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Muslim Identity

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

I Took Off My Hijab...

Leena Suleiman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Leena Suleiman

...by adding more layers -- a knit hat and a scarf around my neck, to be exact. I didn't understand what was happening at first. Women would speak to me like I'd known them forever. Men would look at me like I was approachable. And I was made to feel like I was actually from this planet.

Photo Series Explores Sexual Identity In Islamic Culture

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

Whether it be the public sphere or amongst private circles, issues of homosexuality or transsexuality often come into conflict with notions of moralit...

Is There Space For American Muslims In The Ummah?

Ahmed Younis | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

A strong argument can be made that Muslim Americans are an important community with resources to catalyze the progress of majority-Muslim societies.

Islamic Christmas

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

Jesus belongs to all Muslims because of what the struggle with his people represents; it resembles that of many Muslims today.

9/11 Gives Birth To New Generation Of Assertive Muslims

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Under a cloud of suspicion and distrust after the 9/11 attacks, there were stories of men named Muham...

What's In A (Muslim) Name?

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dilara Hafiz

Although it may seem harmless to assume someone's religion based upon their name, it's becoming apparent that this type of judgment is unnecessary and irrelevant, especially for Muslims in America.

The War Over Muslims In America

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As 2010 comes to a close, it's clear that this year offered few favors for the American Muslim identity or reputation. Indeed, Pew reports that Muslims in America had a higher approval rating after 9/11 than in 2010.

The New Miss USA: Progress or Bigger Problems for Muslims?

Nida Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nida Khan

While Rima's victory is undoubtedly shattering barriers, it is also simultaneously painting those Muslim women who practice the religion in a more traditional manner as further and further from the norm.