Author: Wisconsin Muslim Journal

A history of translations for Qur’ans in English

Written By Jack Miles © Link Originally published on Los Angeles Review of Books as A Roadmap to Qur’ans in English Bruce B. Lawrence, professor emeritus of the Duke University Islamic Studies Center, is the author of The Qur’an: A Biography (2006), published as part of the Atlantic Monthly Press series ‘Books That Shook the World.’ Now, as a more than welcome guide for the perplexed, comes a companion volume: The Koran in English: A Biography, in the thriving ‘Lives of Great Religious Books’ series at Princeton University Press. Lawrence makes the story of the Qur’an in English as informative...

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Muslim travelers find comfortable space for prayers in Mitchell Airport’s Meditation Room

General Mitchell International Airport opened its meditation room in November 2017 as a designated space for private contemplation, prayer, and public worship for travelers of all faiths. Along with the rise of air travel in the Twentieth Century, chapels were installed at metropolitan airports. The first in America opened its doors in Boston six decades ago, and today that number is in the hundreds around the world. The facilities serve as way-stations for fliers who face a personal loss while traveling, or just need a place to pray. “The meditation room is very important to us Muslims. It is...

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Second annual Muslim Women’s Day on March 27 continues to promote positive images

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and MuslimGirl.com, the largest Muslim women’s online platform in the United States, continued its content partnership designed to change the misrepresentation of Muslim women in marketing and advertising. Launched in 2017, both organizations have created an image library offering high quality images that authentically represent Muslim women in a fresh and contemporary light. “One of the ways I open up my talks is by asking the audience to search ‘Muslim women’ images on their phone browsers, which is always met with their awe at the unsettling results,” says Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder...

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Inside Masjid-e Haji Piyada: Uncovering the mysteries of Afghanistan’s ancient Nine Domes Mosque

Author Agence France-Presse (AFP) © Photo Farshad Usyan In the white dusty plains of northern Afghanistan, archaeologists are seeking to unravel the secrets of one of the oldest mosques in the world, whose structure is still standing after a thousand years of solitude. The Nine Domes Mosque, named for the cupolas that once crowned its intricately decorated columns, glimmers with remnants of the blue lapis lazuli stones that encrusted it. Carbon dating in early 2017 suggests the ancient structure in Balkh province was built in the eighth century, soon after Islam swept into Central Asia – but exactly when,...

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Salam School seniors organized annual Student Convention for 8th year

Hundreds of middle and high school students attending Milwaukee’s Salam school participated in its annual Student Convention on February 24. The senior class has organized the school program annually since 2010, with all arrangements and planning done by the Salam student body. For 2018, senior Mutaz Hamdan was leader of the Convention effort. “It is my hope that students gain better understanding of our faith from these strong messages, and learn a lot during our day of sessions,” said Hamdan. “Each year I have attended, I have looked forward to the outside speakers who share very different perspectives. They...

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