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Should I Vote for A Candidate Just Because They're Muslim?

Short Answer: No, a Muslim should not just look at the religious affiliation of, or their personal connections with, a certain candidate who is running for office, when deciding who to vote for. Rather, one should consider the holistic picture of each candidate, including his religious beliefs, as well as the scale of harm or loss that would occur …

Does Sufism Promote Political Quietism?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, today’s question is about political quietism—I didn’t even know that was a thing—and Sufism. And the question is: what is political quietism and Sufism. And what role can these two …


Why Should Muslims Vote?

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. Dear brother, thank you for your question that shows your interest in Islam. In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior …

Imams, Mosques Lead Voter Registration in US

As imams take the lead in voters’ registration across the US, a surge of anti-Islam rhetoric in this year’s election cycle has fueled additional efforts by American mosques to boost voter turnout and encourage Muslims to perform their civic duty.

Emerge USA ‘An Evolution not a Revolution"

`Eid Parties have become a regular feature at the White House. Muslims have attended Iftars and given invocations at both political party conventions. We now also have an `Eid Stamp issued by the United States post office. And while this might have had a great deal of impact on public relations, it does not necessarily translate into a change in public policy.

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