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Women's Rights and Driving under Shariah (video)

By |October 1st, 2014|Gender Relations, Social Ties, Society|0 Comments

Why are millions going to Makkah?

877-Why-Islam presents a brief talk given by Mubinul Kathrada at an interfaith luncheon hosted by Zubaida Foundation.

Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among those acts of Worship, which Islam enjoins upon its followers. Like Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it mounds their life and prepares them so that they may live in surrender to Allah […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith, Pilgrimage|1 Comment
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    A Time to Unite and Heal as a Nation

    Talat G. Hamdani, Mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani NYPD Cadet, EMT, WTC II Supporter of 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Muslim Americans have carried the cross since September 11, 2001. Time has come to take it off. My son, Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, was a first responder, an NYPD Cadet who was killed that day at […]

A Time to Unite and Heal as a Nation

Talat G. Hamdani, Mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani
NYPD Cadet, EMT, WTC II
Supporter of 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Muslim Americans have carried the cross since September 11, 2001. Time has come to take it off. My son, Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, was a first responder, an NYPD Cadet who was killed that day at WTC while trying […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, Muslim Heritage|2 Comments
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    Bridges of Understanding: Post 9/11

    The backlash on Islam and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 compelled many Muslims to speak out about Islam. Since then, this trend has sustained itself as Muslims continue to engage themselves with local and national organizations, etching out a niche for themselves in the American narrative. Here are some ways in which Muslims […]

Bridges of Understanding: Post 9/11

The backlash on Islam and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 compelled many Muslims to speak out about Islam. Since then, this trend has sustained itself as Muslims continue to engage themselves with local and national organizations, etching out a niche for themselves in the American narrative.

Here are some ways in which Muslims have […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, Common Ground|2 Comments
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    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 […]

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 […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Remembering 9/11 Today

    By 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 […]

Remembering 9/11 Today

By 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 […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, On Faith|3 Comments
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    Shura: Islamic Approach to Decision-Making

    By Lamya Hamad   The onset of 2011 witnessed an unexpected wave of protests that swept through the Middle East. Citizens struggled to topple authoritarian and tyrannical governments that had trampled on their rights for decades. The domino effect that ensued after the first protests in Tunis caught the world by surprise. The desire for […]

Shura: Islamic Approach to Decision-Making

By Lamya Hamad
 

The onset of 2011 witnessed an unexpected wave of protests that swept through the Middle East. Citizens struggled to topple authoritarian and tyrannical governments that had trampled on their rights for decades.

The domino effect that ensued after the first protests in Tunis caught the world by surprise. The desire for democracy and justice […]

By |August 31st, 2014|Social Ties|2 Comments
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    Muslims in White House

    Muslim Americans Serving in the U.S. Government June 3, 2009 | 3:37 See video here. The United States government reflects the rich diversity of the American population. Meet three Muslim Americans who freely retain and express their own faith identities while serving their nation. June 2, 2009 (public domain)  

Muslims in White House

Muslim Americans Serving in the U.S. Government

June 3, 2009 | 3:37

See video here.

The United States government reflects the rich diversity of the American population. Meet three Muslim Americans who freely retain and express their own faith identities while serving their nation. June 2, 2009 (public domain)

 

By |August 24th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, North America|3 Comments

Islam Explained

877-Why-Islam Brochure.
Islam completes the long chain of guidance from God to humanity. Meticulously preserved and thoroughly documented, Islam’s message has a familiar resonance, owing to its shared history and common values, with Abrahamic religions. Additionally, Islam reiterates a return to basic principles of faith: belief in one God, righteous living, and faith in the afterlife. […]

By |August 17th, 2014|Islam, On Faith|32 Comments

African Muslim Slaves in the Americas: An Understudied Presence

For three hundred and fifty years, Muslim men, women, and children, victims of the general insecurity that the Atlantic slave trade and the politico-religious conflicts in West Africa fostered, were sold in the New World. They were among the very first Africans to be shipped, and among the very last. When they reached the other […]

By |August 2nd, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|14 Comments