When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. ...
"The dominant masculine interpretations of Islam need re-thinking. Our economic model must be restructured and revised, so that women's labor is fully recognized and supported."
Let's be real. We have a ways to go as a community before things like a national holiday can be requested -- and subsequently fulfilled. It isn't because we are a young community -- not at all. Rather, we as Muslim Americans are simply not involved enough.
When you hide an entire group of women behind lazy, monolithic, and often inaccurate clichés, you impede the understanding and respect that come when people from different backgrounds get to know one another.
On January 29th, the world celebrates Pakistani scientist Dr. Abdus Salam's 88th birthday. Sadly, much of the Muslim world, with Pakistan leading the way, will once again ignore him. Dr. Salam was the world's first Muslim scientist Nobel Laureate.
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."
"Are you good cooks?" Muhammad asked, in the kitchen of a 250-year-old house tucked inside a dark alleyway in Fez. "My mom's an amazing cook, but...
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...
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.
The myth of American Exceptionalism stems from the idea that the U.S. was the product of an immaculate conception -- a virgin, fertile continent bordered by two vast oceans and free of the foibles and follies of the old counties in Europe.
The fundamentalists have transformed the Quran to a book for war and terrorism. But, the pacifists and those who love peace invoke human dignity, peace, justice, and the Prophet as an exemplar of grace, and present a peace-loving interpretation of the Quran.
It's a natural instinct to be curious, but comments on the hijab are often born of ignorance.
Beck is smart, driven, and a shrewd businessman who knows how to appeal to his audience. Now, however, he is sounding more introspective. At least, that's what one might conclude from his interview earlier this week, with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, about his run at Fox News.
The passing of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, the 52nd da'i al-mutlaq of the Dawoodi Tayyibi Musta'li Ismailis, Friday in Mumbai left a community of approximately one million adherents mournful and bereaved.
Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.
In bringing together predominantly African American Catholics with Muslims, this celebration of Dr. King's legacy of non-violence makes a unique contribution to interfaith work in New York City and beyond.