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Islam in America

Ahmadi Muslim Leader Addresses Congress

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is persecuted around the world, but it has plenty of friends on Capitol Hill. House Minority Leader...

PHOTOS: Most And Least Muslim States In America

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see most and least Muslim states in America: A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, ...

Pool Of American Imams Too Small To Meet The Demand

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion

SHARON, Mass. (RNS) The Islamic Center of New England has always been led by imams born outside America. The two-campus mosque would like to change th...

What's Al-Sharia, and What's Wrong With Sharia Law?

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

The choice isn't between Sharia Law and the West; it's actually between Islam and what's become of Sharia Law.

EXCERPT: All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 08.02.2012 | Religion
Rep. Keith Ellison

Islam in America is not something new. Islam has been practiced in America for 14 generations, but our beliefs, our practices and even our daily lives remain woefully misunderstood.

All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim

Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion

Editor's Note: This introduction, written by Wajahat Ali, and the photographs come from the recently published book: All-American: 45 American Men on ...

The Islamophobia Industry Strikes In Kansas

Nathan Lean | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Republican Governor Sam Brownback had a feeling he was not in Kansas anymore. At least not the Kansas that he once knew.

Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Construction is continuing on a mosque as attorneys debate a judge's ruling that said local officials did not give the public eno...

Kansas, Empathy And Democracy

Carr Harkrader | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Carr Harkrader

Obviously, Kansas lawmakers must be responding to actual cases or incidents in which judges blatantly disregarded the Constitution and instituted sharia. Well, no, in fact, sharia has never been instituted, or even threatened to be instituted.

'We Are Not At War With Islam'

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

This incessant message of denial is hard to swallow by many sectors of our society. The sad reality is that our nation has institutionalized vigilance based on stereotypical ethnic and religious profiling.

My Neighbor's Faith: A Test Of Character

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This conflict is really about the role that faith will play in America. It is about whether or not we will accept Muslim Americans as true Americans or as second-class citizens. It is a test of our character, and we dare not fail it.

Snapshot Of American Muslim Motherhood: A Photo Essay

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Through the personal images of and reflections by and about real American Muslim woman scattered throughout the U.S., we glimpse a truer understanding of her and are reminded once again of our common humanity.

Divisive Presidential Politics Takes Aim At The American Muslim Community

Ben Herzig | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Ben Herzig

Alienating fellow American citizens based simply on their beliefs, as some candidates have done, is not only un-American -- it's bad politics.

An Intellectual Journey To Islam

Posted 05.08.2012 | Books

Excerpt from Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero To A New Vision Of Islam In America (Free Press, May 2012) I am a...

End Of Profiling: Letter To Sam Harris

Michael Mungai | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Michael Mungai

It is utterly insensitive that while the U.S. is dealing with the extremities of such a barbaric practice that's suspected to have ended young Trayvon Martin's life, a respected public intellectual like yourself would advocate its practice on others.

Everything Wrong With Racial Profiling

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

What we know for sure is that Trayvon Martin is dead. We may also learn again that the false assumptions that undergird all sorts of profiling endanger our citizens and visitors, and divide us against each other.

Does Religion Matter? Time To End Profiling

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

For years, the NYPD has engaged in the widespread warrantless surveillance of law abiding American Muslims without any credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Based upon the reports, their only crime appears to be their religious belief in Islam.

Why Some Muslims Like America

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

America, which has been a safe heaven for persecuted believers since the Mayflower, keeps up with its heritage by welcoming Muslim believers as well. It should not give into the fear-mongering of a handful of anti-Islamic propagandists.

Why Islamophobia Must Fail - The Case of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rabia Chaudry | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Rabia Chaudry

The politicians who continue to be used to spread or confirm the network's ugly narrative must realize something very important: while winning small battles, they are losing the war.

Muslims In America Have Changed And Grown

Kecia Ali | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Kecia Ali

It's spring again. The forsythia are in bloom and the days grow longer. But even as the seasons sometimes drag on, the years fly by. Somehow the last decade has evaporated. What has been accomplished?

Jaweed Kaleem

The New Radical Islam | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion

At first, the devout Muslims who gathered in a Washington, D.C., conference center seemed like they could have come from any mosque. There were women ...

Faith Inspires: Muslim Student Association At UNC Asheville

Posted 03.23.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

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.

'A Certain People Who Don't Obey the King's Laws': Purim And NYPD Surveillance

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

The Purim story has a happy ending, with enemies vanquished and Mordechai replacing his adversary Haman in a position of leadership. People of faith have a responsibility to ensure that today's story has a positive outcome.

The Heroes Who Uncovered The NYPD's Muslim Surveillance

Munira Syeda | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Munira Syeda

The AP team has done an amazing job in its months-long investigation of the NYPD. The revelations come at a critical time when we cannot afford to waste resources or implement ineffective measures in counter-terrorism.