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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 …

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Unexpected Places Where Muslims Pray

Because Muslims are encouraged to pray in congregation. Prayer is made very easy in Islam, so that a person can pray whenever and wherever he wants. He just needs to have a clean space enough to stand and bow down. A popular photo project celebrates the unexpected places Muslims pray: the basketball court, an airport …

Can I Be a Youtuber in Comedy Genre

Can I Be a Youtuber in Comedy Genre?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …

Can I Practice Pyrography

Can I Practice Pyrography?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …

Are Baby Dolls Disallowed

Are Baby Dolls Disallowed?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Brother, thank you for your good question and interest to know more about Islam and its teachings. In fact, the prohibition of tasweer mentioned in …

Photographer Captures Beauty of Muslim Prayer

An American Muslim photographer has published a series of photos that capture the different places US Muslims perform daily prayer, showing a wide range of Muslims praying in different places and atmospheres.

Are All Artistic Things Forbidden in Islam

Are All Artistic Things Forbidden in Islam?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Since you would like to understand the issue ‘to the core’, I will have to take you to the area of usul al-fiqh, or the fundamental theory of the Islamic law, in order to explain the juridical method used …



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