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British Mosques Open Doors For Tea And Interfaith Engagement

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.06.2017 | World

More than 150 British mosques threw open their doors on Sunday, inviting their neighbors in for tea, biscuits, and interfaith discussions. Visit My Mo...

Christians And Jews Team Up To Help Muslims After Texas Mosque Fire

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2017 | Religion

Christians and Jews in a small Texas town reached out to help their Muslim neighbors after a fire destroyed a local mosque. “Jewish community membe...

Texas Mosque Flooded With Over $1 Million In Donations After Fire

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.01.2017 | Religion

Supporters have donated over $1 million to help rebuild a Texas mosque that burned down on Saturday. Three days after setting up a fundraising page o...

A Mumbai Mosque Lifted Its Ban On Women And Hundreds Came Out To Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.30.2016 | Religion

More than 200 women entered the inner sanctum of Mumbai’s historic Haji Ali Dargah mosque on Tuesday after trustees at the site lifted a ban on fema...

Mosque Is ‘Vandalized’ With Messages Of Love From Local Community

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion

Chalk it up to spreading hope. Messages of love, compassion and support scrawled on the sidewalk of a mosque in Virginia is making folks on Twitter cr...

Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

Pope Francis: Don't Use God To Justify Fundamentalism

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.03.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis visited a mosque in overwhelmingly Muslim Azerbaijan on Sunday and told leaders of all faiths that God should never be used to justify fu...

To Muslims Around The World: Enough Talk, Show Deeds...

David Oualaalou | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

If Muslim reformers among us cannot take responsibility and demonstrate equal courage to fix the problems in the way Muslims have understood Islam, then we contribute to the problem and have no right to complain when others criticize Islam.

Allies Offer To Walk Muslims To Mosque After New York Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.15.2016 | Good News

In the aftermath of Saturday’s shooting in New York City that left a local imam and his associate dead near a Queens mosque, people on Twitter are d...

The Perilous State Of Religious Liberty

Shayne Looper | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Shayne Looper

Religious liberty in the United States is in peril. Many of the people empowered to decide which behaviors merit civil protections and which do not are not religious people. They fail to understand religious liberty because they do not understand the religious life.

Calls For Hate Crime Probe After Beating Of Muslim Teens Outside Brooklyn Mosque

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.05.2016 | Crime

(Reuters) - Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, c...

A Message to My Fellow Muslims: Don't Lose Hope

M. Hasna Maznavi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
M. Hasna Maznavi

M. Hasna Maznavi is founder & president of The Women’s Mosque of America, the first women-led mosque in the nation. Hasna is also a WGA writer & fil...

A Reflection On Ramadan And Community

Zainab Abdali | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Zainab Abdali

Ramadan is about worship, but what is worship without community? After all, in Ramadan we are not only encouraged to increase and improve our prayer and our fasting, but also to avoid swearing or harsh words, to not quarrel with anyone, and to give to charity as much as possible.

What It's Like To Have Your Period During Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

The first time 19-year-old Zoha Qamar went to Friday prayers during her period, the mosque was packed. She had learned from a young age that menstruat...

American Mosques Are Actually A Great Deterrent Against Extremism

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

In the week since the deadly terror attack in Orlando, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the surveillance of...

We Should Treat Jo Cox's Murderer and The Orlando Shooter As Lone Wolves

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Jo Cox's assassination demonstrates the illogic of our conflation between lone wolves and larger, potentially violent, national groups. Although ISIS is a heinous organization threatening Western interests in Syria and Iraq, it is dangerous to conflate the actions of lone wolves pledging to ISIS with ISIS just as it is absurd to perceive Mair's actions as a threat coming from Britain First.

Why A Mosque Invited A Church To Use Its Space For Worship

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion

When a Michigan Unitarian Universalist congregation found itself homeless as their church underwent construction, a local mosque came to the rescue, o...

Like A Girl

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

The deep brown shade that glazed the wood was almost heavier than the door. It melted the light that snuck in via the stained glass of glittering gold and grassy green into hues and shadows that crashed by the waves of my shivering feet.

New Jersey Mosque Gets Interfaith Support In Building Permit Fight

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion

A diverse group of faith and justice organizations on Wednesday backed the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, New Jersey's, federal lawsuit against a l...

The Mukilteo Mosque Controversy: A Story of Inspiration, Hope, and Challenges

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

A few days ago a drama of sorts erupted around a plan to build a mosque in Mukilteo. The outcry from a section of the community in response to a Muslim group's proposal to build a mosque is a familiar story of fear and polarization.

Pope Francis, Upholding the Interfaith Heritage of Cordoba Can Be a Victory for Peace

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Luay Al Khatteeb

In the aftermath of the atrocities in Paris and Brussels, and the daily outrages against humanity in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, it is easy to forget the religious tolerance is under siege from a tiny minority of extremists.

My Voice Is My Right, Not "Your Gift"

Zoha Qamar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My brain frantically scours for the line between the patience we have grown and groomed over these days on Umrah and the right to defend one's dignity against defamation -- not to mention an additional stand against an entire gender's general reduction into one, incapable stereotype -- but my mind quickly realizes we are way past this point.

Why This Woman Started A Mosque Run Entirely By Women

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion

A new mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark, features all the trappings of a traditional Muslim house of worship except Mariam Mosque will be led entirely by ...

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 delivered...

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

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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.