Whether the Jordanian government likes it or not, the Jordanian-Palestinian agreement and the mood of the people regarding Jerusalem require it to tak...
by Naazish YarKhan Chicago - Like all parents, Muslim parents have their fair share of do's and don'ts for their children. Unlike most parents though...
By excluding the Ahmadis from the elections, Pakistan's democracy is indeed missing something very important on the election day.
On May 11, the world's second most populous Muslim country, Pakistan, marked a historic election. But as Pakistanis rushed to the polling stations to cast their vote, more than 4 million people sat home, separated and disenfranchised.
While international efforts establish legal protections for freedom of expression and other freedoms, it is important not to end the discussion there. We must promote engagement and dialogue that remains focused on matters of human dignity.
When I first visited the Middle East as a 30-year-old woman on the verge of an identity crisis -- am I too Jersey for Jordan? -- I thought my American openness would relieve my relatives from cultural restraint, thus helping them reveal to me all their forbidden escapades -- their loves and desires.
I am an atheist because I tend to not believe in things I have no evidence for. Yet New Atheists believe scores of myths, with no evidence, about Muslims and Islam.
As a Pakistani-American, I have sadly become a bit numb to terrorist attacks in Pakistan itself which are an almost routine news story. However, the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon hit me far more acutely.
Just like Judaism is a religion that can exist independently from Jewish ethnicity or Jewish culture, Islam is a religion, and even though Muslims are ethnically and racially varied, there really is such a thing as a Muslim culture that can exist separately from Islam.
"Gay and Muslim American," for both Muslim and non-Muslim Americans, reads like an oxymoron. Yet, is a largely harmonized yet hidden identity that characterizes the experience of many Muslim American men and women.
The Missouri legislature passed three sweeping bills late Wednesday that will help create jobs for the state. Wait, what? They didn't actually do that?
Shavuot, holiday commemorates revelation at Sinai when the Jews were chosen by God to receive the Ten Commandments, will commence Tuesday evening. This idea, that the Jews are the chosen people, is one of the most misunderstood concepts in history.
I met her once, but I already knew her. Roula Ayoubi was that distinctive voice I heard countless times on the BBC's Arabic Service newscasts reporti...
How can the millions who live in places like Detroit and Fort Worth and are well-meaning but frightened and bruised by all the recent history we've lived through, be persuaded that "they" don't all "wish to destroy us"?
In the last 12 years since the 9/11 attacks, familiarity has led to a better Western understanding of the complexities in the Muslim world, while far-reaching changes in the Muslim world have undermined a black and white view of the region in the West.
While it is easy to dismiss Pat for just being Pat, the reality is that he has a microphone through his television show, which many people hear and take seriously. Voices like his need to be called out for adding nothing but hateful rhetoric and divisiveness into conversations about religion.