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Living Islam in the West: Is it Easy?

The fact that more immigrants would prefer to move than non-immigrants may indicate that most people prefer to live in their familiar surroundings and feel most at home wherever they are born and raised.

Practical Ways to Practice Islam in the West

Practical Ways to Practice Islam in the West

It’s not difficult to fortify your Islam and practice it beautifully in the West. You do, however, need to acknowledge the struggle and commit to adopting helpful strategies to ensure you can practice your faith without hindrance.

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How Does Islam Grow in Modern Times?

Salam Malik, Thank you for your question.  In fact, it is a wonder how Islam has spread today if we look at it in the context of the twenty-first century so far. With all the past regimes, both Eastern and Western, wanting to dominate the Middle Eastern home of all the major religions, one can …

What Would Happen if Islam Took Over? Part 1

Salam (Peace),  Thank you for your question, which I find interesting. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second part at the link here and third and final part at the link here. I see that you are from the United States, so should I assume that you mean Islam …

What Would Happen if Islam Took Over? Part 2

Salam (Peace),  Please find the second part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here and the third and final part at the link here. The Land of a Muslim Ruler To have a Muslim ruler in “control” over the affairs of a certain land is a criterion …

What Would Happen if Islam Took Over? Part 3

Salam (Peace),  Please find the third and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here and the second part at the link here. The “Land of Freedom to Practice Islam” The majority of scholars and schools of Islamic law find this criterion to be the “true sign” …

Quebec Shooting & Rising Islamophobia

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Arif Virani, a Canadian lawyer and politician, who was elected in the 2015 federal election to the House of Commons of Canada, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Welcome back. It is my pleasure to have in the studio with us …

The Past, Present, and Future of Islam in America

Salam (Peace) Richard,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. A substantial number of the Muslims in the US are African-Americans, the children of the slaves who were brought to America from Africa. However, there is an increasing number of Muslims in the U.S who are middle-class professionals from Arab and Asian origin and new …

What Is A Western-Muslim Identity?

 Asalamu Alaikum,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad discusses cultural identity, being an authentic Muslim, and having a Western identity in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: What does it mean to be authentically Muslim but deeply rooted in Western culture? People often assume that Islam is something foreign, and …

Tips to Avoid Being Distant From God

Asalamu Alaikum Zarah,  Thank you for your question and for putting faith in us to answer it for you.  You are correct in stating that practicing homosexual activities is haram (forbidden) in Islam. With respect to befriending homosexuals, I am reminded of a hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH-peace be upon him). The essence of it generally is, “A …



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