May 14, 2018

This is an educational documentary produced by students who took my class on Islam in the Spring of 2018. This documentary is both an exercise in learning and teaching for the students.  I am sharing this because I am proud of my students and want to highlight the openness and inclusiveness they have shown while studying a different culture and faith. Also included is a short commentary they have written to go with their video.   Muslim Experiences in America… Read more

May 14, 2018

This is an educational documentary produced by students who took my class on Islam in the Spring of 2018. This documentary is both an exercise in learning and teaching for the students.  I am sharing this because I am proud of my students and want to highlight the openness and inclusiveness they have shown while studying a different culture and faith. Also included is a short commentary they have written to go with their video.   Muslim Experiences in America… Read more

May 10, 2018

This is an educational documentary produced by students who took my class on Islam in the Spring of 2018. This documentary is both an exercise in learning and teaching for the students.  I am sharing this because I am proud of my students and want to highlight the openness and inclusiveness they have shown while studying a different culture and faith. Also included is a short commentary they have written to go with their video. Great Women of Islam: Khadijah,… Read more

May 9, 2018

This is an educational documentary produced by students who took my class on Islam in the Spring of 2018. This documentary is both an exercise in learning and teaching for the students.  I am sharing this because I am proud of my students and want to highlight the openness and inclusiveness they have shown while studying a different culture and faith. Also included is a short commentary they have written to go with their video. SUFI MUSIC By Z. Roy, H…. Read more

April 7, 2018

Guest Column by John Elzufon Each April the Jewish people honor the victims of the Holocaust—the men, women and children who were brutally murdered by the Nazis and their allies. For almost 2000 years before the Holocaust the Jewish people were subjected to discrimination, forced conversion (the Spanish Inquisition), wholesale slaughter (the Crusades), forced exodus (many European countries) and pogroms (Russia) but none of these calamities approached the Holocaust in its scope. Before the Holocaust Jews were able to avoid… Read more

March 29, 2018

You can listen to this article in audio podcast by clicking here. Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is projecting himself as a champion of moderate Islam who promises to return Saudi Arabia to what it allegedly was: “a country of moderate Islam.” In an interview with the Washington Post, he said that Islam was a sensible and simple religion that has been hijacked. However, his envisioned moderate Islam requires not just theological reform but also political reform. You can listen to this article in… Read more

March 15, 2018

هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ He is Allah, there is no god but He. The supreme Sovereign, the Holy one, The Peace, the giver of Faith and the determiner of Truth and Falsehood, the the One who subdues wrong and restores right, 30  the One to whom all greatness belongs! Utterly remote is God, in His limitless glory, from anything to which men may ascribe a share in… Read more

March 13, 2018

  The Center for Global Policy, a Washington based think tank, recently published a comprehensive report that identified five different ideological perspectives that inform American foreign policy towards the Muslim World.  The Report can be read here: The video above discusses the basic themes in the report and the video below is a conversation on Al Jazeera Balkans with Harun Karcic about the report and US Policy in the Middle East in general.   Read more

February 18, 2018

This comprehensive report explores the impact of ideology on American Foreign Policy. It identifies five schools of thought that shape US policy in the Muslim World — conservative, neoconservative, realist, liberal and progressive. The report unpacks the assumptions that each school of thought makes about Islam and Muslim politics and identifies the policy recommendations that they make. The report examines how Presidents George W. bush, Barrack H. Obama and Donald J. Trump drank from this reservoir where ideology and  politics,… Read more

April 9, 2017

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 are in our prayers and our thoughts and we pray for the security and safety of your families and friends. We stand with you in… Read more

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