Documentary of Life of Prophet Muhammad

“In light of recent events UPF is pleased today to engage in a major effort to expand the impact of this film, and is taking the following steps. Launch of MuhammadFilm.tv featuring the entire Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet film online at no cost as well as a 5 minute overview of his legacy”. Either click on the link or watch it right here. For more information about UPF and to see how you can get a free DVD of the film then click here. The film is two hours long and tells the life of the Prophet and the beginnings of Islam. It speaks to scholars and ordinary Muslims about what the Prophet means to Muslims. Click on the video below to enjoy this incredible story and please share so that as many as possible see the film.

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Jews and Muslims Together

I’ve just begun a new blog that relates to my research on Jewish-Muslim relations in Israel. The research project looks specifically at Sufism in Israel whereas the blog is more generally about Jewish-Muslim relations. It hasn’t been up for long so it’s still in its first stages with more to come but you’ll still find plenty of interest there as well as some good videos. Take a look and please give me some feedback if you’re interested. Click here

It’s Time to fill the Gap Between Academic Expertise and Public Knowledge of Muslims and Islam

“Building a Shared future: Islam, Knowledge and Innovation” is the title of a joint publication of the British Council’s ‘Our Shared
Future’ project and the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. To go straight to the pdf file of this publication click here

I find this immensely exciting and encouraging. The publication arises out of a conference on ‘Acknowledging a Shared Past to Build a Shared Future: Rethinking Muslim/non-Muslim Relations’ held at the University of Cambridge. The idea is, as the title of this post says, ‘To fill the gap between academic expertise and public knowledge of Muslims and Islams. It is essential work and there is a lot to do.

From the Fusus al-Hikam of Ibn ‘Arabi

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It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.

Ibn ‘Arabi, Fusus al-Hikam

The photo on the right is of the mosque which contains the tomb of Ibn ‘Arabi.

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Muslims and Jews Speaking Together

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Radio Salaam Shalom is a unique internet radio station that is run by Jewish and Muslim volunteers in Bristol. To listen to their podcasts just click here

They have been reported on by BBC, Channel 4, and Al-Jazeera English. You’ll find many fascinating discussions and interviews on the station.

Karen Armstrong: Charter of Compassion

Dear Friends, if you scroll down to the videos available in the sidebar you will see I have added a new video.

This is Karen Armstrongs speech when she received a TED award. It is very moving and pertinent to the global situation today. Religion can and should be a force for change today. Using the Golden Rule of every faith: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do to you. Karen Armstrong is working on creating a Charter of Compassion for the whole world.