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A Call For Unity

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The whole world is watching. It is waiting to see how the great American experiment unfolds. That experiment has been from the founding days of the na...

Letter To A Trump Supporter #4: Barack Obama's Christian Faith

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the fourth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our co...

Islam Isn't Just Compatible With Western Values, It Fully Endorses Them

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.10.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

It was Islamic injunctions which first spurred the great advancements made during the Islamic Golden Age from the 8th to the 13th century. Many are quick to point out though, how today, Islamic nations seem to have fallen into Dark Age depths.

Is Playboy The Problem, Or Are We?

Yusra Tekbali | Posted 10.05.2016 | Religion
Yusra Tekbali

To the veiled men and women who supported Tagouri's appearance in Playboy, would you have supported an unveiled Muslim woman doing the exact same thing? If your answer is no, realize you too are part of the problem. We either support Muslim women or we don't.

Economic and Political Reform in Muslim Countries

Hossein Askari | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

There are two undeniable facts about most Muslim countries (countries that belong to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation): they have had sub-par e...

7 Lessons Muslims Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick

Saud Inam | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
Saud Inam

In recent times when racism, bigotry, hate, xenophobia, Islamophobia and police brutality have increased in America, Kaepernick's stand has given hope in a better America as he calls to America's conscience.

ISIS Is Killing Us Because We Are Not Muslim

Nabeel Qureshi | Posted 09.07.2016 | Religion
Nabeel Qureshi

Only when we understand our enemy can we find the tools to overcome them, and ISIS is making it abundantly clear that they are fighting a theological war. Bombs and bullets will never overcome conviction.

The Bible And The Quran Are Pretty Similar When It Comes To Justice

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion

Justice is a central theme in many faith traditions. For centuries, religious texts and teachings have given believers moral instruction on how to liv...

Islamic Extremists Don't Have To Be Islamic Scholars

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Ronald A. Lindsay

Extensive knowledge of a religion's doctrines is not necessary to be committed to and motivated by a religious belief.

5 Tips For My Fellow Muslims

Melody Moezzi | Posted 08.18.2016 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

Ultimately, what I'm asking of my fellow Muslims is simple, and it's something I would ask of anyone, regardless of faith or lack thereof: be yourself; drop your judgment and evangelism, and pick up some mercy and compassion.

Love Makes A Comeback

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Joan E. Dowlin

As a gay person growing up in America, I know the shame and fear of coming out. I was raised in the 1950s and I never could have imagined we would ever achieve gay marriage or be able to openly serve in the military or adopt children.

Why This Christian Is An "Islamic Apologist"

Craig Considine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Finally, Islamic apologetics is a necessary aspect of the experience of being a human being. No matter what religion you come from, we are all commanded by the prophets before us to spread goodwill to our neighbors and strangers. That is the essence of being Muslim, that is the essence of being Christian, and that is most definitely the essence of being human.

Conclusion of Gita, Bible, Quran And Tripiṭaka

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
Rajan Thapaliya

Gita, Bible, Quran and Tripitaka often said to be the word of God by followers of various religions are the works of the Supreme Being. They describe how we are related to the ultimate God and how we should live our life so that we do not incur any kind of sins while doing what we must do. They describe how every work becomes worship when our heart is set upon the maker.

When Satan Is Missing.

Falak Zaffer Ghatala | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Falak Zaffer Ghatala

This past Ramadan I was on a spiritual high. I felt the power of prayers, fasting, charity, and enduring patience. Satan is supposed to be locked away in Ramadan and any sins we procured are considered to be purely from our own nafs (self).

Militants Are Downgrading Jihad To Criminality

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

More than a billion Muslims of all races, colors, languages, and nationalities celebrating the ending of the month of fasting, the holy Ramadan, all over the world, can no longer tolerate the bands of criminals supposedly acting in the name of Islam.

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...

The Miracle Of Iman During Ramadan

Arman Islam | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

Ramadan really brings out something in all of us, something that was always there. There's a good part of us that seems to always surface during the holy month. Ramadan should serve as a personal precedence. We should strive to always keep that inherent good within all of us a constant force in our actions and intentions.

Orlando Is a Chance for Us Muslims to Reassess Our Stance on Homosexuality

Muhsin Hendricks | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Muhsin Hendricks

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- My message is a call for us to amplify our stance against oppression in all its forms. It is a call for us to refocus our attention on peace and social justice. And it is a prayer of condolence.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

He'd Prefer His Son Be Strangled

Omar Naseef | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

"You know, he'd prefer his son be strangled then spend time with you if he knew that you're gay." That's what the mother said to her son. She didn't...

Overcoming Homophobia: Come to know one another

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The massacre of patrons in a Florida nightclub at the hands of a Muslim homophobe shines a harsh spotlight on Islamic beliefs about homosexuality and ...

Lesson Of The Pulse Massacre: Old Time Religion Kills

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

How could anyone do that? It's a question that burns in us after the dreadful slaughter at Pulse. Now we have a clue.

Republican Posts Bigotry on Facebook for Discussion

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Adams County Republican Party Vice Chair John Sampson does not believe that a Muslim judge, who chose to take her oath of office with her hand on a Qu...

Seven Benefits of Fasting

Atif Rashid | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The month of Ramadan is upon Muslims once more. A month described in Islamic literature as better than a thousand months, when Satan is locked in shackles and the doors of Heaven are wide open -- for those who wish to enter.

Ramadan 2016 Day One: Maintaining Faith in Islam

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

What lies within? My friend Shahzeb asked if I wanted to come over to his apartment. "To do what?" I asked. "To clean." Despite no part of that s...