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5 Lessons from Malcolm X Life

5 Lessons from Malcolm X Life

Malcolm X, one of the symbols of the black struggle in America, has become an icon of freedom and human rights for Americans, African Americans, and Muslim Americans. In this article, I share some reflections on the story of Malcolm from a personal perspective. I refrained as much as I could from talking about political …

How Do I Navigate the Holiday Season?

How Do I Navigate the Holiday Season?

If you live in the United States, you are no stranger to the holiday spirit. When late November/early December rolls around, the city I live in is lit up with Christmas decor. There are even streets that compete to see who has the best Christmas decorations! I must admit, I love seeing the bright lights …

Muslims Raise More Than $100K to Rebuild Hurricane-Stricken Mosque

CAIR doubles its fundraising goal of $50,000 to repair storm damage to Islamic Center and School They’ve already started on the school so kids can go back to class FLORIDA – A leading American Islamic group has announced they have raised more than $100,000 to rebuild the Bay County Islamic Society’s Islamic Center and School …

I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

Back in 2012, when I was in high school, I had an opportunity to take courses at a local community college for both college and high school credit at the expense of my school district. It was called dual enrollment. I was excited to get ahead in my college career, but dual enrollment presented a …

4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

Beautiful Walls & Empty Halls? 4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

How can we create and maintain effective mosques? Muslims are the youngest religious demographic in the US. Yet, similar to other respective religious organizations, mosques today are not able to capture the fascination of the younger generation. Imam Mohamed Abutaleb addressed this issue during the 15th MAS-ICNA Convention. In this lecture, He maintains that the solution lies …

Challenges of Being a New Muslim in America Today

Challenges of Being a New Muslim in America Today

You’ve entered a whole new world that is overflowing with the mercy and blessings of God Almighty. However, despite the newness of your faith, reality will sink in sooner rather than later. Muslims are a minority in America and a marginalized group that is maligned in the media regularly.

`Eid in Houston, Sharing & Caring with the Needy

HOUSTON – This year on `Eid Al-Adha, Muslims around the world offered up a sacrificial lamb, goat, or camel in honor of Abraham’s perfect obedience when Allah called on him to take his son’s life. The ritual slaughter of an animal is in remembrance and gratefulness of Allah’s mercy to Abraham when he stopped him …

Why Are Young Muslims So Unhappy?

Why Are Young Muslims So Unhappy?

Why are young Muslims so unhappy today? In a time full of difficulties and challenges facing Muslims almost everywhere, it is critical to pay attention to the youth’s morale and find out the real reasons behind the widespread sense of dissatisfaction. How do the ways adopted by Western Muslim parents in raising their kids exasperate …

Durham Museum Chronicles Oldest N. Carolina Muslim Community

DURHAM – The Museum of Durham History has decided to chronicle and celebrate the earliest Muslims in North Carolina through its new exhibition named “Building Bridges Through Good Faith”, and scheduled for August 11. “The members of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center have lived their lives in a way to make Durham better, and so that bridges …



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