Raising Confident Children in a Time of Microagressions and Islamophobia

By Lucy El-Sherif Parents today are justifiably concerned about raising their kids in the Islamophobic and anti-Arab climate that seems to prevail in much of the Western world. Now is a good time to look at the potential silver linings and strategies we can use to make our children and youth stronger from this experience. [Read More…]

Through the Journey of Art and Activism – Finding Myself

By Kulsum Tasnif Losing my mind. There’s this odd tap that comes from chair legs hitting cold concrete floor, but I try not to think about it because it reminds me of my own shaking legs, leading to thoughts of those legs being broken, leading to thoughts of my face smashing against that floor. There’s [Read More…]

Who Speaks for Islam in America?

By Khurram Dara Who speaks for Islam in America? After tragedies like the ones that occurred in Paris and San Bernardino, the dearth of central leadership in Muslim America has become increasingly apparent. While a host of Muslim organizations, communities and thought-leaders routinely condemn violence committed in the name of Islam, their voices are often [Read More…]

Being a Black American Muslim Woman – A Study of Challenges

By Margari Hill On November 21st, the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative kick-started the #BlackInMSA hashtag. It began with a conversation on our steering committee’s WhatsApp group about the current tensions between black students and their non-black peers in Muslim Student Associations the night before. This conversation was important given the current struggle Black Muslim students face [Read More…]

To Be Unknown or Forgotten – the Erasure of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

By Dr. Maha Hilal They can take everything you own-your property, your best years, all your joys, all your good works, everything down to your last shirt — but you’ll always have your dreams so you can reinvent your stolen world. — Yasmina Khadra When I hear the word “Guantanamo,” there is little other than [Read More…]

Does the Quran Teach Compulsion? A Response

By Farouk Peru In the protracted media campaign to depict Islam as the enemy of human civilization, there is nothing sadder to me than the misrepresentation of the Quran. The Quran is often portrayed as a book that inspires hatred and encourages Muslims to act violently. This agenda can only be fulfilled, however, by adopting [Read More…]


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