I often wondered why there was not a single Christian student, out of the thousands at Harvard, who had the moral integrity to tear down the hate stickers on campus -- hate stickers that openly attacked me for being Muslim.
The "Black Mosque" voice and story must be part of the overall narration of black history in this country. This month-long attempt to remember and honor black history cannot be complete and authentic if it continues to selectively highlight certain stories within "black history" and continues to exclude and disregard others.
Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric.
When I hear the word 'cartoon' and 'Muhammad' in the same sentence, I cringe and prepare myself for a plethora of conflict and disharmony between Muslims and the rest of the world. To the West we Muslims may come across as over-zealous, overexcited and too defensive-but this is not without reason...
Muhammed Jusic from Bosnia: "The Holocaust is not just our common history, it could, as my own Bosnian experience shows, easily become our present and future if we all do not learn the valuable lessons that it can teach us."
Unfortunately, because our many expressions of moral outrage don't fit the stereotype the media seeks, and because love and moderation are far less effective than hate and extremism in "selling" news, much of what we say never gets reported.
I met Faisal Saeed Al Mutar recently, just months after he arrived in the United States for the first time from Iraq. Both of us grew up in Middle Eas...
January 14th is the day Syedna Muhammad was born 1444 years ago. And for over 1400 years Muslims have been celebrating his life and his mission by sending prayers and blessings for him, in every prayer and after every prayer and every time his name is mentioned.
As we herald 2014 with hopes for peace, prosperity and harmony, I look into the crystal ball and identify a short list of contemporary Muslim women ch...
An independent feature film borne out of director Jay Dockendorf's reaction to hearing about the FBI's program of secret spying in mosques in Brooklyn, "Naz + Maalik" explores the world of two closeted Muslim teens who have their Friday afternoon ruined by FBI surveillance.
Each and every one of these women is included because she is noteworthy -- a cutting-edge artist or writer, a revolutionary who is upending her community's and the world's limited notions of what a Muslim woman is capable of doing, a pioneer fighting for women's and girls' rights.
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."
It is a true disservice to the diversity amongst Muslim American women to simply tear down the efforts featuring a group of women, and leave in its space nothing but critique and commentary.
When I took the oath of office, as the newly elected mayor of the South Windsor, CT, the fact that I am the first mayor of the Muslim faith in CT, was the last thing on my mind.
Such a decision cannot be accepted and defended even if it was directed at one newspaper or a single person. This decision, which is completely against Islam, a religion of peace and brotherhood, must be reversed and there must be freedom of expression for everyone.
When I leaned over and asked a woman in a movie theatre to please put her cellphone away, she started yelling at me. She AND her husband called me an F'ing TERRORIST repeatedly. Does the colour of my skin or the fact that I wear a piece of cloth on my head make it alright to lambaste me in public in front of my child and her friends?