Archive for February 2011

The Values Women Carry and Beauty

Is an objective definition of female beauty possible? Yes. Here’s one: A popular working definition of ‘objective’ is the fact that when something is objective it is true for absolutely everyone. This leads many to conclude that since everyone finds different women attractive to different degrees that beauty is therefore not objective, but subjective – […]

Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace: The Other Side of War

Zainab Salbi tells powerful “backline” stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, Iraqi-born Zainab Salbi founded and runs Women for Women International, and has dedicated her life to helping women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives.

Middle East Peace-Conflict

William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

Lives of Animals

There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end. Sura 6:38 The Qur’an tells us that animals are communities and […]

Vegetarianism In Islam

“Meat is not a necessity in Shari’ah (Islamic Law), and in the old days most Muslims used to eat meat, if they were wealthy, like middle class—once a week on Friday. If they were poor—on the Eids (on days of celebration).” “So traditionally Muslims were semi-vegetarians. The Prophet was, I mean, technically, the Prophet (SAWS) […]

Chapter 1,The Opener

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The Problem of Science Being Behind Art

When a scientist looks into the telescope he gazes into the universe looking for a particular phenomenon or when a scientist looks into the microscope looking for a set of patterns in the micro world to solve their problems; they simply miss the bigger picture. Science tries to break down what is under study and […]

Interview With Sister Tammy On Her Experience With The Quran

Interview With Sister Tammy On Her Experience With The Quran. She says, “When people are interested in Islam, don’t try to just give them answers to everything, give them a Quran.”

Sleeping Well

In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. 078.009 And I (your God) made your sleep for rest, 078.010 And made the night as a covering, 078.011 And made the day for seeking livelihood. (Quran)

Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran

Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found — as a non-Muslim, a self-identified “tourist” in the Islamic holy book — wasn’t what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk from TEDxRainier.