David Yerushalmi: An antidote to the anti-shariah movement

David Yerushalmi’s well documented efforts to establish an anti-shariah movement in the United States betrays the reality of what shariah is and how Muslims in America and around the world interpret it. [Read more...]

Extremism: Talking about religion after Norway

Talking about religion after Norway means not letting fear define what faith is all about. Deliberate attempts to understand religion, uncomfortable as it may be, must be part of the path forward. [Read more...]

Ramadan: A month of longing

The struggle to control one’s Id, to master one’s anger and pride, to learn humility and to recognize the insignificance of the self in comparison to the awesome majesty of God, are qualities very difficult to muster. It is not easy to become one with God in one month. [Read more...]

Norway attacks: The price of fear

How many more cases of angry responses to fear-mongering and Islamophobia must happen before we recognise its consistently deadly consequences? Preaching hatred, racism and bigotry leads to violence. At some point, someone will take action. [Read more...]

ISNA convention: A living faith needs critical voices

The obsession with tradition ultimately weakens the faith, since true strength comes from encouraging criticism and dissent, as they set the stage for the much needed self-renewal and change. [Read more...]

British Muslims: Contributing more than you might think

When British Muslims are able to work collaboratively on projects that benefit the larger community with like-minded youth together across faith lines, it gives them a chance to explore their abilities, interpersonal skills and dynamism. And many of those go on to become role models for others. [Read more...]