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Muslim Millennials Address The Problem With American Mosques

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion

Muslim millennials joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Huff Post Live to discuss the exclusivity of many American mosques, as captured in the u...

LOOK: The World's 50 Most Unusual Mosques

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

Many of these incredible houses of worship defy typical expectations about what a mosque looks like. Nontraditional minarets and experimental domes ad...

'Paris Style, Arabic Spice': Finding France in Morocco

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Marrakech may be a mystery in the dark. An expert's puzzle. We knew this. And we came for it. But in the maze of twisty streets and market souks, we are hunting a kind of familiarity, too.

Is it Enough to Have a Muslim Mayor by Marriage?

Nasser Siadat | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York
Nasser Siadat

Presuming his Muslim wife will win him the Muslim vote, perhaps he believes it in his best political interest to not take a stand that some of his potential supporters might agree with. Why stir the pot when you have us in the bag?

Timbuktu Before the Storm

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

My first trip to Timbuktu occurred in 2003, long before this current conflict. I arrived in Timbuktu and the air emitted a certain respect for history. The architectural structure reminded me that I was in the midst of a city of knowledge that had existed for hundreds of years.

Lesbian Muslim Unveiled: The Quest For Progressive Islam Values

SheWired | Nazly Siadate | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A good friend of mine and I were in a heated debate at Starbucks—naturally—over whether or not it’s possible to reconcile Islam with the LGBTQ c...

Another 'Innocence Of Muslims' Casualty: The Media's Reliability

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

When the trumped-up passions of "Innocence of Muslims" cool, burnt-out buildings will be repaired, diplomatic dances will reboot. But who will stand up for the freedom to disbelieve, to criticize and to mock?

The Uses And Abuses Of God

Haroon Moghul | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

Unlike Him, we do not have infinite capacity. We are failed deities. We try and we stumble, and we have few resources to fall back on. So we end up as I did, prostrated pathetically after the prayer, tears streaming from my cheeks.

'It’s No Longer News That A Republican Lawmaker Spews Anti-Muslim Bigotry'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: “The only news is that it’s no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry,...

Lawmaker: Ban On Building New Mosques Worth Considering

Posted 07.07.2012 | Denver

Dutch right-wing politician and staunch critic of Islamic religion, Geert Wilders spoke at at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last weekend i...

Who Is Watching Who and Why?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

There is a huge presence of apathy and complacency in the land, with people ignoring abuses of civil liberties as long as it is happening to the "other."

Jaweed Kaleem

What States Have The Most Mosques? Survey Shows Trends Among American Muslims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns agains...

Peter King Chooses Demagoguery in Targeting Muslim-Americans

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.

Netanyahu Backs Law To Ban Loudspeakers At Mosques

Haaretz | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday voiced support for a law that would ban mosques from using loudspeaker systems to call people to prayer....

Memorable Mosques

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

These magnificent structures praise God with their architectural elation: soaring towers, onion domes and brilliant coloring.

Building A Mosque After 9/11: A Tale Of Two Cities

Orland Park Patch | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

The year was 1978. Bob Marley convinced warring Jamaican factions to shake hands. China lifted a ban on the works of Shakespeare. Pete Rose logged his...

A Mosque Story

Wajahat Ali | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

A mosque is worth only as much as the people inside it. It's the communities that give the mosque meaning and weight. How we serve our Creator and our fellow neighbors is ultimately reflected in the spirit of each and every mosque.

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslims Gather At Largest Islamic Convention In North America

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Peter King: '80 Percent Of Mosques In This Country Are Controlled By Radical Imams' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The reasons for New York Republican Rep. Peter King's insistence on holding a series of controversial hearings about the alleged growth of radical Isl...

The Violent Rhetoric Of Saudi Arabia's Imams

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sabria Jawhar

As American politicians debate whether violent rhetoric contributed to the attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a similar debate is underway in Saudi Arabia.

The Dark Side of Beauty: The Mosque As "Terror Cell"

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The relationships of cultures are not so very different from the relationships of individuals.

Our Gift of Religious Tolerance Must Be Shared By All Americans

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian Levin, J.D.

One of the biggest threats to the American gift is the notion that the exercise and adherents of some faiths are worthy of the equal protection of our laws, while other "illegitimate" faiths are not.

Part 5: Colonizing the Mosque (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

With mosques functioning as the local centers of Islamic faith and the object of renewed Western suspicion, it is undeniable that mosques also help keep alive the memory of the divide of civilizations that once rent the world irreparably in two.

The Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
G. Roger Denson

Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.

The Beauty We Fear Part 3: The Mosques of Secular Muslim Writers (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.