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Islam in America

America, This Is A Test

Catherine Orsborn | Posted 08.19.2016 | Religion
Catherine Orsborn

As we move toward the presidential election, we can expect more politicized responses to the turmoil and tragedies in our world. Reactions that target and isolate people based on their religious identity or racial or ethnic background do not make us safer or stronger.

Muslims in America versus Muslims in Europe: An Illusory Difference?

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Saleem H. Ali

To fight extremism, Europe and America alike must be willing to grapple with complex causality and resist linear explanations for radicalization.

Donald Trump's Vision of 'Again'

Ben Krimmel | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Ben Krimmel

I feel compelled to speak up for Muslim Americans because as a Jewish American I have a duty to honor the memory of those who spoke for me. Again, it is up to the "masses of our people" to reject religious bigotry.

I am Your New America

Babak Rahimi | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Babak Rahimi

Oh, how I blushed when President Obama told a Muslim American audience at a Maryland mosque "We are one American family". As a working father from Dea...

Remembering Muslim Activist Malcolm X

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

Malcolm X is known to us as one of America's most influential and memorable Black leaders and Civil Rights activist. He is known as a gifted orator wi...

According to the Qur'an, Can Jews and Christians 'Partake in the Blessings of Heaven and Earth?'

Kabir Helminski | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

Many Christians and Jews, ignorant of what the Qur'an proposes, instead project on Islam a version of intolerance and aggression from their own religious history.

Let Me Tell You Why This Hateful Joke Isn't Funny

Greg Worthington | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Greg Worthington

Recently, I came across a racist meme featuring my friend. His name is Darsh Preet Singh. For those who know Darsh, he is a kind and friendly person. In fact, Darsh's friends would tell you he's nicer than most anyone you know, if not everyone you know.

Why Embracing the Ethics of Islam Can Help Us Achieve Greater Global Harmony

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Munawar A. Anees

PARIS -- Islamophobia is not a new phenomenon, suddenly uncovered by social media on the Internet. Islamophobia is as old as Islam itself. Yet, Islam can be rightly credited as a trendsetter in interfaith harmony. We all need to articulate that for the sake of humanity.

An Open Letter to American Muslims on Same-Sex Marriage

Reza Aslan | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Reza Aslan

We Muslims are already a deeply marginalized people in mainstream American culture. We shouldn't be perpetuating our marginalization by marginalizing others. Rejecting the right to same-sex marriage, but then expecting empathy for our community's struggle, is hypocritical.

15 Tips For A Holistic And Green Ramadan

Priscilla Martinez | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Priscilla Martinez

This is a time to remember and reflect on our responsibilities to care for the Earth which, by God's grace, provides us with nourishment throughout our lives -- which is especially important to keep in mind while we spend a month abstaining daily from food and drink.

Where Is the World Christian Outcry?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The world is watching history repeat itself and doing nothing once again with full knowledge of the devastation being inflicted on their cousins, if not brothers.

Alexander the Great through Jean Racine's eyes

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

It was no accident that the great Hellenist French dramatist of the 17th century studied and worked on Alexander! He is one of the unique writers and ...

Muslim Woman Asks Local Wisconsin Official About Buses, Gets Grilled About Sharia Law

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

For one city alderman in Wisconsin, it's perfectly appropriate to respond to a constituent question about city transit on Election Day by asking the c...

ISIS Is a Cult That Uses Terrorism: A Fresh New Strategy

Steven Hassan | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Steven Hassan

The good news, and I speak here as a former member of a totalistic group, is that the 'cult' word has finally leapt into the conversation about ISIS. But it does so in a way that barely scratches the surface of what makes ISIS a cult; what draws people to it; and how to stop them.

Violence Against Women

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

November 25 has been enacted and instituted by the United Nations Council as the Day against women's violence in remembrance of the Mirabal sisters wh...

The Silent Reason You're Not Hearing More From American Muslims

Saqib Rahim | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
Saqib Rahim

Muslims, like many other groups that have come to America, are in their immigrant infancy. They have yet to grow the deep roots -- in politics, in the media, in neighborhoods -- that would demystify them to the wider American culture.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

The Woman's Status in Islam

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

We cannot disregard the status of the native women who live as genuine "products" of their human oppression who effortlessly accept their degrading part not only because they are not aware of anything different.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

Who Are Muslim Americans?

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

The recently formed U.S. Council for Muslim Organizations is intended to represent and serve the American Muslim population, which numbers roughly 2.7...

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.

These Are The Faces Of Islam In America

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

In a gorgeous series titled "The Converts," photographer Claire Beckett captures portraits of the American men and women who have chosen to convert to...

What Are Christian Mystics Doing at a Mosque?

Kemal Argon | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion
Kemal Argon

Over the last 20 years I have been inspired to ponder the benevolent potential of interfaith work when I have seen mystically oriented Christians and Muslims successfully dialoguing to show their goodwill.

Eid Mubarak!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Tomorrow, 1.7 billion Muslims around the world will complete the four-day celebration of one of the two most important religious festivals in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Adha.

Only in America...

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

It has been an incredibly rewarding and humbling 10 years for the Anteplis. Only a decade later, that broke graduate student and his family have not only established themselves successfully and put their roots in this beautiful country, but more importantly, we feel more at home here in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world.