Muslim Culture http://wkms.org en MSU Saudi Student Organization President Speaks on Ramadan http://wkms.org/post/msu-saudi-student-organization-president-speaks-ramadan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the end of Ramadan nears, around August 7, about a billion Muslims around the world have observed a month of Fasting, which is one of the Five Pillars or fundamental religious duties of Islam. We go to the south of Saudi Arabia this hour to learn more from a Murray State University student at home for the summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 33609 at http://wkms.org MSU Saudi Student Organization President Speaks on Ramadan A Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into A Shouting Match http://wkms.org/post/meeting-tolerance-turns-shouting-match The public meeting in Manchester, Tenn., about 70 miles from Nashville, was supposed to address and tamp down discrimination toward Muslims there.<p>But instead it turned into a shouting match.<p>Bill Killian, the local U.S. attorney who organized the meeting, told the people in attendance that hate speech was not protected by the First Amendment. Over the last few years, there have been tensions between Muslims and many Christians in Tennessee. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:47:35 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 31955 at http://wkms.org A Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into A Shouting Match Dr. Alkhatib Previews Lecture "Shariah Law and American Family Courts" http://wkms.org/post/dr-alkhatib-previews-lecture-shariah-law-and-american-family-courts <p>Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib, Assistant Professor of Government, Law and International Affairs at Murray State gives a presentation on Shariah Law and American Family Courts on Thursday (February 28) in Room 500, Faculty Hall, at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Alkhatib examines the workings of the Wayne County Family Court Division in Detroit, Michigan. This county includes a large Muslim population. Interviews with attorneys who represent Muslim litigants reveal that Islamic law issues do frequently come up in family law cases, but instead of Islamic law crossing the boundary separating church and state and imposing itself on the Court, it is the secular law that is imposing itself on the religion. We welcomed Dr. Alkhatib to Sounds Good for a preview.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:03:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 28571 at http://wkms.org Dr. Alkhatib Previews Lecture "Shariah Law and American Family Courts" Dr. Ossama Bahloul on "Islam 101" Extended Web Version http://wkms.org/post/dr-ossama-bahloul-islam-101-extended-web-version <p>On February 21st, reports emerged American soldiers had burned copies of the Koran, the Moslem holy book, at an airbase in Afghanistan. The riots and violence that followed in that country resulted in several deaths, including U.S. military personnel.&nbsp; This incident and its repercussions highlight the lack of understanding on both sides and the necessity of promoting that understanding.&nbsp; The same day the Koran-burning story broke, Dr. Ossama Bahloul was at Murray State to address that very issue.&nbsp; Dr. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:12:29 +0000 Todd Hatton 17134 at http://wkms.org Dr. Ossama Bahloul on "Islam 101" Extended Web Version