A Message from Dr. Maher Hathout

As-salamu alaikum and Greetings of Peace, As some of you may have heard, our beloved leader, Dr. Maher Hathout, has recently taken ill. He has been diagnosed with a form of liver cancer and is undergoing consultations with appropriate specialists to determine a further course of action. Dr. Maher and his family would like to […]

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From Despair to Hope – Connecting the Dots from Gang Violence

Event sponsored by Homeboy Industries, Muslim Public Affairs Council and All Saints Church Pasadena, on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at All Saints Church. Panelists included Fr. Greg Boyle (Homeboy Industries), Dr. Maher Hathout (MPAC), the Rev. Ed Bacon (All Saints Church), Edina Lekovic (MPAC), Mikala Rahn (Learning Works), and Dr. Eric Walsh (Pasadena Public Health […]

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A Declaration of Independence from the culture of violence

By Greg Boyle, Maher Hathout, Ed Bacon When, in the course of human events, we see some young people dissolve the social ties which have connected them to the rest of society and resort to violence, it becomes necessary to understand them and their troubles instead of branding them

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Response to Anti-Muhammad Film (Arabic)

A Message About Protests Over Anti-Muhammad Film (Arabic)

Dr. Maher Hathout took few minutes to record the following message in Arabic in response to the Anti-Muhammad film that has caused protests all over the Muslim world.

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Iraq After Seven Years

This is a bit old, it is still true & relevant. Dr. Maher Hathout talks about the need to reshape our foreign policy in view of the impact of the foreign policy in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine.

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The New Middle East: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya & Beyond.

Organized by the Muslim Public Affairs Council & the Islamic Center of Southern California, the forum speakers discussed the winds of change spreading across the Middle East and North Africa. Topics tackled ranged from the nonviolent peaceful protests to the power of social media to what the future holds for other countries in the region. […]

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Dr. Hahout on Al Jazeera English

Dr. Maher Hathout discusses the situtation on Egypt on Al Jazeera English.

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Revolution on the Nile is 60 Years in the Making

By: Rhonda Roumani Huffington Post, February 3, 2011 Maher Hathout is watching the protests taking place in Egypt today with an eerie mixture of nostalgia, hope, fear and déjà vu from his home in Southern California. An Egyptian-American, Hathout, 75, is one of the most progressive voices in American Islam. But 60 years ago, Hathout was in […]

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A Second Chance for Democracy in Egypt

As in 1954, the streets are teeming again. Perhaps this generation will succeed in achieving real freedom. Maher Hathout February 1, 2011 Half a century ago, I was part of a human flood surging through the streets of Cairo. It was March 1954, and we had poured out of the university gates intending to cross the […]

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Dr. Maher Hathout Discusses Egyptian Crisis

Dr. Maher Hathout is a leading spokesperson for the American Muslim community, is highly regarded as a positive voice of Islam offering a unique and valuable perspective on national and international issues involving Muslims. View more news videos at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video.

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Reflecting On Ramadan

Dr. Maher Hathout reflects on Ramadan and the opportunities it brings at the Annual Interfaith Iftar hosted by  Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.

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The Discipline of Hadith

In Arabic “Hadith” means “talk” or “news.” The word is also used to describe something new In the Islamic literature “Hadith” refers to the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To understand and differentiate between Qur’anic revelation and narrations associated with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it is important to note some vocabulary: “Quran” – verbatim word of […]

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‘Islam in a nutshell’ explained at Episcopal church

An article about’ a recent lecture by Dr. Maher Hathout at the Episcopal Church. A leading voice for Muslims in Southern California addresses friendly audience in Pasadena concerned about Muslim extremism and American hostility toward Islam. October 31, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times The Rev. J. Edwin Bacon, rector of All Saints […]

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