I recently read excerpts from a website authored by a person who mocks those who are religious or spiritual. The writer repeated the familiar conde...
The fear of the "other" is starting to define Western politics and it is not just about Trump. The rise of right-wing political parties in Europe, from Hungary to Denmark, is a poignant reminder of the breadth of this phenomenon. Yet, outside the West this fear of the other also permeates and often dominates
When I was in college I was involved in an Evangelical campus ministry. I attended a weekly Bible study (most of the time) and went to occasional soci...
I found myself in two different situations: Once, I was in the car with my friend and she was dropping me off. As she zoomed the car towards the driv...
Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists. It should. Tolerance is what made the West strong. It started with religious tolerance after a couple of exhaustin...
The start of this New Year finds America at an inflection point as wars and terrorism abroad are echoed in violence, suspicion, and fear at home. How will we meet the moment?
Donald Trump has nothing in common with the overwhelmed, alienated, angry and forgotten. He may have the skill to speak to them as though he is sympatico, but he isn't. He has his every need -- and whim -- attended to immediately. He is the antithesis of alienated.
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.
I'm not rich, Mr. Trump, but my family and I are renting a house in Najaf, the holy Shia city where I was born. Our home is small, cozy and full of love. You would stay with us and share what we have. In addition, there are other Iraqi families who would love the opportunity to host you and treat you as family.
True, more than 80 percent of Saudi women showed up at the polls on Dec. 12. But anyone assuming the kingdom is at long last liberating its women is deceived.
There is no magic formula to keep our communities, our homes, and ourselves one 100 percent safe. However, the more we educate our communities on their rights and responsibilities, the more they will contribute to the overall safety of their communities and our nation.
It is an era of civilizational war. Evildoers known as "Jihadists," terrorizing from a hidden based in the Levant, have won their first victory in reestablishing a dark Empire, known in the other world as the "Caliphate."
Whatever we believe and practice in our own lives, these wise sayings from Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism will definitely support you in your quest for change this year.
With our worship of wealth and our love of trash, combined with our historical racism and xenophobia, so entrenched that a Supreme Court justice feels free to spew racism from the bench, we run the risk of getting exactly the president that we deserve.
As I reflect on the events of this past year and my recent journey studying Islam across Europe, a continent I had come to decades before as a young Pakistani student, I cannot help but think of the dramatic changes in the perception and position of young Muslims in the West.
We cannot establish justice for others when we haven't addressed racism in our own masjids and in our own communities. We must have open and frank discussions to start not only addressing racism, but creating action-oriented attempts to remove racism from the hearts of Muslims.