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Guidelines For Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

There can be deep divisions between faith traditions, but it doesn't have to be that way. For inspiration on how to hold productive interfaith dia...

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

WATCH: The First Woman To Recite The Quran At Major Muslim Conference

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion

Tahera Ahmad delivered a beautiful Quran recitation to open the 50th annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention on August 30, becoming ...

Muslims Must Stand Up Against The Horrific Attacks Against Christians In Nigeria

Imam Mohamed Magid | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Imam Mohamed Magid

It is with great sadness that we have heard the devastating news of the deplorable acts of violence committed against our brothers and sisters of the Christian faith in Nigeria.

Living On A $31.50 Family Food Budget

Street Sense | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

By Hannah Morgan Street Sense A 17-ounce box of Frosted Flakes cereal costs around $3 in many local stores. Add a gallon of milk, another $4, and ...

A Living Faith Needs Critical Voices

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The desire to preserve and glorify faith is understandable, but when this desire becomes the central goal, it creates a lifeless version of the faith that is better suited for a museum.

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslims Gather At Largest Islamic Convention In North America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.02.2011 | Religion

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- If Muslims want to improve their image America, they have to get involved in their communities and proactively talk Islam before con...

Jaweed Kaleem

Mohamed Magid: A Portrait of An American Imam

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion

STERLING, Va. -- In the middle of the night a few years ago, Imam Mohamed Magid got a peculiar phone call from a young man who attended his Northern V...

Islamophobia A Critical Topic At Muslim Convention

Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 looming, attendees at North America's largest Muslim gathering next...

Tennessee Considers Bill That Makes Following Shariah A Felony

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is considering making it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, the most severe measure...

WaPo 'On Faith': The Deviant Theology Of Violent Extremists

washingtonpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As an American imam at one of the largest mosques in the DC Metro area, I am greatly troubled by the new cases of violent extremism among Western Musl...

Reclaim Islam, Embolden Muslim Women In America: 10 Minutes With Mohamed Magid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Imam Mohamed Magid assumes the helm of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest Muslim group in...

Va. Imam Named Head Of Largest Muslim Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) The Islamic Society of North America, the largest Muslim group in the U.S. and Canada, on Tuesday (Sept....

Muslim Groups Launch Survey Of American Mosques

Religion News Service | By Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Muslim-American organizations have launched what they say will be the most comprehensive survey of mosqu...

The Emerging American Muslim Civic Identity

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

The high-profile actions of the few are overshadowing a trend that is capturing the many: the emergence of an American Muslim civic identity.

Islamic Society Provides Weak Evidence Against Times Square Bomb Attempt

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Next time, Muslim leadership should provide us with a verse strong enough to convince those who read it in context -- including terrorists -- that theirs is a religion of peace.

The Price of Oil and the Massacre at Fort Hood

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The relationship between the price of oil and the slaughter that took place at Fort Hood is hardly as far-fetched as it would appear.

Muslims Say F.B.I. Tactics Sow Anger and Fear

New York Times | PAUL VITELLO and KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anxiety and anger have been building all year. In March, a national coalition of Islamic organizations warned that it would cease cooperating with...

Muslim Communities Rally To Support Victims of Fort Hood

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Islamic communities in America have experienced a harsh backlash of popular opinion following the attacks at Fort Hood, in which 13 people were shot t...

In Search of the "Muslim World"

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Milewski

Journey Into America portrays the experiences of Muslim-Americans, providing much food for thought about how we think about any designated group of Americans.

Obama and the Kevin Bacon Game of Persecuting Muslims

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Safi

By the logic of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game, every Muslim can be tied to another Muslim who can be tied to another Muslim who can be tied to... someone found not guilty of a crime.