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Muslims in America

Ramadan Is The Perfect Opportunity To Detox, Not Just Physically

Samah Safi | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Samah Safi

Our goal during this holy month should be to cleanse our hearts from all toxins. Hatred harms its beholder before anyone else. Do not hold any grudges.

The Beauty Of An Arab American Ramadan

Nesreen Issa | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Nesreen Issa

Ramadan in the United States is not as dreary as some people may think. The Muslim diaspora here is large, and the ties between them grow stronger during Ramadan.

How Muhammad Ali Changed My Life

Imam Adeel J. Zeb | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Imam Adeel J. Zeb

You truly were the greatest, not just because of your boxing skills, but how you taught us to stand for what we believe in and being confident in times of racism and in times of Islamophobia. May Allah bless you, Muhammad Ali.

How I Came To Love the Hijab

Lisa Curtis | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion
Lisa Curtis

Heads turn as she walks into the dry cleaning store and makes her way to the end of the line, her face impassive.

Being Muslim Is Not a Political Statement

Sabrina Sultana | Posted 03.17.2016 | Religion
Sabrina Sultana

It is becoming increasingly common in anti-Muslim rhetoric to claim Islam as a political ideology, instead of a Muslim faith. The increase in suspicion and fear towards Muslims fuels this idea as people begin to immediately associate Islam with violence.

Me, My Phone and Mecca

Zoha Qamar | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

The black silk was cold and soft. The protruding layers of thread that spelt out "Allah" in neat Arabic curls absorbed the tears and prayers sprayed at the cloth's delicate font, while still reflecting the flood of light that shone from looming construction cranes and endless spurts of cell phone flashes.

Developing Identity as a Muslim Immigrant Woman in America

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Being a Muslim immigrant in the United States means growing up in a community where no one looks like you. It means going through an education system that wasn't built for people like you. It means growing up a thousand miles away from aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

The Difference Between the Hijab and Headscarf

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.15.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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?