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This American Muslim Founded an Organic Farm that Empowers the Poor and Multiple Faith Communities

Habeeba Husain In an effort to highlight inspirational American Muslims, WhyIslam spoke with Hisham Moharram, a scientist turned activist entrepreneur. He began a community-owned, science-based, certified organic agribusiness called Good Tree Farm in New Egypt, N.J. The farm’s sister non-profit organization, The Good Tree, Inc., allows produce to [...]

2018-04-23T21:06:44+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|American Muslims, Islam and Other Faiths|

This American Muslim Reporter Changes Muslims’ Portrayal in Media

Habeeba Husain In an effort to highlight inspirational American Muslims, WhyIslam spoke with Rowaida Abdelaziz, a reporter at HuffPost based in New York City. You may have seen her numerous articles discussing social justice issues and combatting Islamophobia online. Abdelaziz makes some much needed noise in the newsroom [...]

2018-04-13T22:27:40+00:00 April 13th, 2018|American Muslims, Islamophobia|

‘Teaching While Muslim’ Cofounder Shares Her Story About Becoming an American Muslim Educator

Habeeba Husain In an effort to highlight inspirational American Muslims, WhyIslam spoke with Nagla Bedir, a high school social studies teacher in New Jersey. Bedir is the cofounder of Teaching While Muslim, an initiative that works to “fight against discrimination, implicit bias, and institutional racism, create a platform [...]

2018-04-14T03:01:43+00:00 April 13th, 2018|American Muslims, Islamophobia|

What is Islam?

Islam is the name of the religion that Muslims follow. People who practice Islam are called Muslims, just like those who practice Christianity are called Christians. The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters [...]

2018-03-20T19:37:24+00:00 March 20th, 2018|FAQs, Islam|

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00 March 18th, 2018|FAQs, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism, Women in Islam|
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