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Suhaib Webb to speak at “Islam Today: New Media and Youth Culture in the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia”

A new collaborative program explores how Muslim youth around the world are using new media, politics and popular culture to explore their identities, find “virtual” communities, promote new agendas and confront stereotypes. (Berkeley, CA)- “Islam Today: New Media and Youth Culture in the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia” is being organized by UC […]

Pew Forum Survey on Religion & Public Life in America

Summary of Key Findings An extensive new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details statistics on religion in America and explores the shifts taking place in the U.S. religious landscape. Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and older, the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey finds that religious affiliation […]

Text your Questions Live to Imam Suhaib Today!

We will be having our live TEXT IN today from 3 pm – 5pm PST, insha’Allah. Please text your questions to (339) 200-9322 and Imam Suhaib will do his best to answer you. Please have sabr (patience) as there are a good number of questions and answering them is a trust. Note: No calls or booking […]

Stand with The Eleven!

“Muslim Youth Radicalization” Townhall!

An Interview with Zeba Khan

Zeba Khan is a writer and new media consultant for nonprofits. In 2009, Zeba was the first runner-up in the Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” competition, beating out nearly 5000 other aspiring writers. Zeba has written in numerous media outlets, including the Huffington Post and the Washington Post.  As a social media consultant, Zeba […]

Du`a’ Request

Asalamu `alaykum, We received news that one of our dear writer’s father was rushed to the hospital last night. We kindly request all of you to please keep Sr. Reehab Ramadan’s father in your prayers. We ask Allah by all of His names and attributes to heal her father, make this a source of blessing […]

Radicalization Reflux? Take Part in Our First Townhall!

Asalamu `alaykum, Over the last month or so voices have began to roar claiming that American Muslims have a radicalization problem. Here are two important posts. One is a warning, the other is simple data that shows that some have, perhaps, overestimated this problem. In the coming weeks, this site plans to invite representatives from […]

2010 in Review: Full List

The following is a sampling of some of about 50 of the most uniquely insightful and inspiring articles from 2010. Click here to access the briefer list and original article on “2010 in Review.” RELATIONSHIPS Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – A compelling reminder on the importance of not judging others, humbling ourselves [in […]

Faith Complex: Michael Eric Dyson on “White Panic”

An Interview with Anna Baltzer

Anna Baltzer is a Jewish-American Columbia graduate, former Fulbright scholar, the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, and an award-winning lecturer, author, and activist for Palestinian rights. As a volunteer with the International Women’s Peace Service in the West Bank, Baltzer documented human rights abuses and supported Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation. Baltzer has appeared on television […]

Website Updates

The website may be down for a few hours throughout the week due to technical updates. Insha’Allah these updates will help us better serve you in the future. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Jazakum Allahu khayran.


The 10th day of Muharram This Thursday (12/16) will insha’Allah mark the 10th day of Muharram, the day of `Ashura. The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said about `Ashura: صيام يوم عاشوراء، إني أحتسب على الله أن يكفر السنة التي قبله “For fasting the day of `Ashura I hope Allah will expiate [sins] thereby for […]

Honoring Imam Benjamin Perez (may Allah be pleased with him)

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`un. “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.” Imam Benjamin Perez returned to his Creator this evening, December 8, 2009 at 8:22 PM. He was in his home, surrounded with family and a brother in faith. He passed peacefully in […]

An Interview with Omar Regan

Omar Regan is the son of Imam Luqman Abdullah, the Muslim Imam who was gunned down by federal authorities last month in Detroit.  Regan says that his father was wrongfully murdered, but also states that he resented law enforcement because “they didn’t care about people in the hood.”  In spite of that, he earnestly asserts […]

Brass Crescent Award 2009: Best Blog Award!

“Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches in the sky? It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded.” (Qur’an, 14:24-25) […]

Baby Blessings for Sh. Osman Umarji and His Wife Amina! sends its hearty mubaraaks (congratulations) to Sh. Osman and Sr. Amina upon the birth of their firstchild, a baby girl! We ask Allah to make her from the righteous.

A Request for Prayers

Our dear teacher Sheikha Muslema Purmul’s grandfather passed away. She kindly requests the everyone please remember him on this blessed day of ‘Arafa in their prayers. We ask Allah to forgive him, raise his ranks and place him amongst the righteous.   إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji`un. “Truly! To […]

Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan

By Jeremy Scahill At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch and […]