President Obama’s Speech at Mosque Missed American Families Victimized by State Violence

Ultimately, my frustration lies with the American Muslim community. It is us who refuse to face the reality behind a recurring cycle of violence that is buttressed by deep-seated Islamophobia [1]. We continue to frantically put a band-aid on a problem that stems not from lack of interfaith efforts or outreach, but which stems directly from a set of policies under the guise of the War on Terror that distinctly and specifically targets Muslims.
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Why I Let My Child Quit The Quran

By Hooyo Said (a pseudonym) I write this on the evening that I told my daughter’s Qur’an teacher that I wanted my child to quit memorising the Qur’an. That’s right, quit. Who am I? A highly...
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Our Greatest Strength is our Diversity

By Philip D. Murphy Philip D Murphy is the former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Chair of New Way for New Jersey. We have always been a nation of contrasts – one at once...

Motherhood – An Answered Dua

By Umm Yusra Have you ever spent all your nights and days making dua for one specific thing? I mean crying your eyes dry in the darkness of the night, asking Allah to give you something? I have! And...
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Access to Healthcare is a Muslim Issue

by Namira Islam   My father was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in September 2014. His only symptom was a persistent mild cough and some weight loss. He was not a smoker. By December, his medical...