Why my daughter should have MLK day off

My youngest daughter is sick with cold (say it together now: awwwwwwww), and thus we did not send her to her Islamic school today. My older daughter, however, is off today for the Martin Luther King holiday, because she attends public school. The discrepancy irks me deeply. Me? No such luck. No day off today. [Read More…]

Assessing the ummah: What we can learn from Gilad Shalit

Gilad Shalit knew that, no matter what, the entire Israeli nation had his back. Does the Muslim world have the back of its own, as its Lord had commanded it to do? Sadly, the answer is “no.” [Read more…]

Profiling: Security and trust, suspicion and scapegoating

A decade after 9/11, there are persistent voices that call the presence of American Muslims a threat. The facts, however, consistently belie the contention that the American Muslim community is a violent “fifth column.” [Read more…]

Interfaith understanding: A Muslim at Passover

Just because I am not holding a Seder in my home, it does not mean the story behind the Seder is not close to my heart. Let us pivot off of what we have in common and work together for the common good. [Read more…]

Islamic law in the US: The Sharia within

Several lawmakers are trying to protect the American public from the “creeping threat” of Sharia law to the safety and security of the United States, but these lawmakers are already too late. Sharia law is alive and well in the United States today. [Read more…]

Egypt protests: Was al-Qaeda’s obituary written in Tahrir Square?

As the wave of revolution continues to roll all across the Arab Middle East, the neo-Kharijite militants of Al Qaeda have been relatively silent, as political change coming about using peaceful, non-violent protest is Al Qaeda’s worst nightmare [Read more…]