Finally, Islamic apologetics is a necessary aspect of the experience of being a human being. No matter what religion you come from, we are all commanded by the prophets before us to spread goodwill to our neighbors and strangers. That is the essence of being Muslim, that is the essence of being Christian, and that is most definitely the essence of being human.
As genius as our country's founding fathers were, it seems they left out a couple of important caveats in both the Declaration of Independence, as well as the Bill of Rights.
Republican leaders, eager to stoke the ugliest aspects of their right-wing base, have found yet another new low for racist Islamophobia in American p...
Wonder why I joined #VetsVsHate? Why I do all this to oppose a candidate that is probably going to lose anyway? This is why.
The lesson from yet another attack in France is this: Europe needs to change its approach to terrorism -- and fast.
As a proud and openly gay Muslim, I know that I am a target within the Muslim community. Maybe one day it will cost me my life. But by being open and proud of who I am, Muslims are forced to choose. They must choose between loving me or hating me.
Given that xenophobia (specifically Arabo-Phobia and Islamophobia) is insanely on the rise and is foreseen to increase even more in the future with th...
This week a coalition of mostly far-right "Christian" organizations hosted a conference in Washington that claimed to be defending persecuted minorities in the Middle East. After examining the groups involved and list of invited speakers, the conference's purposes appear to be dangerously provocative and even sinister.
If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not.
Bangladesh may be getting slightly more attention because of the death of foreigners, but the outcry is still minuscule compared to Paris, despite the eerie similarities of the hostage situation.
ISIS is neither about the tenets of Islam nor helping Muslims. It's about power: militants will slaughter as many people as possible -- especially Muslims -- to achieve that which they so desperately crave. So let's be clear about one thing: No one wants to see ISIS defeated more than the Muslims who bury loved ones daily because of the horror ISIS is waging upon them.
Islam may often be presented as an unchanging monolith. But the American Muslim community exemplifies the racial, theological, geographical, political and religious diversity of the American society writ large.
As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.
The day after the Orlando massacre, the New York Daily News and the New York Post ran front-page headlines that couldn't be more different.
By Nisha Agarwal, Carmelyn P. Malalis and Sussie Lozada Interfaith Community Breaks Ramadan Fast at NYC’s First Iftar in the City In the wak...
(Artist Anida Yoeu Ali stands as The Red Chador in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Crossline...