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Basheer Abdur

Group Files Civil Rights Complaint On Behalf of Muslim Boxer

FARMINGTON HILLS — A leading American Muslim civil rights group has filed a complaint at the Michigan Department of Civil Rights against USA Boxing in support of 18-year-old Michigan boxer Basheer Abdur. The Muslim boxer was barred from competition because of growing a beard he believes it’s attributed to his faith, Arab American News reported on September 13. …

An American and a Muslim

Converting to Islam: An American and a Muslim?

Short Answer: I assure you that you will have fantastic days ahead of you. I could also assure you that you will be tested. Islam has a core of faith matters, acts of worship and morals. But beyond that, people from every culture adapt to Islam in their own special way based on their background. _____________________________________ Salam Dear Michael, Thank …

Muslim Contributions

Recognizing US Muslim Contributions to Science

A very special event has taken place last week in Washington DC that showcased modern Muslim contributions to science. Michael Jackman of has reported on November 15. If you know history, it’s no surprise that Muslim contributions to science are important and far-reaching. At that time, Europe was under its superstitious dark ages. On the other …

American Muslims

This Man Uses His Camera to Challenge Stereotypes of American Muslims

Meet Mark Bennington, photographer extraordinaire. He’s an ex-Hollywood photographer who eventually made his way to Bollywood and NYC where he now specializes in portrait and editorial photography. His most recent project is called America 2.0, a series of photographs of Millenial Muslims. Mark didn’t appreciate the portrayal of American Muslims as “the enemy” or “the other” and …

A Have it Your Way American Believer

Islam was needed to bring “the people of the Book” back to the original doctrine of God and away from the pagan contaminated ideologies of multiple gods in one or multiple-gods period.

womens march

As a Muslim Man, I Was Honored to Join Women’s March in London

In stark contrast to, as the Washington Post put it, the ‘funeral-like’ inauguration of now-President, Trump, who actually wanted tanks and missiles in his parade, #WomensMarch protests took place across the United States, as well as much of the world, outnumbering vastly the turnout to the presidential inauguration, injecting a sense of hope. That an …

Teenage, White, American, & Muslim?

Salam (Peace) Daniel, Thank you for contacting Ask About Islam with your question. The short answer to your question is absolutely yes.  Islam is a religion that is meant for all people of all ages and races. It is not only for Arabs. Indeed, the majority of Muslims in the world are not Arabs. In fact, …

Accepted as Muslim or Rejected as American

Accepted as Muslim or Rejected as American?

Salam (Peace) Dear Michael, Thank you for your question, which opens a few very important points. First, your belief is a matter of personal convincement, regardless of what others think. So, study Islam as it is expressed in its book, the Quran, and the life story of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Based on this knowledge, decide …

Searching World Religions ... Finding Islam

Finding Islam is a journey, a process, which can take weeks, months or years. Keith Washington grew up in the Bible Belt area of Southern Texas. He was a Baptist Christian till around the age of 17 After reading the Bible. he started a journey searching for the truth, searching world religions… This is his …

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