Muslim Slaves: America’s First Muslims

With the approach of Black History month, rising Islamophobia, and the portrayal of Islam as a religion that is foreign to America, it is important for us to look back at the history of Muslims in this country. The identity of slaves who came to America is rarely mentioned [...]

Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?

Islam is often painted as being a religion of hatred and unrestricted violence. Donald Trump said “I think Islam hates us.”  Islam is not a person and therefore cannot hate. Furthermore, it is unclear who “us” is since Muslims are Americans as well. He was perhaps regurgitating the false notion [...]

2017-10-30T18:04:03+00:00 July 10th, 2017|FAQs, Home Article, What do Muslims Believe?|

Shariah Laws and Women: Interpretations and Misinterpretations

By Dr. Jasser Auda Women’s issues are the real test for the current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women is deeply embedded in many popular opinions that we inherited from the eras of decline of the Islamic civilization. First of all, it [...]

2017-09-16T20:10:39+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Islam, Islam and Gender Issues, Women in Islam|

Gender Equity in Islam

Jamal A. Badawi, Ph.D. World Assembly of Muslim Youth I. Introduction & Methodology When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. [...]

2017-10-30T20:21:48+00:00 December 15th, 2014|FAQs, gender-relations-in-islam, social-ties, Solutions to Social Issues|

Shariah Law: Opportunity or Threat to America? Imam Siraj Wahhaj

Shariah is an integral part of Islam. It is often defined as ‘Islamic law,’ causing one to assume that it consists mostly of criminal rulings and penalties. However, Shariah encompasses much more than the conventional understanding of law. While Shariah provides the legal framework for the foundation and functioning [...]

2017-10-24T23:14:04+00:00 August 7th, 2014|FAQs, North America, shariah, social-ties|
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