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Can Americans Be “Real” Muslims?

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The racism, colorism, nationalism, and immigrant-culture worship that are being taught as part and parcel to Islam itself are becoming too much to bear; and Islam is beginning to look less like the simple, balanced religion these Americans accepted when they first became Muslim and more like a ploy to control, subjugate, and spiritually abuse them. Read More »

Accessibility, Acceptance, Islamic Education: Living as a Muslim with Disability

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Challenges faced by Muslims with disabilities when attempting to participate at Islamic Centers. Read More »

Red Wine and Hojabis: A Judgment on being Judgmental

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We Muslims, we have a problem. We see someone attempting to do good, and Shaitaan causes us to focus on the bad. Read More »

Does Bill 60 Mean Leave Canada for Muslim Families?

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By Kiran Malik-Khan “Mom, are we going to leave Canada?” Shahzaib, my almost 10-year-old's voice was laced with nervousness, his big brown eyes filled with a worry that can cut through a mother's heart. But, my answer came gently, yet firmly. “Yes, hon, if Bill 60 gets passed, and if it ever gets adopted by all of Canada; we would ... Read More »

How do you Stop Racism in the Arab-American Community? Heck if I Know

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Post-Racial? Racism is a complicated issue. Racial prejudice has persisted in America despite the evolution of countervailing social norms that not only undermine the rationales that buoy such bigotry, but shame the bigots themselves. So why are people still jerks? There have been a myriad of reasons suggested for the persistence of racism and racists. I haven't the space nor ... Read More »

Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America

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Understanding how to apply Islamic law and morality, in the United States, require a thorough understanding of the shariah, the culture norms of the people, as well as the inclusion and consultation of indigenous American Muslim imams, laymen and intelligentsia. Read More »

The Niqab Debate | How Muslims Contribute & Articulate Faith in British Society [Part II]

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Part Two [Part One of this debate can be viewed here] Although the pseudo-controversy surrounding the niqāb is at the vanguard of the tabloid agenda, we must ask ourselves why it is that in a liberal democracy, wherein religious freedom of its minorities should be protected, there seems to be an attack on these religious symbols of Muslims; whether it ... Read More »

The Niqab Debate | How Muslims Contribute & Articulate Faith in British Society [Part I]

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Part One Once again a 'piece of cloth' (Niqab) has dominated our newspaper headlines and discussions on the internet. On Monday, Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Jeremy Browne called for a “national debate” as to whether or not Muslim women should be banned from wearing the niqab, especially in places of public social interaction. His call was echoed by Conservative ... Read More »

First Muslim Fraternity Alif Laam Meem: Video and Interview with Ali Mahmoud

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Timeline: Towards the end of Fall semester 2012, my friend Omar and I were talking about how excited he and I were that he was going to be going to the same school I was. Omar and I had been friends for our entire lives (we have baby pictures together), but Omar always lived on the other side of town. ... Read More »

The Shaykh ‘N Bake Shame Grenade – A Muslim Internet Phenomenon

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Presenting the Shaykh 'N Bake: A critical analysis of the utilization of shame grenade discourse by Muslims on the internets and its efficacy. Please watch the following video along with the written explanation immediately after. Definition of Terms Shaykh 'N Bake: To reverse a regular conversation into something serious, religious, or self-righteous. Characteristic of manipulative behavior. In other words, to lob a ... Read More »

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