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Muslims in America

The Difference Between the Hijab and Headscarf

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Rawan AbuShaban

Hijab is not a term that is synonymous with the headscarf; it is a term that encompasses much more than an article of clothing.

What I've Realized As an American Muslim Living in the Midwest

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Rawan AbuShaban

Living in the Midwest, I realize that the humanity of Muslims is best displayed just by being there. Better than an image of a random person, you witness me.

What Does it Mean to Be Muslim in 2015?

Sabrina Sultana | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Sabrina Sultana

To be Muslim today is to live an apologetic life as a scapegoat for the radicalized. The underlying basis of ideologies and motives behind terrorism is hidden and, in turn, Islam continues to be misrepresented as an aggressive religion.

The Future Of Islam

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The future of Islam depends on Muslims deciding whether we will be fueled by examples of hope or examples of hatred.

ICYMI: The Dubious Appeal Of Cryotherapy And The Limits Of ‘In Sickness And In Health'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we can't get enough of question-and-answer style interviews with captivating subjec...

Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal In The Family' Premieres Online

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion

Move over, sitcom fathers of yesteryear –- there’s a new adorkably all-American dad in town. After an immensely successful crowdfunding effort,...

What It's Like To Be Muslim In The Entertainment Industry

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion

Actor Faran Tahir has played his fair share of criminals. One of the most high-profile was the archvillain Raza, who Tahir played alongside Robert Dow...

Which Side Are You On?

Ethan Casey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Those of us who would preserve and renew humane society must become as active and assertive as the terrorists and other bullies.

Southeast Asian Parents -- Here Is What Your Kid's Toddlerhood Looks Like

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Sajeel Qureshi

Taking the best of your culture and passing it onto your kids is a constant work in progress. You have to be prepared for battle from a myriad of external forces, but right now when they are learning right from wrong, is as good a time as ever to start. Enjoy the ride and hands inside the cart at all times.

Muslims Need Not Apply

Jennie Pasquarella | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Jennie Pasquarella

The "Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program" (CARRP) uses faulty watch lists and overbroad criteria to identify so-called "national security concerns" -- thus, snaring far too many in its net.

Oklahoma Muslims Aid In Tornado Relief

Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped i...

We're Ready For Immigration Reform: A Novelist's Perspective

Marina Budhos | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Marina Budhos

For several years, I have been talking about illegal immigrants, all over the country. Every time I finish my talk, I wait for a blast of hostility. It never comes.

Reflecting On Diversity In Islam Through Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aamir Hussain | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Just as America is strengthened by accepting immigrants from all over the world, Islam is also continually enriched through contact with a myriad of unique cultures.

Latino Muslims Carving A New American Identity

Common Ground News Service | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

America has always been recognized for its diversity, and is seen as a country composed of minorities who intersect with one another on a regular basis. The steadily growing number of Latino Muslims in the United States is inevitable.

Book Club: Religion In Storytelling

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books

Our December book club pick is off and running and with a name like "American Dervish" we knew there would be some conflicting thoughts about Religion...

Gaza and the Need for Muslim Activism in America

Ethan Casey | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

To my Muslim friends, I respectfully suggest that life will improve for Muslims in Palestine and Pakistan, and for all of us in America, the day that thousands of American Muslim families show up at Disney World all wearing green t-shirts.

You Give Muslims a Bad Name

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Ruzan Sarwar

If the Muslim world, with all its law-abiding, productive moderates and progressives, allows itself to fall victim to its extremist factions, there will never be peace.

A Pakistani Christian Girl Faces Great Injustice

Tahira Ammar | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Tahira Ammar

As a Muslim girl in the US, I'm appalled at the plight of a Christian girl charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. How can Muslims abuse minorities in their countries and expect to be respected in the West?

The Wisconsin Sikh Killings and an America Worth Fighting For

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The movements of half a century ago for civil rights and against the Vietnam War -- at once nonviolent and assertively political -- should have taught us that such an America is worth fighting for.

Ramadan Reflection Day 11: Seek Support

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

There is nothing wrong with anyone seeing a counselor. It's an important thing to have someone to talk to.

What Can The Salem Witch Museum Teach American Muslims?

Kemal Argon | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

The Salem Witch Museum does have an important message for American Muslims. The anti-persecution message of the Salem Witch Museum can inform American Muslims in their process of ethical discernment.

Councilman Proposes Schools Close For Muslim Holidays

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion

Montgomery County councilman, George Levanthal, asked local schools to shut down for two Muslim holidays: Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. "The schools...

HuffJummah:'The People Of America': A Religious Sermon

Wajahat Ali | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

Whether you want to admit it or not, you can't escape it. We all belong, equally, to the same tribe, a new tribe, the tribe of "Ahl Al America" -- The people of Amreeka.

"If You Are a Non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I Will Not Teach You," Says Gun Instructor

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a talk-radio host and you feed on infotainment, you pretty much have to cover the topics people will talk about because you want people to... talk. But that doesn't mean you have to embrace bigots.

The Importance Of Muslim Women In Counter-terrorism

Sahar Aziz | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

Without proactive intervention from Muslim women, young men in Muslim communities are destined to fall prey to the same predatory tactics experienced by young African American men.