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Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Recently, I was at a local park with my daughters, attempting to follow their exuberant patterns as they capered joyfully from swing to slide to monkey bars. After several minutes, I became aware of an elderly couple nearby. Apparently they were observing me and my children with interest. The man had a long, bushy grey …

Muslim Converts in the West - Outer & Inner Conflicts

Muslim Converts in the West - Outer & Inner Conflicts

Being a Muslim woman in the West at this moment in time is such a strange, dangerous, and amazing thing. On one hand, we have so many freedoms and opportunities to spread out in our spirituality and practice our faith.But on the other hand, we feel fettered by societal norms that contradict our Islam, and …

Growing up As a Muslim Amongst Jews

Growing up As a Muslim Amongst Jews

Editor’s Note: In this series, we will presentsomestories of followers ofdifferent religionswho took the chance to encounter with their religious identities. As you will read through their stories, they all aimed to build a bridge of understanding and coexistence. As a Muslim-American, I realize that my diploma from the Hebrew Academy of Toledo is an …

American Muslim Kids Make Their Way on Campus, Carve Out Individual Roles - About Islam

American Muslim Kids Make Their Way on Campus, Carve Out Individual Roles

For many kids, back-to-school time can be a mixed bag of emotions. There’s the anticipation of new classes, the hopefulness of new friendships, but also the anxiety of the unknown and fear of what the new school year will bring. These emotions can be particularly acute if you’re starting a new school. Sarah Ait Ali, …

Finding Balance after Shahadah

Finding Balance After Shahadah

As Muslims we have a number of incredible opportunities to take on a number of the incredible challenges… so I’d like to talk to you about 3 or 4 things which we can think about: Each and every one of us has a responsibility to have a relationship with Allah. Nobody can do that for you…

Oral History Project Fills Void for Muslims in Brooklyn - About Islam

Oral History Project Fills Void for Muslims in Brooklyn

Visiting the famous Brooklyn Historical Society archives, Nsenga Knight was shocked as she found nothing about Muslims in the centuries-old archive, The New York Times reported. “They’re missing a lot of stuff,” Knight, who was raised Muslim in the East Flatbush neighborhood, thought. “There were hardly any images of Muslims in their archives. They didn’t …

A Conversation with Trevor Noah - ISNA 2019

A Conversation with Trevor Noah at ISNA 2019

Whether discussing white nationalism, his disdain for Batman and Superman, or the importance of having Indian aunties in your corner, comedian, Trevor Noah brought equal doses of wit and wisdom to a variety of social justice issues.“The Daily Show” host sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Mehdi Hasan Friday night in Houston, Texas, …

ISNA convention

American Muslims Meet Friday in Houston for ISNA Convention

Muslims from across North America will gather Friday, August 30, in Houston, Texas, for the opening day of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 56th annual convention, one of the largest gatherings of its kind on the continent. “We are inviting superpeople of all ages to join us in the biggest gathering of social …

Muslims for Migrants Campaign Raise $150K, Set to Release 10th Parent - About Islam

Muslims for Migrants Campaign Raise $150K, Set to Release 10th Parent

In less than two weeks, a Muslim-led crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $150,000 to bail out parents detained in immigration jails, announcing that a tenth parent will be released today, August 29, Religion News reported. “The forced separation of families is very antithetical to everything our faith teaches,” said Tarek El-Messidi, director of CelebrateMercy. “It’s …

Muslim Police Chief

Meet Mustafa Rabboh, Bergen County First Muslim Police Chief

Mustafa Rabboh was sworn in on Tuesday night, August 20, to become the new Bergenfield chief of police and Bergen County’s first Muslim police chief, North Jersey reported. “I’m humbled beyond words for the support that I have received. I would like to start by thanking the mayor and council members for their support and …



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