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Why Muslims Must Support #BlackLivesMatter

Hamzah Raza | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Hamzah Raza

Social justice and standing up to systematic oppression is a rich part of American Muslim history. If American Muslims are to reject #BlackLivesMatter, we are effectively rejecting the legacy of people like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, pillars of the history of Islam in America.

Why I Went to Israel

Haroon Moghul | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

I did not go imagining I would single-handedly solve anything, nor did any of us go presuming to speak for or represent Palestinians. I went to better understand, and to invest in a relationship we see far more promise in -- that between American Muslims and American Jews.

IslAmerica: The Trials of Islamic Converts in The United States

Michele Moses | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Michele Moses

Converts to any faith seem increasingly abnormal as the United States gravitates farther away from religion. Yet the number of Muslims in the United States is increasing.

Why Islam Needs More 'Mipsterz'

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Yasmine Hafiz

Why must Muslims be so quick to tear each other down? A look at the YouTube comments on the video offer a quick snapshot of the criticisms that Muslims like to fire at each other, the most common of which, is the simple assertion that something or everything about you is "not Muslim enough."

The Muslim Vote: Down by Law

SpearIt | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

With election day around the corner, millions of Americans will be out voting. Many, however, will be denied this opportunity due to their criminal record. Increasingly, this is the case for Muslim-Americans.

Why We Should Ignore The Quran-Burnings

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Weiss | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got famous for doing something unpleasant. The self-ordained pastor of an unknown Florida church threa...

Why We Must Learn America's Islamic History

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

The presence of Muslims in what would become the United States of America dates back to the earliest arrivals of Europeans in the Americas.

Is There Space For American Muslims In The Ummah?

Ahmed Younis | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

A strong argument can be made that Muslim Americans are an important community with resources to catalyze the progress of majority-Muslim societies.

By Us, For Us All: A Muslim American Declaration

Wajahat Ali | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

Regardless of whether we were born in this nation or have recently adopted it as our home, we are committed to working with our fellow Americans to create a more perfect union.

The Future Of Christian-Muslim Relations In The West (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Cordoba Initiative and Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Ideas discuss the future of Christian-Muslim relations in the West. ...

An Assault On Religious Freedom

Senator Kevin S. Parker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Senator Kevin S. Parker

Those who peddle hate lack a basic understanding of the history of Muslims in America, and the Constitution of the United States. In targeting the adherents of one faith they seek to undermine one of most basic tenets for the founding of this great nation: religious freedom.

Eid Al Adha: Striving For Second Chances

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dalia Mogahed

This year at Eid Al Adha, a celebration of second chances and forgiveness, we must remember this lesson as we continue to witness new beginnings that seem promising but fade with time.

What's Behind The Negative Characterization Of Muslims?

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

American Muslims are making authentic efforts to interweave their religious beliefs with American culture, but these efforts are undermined by broad-brush portrayals of all Muslims as the enemy.

The Lessons of Ramadan for Muslims

M. Zuhdi Jasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
M. Zuhdi Jasser

The spirit of Ramadan is a true example of how Islam can flourish under the separation of mosque and state.

Young U.S. Muslims Shift to Democrats This Election

Kyla Cullinane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kyla Cullinane

"After Bush, many socially conservative Muslims are looking for a president who can balance national security with civil rights. They are particularly offended and outraged by domestic surveillance."