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9:47pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spiritual Edge: Celebrating the commonalities at Oakland’s ‘Sushi’ Mosque

Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC
Hana Baba

Through much of their history, Sunni and Shia Muslims have lived peacefully together in countries like Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. But since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, sectarian conflict has escalated in the region. Here in the Bay Area, as in most of the US, around 75% of Muslims identify as Sunni, just four percent identify as Shia.

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6:45am

Wed September 17, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 9/17/14

Sandip Roy: Muslim Caretakers of Jewish Tradition

Caretaker at a Synagogue
Sandip Roy

Every time we hear about Jews and Arabs it’s usually a story about conflict – about suicide bombs and land occupation and historical hostility. But the first time Sandip Roy went to a synagogue in Kolkata he found something odd. Muslim caretakers of Jewish synagogues. Generations of them.

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5:23pm

Thu May 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

American Muslim men bare their souls in new book

www.loveinshallah.com

Two years ago, we interviewed two local Muslim women about their intimate stories of love. These stories were told in an anthology called Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. The book created such a stir, that the editors Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi were bombarded with letters from Muslim men saying who wanted to share their love stories too. 

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6:47pm

Wed May 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Finding a life mate, Muslim-style

Courtesy of Half Our Deen, a Muslim matchmaking site.

Finding a life companion can sometimes be easy, like when you meet someone at work, at school, or at an event. But more often than not, it’s hard – especially when you come from a conservative culture where arranged marriages and parent involvement in choosing a spouse are common. Sixty-three percent of Muslims in America are first generation immigrants, and come with strong value sets that are not very compatible with the American dating scene. 

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12:00am

Thu April 10, 2014

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