The Truth About ‘Safe Spaces’ – MPAC Addresses Changes and Criticisms

By Hoda Hawa Prior to 9/11, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) had foreseen the problems arising out of extremist views taking hold in some quarters of the Middle East and had issued policy papers on this topic, but it was really in April 2013 after the Boston Marathon bombings that MPAC decided that our [Read More…]

Dear Fellow Activists: Be Solution Seekers and Look to the Prophets for Inspiration

By Saud Inam In this social media-driven age, with the constant flow of information on various topics and issues, it’s easy to get lost, frustrated, confused and burned out. Many activists make the mistake of latching onto virtually every injustice and “joining the cause” by tweeting the hashtag, writing an article or blog post or [Read More…]

On ABC’s ‘Of Kings and Prophets,’ – Did the Bible Really Say That?

By Ian Werrett Several weeks ago, while teaching a class on the creation stories of the Old Testament, I asked my students to reflect on the meaning of the Adam and Eve story in the Book of Genesis. After reading the section of the narrative where the serpent engages Eve in conversation, I turned to [Read More…]

Not My City, Not My Country: On Freedom of Speech and Shutting Down Trump Rally in Chicago

By Suroor Raheemullah Malcolm X said: “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” I carried this message on a sign at the protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago on Friday. In later remarks about the protest, Trump called [Read More…]

VIDEO: Why Muslims Must be Part of the Political Process

Why should we vote, especially now more than ever? Why should we follow what the candidates, presidential and local candidates, are saying? Why should we do the research? Why should we pay attention to the issues? Why should we inform ourselves? Professor Muqtedar Khan lays out three important reasons why Muslims must be part of [Read More…]

Putting an End to the Hoe-Jabi Shaming

By Nabah Rizvi A couple of months ago, I shared an article on my Facebook page about ‘Hijabi Hipsters’; a new generation of hijabis who fuse fashion with faith by wearing stylish hijab-friendly outfits. “Wow, that sounds like you!” One of my friends noted. Most of the other people in the thread seemed to agree [Read More…]


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