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Surah Al-Masad: Prophet Muhammad & His Islamophobic Uncle

Surah Al-Masad: Prophet & Islamophobic Uncle

The war against Islam as a faith, its Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and its advocates, has been relentless from the time that the Prophet was assigned his noble mission of calling people to the path of guidance. He encountered hostility and enmity, even at the hands of his close relatives and fellow …

Quebec Adopts Controversial Bill Banning Religious Symbols

Quebec’s majority government has pushed through a controversial piece of legislation that will bar public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols while at work, The New York Times reported Monday. “This government is introducing a law that tramples on the rights of thousands of people,” said Catherine McKenzie, the lead …

3 Months on Christchurch Attacks, Anti-Racism Discussions Continue

Three months on the Christchurch attacks, a trans-Tasman conference is being held on Friday, June 13,  to discuss the cultures that breed racism and extremism in both Australia and New Zealand, The Spinoff reported. The conference, titled “Let’s Deal With It: A Trans-Tasman Campaign Towards Racial Equity”, is hosted by Shakti Community Council. Tayyaba Khan, …

Does Mo Salah’s Growing Celebrity Help Reduce Prejudice in Liverpool?

Estimating the effect of Liverpool’s Muslim superstar Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic attitudes and behaviors,  a study cited by Daily Sabah has revealed the player’s great impact with a noticeable decrease in anti-Muslim hate in the British city. The study was conducted by the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University (IPL). Using 936 county-month hate crime observations, 15 …

Women's Mosque of Canada Opens in Toronto

Building an inclusive space for women to practice their faith, a group of Muslims in Toronto is vowing to reclaim the mosque as a sacred and safe space for women, CTV News reported. “There are women, including myself, that have experienced gender islamophobia and been attacked,” Farheen Khan, co-founder of the Women’s Mosque of Canada, …

The True Spirit of Jihad Made Me Muslim

The Arabic word “Jihad” is roughly translated as “to struggle and strive in the Way of God.” Jihad is to speak nicely to people when they speak poorly to you. It is a jihad to smile at others when you are not in the best mood. It’s a jihad to refrain from intoxicants…

With Flowers, Arkansas Muslim Students Respond to Hate

Reacting to anti-Islam post shared publicly by the principal of White Hall High School, a group of Muslim students from Little Rock, Arkansas delivered flowers and a note with the principal’s name on it, apologizing also for not doing enough to change his misperceptions about Islam, KATV reported. “Principal Jelks, on behalf of the Muslim community, …

Attack on Black Muslim State Rep Ends in Termination

NEW YORK – Pennsylvanian state representative Movita Johnson-Harrell was subject of another attack this week. On Wednesday March 27,  she received a message from Susan Cohen filled with xenophobic hate speech. In her message, Cohen demanded that Johnson-Harrell, an African American Muslim woman, “assimilate here” and “remove your hijab” when she is in “the people’s …

US Muslim Women: Weaponized Faith in PA Legislature is Unacceptable

Monday 3/26 marked the historic swearing-in ceremony of Movita Johnson-Harrell as the first Muslim woman elected state representative in Pennsylvania. Johnson-Harrell won a seat in the Philadelphia 190th district through a special election–garnering sixty-six percent of the vote. Islamophobia tainted Johnson-Harrell’s swearing-in when Rep. Stephanie Borwicz used the routine invocation to unleash faith-based aggression on …

Confrontations Between Good and Evil Are Here to Stay

Confrontations Between Good and Evil Are Here to Stay

Following the New Zealand tragedy, much has been said and written about Islamophobia, hate, racism, extremism, etc. The causes, objectives and modi operandi of the unfortunate phenomena have been dealt with extensively and with different degrees…



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