• Heading an American furniture conglomerate

    Updated: 2013-01-09 14:11:20
    Even as affordable Chinese furniture is being snapped up in America, superior quality American furniture is slowly but surely making headway in upscale markets in China. One of the companies working its way there is Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., which has a furniture showroom in our area too. Ethan Allen, based in Danbury, Conn., has [...]

  • From Schenectady with love

    Updated: 2012-12-31 15:48:59
    It is beyond a sorry state of affairs when public health workers are killed. Such was the case in Pakistan yesterday (yes, New Year’s Day 2013) when five female teachers and two health workers were gunned down by militants in the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in the country. The seven [...]

  • Students mourning students

    Updated: 2012-12-27 00:00:25
    It is beyond a sorry state of affairs when public health workers are killed. Such was the case in Pakistan yesterday (yes, New Year’s Day 2013) when five female teachers and two health workers were gunned down by militants in the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in the country. The seven [...]

  • Celebrating Christmas in South Waziristan

    Updated: 2012-12-26 14:32:27
    It cannot be easy to openly celebrate Christmas in South Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan which borders Afghanistan and is a hotbed of terrorist activities. But it seems the Pakistani army protects the Christians in that area, the Muslim neighbors join in their Christmas service and the people of both faiths live harmoniously. [...]

  • Christmas in the Middle East

    Updated: 2012-12-24 19:19:07
    Salaam and peace, all - Happy holidays for those celebrating (it’s a day off for many of us living/working in many parts of the Middle East, too. Surprising, no?). Although Muslims don’t traditionally celebrate Christmas*,┬áit may be a good time to give charity or help the needy, as all the prophets taught their followers. *There [...]

  • How do you find your purpose Get Involved Irshad Manji blog and official website

    Updated: 2012-12-19 19:52:07
    Facebook Twitter Donate Contact Events Download Participate About Home Resources Get App New Book Allah , Liberty and : Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and . Freedom Sources of Research Buy Allah , Liberty and Love iPad iOS Users , Click Here Previous Book The Trouble With Islam Today : A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her . Faith Published in more than 30 countries and . languages Learn More Buy the US paperback Amazon Barnes Noble Also available as audiobook Amazon Audible iTunes Documentary Irshad's PBS Documentary : Faith Without Fear follows my journey around the world to reconcile Islam and . freedom Learn More and View Clips . Buy Now in the USA Buy Now in Canada Free Downloads Reformist : Quran A progressive , 21st-century translation in . English Read and interpret for yourself .

  • Christmas in the Middle East

    Updated: 2012-12-19 05:10:08
    What is My Jihad?…… Teaching & Learning Jihad the bad word, the taboo, the abused word, though its meaning in Arabic is noble, it means striving, exerting an effort to overcome obstacles. What is wrong with that? The word becomes a taboo especially after September 11. A non- Arabic speaker who knows very few words [...]

  • The International Day of Arabic Language

    Updated: 2012-12-19 04:57:15
    Arabic is a beautiful language, it is also the language of the Quran it is a mandatory requirement to practice prayers in Islam. As declared by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO 12/18/2012 is the first International day of Arabic. Arabic is spoken by more than 422 million people in twenty-two countries [...]

  • A Message from Tunisian Brothers

    Updated: 2012-12-15 19:56:31
    The Egyptians continue to impress me, despite all those who tried to spoil the atmosphere of democracy and the gains of the revolution. The last week was awful, different groups were trying to blow up the country, people were boiling however today people are out there voting and saying their opinion. Voting on the constitution [...]

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