6 Key States and Numerous Local Elections Crucial for American Muslims

Embed from Getty Images This is the last in a four-part series focusing on the 2016 election cycle and how American Muslim communities factor into the political process. Click here for part one, here for part two and here for part three. Thousands of local and state races are being decided on Nov. 8, as well as [Read More…]

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A Prayer to End the Election-Induced Nightmare

Embed from Getty Images By Sabeeha Rehman A bomb goes off in my neighborhood. I sit stunned and horrified, as the news flashes on my computer screen. My husband had just gone out to mail a letter. Dear God. Let him be ok. I reach out to call him. No answer. Maybe he didn’t hear [Read More…]

Hajj Reflections: Finding Peace in the Chaos

  By Naureen Aqueel I was 27 years old, and I was writing my will. I was apologizing to friends and family if I had ever done anything to hurt them. I was thinking over my life. It was an eerie feeling as I imagined the possibility of dying and never returning to my apartment. [Read More…]

Danger Games: An Analysis of Trump’s “Radical Islam” Foreign Policy Speech

Embed from Getty Images By Alan Howard Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump laid out his plan, or rather thoughts, to combat “radical Islam” in a “much-heralded” foreign policy/terrorism policy speech given in Youngstown, Ohio this week. While Trump is often reduced to ridiculous soundbites, I decided to watch and breakdown his speech, point-by-point, so [Read More…]

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My Hijab Doesn’t Define Me

By Hadeer Hijabi. The word stumbles about my tongue in an ungainly fashion instead of rolling off gracefully. When it escapes my mouth, it falls flat. I realize then that I hate it. This word confines me within a box, reducing who I am as a human being to a dress code I chose many [Read More…]

Abdul Sattar Edhi: ‘The greatest thing Islam teaches is humanity’

Embed from Getty Images By Salman Hasan Ali Adul Sattar Edhi, arguably the world’s greatest and perhaps least known humanitarian, passed away last month; he was 88 years old. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (“We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”). Some people called Edhi a saint, others called him maulana (Islamic scholar); but [Read More…]

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