Meet America's first openly gay Imam | Al Jazeera America. "I think Daayiee is trying to say, 'Yes, I can be gay and I can be a Muslim, and I can tend to people who are also gay and Muslim,' that this is part of their identity as a human being and that the religion of Islam teaches people to embrace all aspects of their humanity," he said.
Pol: NYPD Muslim Surveillance is ‘Un-American’ | Long Island Press. The sweeping surveillance of local Muslims is un-American, unconstitutional and spawns an atmosphere of mistrust, undermining the efforts of law enforcement conducting clandestine investigations of Muslim Americans in the New York metropolitan area. These criticisms of the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslim Americans from New York City to Long Island were made by New York State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) and Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University during the college’s 11th annual “Day of Dialogue” event Wednesday.
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I'll be speaking on a great panel sponsored by the Trevor Project on LGBT youth acceptance in faith communities. Flyer is attached and details are: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 7:30PM Metropolitan Community Church446 West 36th Street (between Dyer Ave and 10th Ave) You can register here: (free) https://www.facebook.com/events/159531827573922/?notif_t=plan_user_joined Download LGBTQ Youth & Faith Invite
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Dr.Hussein Rashid on New Revelations of NYPD Spying by megant-hmwc Dr.Rashid, Professor of Religion at Hofstra University and Associate Editor of Religion Dispatches joined Hofstra’s Morning Wake-Up Call on WRHU Friday, August 30,2013 to respond to new AP reports that the NYPD labeled entire mosques “terrorism enterprises” in order to justify surveillance.
Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup: Ramadan ending * Holy warrior * Biblical dinosaurs | Religion News Service
Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup: Ramadan ending * Holy warrior * Biblical dinosaurs | Religion News Service. Hussein Rashid, a professor at Hofstra University, disses those who say a Ramadan observance called Laylat ul-Qadr, which translates as the “Night of Power” or the “Night of Destiny,” may be the reason for the closure of U.S. embassies in Africa and the Middle East.
Islam’s `Night of Power’ and the terror alert – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs. During Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, there is a night that I look forward to every year. This night is called Laylat ul-Qadr, which translates as the “Night of Power” or the “Night of Destiny.”
Ramadan Fasting From Twitter & Facebook – HuffPost Live. In observance of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from food and drink during daylight hours, some will be participating in another type of fast — a social media one. We speak with observers about why, after dark, naturally.