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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Muslims spread holiday spirit in Hyde Park

Salam/Peace:

There's a saying in the Islamic religion: "A person does not have true faith if they sleep comfortably on a full stomach while his neighbor suffers from hunger."

It embodies the spirit of charity and giving that will see almost 300 turkeys delivered to Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy in Hyde Park today.

A line of parents is expected to snake around the elementary school gymnasium to pick up one of the turkeys being donated by the American Muslims for Activism and Learning, a Chicago area community group.

Read the whole article at:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/145833,CST-NWS-muslim22.article

3 Comments:

  • At 7:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was drawn to this site as I want to understand Muslim culture and thinking. I'm compelled by what I've learned from a report of a recently published book on the religious prophet Muhammad:

    http://www.cantonrep.com/archive/index.php?ID=319936&Category=8

    The news report in the link suggests that the Muslim faith is all based on the visions of an epileptic. How can that be?

     
  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger Calm_cool_collected said…

    Hello Anonymous:

    Thank you for your interest in this site and Islam and Muslims.

    I have not read the book you have
    mentioned. However, I would suggest that if you are interested in learning more about Islam and Muslim culture and thinking, that you seek out books and websites that are written not just from the perspective of those who are not Muslim or those who greatly dislike Islam, but also from the perspective of Muslims themselves, as well as those who can present less rhetoric and more facts.

    Here are a couple to start off with:

    http://islam.about.com/od/basicbeliefs/p/intro.htm
    http://www.islam101.com/
    http://www.islamicity.com/education/understandingislamandmuslims/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/conversion/beginner_1.shtml

    I hope this can provide a starting point. Please feel free to post again if you have any further questions.

     
  • At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for responding. I appreciate the direction and the links.

    The book I was referencing, Sword & Seizure, was written by a Tehran native and Muslim-raised author, Dr. Abbas Sadeghian. He psycho-analyzes Muhammad based on the historical text of the Koran. He asserts that Muhammad suffered for epilepsy and gives a number of citations that support it.

    I am shocked. If seizures were the source of this religion what does it say for the Muslim beliefs? Anyone’s religious beliefs?

    I’m anxious to learn more and understand the passions that drive Muslim thinking and beliefs.

    Thanks again.

     

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