Diversity as Strength: Getting Race Right for American Muslim Youth

By Namira Islam “I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” – Muhammad Ali, 1975 American Muslims are the most diverse religious group in the country, with nearly a [Read More…]

The Ramadan Paradigm Shift: A Photo Gallery/Video with the Muaddhin

This is Day 26 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Jameel Syed Journey into my life as a traveler, writer, author and historical figure as I navigate through the select landscape of Muslim America, showcasing moments in a timeline across this great adventure known as Ramadan. Last year was a major paradigm shift in [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…]

The Prophetic Remedy to Islamophobia

By Saud Inam For more than a decade the Muslim community has been in a struggle to overcome negative media, misconceptions and misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims. Our approach largely has been reactive and not proactive. But, the problem with being reactive is the Muslim community has let the Islamophobes and religious extremists dictate the narrative. [Read More…]

Dear Fellow Activists: Be Solution Seekers and Look to the Prophets for Inspiration

By Saud Inam In this social media-driven age, with the constant flow of information on various topics and issues, it’s easy to get lost, frustrated, confused and burned out. Many activists make the mistake of latching onto virtually every injustice and “joining the cause” by tweeting the hashtag, writing an article or blog post or [Read More…]

Mawlid and Christmas – Celebrating Prophets Muhammad and Jesus

By Muqtedar Khan “And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!  (Quran 19:33)” For the lovers of Prophets, the year 2015 has been a very special one. First, because the solar year is longer than the lunar one by about 12 days, Muslims [Read More…]