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Blog Post Archive

Respectfully, Mr. President: American Muslims are not Afraid

Dear President Barack Obama, You mentioned in a recent Los Angeles Times op-ed: “But we know that many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid.” Gee, Mr. President, with all due respect, did any Muslim American leader...Show More Summary

Rebuilding Community Trust: Consulting Tools to Drive Mosque Growth and Efficiency

By Wadud Hassan  A Study on the Islamic Center of Nashville An edited version originally published in the Islamic Horizon Jan/Feb 2015 issue Yusuf Islam also known as the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Cat Stevens, who came...Show More Summary

Muslims Predict Jesus Will Defeat ISIS, Beginning in 2015

This was originally posted on the Huffington Post  By Dr. David Liepert Canadian Muslim Leader, Spokesperson, Author and Educator All right, it might not start until 2016, these things can be awfully hard to predict exactly. However,...Show More Summary

Diversity in Community Representation at the White House Meet with Obama

Crossposted from the Muslim Link By Hena Zuberi For the first time in his two terms in the Oval Office, on February 6, 2015, President Obama met with leaders of the Muslim community for an hour-long 'frank and open exchange with the President'. Show More Summary

Defending Free Speech or the Prophet ? ? – Imam Kamil Mufti

n January seventh a savage shooting in Paris at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical newspaper, claimed the lives of several people. Reportedly, the first person the attackers killed was a Muslim police officer, Ahmed Merabet. Show More Summary

The Purest Things I’ve Ever Seen

It's easy to feel down these days with everything going on around the world. There's an awful lot of negativity out there making the headlines. But in the words of the timeless Dr. Seuss, “keep your eyelids up and see what you can see.”...Show More Summary

Lessons from Our Past: CVE, Black American Muslims, and Social Justice

By Margari Hill On February 5th, Muslim twitter responded to the Right Wing backlash over Obama meeting with Muslims leaders with hilarious tweets #MuslimMeeting. Although many of the tweets were light hearted, others were critical of the meeting largely due to its secrecy. Show More Summary

What is “Islamic”? A Muslim Response to ISIS and The Atlantic

By Dr. Yasir Qadhi and Daniel Haqiqatjou   Graeme Wood's “What ISIS Really Wants,” published in the March 2015 edition of The Atlantic, has quickly become the most widely read article on the militant group. Indeed, it is becoming the most read article ever published by The Atlantic. Show More Summary

The Fiqh of Foodstagramming

Once, while in college, I was hanging out with some friends in the masjid lobby. An uncle sat down and started talking to us. After a brief moment of silence, he dropped something on me that has stuck with me for life. And that's hard to do by the way, figuring out what makes an […] The post The Fiqh of Foodstagramming appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Perspective Through the Lens of a Worshiper

It's always a pleasure when Shaykh salah Al-Sawy comes to town. I try to make sure that I have no plans, and if I do have plans they get canceled! In this day and age being able to sit with a real deal, scholar, not student of knowledge, but actual scholar is a rarity indeed. […] The post Perspective Through the Lens of a Worshiper appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

7 Luminous Black Companions of the Prophet

By Dawud Walid During Black History Month, I have the intention of writing brief summaries, not in depth biographies, of some of the early figures in Islamic history who were black.  My usage of the word black, for the sake of what I...Show More Summary

Sponsored: Achieve Your New Year Resolution of Buying a Home

Taking a resolution is a great way to start a year. And it can be even more exciting when it is about buying a new home, especially when it is the first. It boosts your spirit and gets you geared for an abode of joy that will last for years to come. But as most […] The post Sponsored: Achieve Your New Year Resolution of Buying a Home appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Conflating Laïcité with Free Speech: The French Are Making a Mistake about Charlie Hebdo

by James D. Le Sueur The Charlie Hebdo and anti-Semitic terrorist attacks in France have propelled the French culture wars back into action.  Old but re-vivified identity debates abound as pro-integration forces rally their troops in defense of “laïcité” (read: separation of Church and State). Show More Summary

The Islamic Ruling on Denying a Parent Access to Children from Scholars in UK

Written for UK context, for those in non-abusive situations After a marital breakdown, children are all too often used as pawns by feuding parents. In theory, both parents should put the interest of their children first, and although...Show More Summary

Walking Away from Suicide – Part 3 of 3

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series. See Part 1 and Part 2 here. By Muhammad Zafar Part 3: Thank You Allah for All my Problems The Prophet said, “Verily, the hearts of all the children of Adam are between the two fingers of Allah. He turns them wherever He wills.” Then he said, “O […] The post Walking Away from Suicide – Part 3 of 3 appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Time to Organize for Our American Family Says Ohio Muslim Leader

Note: This piece was written for Columbus Dispatch, but they have refused to publish it, because “police have not yet found any evidence that the horrifying murders in North Carolina were the result of anti-Muslim bias or extremist ideology.” Muslimmatters is publishing it, because Muslim voices matter. Show More Summary

Our Three Winners: The Greatness of their Lives

By Bushra Anwar This week, Muslim communities around the world were shocked at the brutal murders of three beautiful, young American Muslims, shot in their homes, their young lives taken away and the lives of those around them destroyed. Show More Summary

To the Uniters of Our Ummah

By NY       In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. My dear and beloved Barakat and Abu-Salha families, Assalamu alaikum WarahmatuAllahi Wabarakatu, My heart aches. Our beloved Prophet Muhammed  once said, The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. Show More Summary

God and His Victory are With The Peaceful!

We've seen far too many sad days recently. Just yesterday, a synagogue and free-speech event in Denmark was attacked, claiming one life and leaving several wounded. Last week, three Muslim college students were killed execution style in Chapel Hill. Show More Summary

MuslimKidsMatter | Deah, Yusor and Razan: Role Models for Muslim Youth

On February 11th, Americans everywhere woke up to horrifying news from the evening before.  The devastating murders of three young Muslim students left us in shock as we attempted to make sense of all this violence.  We were left feeling...Show More Summary

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