By 1998 small gatherings of subscribers began taking place, and Al-Fatiha
was thus formed, Soon enough, the group held an international conference in Boston, in 1998.
He read al-Fatiha
for the repose of the soul of the Martyrs as the music of the 'Martyr' and 'Farewell' was playing.
At Martyrs Square, Sejoumi, the Prime Minister filed a spray of flowers at Martyrs Memorial and recited Al-Fatiha
(the opening verses of the Koran) in their memory.
Saad Hariri, the son and political heir of slain former Premier Rafik Hariri, who started the project to build the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in 2002, began the proceedings with a reading of Al-Fatiha
prayer at his father's tomb with Speaker Nabih Berri.
The return of gay men and lesbians to organized worship is not limited to Judeo-Christian faiths, says Faisal Alam, the founder of Al-Fatiha
Foundation, a Washington, D.
Foundation, an advocacy group for gay Muslims.
In Damascus Province, Governor Bisher al-Sabban and Secretary of al-Bth Arab Socialist Party Branch, Mouaffaq al-Basha, visited the Martyrs' Cemetery and recited al-Fatiha
(verses from the Holy Quran) for the souls of the martyrs.
Faisal Alam, founder and director Al-Fatiha
Foundation, Washington, D.
A fatwa death warrant - like that pinned on author Salman Rushdie - was issued last week against the gay group called Al-Fatiha
by Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, the self-styled ayatollah of one of the world's most fanatic groups Al Muhajiroun.
President Cecilia Chung as both the first Asian Pacific Islander and first transgender leader of the organization -- New stages, including Nectar, Pride's first women's stage, and Pride's first stage by and for African-Americans, the Soul of Pride -- Israeli transsexual pop star Dana International -- First-time parade contingents, including a Muslim organization, Al-Fatiha
, and an LGBT Armenian group -- A bigger-than-ever entertainment lineup, with the fabulous B-52s as only the best-known of the 650 entertainers scheduled to perform on an astonishing 10 stages.
Commanders of military areas visited the graves of martyrs, placing wreaths on memorials on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad, reciting al-Fatiha
, and saluting the martyrs.
A 20-something who serves on the board of the LGBT Muslim group Al-Fatiha
, Saed (a pseudonym) contributed an essay to Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur's Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak to make her voice heard as a lesbian in a homophobic religion and as a Muslim in a blindingly white queer community.
Future Movement officials and supporters in the southern coastal city of Sidon headed to Hariri's mausoleum in the afternoon where they recited the Koranic verse of Al-Fatiha
near his resting place.
Homs governor and al-Bth Party officials visit martyrs memorial Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi and secretaries of the Homs branch and al-Bth University branch of al-Bth Party Sobhi Harb and Mohammad al-Issa visited the martyrs memorial at al-Fardous cemetery in al-Zahra neighborhood, placing wreathes there and reciting al-Fatiha
This gathering led to the founding of Al-Fatiha
("The Beginning"), an organization for LGBT & questioning Muslims, and their allies.