The Golden Rule to Becoming Better People Through Religious Practices

Golden Rule Poster for Various Faith Traditions

By Ameena Jandali and Dr. Henry Millstein As we near the end of Ramadan, it is appropriate to reflect on the purpose of this sacred month. Throughout the month, Muslims have engaged in a number of special spiritual practices, including fasting, supererogatory prayers and the reading of the Quran. All of these actions are aimed [Read More...]

What Mother Mary Means to Me

The house in which Mary is purported to have lived her last years, located in  Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus, near Selçuk in Turkey.

By Afeefa Syeed At Christmas time I hum along to the Little Drummer Boy song. I always wanted to be that drummer who gave a gift to the new born King and makes Mary smile. And I’m reminded again that the more I learn and reflect about the many manifestations of Mary, mother of Jesus, [Read More...]

Calling Spades Across the Divide in the Comedy of Errors – The Saga of Umar Lee and the Islamists

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By Ahmed Younis and Dr. Bassem Youssef Umar Lee left Islam — and then came back. One of the things Egyptians and Americans have in common is professional wrestling. Weekly translations of the glory years of WWF episodes have ensured that there is nothing missed (in translation) between the youth of our two worlds. From [Read More...]

A Convert’s Story – How Becoming a Muslim is a Work in Progress

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By Stephanie Luna Wallace “Noni, Mami has a prayer shirt, and I have a prayer hat. Don’t you have one?” That’s how my mother discovered I had converted to Islam. I had been praying the five daily prayers for three months, and my four-year-old finally found a way to communicate my new habit. Certainly not [Read More...]

Expanding The Definition of Muslim Activism

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By Daniel Tutt When I tell people about the activism work I do, many people wonder if I’m a Muslim, and when I tell them I’m not, they’re either confused or intrigued. Sometimes both. They wonder what it is that makes me want to be an advocate for Muslims even though I don’t practice Islam. [Read More...]


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