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…]

Mawlid and Christmas – Celebrating Prophets Muhammad and Jesus

By Muqtedar Khan “And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!  (Quran 19:33)” For the lovers of Prophets, the year 2015 has been a very special one. First, because the solar year is longer than the lunar one by about 12 days, Muslims [Read More…]

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad (saw) – The Best of Muhsins

There is no one in creation more worthy an example of this Quranic verse, “Indeed Allah loves those who are Muhsins – those who do beautiful things (2:195),” than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). A Muhsin is one who is in a state of Ihsan and Ihsan is the highest spiritual state possible. It is the farthest [Read More…]

Islamophobia is Only One Chapter in the Muslim-Western Story

By Muqtedar Khan ISTANBUL – It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored. A conglomerate of five Universities, led by Yildiz Technical University and the municipality of Beykoz province in Istanbul Turkey, organised an international [Read More…]

Ramadan Reflection – God is Beautiful, and He Loves Beauty

By Muqtedar Khan The holy month of Ramadan has come again, and millions of Muslims worldwide count their blessings. They feel fortunate that they are getting one more opportunity to rededicate their lives to God; another chance to reboot their spiritual orientation. For many Muslims, Ramadan is a boot camp for rituals. Pray more, play [Read More…]

Pakistani NGO Making a World of Difference

By Muqtedar Khan These days it seems that all news coming from Pakistan is bad news. Extremism has not abated, violence is recurrent, and U.S.-Pakistan relations seem to be stuck in a downward spiral. But, last week I had a fortuitous encounter with good news from Pakistan. I was in Amman, Jordan to give a lecture [Read More…]


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