About Islam and Muslims in North America

Islam in North America: Introduction

North America has been home to Muslims for a long time Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBR_lAA0c2k Over the [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Muslim World, North America|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:04+00:00 August 7th, 2014|FAQs, North America, shariah, social-ties|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:07+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, North America|

My Journey to Islam

Conversion to Islam among African-Americans is a significant feature of American Islamic life. In spite of a generally negative portrayal by the U.S. media, Islam is rapidly gaining converts in the U.S. One such conversion was that of African-American writer Steven Barboza. Read below an account of his conversion, titled, [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00 June 4th, 2010|North America|
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