Reflections: The Islamic tradition of courtesy

Deep inside, I wish to see young boys and girls embracing the beautiful Prophetic tradition of greeting others with compassion and affection. And the onus to teach this is on parents. [Read more…]

Documentary "The Light In Her Eyes": The spiritual roots of a revolution

What kind of Islam will take the spotlight when the dust settles on revolution and transformation? Watching this documentary, it is clear that this question will in large part be answered by Muslim women themselves. [Read more…]

Change in Pakistan: Coping with the so-called jihad

Those, like me, who value life and despise those who cling to power while ignoring the plight of their countrymen, are destined to a frustration of sorts. But the outcry of people that led to the Arab Spring gives me hope. [Read more…]

TV show "All-American Muslim": An all-American reality show

“Jersey Shore” doesn’t represent Italians in NJ, “Sister Wives” doesn’t represent all Mormons, “Kate Plus Eight” doesn’t represent all families of multiples. So why would would we expect this show to represent all American Muslims? [Read more…]

Conflict in Somalia: A message to Al Shabaab

Al Shabaab militants have created misery in their native land and are trying to poison the minds of young people living in the West with their hate and misguided teachings. Who gave them the authority to speak on behalf of Islam? [Read more…]

Hajj 2011: A Democrat’s prayer in Mecca

During his pilgrimage to Mecca, Mazen Asbahi takes time to offers prayers for America and remembers the untold number of Americans suffering through hard times. [Read more…]