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US Muslim Scholars Mourn Former ICNA President

NEW YORK – Dr. Khurshid Khan, the former president of Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA) passed away on Thursday night at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York at the age of 81, ICNA wrote in a statement Friday. “Heartbroken at the death of a humble pioneer. Dr. Khurshid Khan, the former Ameer of …

Sheikh Kutty: Muhammad Ali’s Enduring Legacy

Muhammad Ali was not a scholar or theologian; however, from all that we learn of his great life and examples he was one of those noble souls who cherished deep faith in God and truth of Islam, and his heart was filled with infinite compassion for all people. He embodied many of the Prophetic traits of character: he was jovial, courageous, kind-hearted, affable, friendly, selfless and magnanimous.

Missionary-Turned-Muslim Scholar Passes Away

NEW JERSEY – Dr. Jerald F. Dirks, a Christian missionary- turned-Muslim scholar, passed away on Monday, January 14, leaving behind a wealth of books on Islam and comparative religions. “Dr. Jerald F. Dirks has passed away. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon,” Mostafa Higazi, an American Muslim living in Paterson, New Jersey, wrote. “The Ummah …

Muslims Mourn British Convert Influencer Aisha Lemu

LONDON – The month of January 2019 started with a great loss for the Muslim community with the death of the British Muslim convert Aisha Lemu, the founder of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), The Telegraph reported. “I have lost my second mother. We belong to God and to Him is …

Imams & Community Leaders Mourn Dr. Sulayman Nyang

Imams & Community Leaders Mourn US Intellectual Dr. Sulayman Nyang

To Allah we belong and to Him is our return. Scholars, Imams and community leaders offer their deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Intellectual and Islamic thought professor in America. The Muslim community mourns and celebrates the extraordinary life of this remarkable man who devoted his life to understanding of Islam in …

Leading American Muslim Scholar Passes Away

WASHINGTON, DC – A leading Gambian American Muslim scholar and professor at Howard University has passed away on November 12, at the age of 74, after an accomplished life of service to humanity. “Dr. Sulayman Nyang has returned to his Creator. Dr. Nyang was one of the leading scholars of Islam and the former chair/professor …

Imam Zaid Shakir on Muhammad Ali: a Humble Mountain

Imam Zaid About Muhammad Ali: The Humble Mountain

I was honored to attend the waning hours of Muhammad Ali’s life along with his immediate family. Taking a brief break from the stream of Qur’anic recitation, invocations, and devotional songs we were dedicating to Ali, one of the Champ’s daughters asked how would I describe her father? After momentarily reflecting on her query, I …

Sheikh Abu Eesa: Why Muhammad Ali Was So Unique

Sheikh Abu Eesa: Why Muhammad Ali Was So Unique

He would clown about to make folks feel at ease. He would sacrifice his stature to make a child laugh and adults laugh harder. He would have the gravitas of a lion and bring it down to that of a fox in order to bring joy.

Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari (1932-2016): Humble Muslim, Brilliant Academic (Obituary)

Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari (1932-2016): Humble Muslim, Brilliant Academic (Obituary)

Eminent academic, author, and educationist Professor Zafar Ishaq Ansari passed away on April 24, 2016, in Islamabad, Pakistan.   He was the son of the late Mawlana Zafar Ahmad Ansari, a well-known scholar and close friend and confidante of the late Mawlana Abu al-Ala Mawdudi. From his early years, Ansari was actively involved in the …

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