Archive for the ‘Domestic Affairs’ category

A Believer’s Response to the King Hearings

For Muslims, now is a time of turmoil. With the recent hearings on Capitol Hill, led by Representative Peter King, on the “radicalization of the Muslim-American community,” the battle against Shari`ah, and wide spread anti-Muslim sentiment, it’s difficult not to feel despair. Many of us are wondering, why is this happening to us? How could […]

Islamophobia and You

Islamophobia and You In light of Rep. Peter King’s Hearings on Radicalization and the Muslim Community, Suhaib Webb gave this lecture titled “Islamophobia and You.” This khutbah (sermon) was given at Masjid al-Nur on March 11th, 2011. Podcast: Download (Duration: 28:01 — 67.3MB) Imam Suhaib’s Message about Islamophobia A message from Imam Suhaib Webb for the ‘Islam […]

The Muslim Family Response to Hatred

by Kari Ansari Last month, an annual fundraiser was held in Yorba Linda, California to raise money for combating homelessness and domestic abuse in the local community. Sounds great, right? It’s something that Christians, Jews and other faith groups do frequently, except this event happened to have been organized by Muslims. Families who had given […]

Tackling Anti-Islamic Sentiments

By Raiiq Ridwan | Based on a lecture by Br. Nouman Ali Khan In light of the recent protests against Islam, or as coined by the West, “Islamophobia”, it is very important that we refer back to the Qur’an to seek guidance on this issue. Many times we have been played right into the hands […]

African Muslims in America: A Rich Legacy

The legacy of African Muslims in America, a deep and rich history, has been left unmentioned in the history books and forgotten by historians. For 400 years, Muslims from Senegal, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Mali among other nations were taken from their homelands and brought to the United States, the Caribbean and South America as […]

More than a Game: The Lesson of Michael Vick

By Yahya Buni I have been a lifelong fan of sports. It started as a kid when I played with my friends after school everyday. In those days, kids played out in the streets for hours without any adult supervision or worries. Video games were just catching on and my family could not afford one for […]

Embracing the Community

Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:42 — 19.6 MB)

Taking Charge of Muslim Women’s Health

In Light of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Sarah Jukaku As Muslims we know that modesty, both outward and inward, is an important part of our religion. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Every faith has an innate character. The character of Islam is modesty.” (Malik) But what does this mean when it comes to our interactions […]

Allah, Avatar and the Planet

Lecture by Haroon Moghul | in collaboration with ICNYU Podcast: Download (Duration: 26:59 — 25.9MB) More and more Americans and Westerners are suspicious of “organized religion”.  But Americans remain deeply spiritual, and continue to express a desire for a meaningful life of transcendence.  The environmental movement represents one such trend: Re-connecting with Mother Earth, seeing all life as part […]

A Call for Leadership

It was Ramadan in Jerusalem just after salah. The stone-walls and pathways spoke of deep, long histories of nations past; simply walking through the city brought to mind ancient conquests and childhood stories. As we passed through the crowds of people, a man yelled out to one of the vendors. The vendor was selling BBQ […]

The Western Muslim – Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Part I Part II Part III

Challenges and Opportunities in American Mosques

In collaboration with ICNYU

Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice

Why All Americans Should Want a Mosque in their Neighborhood

Every few weeks, it seems that another newspaper article appears with the frightful headline, “Community X Protests New Mosque, Council Grants Building Approval.” It seems that fear has gripped even the most sensible of us. A masjid (literally the “place of prostration” in Arabic, or “mosque” as they are known in English), has unjustifiably become […]

John Legend Supports the “Ground Zero Mosque”

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The Rand Report & Counter-terrorism in America

by Affad Shaikh The RAND Corporation is a think tank that recently released a paper entitled “Would-Be Warriors – Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States since September 11, 2001.” For the past five years I have had the opportunity to watch law enforcement develop counter terrorism strategies, specifically in how it affects […]

Surviving Anger: The Asama Ayyad Story

By Rabi’a Mirhadian I was along for the ride so to speak.  My friend called me and said, “I have to go to see the family of this boy that was killed in Richmond, can you go with me?” I suppose even among Muslims there is strength in numbers, both of us being black, so […]

Octavia Nasr’s Twitter Disaster

“Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect.” That was the execrable tweet that has been hung around Octavia Nasr’s neck like a slain Twitter albatross, as CNN wasted little time in sacking her. After all, how on earth could anyone have expressed any condolences upon […]

Islamic Social Services and the Sakinah Healthy Marriage Initiative

An Interview with Dr. Aneesah Nadir Dr. Aneesah Nadir is a social worker, author, speaker, consultant, diversity trainer, mediator and marriage and family life educator, with a career that spans more than 30 years. Dr. Nadir obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Welfare from Adelphi University and her Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Social Work from Arizona […]

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