God

Forget Monotheism: As Our Current Political Moment Proves, We’re All Mesopotamian Pagans Now

Birthdays are despicable, and none more so than your own. Of all the accomplishments mankind foolishly claims for itself, there’s none more comically …

Jewish Culture

The Jehovah's Witnesses owe $4,000 every day they don't turn over details of alleged child sex abuse. It's cost them $2 million so far.

The Jehovah's Witnesses have refused to turn over secret documents regarding alleged child sex abuse. And it's getting very, very costly.<p>A new report …

Owe

Church of England defends 'boys in tutus' guidance as it says Christians have a duty to be welcoming

Christians have a duty to be welcoming, the Church of England has said as it defends its "tutus for boys" advice.<p>In a blog posted online Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer at the Church of England, said it was "incumbent on us as Christians to act to create welcoming schools where all pupils …

Religion

Dealings with peers. Disrespect, disregard, hatred and criticism…

Dealings with peers. Disrespect, disregard, hatred and criticism are forbidden.<br>A devotee should not ignore any living entity. The devotee must know …

Spirituality

It’s time to rethink how you read the story of Adam and Eve

In the biblical version of creation, God, having made Adam and Eve in his own image, sets them loose in the Garden of Eden with a simple command: “You may eat from any tree in the garden but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you do, you shall die.” Of course, the serpent, …

Spirituality

Experts Cast Doubt On Viking Textile With ‘Allah’ Inscription

Researchers from Sweden made headlines last week after claiming to have found the Arabic characters for “Allah” and “Ali” woven into Viking burial …

Science

Researchers find ‘Allah’ embroidered on Viking burial textiles

Filed under: News, World News, Art & Books<p>Researchers with Uppsala University in Sweden recently took a closer look at a collection of burial garments gathered from 9th and 10th-century Viking graves and discovered that ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali’ were embroidered on some of the pieces.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink …

Archaeology

Found: Viking Clothes With ‘Allah’ Embroidered in Silk

The designs were overlooked by researchers in the 1940s.<p>When archaeologists originally analyzed the burial clothes found at Viking graves in Sweden, …

Culture

A Minor Deity

Here’s a small figure, probably a deity, from the Ifugao people of the Philippines. This figure sits on top of a small container used for holding …

Spirituality

Captain O my Captain, Allah Yerhamo Reiis Shazly

I was just informed by my colleague Solveigh that my dear friend and ex-colleague Capt. Shazly Mahmoud has passed last week. There's legends and then …

Red Sea

Did Einstein Pray? What the Great Genius Thought about God

In 1936, a school girl named Phyllis wrote a letter to Albert Einstein to ask whether a person could believe in both science and religion. He was …

Atheism

Hate preacher jailed for telling children to join IS

Kamran Sabir Hussain, 40, from Stoke-on-Trent, delivered his lecturers from a lectern in front of a black IS flag, to a congregation that included …

Far-right Politics

Montreal imam who asked Allah to ‘destroy the Jews’ will not be prosecuted

He said that Allah will kill Jews "one by one."<p>MONTREAL — Quebec prosecutors will not file hate crimes charges against an imam for saying at a …

World News

The Making of Monotheism

With Christianity and Islam as the two dominant religions in today’s world, most assume that, if there is a god, there is only one. However, the vast majority of world religions today believe in multiple gods. Even in the ancient Middle East, the world from which these two major religions and …

Ancient History

What Are Allah's Names and Attributes in Islam?

The Quran calls upon Muslims to remember Allah, the One True Almighty God, and to call only upon Him for guidance and help. The name 'Allah' is a …

Faith

What Are the Names Muslims Use for Allah?

In the Quran, Allah uses dozens of different names or attributes to describe Himself to us. These names help us to understand God's nature in terms …

The Most Beautiful

Why dressing well can bring tranquillity and a bond with Allah

I started to pray when I was 10 years old. When my parents began to teach me about our faith, there was a list of do’s and don’ts, but never …

United Arab Emirates

Complaining about Problems in Life

Is it alright to complain about the problems we face every day?<p>We must stop our tongues from complaining about the trials of life. Complaints destroy …

‘Allah’s Anger’ Responsible For Mumbai Floods, Says Mumbai Urdu Daily

A day after rains brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a grinding halt, a Mumbai-based Urdu daily has provided a bizarre reason for the …

India

NEWS RELEASES | Town in Austria Honors 31 Jehovah’s Witnesses, Victims of Nazi Regime

A plaque in the town of Techelsberg was dedicated in memory of Jehovah’s Witnesses who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during World War II.

Jehovah's Witnesses

Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses' Translation Of Bible

The beleaguered Russian community of Jehovah's Witnesses says it will fight in court a ban on its version of the Bible in the latest blow against the …

Religion

Welcoming a Jehovah’s Witness into the Band Room

<b>Welcoming a Jehovah’s Witness into the Band Room</b><b>Questions to Ask and Practices to Implement</b><b>By NAfME Member Brian Weidner</b> Can we treat students who …

Veterans Day

Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist'

Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist organisation, placing the pacifist sect in the company of neo-Nazi and jihadi groups.<p>The justice ministry added the Jehovah's Witnesses administrative centre in Russia and 395 local branches to its register of banned organisations on …

Jehovah's Witnesses

Watch This Young Jehovah’s Witness Says She’ll Shun Her Apostate Sister Forever

This shunning policy tears apart families in the name of Jehovah.It's cruel. It's unnecessary. And it's justified only through perverse religious …

Religion

Giant Reign Advanced "platinum"

Giant Reign Advanced "platinum" 6<p>78 of 9108<p>40727 Swapmeetlouie /images/default/avatar/c50.png …

Mountains

Anew

graciously tendered as symphonies resplendent<br>conveyed on intoxicating waves<p>of viable proof<p>enthralls those in humility drawn.<br>As Christ himself …

Faith

FAITH FILE: No, Christians And Muslims Don’t Worship The Same God; It’s Not Even Close

Contrary to former President George W. Bush, texts held sacred by Muslims and even some notable Catholic and Protestant church leaders, Muslims and …

Faith

Prominent Russian Punk Rocker Defects To U.S. Over Jehovah's Witnesses Ban

Prominent Russian punk rocker Fyodor Chistyakov says he has decided not to return from the United States, citing Russia's new ban on the Jehovah’s …

Religion

In Conversation With A Muslim

In recent months, there have have been many instances, when Muslims have been asked to leave the plane because they used Arabic phrases in their …

Islam

Jehovah's Witnesses attacked by Charity Commission over paedophilia cover-up

A Jehovah’s Witness charity has been attacked by the Charity Commission for covering up allegations of paedophilia against one of its former leaders.<p>In a damning report by the charities watchdog, Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses was criticised for failing to report its …

Corruption