in India as Eid ul-Zuha, to Balkan and Turkish Muslims as Kurban Bairam and to Persian speakers as Eid-e-Ghorban, the four-day festival of More...

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By Team Folks On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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Ending – And Beginning – In Damascus

By Stephen Suleyman Schwartz - Libya seems close to complete liberation from the dictatorial nightmare of Mu’ammar Al-Qadhdhafi, although, in a matter for concern, Islamist ideological elements have surfaced in More...

Thousands of pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside and outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, last week. AP/PTI
By Team Folks On Sunday, August 28th, 2011
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Clerics can’t agree on Eid moon, again

Report by Mohammed Anas, New Delhi – Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to be celebrated on 31 August this year, or maybe even on 1 September as Muslims clerics, as is common practice, are not able to agree with each other More...

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