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While American Muslims recognize ongoing Islamophobia and fear related to global acts of terrorism committed by Muslims, they are also finding new hope as they strengthen communities, make friends across religious boundaries, and find new ways to engage in political and social service.

The future of Islam in America looks increasingly diverse, increasingly inclusive, and increasingly American as it embraces uniquely American values while bringing to the American culture its own deeply-rooted spiritual and theological riches.


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The Success of the American Muslim Experiment

The Success of the American Muslim Experiment

Shahed Amanullah

American Muslims have benefitted from being under the political and cultural American umbrella, and have taken advantage of that opportunity to show the world what the true potential of the faith is.

American Muslims Defending True Islam

American Muslims Defending True Islam

Murad Kalam

For now, we must make peace with a progress of increments, even of the two-steps-forward-one-step-back variety.

Future of Islam in America: A Uniquely American Sufism

Future of Islam in America: A Uniquely American Sufism

Muqtedar Khan

American Islam will be increasingly marked by two trends: the embracing of the American through political engagement and service, and a shift toward a more spiritual Islam.

Five Points of Light for American Muslims in Five Years

Five Points of Light for American Muslims in Five Years

Edina Lekovic

The last five years have seen the development of a generation of American Muslims confident in their identity and committed to defining their faith through actions and contributions.

Multiplicity and Diversity Are the Future of Islam in America

Multiplicity and Diversity Are the Future of Islam in America

Hussein Rashid

That there is no one future is in fact a blessing and a potential, which perhaps should be the future to be celebrated.

Artists of Allah: The Future of Islam in America

Artists of Allah: The Future of Islam in America

Rahim Snow

American Muslims are in a unique position to do the work of reimagining and revitalizing the faith so that all Muslims around the world can benefit.

American Muslim Future: Shifting the Paradigm Toward Hope

American Muslim Future: Shifting the Paradigm Toward Hope

Ahmed Younis

Muslim American reality in the future will be less preoccupied with the hate directed against it and more focused on the work of social and paradigmatic change.

Commentary From Our Blogging Community

Strength of Conviction – A Dynamic Future for Islam

Strength of Conviction – A Dynamic Future for Islam

Dilshad Ali

This post is part of Patheos’ Future of Religion Summer Series, focusing this week on the Future of Islam. Click here to read more perspectives. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in 15 years of covering Muslims in America is this – we are surer of ourselves, stronger in our agreements and disagreements and [Read More...]