Interfaith Respect: Better Understanding Other Faiths (and Our Own) Through Scriptural Reading

By Maha Elgenaidi I recently attended and spoke at one of Pacifica Institute’s interfaith iftars, held at a major synagogue in the Bay Area that opened its doors to celebrate with Muslims the month of Ramadan. The event was packed, as these events usually are, with congregants both from the synagogue and neighboring churches and [Read More…]

Has Islamophobia United Muslims or Distracted Us from Important Internal Debates?

Editor’s Note: Charles Turner is Altmuslim’s newest columnist. His columns will be appearing in the third week of every month. By Charles M. Turner I took my seat at the end of the table and introduced myself to my hospitable hosts. I had lost count long ago of all the times I had spoken about [Read More…]

In the Battle Against Islamophobia, We Must Stand with Interfaith Partners

By Maha Elgenaidi If anyone doubts the strength of anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S., a poll taken last week by YouGov  should settle the issue. It revealed that 51 percent of Americans support a presidential candidate’s proposal to bar all Muslims (except U.S. citizens) from entering the U.S., while a solid plurality (45 percent) support [Read More…]

Why the Quran Protects Against Radicalization: A Rebuttal to USA Today’s Nabeel Qureshi

  By Tahir Nasser The dust from the bombs had barely settled in Brussels when the first anti-Islamic articles started appearing in major news outlets. In particular, Christian pundit Nabeel Qureshi was brought out on USA Today to make some rather remarkable claims about the Quran. They were remarkable, not just for their falsehood but [Read More…]

The Trump Problem: Why This Muslim is Praying for a Christian America

By Charles Turner Most Muslims have engaged with the idea of America being a Christian nation. That idea is often heard from the nativist camp that attempts to claim that Muslims, and Muslim immigrants in particular, are not truly part of the fabric of this nation. It’s also heard from the more conservative elements within [Read More…]

Why Everyone Should Study Islam – A Christian College Student’s Advice for all Americans

Editor’s Note – Simran Jeet Singh is an Assisant Professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University.  This essay was written by his student as a part of a class assignment on why people should study Islam.   My name is Bethany, and I am a collegiate athlete, sorority girl, and dog lover hailing [Read More…]


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