Islam in America


Explore the relationship between Islam and America through a Multimedia Interview with Imam Khalid Griggs.

History of Muslims in America.

Of all the faiths practiced in the United States, Islam is the fastest growing, the most questioned and the least understood. Who are the American Muslims? When did they start coming to the US, where did they come from and what are their ethnicities?

Why do Muslim women dress the way they do?

People often ask why it is that Muslim women dress so conservatively, and why is it so important for them to do so in today’s times. Even though history documents that other faiths have had conservative dress codes in the past, they have not all felt the need to preserve them in the 21st century. Why is the conservative Muslim dress code retained in the 21st century, and does it pose barriers for integration in society? [Click here to read why Muslim women veil themselves.]

Does Islam contradict Western Values?

Islam is argued by some to be a strict religion whose rules and regulations clash with 21st century American life. Does the religion poses obstacles for Muslims to be accepted in society and what is the solution to this?

History of Interaction between Muslims and the West.

The events of the last decade have painted a negative image of Islam in the minds of some. What does history teach about how Muslims interacted with people of other faiths before 9/11?

Is there a common ground in values between Islam and the West?

As a result of Media coverage on Muslims across the globe, American Muslims are seen to have views and lifestyles quite different to widely accepted American values. Does Islam clash with the American way of life or are there norms and values that are shared?

Contributions of Muslims to American Society.

What are Muslim contributions to the society in which we live? [Read a report on Obama's Cairo address.]

Common challenges facing Muslims and non-Muslims in the West.

Are the challenges facing the American Muslim community similar or different to the challenges faced by the rest of society?

How does the Quran tell Muslims to treat people of other faiths?


  1. Gary says:

    Assalamu Alaikum

    I am a new Muslim, after being born and raised as Christian, I led the life of a pagan without belief in Allah.

    The one thing that I do not care for in Islam is the division between Shia and Sunni. This has to stop. I have been studying the differences of both and it seems to me that the Shia are widely misunderstood and villified mainly by the Sunni.

    We are Muslims, not shia or sunni, but ONE. This is the only way that Muslims will make progress in the minds of outsiders, is by unison.


  2. Salam. im a sister from malaysia. instead of converted, Alhamdulillah i would say i’m reverted. born as a muslim never make myself to ponder on this religion. as time goes by, i’ve found the light. may Allah grant you with paradise for your efforts to educate those who deserve to know. JazakAllah.

  3. Jack Bishop says:

    you asshole muslims want to kill anyone who wont convert to your perverted religion… never… islam uses the ignorant to further there quest for world domination… bring it on punks.. Ive got a porkchop with your name on it…

  4. Mikey Velez says:

    What a bunch of CRAP! weep over this ISLAM! The Jewish kind. Has done more for mankind.then the Muslim Kind!

  5. well those were "mature" and "open minded" comments….not, for shame.

  6. Julia Braden-Evans says:

    Islam is the opposite of Christianity. Christ taught love. Islam does not teach love. God is love.

  7. There are so many holes in this statement. You have the entire world and and entire understanding of anything you'd like at your fingertips with the internet. You really believe this?

  8. I suggest a great book about the history of Islam and Muslims in America: Larry Poston's ISLAMIC DA`WAH IN THE WEST (Oxford University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-19-507227-8. It is a classic reference and a must read for any researcher delving into this subject.

  9. Harvard University's Pluralism Project, after more than two decades of research, producing for us its "Islam in America" report which can be viewed Online via this Link:

    It covers more than 700 years, so imagine its depth. I am mentioned in it twice.

  10. For all American muslims, first of all if you had lived like a pagan before islam, the holy bible donot teach that so you should blame your self for your life style and denying the bible instruction not the christianity or the bible and if you want to know what islam really is go to youtube and search for Jesus or Mohammed and you will find the truth and the truth will set you free, May Yahweh bless and guard you from the evil islam and satan doctrine!

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