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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

Islam Explained

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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

9/11 – The Day I Became a Muslim

By Robert Salaam
 

9/11 is a day of reflection for me for several reasons.

On 9/11 I found out that:

1. I really was a Marine

2. I was willing to die for my country

3. Islam is in fact not only a religion of peace, but the truth

Most people have no problem with 1 and 2 when I ordinarily

By |July 1st, 2010|9-11, Spiritual Journeys, Terrorism|39 Comments

The Aftermath of 9/11

By RIAD SALOOJEE, The Globe and Mail, 1/16/2002
An enduring aftermath of Sept. 11 is the continued spotlight on Islam. Almost daily, self-declared experts dissect Islam in articles, commentaries, political prognostications, and, too often, the apocalyptic scenario of a clash of civilizations. Some of these attempts at understanding Islam betray a shocking and simplistic method. Two

By |June 29th, 2010|9-11|5 Comments
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    What is the Quran?

    Miracle of Allah and Final Testament to Humankind “The Quran: literally, ‘that which is often recited.’ A web of rhythm and meaning, the words of which throb through Muslim worship and which, at every point in the believer’s life , break surface, sanctifying existence with the scent of eternity.” [Abdul Wadod Shalabi in “Islam – […]

What is the Quran?

Miracle of Allah and Final Testament to Humankind

“The Quran: literally, ‘that which is often recited.’ A web of rhythm and meaning, the words of which throb through Muslim worship and which, at every point in the believer’s life , break surface, sanctifying existence with the scent of eternity.” [Abdul Wadod Shalabi in “Islam – Religion

By |June 25th, 2010|The Holy Quran|29 Comments