Event: Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future

[EVENT] Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future. On August 2, the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center will host the launch of Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future. Based on three years of research and hundreds of thousands of interviews, the new study explores Muslim Americans’ political, social, and spiritual engagement a decade after 9/11, and concludes with evidence-based recommendations for government and civil society leaders. The report discusses U.S. Muslims’ views on a range of topics…

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A tweet feat: #Quran goes on Twitter for #Ramadan

A tweet feat: Quran goes on Twitter for Ramadan – USATODAY.com. Ramadan, which begins with a sunup-to-sundown fast Monday, calls on the Muslim faithful to immerse themselves in scripture — ideally by reading the entire Quran.   In 2009, Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, noticed rabbis using Twitter to highlight snippets of Torah text to celebrate Shavuot, when Jews say Moses received God’s word at Mount Sinai.  “I saw they were creating a virtual way to pray and study together, and I thought it would be fun to invite a few friends to tweet…

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