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Rutgers vs Ohio State: The Difference In Coverage is Black and White

by John Robbins By now, everyone has learned the details of how Abdul Razak Ali Artan carried out a violent attack against seemingly random passersby on the campus of Ohio State University. But a nearly identical stabbing attack also took place earlier this month at Rutgers University, and practically no one heard about it. The […]

15 things You Need To Know About China’s Torture of Uyghur Muslims

By Gulnaz Uyghur The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is China's largest provincial unit, accounting for one sixth of the Chinese territory. This region does not belong to the country as it was occupied in 1949. Uyghur Muslims are the ethnic population of this region and call this land, East Turkestan. Even after its occupation, the […]

Reflections on Thanksgiving and a Trump led America

Tuesday, my son filled my heart with joy during his first-grade “What I am Grateful For” presentation. He began his speech with, “I am grateful for God, because He created everything.” As a Muslim I was elated, that he put God first and that he felt secure enough to fully express himself in front of […]

A Trust Bestowed Upon Us

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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in Trumpland and What You Can Do About It

I am having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day in Trumpland as hate crimes escalate and the youth in the Muslim community react to a President they feel they had no choice in electing. In a reflection of its diversity, the Muslim community has shown a variety of responses to the election. Some think we have elected […]

Nurturing Insightful Kids | Sh Yahya Ibrahim

Teachers face a unique challenge. On the one hand, they need to get through a comprehensive curriculum that requires a deliberate, if not stubborn, outlook on their students keeping the pace necessary to complete it. On the other hand, they also see the outliers amongst their cohort as not receiving what they need to spread […]

Eight FAQs About The Rise of Trump

Oped by Raja Abdul Haq Who is responsible for the rise of Trump? It's imperative to acknowledge that Trump didn't come from a vacuum; he is an outcome of decades-long American exceptionalism, imperialism, and racism against the Other. Trump saw an opportunity to exploit the fear and bigotry against the Other and seized it for […]

In the Land of Trump, Making the Musa Move: The Case of the Shop Keeper in the Hood

s Arab and South Asian Muslim immigrants to America, their children, and grandchildren invest blood, sweat, and tears building social capital (the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively), they will never be able to gain the respect of African-Americans and Latinos in […]

The Election of Donald Trump: A Referendum on Liberalism? | Dr Sherman Jackson

  Crossposted from alim Program Dr. Sherman Jackson am not a political conservative, at least not in the American tradition of that brand.[1] First, conservatives tend to be “no-men” who merely act as brakes on liberal progress, with no life-enhancing vision of their own. Second, conservatives tend to recognize no distinction between moral and political judgments; […]

Wake Up To 6 Sweet Acts of Solidarity With Muslims

As the news of a Trump Presidency sinks in and the nation reacts, there were acts of solidarity with Muslims across the country. We collected a few — from personal notes of support to national statements —  to focus on goodness in moments when fear and panic can easily spread. As imam Luqman of Sacramento, CA […]

What the Muslim Community is Saying about Trump’s Win

Today, Muslims in America woke up to the news of Donald Trump winning the presidential election with an overwhelming feeling of shock. While his victory speech was moderate, and while we all know that he's not an ideologue, the emboldening and normalizing of the racist and xenophobic rhetoric as well as individuals who espouse such views […]

Enervation of Black Muslim Women

hile all Muslim women face intense backlash when challenging authority, Black Muslim women's intersecting identities make them even more vulnerable to marginalization when they speak up.  Black Muslim women's Islamic values are called into question as they are depicted as being more loyal to feminism than to Islam, more loyal to Blackness than to the universal […]

The Amazing Virtues of Duha Prayer

The virtues of Duha prayer are vast, uplifting, life-changing, and of immense benefit to those who implement the habit of praying it on a daily basis. What follows is an in-depth description of Duha prayer for readers who prefer to understand the full context of the prayer, including its definition, description, recommended times, virtues and […]

Letter to My Future President From A Veteran

o My Future President, When you're sworn into office next January, the majority of Americans will wish you were someone else. You won't be popular — but you will have the power to decide whether our country continues down a road of global exploitation and endless war. My hope is that you'll choose a different […]

The Muslim Vote | Elections 2016

The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of MuslimMatters Inc.  By imam Jihad Turk This election is still close. Every time it looks like Hillary is opening up a lead, Trump comes back. The recent re-opening of the (heavily politicized) FBI investigation into Hillary's emails – and […]

A Spiritual Disease in American Muslims Making Them gods above God

By Mikaeel Ahmed Smith ver the last two years, Muslim bloggers and writers have published countless articles that challenge or outright reject the traditionally normative Islamic view on social issues and Muslim life. Often, one reading the article is left wondering if the author realized that many of the premises upon which their opinions are […]

To Change With the Hand – Implementing Services for Domestic Abuse Survivors in Muslim Communities

By Janet Kozak Muslims have the utmost responsibility to right known wrongs with their words and actions. This is commanded to us by Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and ensures that we are constantly striving to better the conditions of the weakened and oppressed. Sa'eed al-Khudree, may Allah be […]

Muslim Players To Watch This NBA Season

If you threw up your hands in frustration, swore off the NBA this past summer and haven't paid attention since then, you may be surprised to learn that the league is still up and running after Tuesday's regular-season openers. Back in July, when former league MVP Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign […]

Leaving the MSA: Reinventing Alumni

Written by Khwaja Ahmed, with the help of Ahmed Abdelgany and Omar Elsayed. Edited by Engie Salama. As a graduating senior it's common to hear that once you graduate you become irrelevant to (Muslim Student Association) MSA's and the college structure. The real world is upon you, college is over and with it so is […]

Muslims Stand Firmly With Standing Rock

Is this really happening I watched dogs bite into the flesh of Native Americans while they were maced by private security in North Dakota protesting the most controversial land-grab of our generation. I saw people chain themselves to heavy machinery. I watched Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein be arrested for standing in solidarity with […]

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