On Modesty and Similarities Between Pence and the Prophet Muhammad

It’s a hypocrisy to project a subconscious motivation of misogyny on Mr. Pence when the prophet of Islam (PBUH) himself invoked similar principles in his own lifetime. Owing to the heightened surveillance and scrutiny he was under, Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) applied higher standards of behavior and modesty on himself and his family than he prescribed to the greater community. When it comes to people in positions of power, self-repression can be a form of social responsibility. [Read more…]

American Muslims Mourn the Loss of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

News of the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, sent shock waves through American Muslim communities across the country. Abdus-Salaam became a judge for the New York City Civil Court in 1992 and served on the bench of the New York Supreme Court from 1993 to 2009. She became the first Muslim woman to be appointed to the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court in 2013. She was confirmed without any opposition. [Read more…]

Turkey’s Unethical Interference in American (Muslim) Civic Society is Dangerous

Why is the Turkish AKP government, which is viewed by their followers and sympathizers as exemplars of Islam, adopting tactics favored by anti-Muslim groups? Why does a foreign government feel obliged to warn U.S. citizens about “infiltration”? Is the U.S. government not capable to keeping its own citizens safe? [Read more…]

The Way We Talk about Muslim Women is All Wrong

We have a responsibility to the cohort of Muslim women who are doing their best to be good people in their everyday lives. [Read more…]

In Search of Muslim Foster Families

There are lists of Muslim foster children, domestic and abroad, that are currently waiting for licensed foster homes to welcome them. It is our communal responsibility to care for these children and ensure their deen is nurtured. [Read more…]

6 Misconceptions Held about Salafi Muslims

Salafism, often referred to as “Wahhabism,” is widely regarded as a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam that fuels a hard line view of Islam and subjugates women. Some even lump ISIS and Salafism together — casting suspicion upon the thousands of Muslims who identify as Salafi in the West. After gaining unprecedented access to Salafi women’s groups in London, I discovered how to separate the realities behind the myths. Check out the six most common misconceptions about Salafi Muslims in the West below, and what the truth actually is. [Read more…]

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