Islam in Asia: Introduction

The diversity of Muslims in Asia From the Middle East to southeastern Asia, from central Asia to the Pacific Islands, the diversity in Asia is striking. Yet, despite cultural differences, the religion of Islam forms a common thread across Asia. The majority of people in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, [...]

2017-12-19T18:21:40+00:00October 20th, 2011|Asia, Muslim World|

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 [...]

2018-01-23T13:47:19+00:00October 3rd, 2011|Africa, African Americans, Muslim World|

9-11: The day I became a Muslim

Robert Salaam: When I joined the Marine Corps in 1998 it was a different world per se. Most of my peers joined the military as an alternative to staying home or not going to college. Many like me joined the Marine Corps simply to be part of the best miliatary [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:24+00:00September 6th, 2011|Personal Stories|

A Marine Discovers Islam in Iraq

Before Ibrahim Abdel-Wahed Mohamed left Sea Cliff for a tour of duty with the Marines in Iraq, he was Anthony Grant Vance, the son of American and Panamanian parents who had raised him as a Catholic. Despite his Christian upbringing, though, he had been curious about Islam since his childhood [...]

2017-12-19T18:20:33+00:00August 19th, 2011|Personal Stories|

Why Islam on CNN

(CNN) – Want to learn more about Islam? There’s a hotline for that. And, through the end of the month, lots of roadside billboards to get the word out about it. Two 48 foot-tall billboards towering over the New Jersey Turnpike bear the messages "877-Why-Islam — Get the Facts” and [...]

2018-01-28T09:27:02+00:00August 16th, 2011|Islam|

Why don’t Muslims condemn terrorism?

Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous attacks on September 11. [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:42+00:00August 10th, 2011|Islam on Violence|
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