How can communities recruit quality leadership to take on this kind of challenge – leading a mosque or running a city school district or restructuring a housing authority? Read more

We can’t let go of the support we’ve offered by way of our votes or watching a movie or what have you, so we continue past all reason. We compromise our moral standards so that we might not have to change the channel or our party registration. Read more

In this selective fight against oppression, women matter only when our rights, our security, our dignity, our humanity come as part and parcel of men’s rights, security, dignity, and humanity. Read more

Following Tea Party victories in 2010, anti-Sharia legislation hit state legislature committees constantly, with more than 70 bill proposals in 2011 and 2012 alone. However, 2013 through 2016 saw significantly less proposals, making the 2017 session (a 320% increase) even more significant. Read more

While it is important to condemn these abuses of faith, condemnation is not enough. As laity, we must demand more from our political and religious leaders. Faith belongs to each individual, not to morality police or appointed councils, and abusive behavior and bigotry cannot hide behind the words of any religion. Read more

If there is a silver lining to the Trump era, it is the call to arms of Americans from all walks of life to stand up and run for office, at all levels of government. Zahra Suratwala is one of the many women who have answered that call. Read more

To be moderate means to reject the false alternative that one must either give up life by degrees if they want to practice their religion, or give up religion by default, if they want to “have a life.” Read more

No strange man came to hound us into lengths of polyester. It was sometimes an aunt or a grandmother. But usually, it was our own mothers who thrust us into a battle we were never prepared to fight. Read more

The Quran says that God made us into nations and tribes so that we may know one another. God didn’t give us differences so we can prove each other wrong and thereby prove ourselves to be solely right. Read more

Zainab was Imam Hussain’s sister, the daughter of Fatima and Ali, and the granddaughter of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh). It was she who took on the mantle of leadership when her beloved brother was beheaded. Read more

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