Madrassahs and Extremism: Madrassah matters

As a Madrassah student, I not only learned Islamic rituals but also gained exposure to Islamic virtues like justice, liberality, modesty, and contentment. [Read more…]

Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2006

Putting aside for a moment the misery of war that afflicts the Muslim world, we have found some bright spots where good things happened in the Muslim world in 2006. [Read more…]

Muslims and the Holocaust: On Holocaust zeroes & heroes

On this Holocaust Memorial Day 2006, Mas’ood Cajee reflects on the politics of memory and why Muslims should represent the best of Islamic tradition and spirit. [Read more…]

Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2005

Despite all that happened in 2005, we were inspired and infused with hope and strength we drew from transformative events and people – whose stories we call good news. [Read more…]

The holiday season: I’m dreaming of a nasheed-filled Christmas

How do the savvy amongst us cope with the ubiquity of the Holiday Sonic Season? Here are 10 Christmas melodies with suggested lyrics for Muslim listeners. [Read more…]

Muslims in film: The ten movies Steven Spielberg has yet to make

Imagine if we were in a parallel universe in which Hollywood gave Arabs, Muslims, and Jews a fair shake. Here are ten films (all based on true stories) that are just waiting for Spielberg’s magic. [Read more…]