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In the Wake of Paris Terror Attacks, Fight ISIS and Strengthen Ties With Mainstream Muslims

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

Americans of diverse backgrounds should redouble our efforts to reach out to the peaceful Muslim majority and speak out in opposition every time that prominent demagogues -- including presidential candidates -- assert that American Muslims should be stripped of basic constitutional rights.

Leading Muslim Organization Campaigns For Women-Friendly Mosques

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion

Whenever Muslim feminist Hind Makki sees photos of a stunning mosque, she wonders, “Would there be an adequate place for me to pray?” For years, M...

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Muslims Are Talking About Islam And Blasphemy After Charlie Hebdo | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion

The deadly shootings at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have reignited discussions among Muslims in the United States and else...

Islamaphobia Ripped From the Headlines

Kelly James Clark | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Kelly James Clark

By pandering to the fear-mongering Islamaphobes, a USA Today article missed an opportunity to explain to Christian-majority Americans how their fellow Muslim citizens are trying to live out their faith in the country they love. It failed to tell of the U.S. Muslim's love of freedom and democracy.

Why I Did Not Boycott the ISNA Convention

Qasim Rashid | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Muhammad advocated ongoing dialogue, interaction, and understanding to mutually overcome differences. Boycott was simply not in his vocabulary.

WATCH: The First Woman To Recite The Quran At Major Muslim Conference

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion

Tahera Ahmad delivered a beautiful Quran recitation to open the 50th annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention on August 30, becoming ...

A (Possibly) Significant Development In Muslim-Christian Relations

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

In July of 2012, the Islamic Society of North America convened a small multilateral forum of scholars in Mauritania to discuss challenges faced by religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities around the world.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: July 4-10

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.08.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Massive Peace Meditations, Bible Literalism, Muslim Quiz, Harry Potter Theology, Evangelical Feminism, Gay Catholics, More Wisdom, And Bahai Martyrdom - it has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslims Gather At Largest Islamic Convention In North America | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.02.2011 | Religion

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- If Muslims want to improve their image America, they have to get involved in their communities and proactively talk Islam before con...

Jaweed Kaleem

Mohamed Magid: A Portrait of An American Imam | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion

STERLING, Va. -- In the middle of the night a few years ago, Imam Mohamed Magid got a peculiar phone call from a young man who attended his Northern V...

Islamophobia A Critical Topic At Muslim Convention

Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 looming, attendees at North America's largest Muslim gathering next...

The Peter King Hearings: Let's Get Serious About Radicalization

Ingrid Mattson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ingrid Mattson

My message to Peter King and to the witnesses who have been called to testify is this: why don't you ask us what we have done?

Va. Imam Named Head Of Largest Muslim Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) The Islamic Society of North America, the largest Muslim group in the U.S. and Canada, on Tuesday (Sept....

A Tale of Two Terrors: Times Square vs. Jacksonville

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

The total lack of attention and concern in response to a recent attack on a mosque in Jacksonville, Florida reveals a troubling double standard in how we address terrorism in this nation.

In Search of the "Muslim World"

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Milewski

Journey Into America portrays the experiences of Muslim-Americans, providing much food for thought about how we think about any designated group of Americans.

Discovering America

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Frankie Martin

In every country that we visited, the idea that Americans harbored negative opinions of Muslims was named as the "number one threat to the Muslim world" in surveys we distributed.

Obama and the Dialogue of Civilizations

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

One of the questions we asked was "what is the greatest threat to the Muslim world?" In each country, the most common answer was: "American negative perceptions of Islam.