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Rami Nashashibi
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Executive Director- Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Assistant Professor-Sociology of Religion & Muslim Studies Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS)

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Hijrah to the Hood: Renewing Malcolm's Call 50 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 9:30 PM

If Malcolm were alive today he would be able to look at the incidents of hate, fear and violence towards Arab and other Muslims in places such as Chicago's Southwest Suburbs since 9/11 and during the last several months and say, "I told you so!"

A week before his...

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Iftar at the White House- Navigating Power, Privilege & Justice in Ramadan

(13) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 3:33 PM

Last week, I was among several dozen Muslims who attended an iftar at the White House with President Obama. This has now become an annual tradition where the President extends greetings to the Muslim community and occasionally chooses to speak to other relevant issues. Two years ago, for example, President...

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Victims Or Villains: Moving Beyond Post-9/11 Narratives

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 6:42 PM

I was in the midst of a grueling eight hour written exam at the University of Chicago when the department chair came into the room and, alongside standard announcements, suggested we stay away from any television or radios. "Things are not good in America," he said as he walked out....

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Ramadan and the Riots: A Spiritual Agitation

(8) Comments | Posted August 17, 2011 | 9:19 PM

"London neighborhoods on fire!" I was beginning to process the story as I turned into my block a little past midnight, when I was abruptly interrupted by a young man who jumped off his stoop and ran up to my car window. It was the first weekend of Ramadan, a...

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Moving Beyond Ritual This Ramadan: The Importance of Righteous Actions

(32) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 5:01 AM

Editor's Note: Huffington Post Religion has launched a scripture commentary/reflection series, which will bring together leading voices from different religious traditions to offer their wisdom on selected religious texts. We are pleased to announce a series of reflections for the Holy Month of Ramadan featuring posts by HM...

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