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Muslim Basketballer Discusses Discrimination, Advocacy

MASSACHUSETTS – The Rebecca Crown Center in the US invited Somali-American Muslim basketballer Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Wednesday to address the audience of the ‘Discover Islam’ week event, held by the Muslim-cultural Students Association. “It’s hard to be a Muslim woman in America. It takes strength to walk outside and look different than anybody else,” the former …

Hate Groups in US Grow For Third Year: Report

WASHINGTON, DC – The number of hate groups in the United States expanded significantly last year under President Donald Trump, with anti-Muslim organizations increasing for the third year in a row, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said. “President Trump in 2017 reflected what white supremacist groups want to see: a country where racism is …

Video Fights Hatred Against Immigrants, Muslims

CLEVELAND – In line with their anti-bullying and anti-racism campaign, two American anti-racism centers cooperated to create a three-minute video that fights hatred of Muslims and immigrants in general. “We decided to do hashtag #RethinkAmerican, as opposed to a #RethinkImmigration. These are real kids we work with all year long. They have very, very powerful …

American Basketballer Kicked Out of Game Due to Hijab

PHILADELPHIA – A hijabi American high school basketballer from Mastery Shoemaker, Philadelphia was forced by a referee to leave a game on Friday because of her hijab. “I was playing in a playoff game on February 16 when the referee told me he won’t allow me to continue playing with my head covering on,” Nasihah …

Facing Islamophobia.. Be Active and Optimistic!

Facing Islamophobia.. Be Active and Optimistic!

Muslims have faced big challenges in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. Islamophobia has been on the rise and several troubling incidents have occurred. American Muslims are clearly worried about the future of the country and their place in American society. This video offers support; Sheikh Yasir Qadhi highlights similar situations faced by the early …

Chicago Muslims Launch Hijab Billboard Campaign

OAKBROOK TERRACE – With billboards that draw a similarity between Islamic hijab and the veiled Virgin Mary, a Muslim group from Chicago launched a billboard campaign on Monday to inform people about hijab in Illinois. “Wearing the hijab is 100% my choice. As contrary to the popular belief, hijab in no way oppresses us. In …

Illinois Students Host Discover Islam Week

EVANSTON, Illinois – Muslim students at Northwestern University are inviting their colleagues for a weeklong series of events to showcase Islamic culture and correct misconceptions about the faith. “(The guests) are pursuing achievements or accomplishing things around the country,” Sarah Khan, the president of Northwestern’s Muslim-cultural Student Association (McSA), told The Daily Northwestern. “And their …

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 …

Florida Muslims Raise Money for Shooting Victims

FLORIDA – Florida Muslims have launched a fundraising campaign to help families of the deadly school shooting in which 17 people were killed earlier this week. “These efforts began immediately after the 14 February shooting that resulted in the deaths of 17 people with dozens wounded and hundreds of other young students and adults terrorized,” …

Hijabi Fulfills Life Dream on US National TV

ILLINOIS – A hijabi American Muslim has made history in the US after she was hired as a full-time TV news reporter on a mainstream television news station, according to the western Illinois station. “I didn’t kind of have anyone who looked like me on TV, so I never really thought it was a possibility,” …



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