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From Protection to Contribution: Post 9/11

From Protection to Contribution: Post 9/11

The tragedy of 9/11 transformed the Muslim American community in many ways. Muslims learned to communicate with the media, to defend Islam in the face of sweeping generalizations, and to develop alliances across religious lines. At the same time, Muslims underwent internal change as well: for too long, they had focused on themselves and their

Remembering 9/11 Today

Remembering 9/11 Today

Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions pricked our minds, and suspicions lurked in

Belief in Prophets

Belief in Prophets

According to Islam, God created humans for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. In order to convey the purpose of their existence to humans, God sent clear and practical instructions through His prophets. Muslims believe that a prophet was selected for every nation at

Thanksgiving in Islam (video)

Thanksgiving in Islam (video)

Islam in Africa: Introduction

  Islam’s presence in African history dates back to the first phase of the Prophet Muhammad’s mission, when in 615 A.D. he instructed a group of Muslims to seek refuge in Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia). While this was a short-lived encounter, Muslims eventually left a lasting influence in North Africa which has since spread to western,

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The New York Subway

The New York Subway Ad Campaign – What’s the Big Deal? One of the most basic of human rights is that of religious liberty, for religion is perhaps the most comprehensive of all human activities. Leonard Swidler, in ”Human Rights and Religious Liberty: From the Past to the Future” Muslims worldwide constitute one of the world’s largest religious

Strengthening Bonds

Musaddique Thange, 35, hopes to bring more self-discipline and piety in his life through the fast of Ramadan. Breaking the fast with his family, while difficult at times, is one of his priorities. “In my opinion, Ramadan is not only a personal spiritual endeavor but should also be an opportunity to get closer to one’s

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Obamas Cairo Speech

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary (Cairo,Egypt) ————————————————————————————– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON A NEW BEGINNING Cairo University Cairo, Egypt PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions.