Feeling Like a Problem

Some people often conflate being Muslim with being a terrorist. Unfortunately many uninformed, scared (of what they don’t understand) or hateful people assume all Muslims have secret evil agendas against Westerners, especially against U.S. citizens. Media analyst Steve Randall explains that bigotry is about “dehumanizing members of a group [...]

2018-01-09T19:41:12+00:00 January 9th, 2018|American Muslims|

My Jihad Bus Ads

By Doug Stanglin USA Today/Religion News Service (RNS) An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word "jihad," which the program's founder says has been distorted by extremists -- Muslim and anti-Muslim alike. Ahmed Rehab, a 36-year-old political activist, started the [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 January 5th, 2018|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths, Jihad|

Why does Islam Promote Holy War known as Jihad?

The Qur’anic Arabic term jihad has been commonly mistranslated as “holy war” in today’s media when in reality the Arabic equivalent of the English expression “holy war” is harb muqadasah.  The expression harb muqadasah is not found anywhere in the Qur’an or in the authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammad [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 January 5th, 2018|FAQs, Jihad|

Is ISIS Islamic?

When the word Islam is mentioned, the images that might come to some people’s minds are that of violent and angry extremists. One must question where these images come from and if they represent Islam and the norm in the Muslim world and communities. If our information about the Muslim [...]

2018-01-03T00:10:46+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Terrorism|

Please, Do Ask!

Habeeba Husain   I am not usually the person who will strike up a conversation with a stranger at the grocery store. I try to finish my business quickly and get to the next task at hand. Recently however, I made a late-night run to the local Stop [...]

2018-01-03T00:02:07+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|American Muslims|