6 Misconceptions Held about Salafi Muslims

Salafism, often referred to as “Wahhabism,” is widely regarded as a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam that fuels a hard line view of Islam and subjugates women. Some even lump ISIS and Salafism together — casting suspicion upon the thousands of Muslims who identify as Salafi in the West. After gaining unprecedented access to Salafi women’s groups in London, I discovered how to separate the realities behind the myths. Check out the six most common misconceptions about Salafi Muslims in the West below, and what the truth actually is. [Read more…]

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Ramadan is the Month of Jihad

This is day 23 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Muqtedar Khan And struggle for Allah with the struggle due to him (Quran 22:78). The Quran says that fasting has been commanded to Muslims as it was commanded to all other faith communities prior to them (2:183) in order that the believer becomes God-conscious. [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…]

#MyJihad is Language

By Davi Barker There is a public education campaign making some waves titled “#MyJihad.” Their homepage proclaims their mission as “Taking back Islam from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike.” It includes a pretty robust social media buzz on Twitter and Facebook, a series of speaking events around the country, and a national print ad campaign. [Read More…]