Posts tagged : "Islam"

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I Love Iranians Because of Their Warm Hospitality

I Love Iranians Because of Their Warm Hospitality

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prof. Sheila Blair, a prominent Islamic arts scholar, says the sense of hospitality is what makes the Iranian people distinctive in their deportment and demeanor than the other nations of the world. Prof. Sheila Blair, who is a Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at the Fine Arts Department of the Boston College, says that Iranians have always been creative and innovative people and that is why the Iranian arts are so unique, subtle and delicate. “Since Iran was often the bridge from regions further east to Arabia and beyond, Iranians quickly learned of the latest in artistic and technological innovations elsewhere, and people elsewhere learned of...

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The U.S. government and the policy of denigrating Muslims

The U.S. government and the policy of denigrating Muslims

  Kourosh Ziabari - The offensive movie “Innocence of Muslims” which has pejoratively insulted Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and portrayed Islam a retrograde, corrupt and repressive religion is still drawing international condemnation, even though it seems that the wave of protests and demonstrations against this blasphemous movie across the Muslim world has calmed down. People with different political viewpoints and religious belongings have expressed their dismay and consternation at the movie and called it an effort to sow the seeds of discord and conflict between the Muslims, Christians and Jews and pitting them against each other. In order to further investigate the motives behind the production of the film and the...

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Bloodshed and oppression will be neutralized under Imam Mahdi

Bloodshed and oppression will be neutralized under Imam Mahdi

  Kourosh Ziabari - Adnan Oktar, internationally known by his pen name Harun Yahya, is a Turkish public intellectual, writer and speaker. He is a proponent of Islamic creationism and anti-Zionism. He condemns Zionism and denounces Darwinism as the source of terrorism. He runs the Turkey-based Science Research Foundation and Foundation to Protect National Values. He has written numerous best-selling books including "The Atlas of Creation", "The Muslim Way of Speaking", "Allah's Miracles in the Quran" and "The Errors the American National Academy of Sciences". Yahya's books have been translated in more than 60 languages. He has authored more than 300 books which have been downloaded by 109 million people since 2009 and sold over 84...

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The Israeli lobby is promoting war and aggression everywhere

The Israeli lobby is promoting war and aggression everywhere

  Kourosh Ziabari - Dr. Trond Ali Linstad is a prominent Norwegian physician and a renowned member of the Muslim community in the capital, Oslo. He worked for several years as a volunteer physician in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. From 1977 to 1986, he was the chairman of the Palestine Committee of Norway, and independent and non-partisan organization that works to promote the Palestinian values and support their struggle and resistance against the Israeli occupation. The organization is part of the umbrella Joint Committee on Palestine, based in Oslo. After making an acquaintance of Islam and Iran’s Islamic Revolution, he embraced Islam and become a Shiite Muslim. Dr. Linstad is the founder of the first...

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The American Muslims should define themselves

The American Muslims should define themselves

  Kourosh Ziabari - Muhammad Abdul Latif is the imam of Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California, and an instructor at ILM Tree, a home-schooling cooperative in Lafayette, California. He also teaches at Zaytuna College's annual Summer Arabic Intensive program in Berkeley, California. Abdul Latif converted to Islam in 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was 20 years old. He subsequently traveled throughout the Muslim world and, in 2002, relocated with his family to the San Francisco Bay Area to take advantage of the resources of knowledge and the community that had formed around Zaytuna Institute. Mr. Abdul Latif joined me in an interview to discuss the cancelled plan of Dove World Outreach Center to burn copies of the Holy...

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Myanmar Muslims suffering amid media blackout

Myanmar Muslims suffering amid media blackout

Kourosh Ziabari - As the Muslims around the world cheerfully get prepared for the holy month of Ramadan, the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are painfully subject to the barbaric and appalling atrocities of the extremist Buddhists, finding their life in a constant state of trepidation and suffering. Branded by the United Nations as one of the most persecuted minorities of the world, Rohingyas are a Muslim people living in the Rakhine State, located in west of Myanmar. With a population of 3 million, Rakhine state is bordered by the Bay of Bengal to the west and the majority of its residents are Theravada Buddhists and Hindus. The suppression of the Rohingya Muslims of the Arakan region dates back to the World War II. On March 28, 1942, about...

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Washington incapable of adopting an independent foreign policy

Washington incapable of adopting an independent foreign policy

  Kourosh Ziabari - A Malaysian political pundit says political and economic institutions in the United States are dominated by Israeli lobbies and this is why Washington cannot adopt an independent and a more balanced foreign policy. “One of the main reasons why the U.S. elite is not able to abandon its patronage and protection of Israel is because of Zionist influence and power in some of the key sectors of American public life,” Dr. Chandra Muzaffar said in an interview, which was conducted earlier this month. “The U.S Congress, Senate and the White House are all beholden, in one way or another, to Zionist funds and Zionist lobbies,” he added. The Malaysian scholar also commented on the global economic crisis,...

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