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Obama To Young Muslims On Historic Trip To US Mosque: 'You Fit In, Right Here'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.04.2016 | Good News

During President Obama's historic visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, he made a poignant statement on acceptance of Muslims.  The president deli...

Why President Obama's Mosque Visit Matters Now More Than Ever

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Zainab Chaudry

This long-awaited trip penciled on the president's itinerary comes during a critical time for members of the Islamic faith. The visit will not be a magic bullet to cure every problem or resolve every grievance. But it will go a long way to restore faith in American ideals.

Suicide, Shooting Attack On Saudi Shi'ite Mosque Kills Four

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A suicide bombing and gun attack on Shi'ite Muslim worshippers killed at least four people in eastern Saudi Arabia on Frida...

Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame

Atif Rashid | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?

Stray Cats Get Warm Welcome Inside Turkish Mosque

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.21.2016 | Good News

Adorable kitties are getting sanctuary inside a mosque in Turkey this winter. Big-hearted imam Mustafa Efe lets stray cats shelter from freezing cold ...

Politics of Fear Must Not Diminish Power of Faith

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Zainab Chaudry

It is a normal to feel afraid in troubled times, but Americans who are afraid must recognize that those who stoke fear and animosity want us to feel afraid. They have an interest in perpetuating fear because it allows the masses to be more easily manipulated.

Person Of Interest Detained After California Mosque 'Firebombed'

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.12.2015 | Crime

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — A person of interest has been detained in the investigation of a suspected arson fire at a Southern California mosque,...

In San Bernardino Shooting, Patriarchy Pulled the Trigger

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I am all for religious liberty and the freedom to wear whatever you want, including full-metal burka, but the relatives of American-born, Redlands-r...

Severed Pig's Head Found On Sidewalk Outside Mosque

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The caretaker at a Philadelphia mosque said he found a severed pig's head outside on the sidewalk, and police were i...

She Was Buried With a Fork in her Hand

Dan Duffy | Posted 12.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

There are so many things that tell us that we are doomed as people. Hate. Disease. Despair. Mass shootings. Safe spaces. Cancer. Racism from all ...

Islamophobic Group Posts Names & Addresses Of Texas Muslims On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

An anti-Islam group in the Dallas, Texas, suburb of Irving publicized the names and addresses of over 60 Muslims and Muslim "sympathizers" on ...

Total Badass Goes On Fox News In Patriotic Hijab

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Can we stop associating an entire religion with terrorism? That's basically the gist of what was discussed Tuesday night on Fox News' "The Kel...

Terrorism and the Crisis of Sunni Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.

The Surprising Welcome This Anti-Muslim Protestor Got At An Ohio Mosque

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion

What do you do when a lone protestor shows up outside your house of worship preaching hatred and bigotry?  If you're a member of Ohio's...

How Interfaith Activists Will Counter This Week's Anti-Muslim Rallies

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion

Even though statistics show that domestic terrorism and white supremacists are a much bigger threat to Americans than radical Islam, anti-Muslim ...

My Struggle Against Islamophobes

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

I feel as though I'm in an almost-daily battle with Islamophobes whether online or in my mind trying to figure out why these people have so much hatred against Islam.

Hundreds Gather At Louisville Mosque To Paint Over Hateful Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion

Nearly 1,000 people showed up at the Islamic Center of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday to paint over anti-Muslim graffiti that appeared Wednesda...

A Tale Of Two Cities: Sterling Heights vs. Dearborn, Mich.

Brian Stone | Posted 09.03.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

The local zoning board and mayor are the latest faces of Islamophobia as they show opposition to the site for a variety of, frankly, stupid reasons. The mayor is even claiming that places of worship don't belong near houses.

One Young Omani Engineering Student's Surprising Invention To Help Keep Mosques Clean

HuffPost Arabi | Newsroom | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

“Need is the mother of invention." This proverb motivated a young Omani man, Sultan Al-Subhi, 22, to create a pioneering robot that one day may ...

This Eid al-Fitr, Explore Five Historic Mosques Nationwide

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In honor of this religious holiday, we pay homage to five historic mosques from around the country.

Man Who Allegedly Plotted To Kill Muslims Indicted On Federal Charges

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A federal grand jury indicted a Tennessee man Tuesday on charges stemming from his alleged plot carry out a coordinated attack on Muslims in Islamberg...

The Women Who Guard the Prophet's Mosque

Mashal Abbasi | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Mashal Abbasi

They are called Mursheeda, "those who guide." They aren't just security guards; they are scholars of Islam, women with a purpose.

11 Interesting Sights In The Kingdom of Bahrain

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, "Why did you visit Bahrain?" Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.

Mosque Built Inside Defunct Venetian Church Is Shut Down By City Officials

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion

MILAN (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale con...

Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Worshippers In Saudi Arabia

AP | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a...