Your Pain is our Pain Dear Coptic Brothers and Sisters

Dear Coptic Brothers and Sisters in God, I want to express my deeply felt anguish at the horrible attacks on your community in Egypt. I wanted to let you know that there are many Muslims  who condemn such terrorism in the strongest of terms. Words cannot ameliorate the pain you feel, but know that you [Read More…]

Can You hear US Now

By Maria Faiola “Can You Hear Us Now?” features six different Muslim women explaining their perspective on what Islam says about women in society. They are all advocates and leaders in their communities and share ways that they try to break stereotypes that many Americans have about Muslim women. The idea for the video began [Read More…]

WHY ARE ENGLISH COMMENTATORS BIASED AGAINST MOEEN ALI?

I am amazed at the bias that English commentators, Nasir Hussain and George Dobell, are showing towards Moeen Ali after the recent 4-0 thrashing of England by India. Ali was the second-best batsman and second best bowler on the English side. For neutral observers that should say something. He made the second highest runs and [Read More…]

WHAT DONALD TRUMP CAN LEARN FROM PROPHET MUHAMMAD

President-elect Donald Trump ran a campaign that can only be described as racist, xenophobic, sexist and Islamophobic. Now that he has won elections, it appears that Donald Trump’s crusade against Muslims may become a reality. A day after the election his call for a ban on Muslims was removed from his website and many commentators [Read More…]

Pluralism and the Advocacy for One’s own Tradition

And Allah invites to the Home of Peace and guides whom He wills to the straight path (10:25). This post is a form of Thanksgiving. I have experienced many beautiful and blessed moments in my life. One of these recurring blessings is the opportunity to visit St. Andrews School in Middletown and speak in their [Read More…]

Promoting a Culture of Peace in an Age of Violence

We live in an age when violence is rampant. If we did away with all the various classifications of violence that reduce its perceived volume; terrorism, mass killings, homicides, manslaughter, war, insurgencies, rebellions, preemptive wars and so on and so forth, and clubbed them all under one rubric – people killing people – then even [Read More…]

A BETTER ME

By Pola Mora It was Saturday, August 20th. When I woke up, I knew that the routine I had adjusted to over the past five weeks would quickly fade. I would no longer hear the sounds of men’s voices reaching the highest pitch they could at 4:30 AM. I would no longer make a morning [Read More…]

Bryan Townsend is Just the Kind of Leader Delaware Needs

He wanted to be a doctor, a pediatric cardiologist to be precise. I believe he will end up becoming a healer. Someone who could heal the gaping wounds – income gap, culture wars, bad governance, intolerance and violence — that are tearing our country apart This is Bryan Townsend I am talking about, the leading [Read More…]

VIDEO: On Islam, Same-Sex Marriages and Our Obligations to the LGBTQI Community

The violence in Orlando today is horrific and tragic. My prayers go out to the victims and their families. Violence is wrong, period. Oh God, please protect us from those who hate and those who teach and preach to hate! From the video: Though the position of Islam, according to a majority of scholars and scripture, is [Read More…]

Believe it or Not: The Purpose of Islam is Peace

Believe it or Not: The Purpose of Islam is Peace | Quran 2:208  يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً O You who believe, enter peace completely This reflection on Quran 2:208 is about how being a believer implies a commitment to peace in a very comprehensive sense.     QURAN: TAKING A SINGLE LIFE [Read More…]