Ask A Muslim – A Simple Question that Opened a Floodgate of Humanity

By Sebastian Robins Mid-winter in New England sees about seven hours of daylight, and that’s only when the sun is shining. More often than not the skies are grey or spitting rain, and it feels like everyone and everything is contracting into itself, pulling up collars against the onslaught of winter, and keeping eyes down. [Read More…]

The Hope Initiative: Changing The World One Act of Kindness at a Time

By Reema Kamran “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” — Khalil Gibran At the end of 2015, friends, community members and family were discussing the state of the world. They were particularly concerned about the sadness and the fear that surrounded us. The conversation circled around [Read More…]

Hanging with The Muslims

By Steven Scholl On Labor Day weekend, I spent four days hanging out with 15,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America’s 49th annual convention in Washington, D.C. As one of the few non-Muslims in attendance, I was able to eavesdrop on hundreds of conversations swirling around me, take in several talks by prominent [Read More…]

Real Dialogue that Breaks Down Hate, One Person at a Time

By Kari Ansari American Muslims and Sikhs have been experiencing another uptick in aggression against them. In mid-August, shots were fired at a Morton Grove, Ill., mosque; paintball guns left ominous paint splatters all over a mosque in Oklahoma; and an acid bomb was thrown at a Lombard, Ill., Islamic school — all three incidents occurred while [Read More…]