Archive for the ‘Domestic Affairs’ category

Stamp Out Hunger

Amongst the most basic needs of human existence is sustenance. God talks about this in different places in the Qur’an emphasizing that all people must eat and drink and that even the Messengers who were sent to mankind ate and drank (Qur’an 5:75). He also mentions in various places in the Qur’an that He has […]

Small Steps to Satan

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV Minor Sins The fourth attack of Shaytan (Satan) is to get us to commit minor sins. Here […]

Muslims, Rock the Vote

Imam Khalid Latif rocks Muslim civic engagement in a sermon at the Islamic Center at NYU.

Solving Problems With Gardens

By Giovanni Galluzzo Some years ago I decided to go to law school because I wanted to make more money. What I learned in law school actually turned out to be more valuable than any amount of money, especially if that money happens to be fiat currency. One day, one of my professors mentioned that […]

Universal Prohibition of Interest-Based Transactions

By Ali Shareef The financial crisis of the past few years has resulted in some deep soul-searching as we struggled to understand why what seemed to be the bedrock of financial stability came crumbling down. First Wachovia, the nation’s number four bank holding company, then Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, followed by Merrill Lynch. It […]

Honoring Our Authors: Shazia Ahmad

Why We Love Shazia Shazia is an amazing member of our WebbCommunity for many reasons. Perhaps her most distinctive trait is her wonderfully fluid, elegant writing style—even her emails read like poetry! As editors, she makes our job easy. Her warm writing voice and impeccable adab (character) are refreshing and enlightening. Whenever we read her emails, […]

Helping Americans Save to Meet Financial Goals

WebbStaff Note: This is part of a series of posts entitled “Muslims Making a Difference,” featuring Muslims benefiting society at different levels. To nominate someone to be profiled, please email their name, contact info and bio to: submissions[at]suhaibwebb[dot]com. By Nada Shawish Muslims Making a Difference: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII In the “The Wonderful Wizard of […]

Spying Is Not OK, No Matter What the Polls Say

By Imraan Siddiqi The relationship between the Muslim community and the NYPD has grown contentious in the last few months in light of the rash of recent revelations of Islamophobic training materials and extensive spying on the community. First, there was the controversy regarding NYPD officers being trained with the anti-Muslim film “The Third Jihad.” Next, came […]

In Solidarity with Trayvon Martin

Imam Suhaib wears a hoodie in solidarity with Trayvon Martin and gives a friday sermon (khutbah) about racism, civil rights, and the lessons we can learn from the unjust murder of Trayvon Martin.

Liberating Minds

We know that prejudice exists in every society; it’s a sickness we encounter transnationally. Unfortunately, despite explicit texts in Islam disregarding race and valuing only the state of our hearts and actions, this disease extends into some Muslim communities. We know some Muslims are even racially biased towards other Muslims. We hear about parents who […]

Can Muslims be good Americans?

In this video, Imam Suhaib Webb answers the question, “Can Muslims be good Americans?”

What We Can Learn from Aisha Khan

by Huma Ahmad (jannah.org)  For the last two weeks, Muslims on the internet have been enthralled by a real-life drama playing out before their eyes. On Friday, December 16th, Aisha Khan, a 19-year-old Muslim woman from Kansas City, disappeared. According to media reports, she left voicemails with her family two hours before a final exam, […]

A Litmus Test for the All-American Muslim Community

By Imraan Siddiqi Talk to anyone in the Muslim-American community, and they are bound to give you a different take on TLC’s new, and now controversial show “All-American Muslim.”  Some say that the show hits the nail right on the head in its portrayal of the entire spectrum of Muslims – from ultra-liberal, to moderate […]

Boston Globe: With a New Imam, a New Outlook

By Omar Sacirbey | Boston Globe December 3rd, 2011 He grew up as a preacher’s grandson in Oklahoma, attending Church of Christ services twice a week, until the pull of Christianity started to weaken. His teen years were spent spinning hip-hop music as a DJ, but that world came to feel hollow. Then he found […]

Tensions at Cultural Crossroads

by Ali Shareef As the year 2011 passes its halfway mark, perhaps it is time to reflect on the events of the past 2 years.  Specifically, events that exposed a festering tension between two segments of the American population: Muslims and the rest of the U.S. citizenship. The year 2010 witnessed the hotly debated issue […]

Troy Davis and the American Muslim Press Release

By Dr. Suad Abdul Khabeer It’s been almost two months, yet 11:08 pm on September 21, 2011 will be a moment powerfully etched in the collective memories of many. In the last few months, weeks, and days that led to the execution of Troy Davis, it seemed that just about everyone was, finally, taking notice. […]

Dispatches from #OccupySF [Updated 12/4/11]

Davi Barker will be sharing his thoughts and experiences from #OccupySF. We invite readers to share their own experiences from similar #Occupy movements across the country. 12/2/2011 It’s time to acknowledge that the Occupy movement began as an anarchist movement. Adbusters, the magazine that started the ball rolling, describes itself as “anti-consumerist,” but it’s arguably […]

Irvine 11: Waiting for Victory

We can hardly get them off our minds. The whole world is watching today. And everyone is wondering, “What will happen to the brave men who spoke truth to power in Irvine?” What will go down in history about the students who gave a voice to the voiceless, and took a bullet in the process? […]

How to Help the Irvine 11

On February 8, 2010, in the immediate the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead where more than 1,400 Gazans were massacred, 11 students were arrested after peacefully protesting Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at the University of California, Irvine. Ten of the 11 students are currently facing a criminal trial, which ends with closing arguments this […]

10th Anniversary of 9/11

The horrific violence that took place on September 11th 2001 spawned many negative – and a few positive – realities. Before going in to any discussion about it, let’s look at the facts: The major negative effects of 9/11 were: The murder of 3,000-plus innocent people, whose “crime” was going to work to support their […]