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Women's Rights and Driving under Shariah (video)

By |October 1st, 2014|Gender Relations, Social Ties, Society|0 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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    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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    Salahuddin Ayyubi (Saladin)

    Saladin: Courageous and Brilliant Salahuddin Ayyubi, popularly known in the West as Saladin, was a courageous and brilliant Muslim leader during the 12th century. His firm foundation in the religion and its prime values, leading to his commitment to the Islamic cause, enabled him to accomplish great things. His Ayyubid Empire united Egypt and Syria. […]

Salahuddin Ayyubi (Saladin)

Saladin: Courageous and Brilliant
Salahuddin Ayyubi, popularly known in the West as Saladin, was a courageous and brilliant Muslim leader during the 12th century. His firm foundation in the religion and its prime values, leading to his commitment to the Islamic cause, enabled him to accomplish great things.

His Ayyubid Empire united Egypt and Syria. Above all,

By |August 31st, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|22 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

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
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    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 […]

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

By |July 7th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, North America|17 Comments
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    Ramadan: The Month of Fasting

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Fasting is a common form of worship among the various religions across the world. Its spiritual benefits are widely recognized even though its frequency, practice and duration may differ from faith to faith. Islam places great […]

Ramadan: The Month of Fasting

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In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Fasting is a common form of worship among the various religions across the world. Its spiritual benefits are widely recognized even though its frequency, practice and duration may differ from faith to faith. Islam places great importance on

By |June 29th, 2014|Brochures Online, Fasting, On Faith|1 Comment

Islam in Africa: Introduction

Islam’s presence in African history
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

By |October 3rd, 2011|Africa, Muslim World|2 Comments
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    Africa: Historical Cities and Figures

    Saulat Pervez Over the centuries, many intellectual hubs formed in Africa under Muslim rule. These included: Cairo in Egypt, Fez in Morrocco, Kairouan in Tunisia, Tlemcen in Algeria, and Timbuktu in Mali. Here, let us look at brief overviews of Cairo, Kairouan, and Timbuktu. Cairo Kairouan Timbuktu               At […]

Africa: Historical Cities and Figures

Saulat Pervez

Over the centuries, many intellectual hubs formed in Africa under Muslim rule. These included: Cairo in Egypt, Fez in Morrocco, Kairouan in Tunisia, Tlemcen in Algeria, and Timbuktu in Mali. Here, let us look at brief overviews of Cairo, Kairouan, and Timbuktu.

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Kairouan

Timbuktu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the same time, numerous Muslims came to prominence in Africa and they

By |October 3rd, 2011|Africa, Muslim World|0 Comments