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From Kansas to Palestine, Hatred and Pie

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So a 73 year old KKK member has just gone on a shooting spree in Kansas, killing three people. He specifically targeted people of the Jewish faith. For every Muslim who condemns the killings and extends their sympathies to the Jewish community, expect to be asked, "But what about Palestine?" Because now that the shooting has stopped, let the shame grenading begin. Read More »

What Makes Islam Special: Five Tips on Sharing Your Deen with Others

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Here are the five points that I mention that makes Islam the perfect religion and special to me. Read More »

5 Reasons Why Rain Was Not The Only Benefit of Prayers (Salat Ul-Istisqa) in the Bay Area

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Social media is abuzz with the large congregational prayers for rain (ṣalāh ul-istisqa) held in Bay Area under the patronage of imām Hamza Yusuf, imām Zaid Shakir, imām Tahir Anwar and other esteemed scholars. Most Muslims already know and are greatly pleased by the response from the heavens with rain showers hitting the Bay Area soon after the prayers, and ... 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 »

Khutbah: Living as a Muslim in a Christmas World

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We need to evaluate how we make our own holidays meaningful for our children. It also raises an important point in regards to converts. Much of our community discourse orients around whether it's halal for a Muslim to go celebrate Christmas with a non-Muslim family, but how many Muslims actually reach out to new Muslims and make them feel a part of the family on 'Eid? Read More »

Mosques are Missing the Point

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“Shaykh, today is the first time I am coming to a mosque in 20 years. I have not prayed in twenty years. My wife who is sitting in the front with me is a Christian and it is her first time ever in a mosque. During your lecture, three different men have approached my wife and asked her to move to the women’s side of the room. She does not know a single person here and does not feel comfortable sitting by herself. Hence, we sat in the front row together.” Read More »

Rules for Religious Activism

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Since activism tends to refers to the efforts to promote or to direct social, political, economic or environmental change, Islam most certainly has some take on such matters; and hence has something of great significance to contribute to “activism”. Read More »

Christian Groups and Rabbis put up Pro-Muslim Subway Ads

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Pamella Geller and her fellow Islamophobes made headlines a few weeks ago with their vitriolic anti-Muslim advertisements in NYC subway stations and else where. Their message equated  Muslims to “savages” and “jihad” to terrorism. To respond to this bigotry , a remarkable group of Christians and Jews have started a counter campaign which encourages tolerance and love for Muslims. Exemplifying ... Read More »

Mocking the Prophet, How Should We React?

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How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muḥammad or should we even react at all? Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse.  From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what's most noteworthy is the enormity of the response.  Despite the consensus that ... Read More »

Texts of Terror? An Interfaith Dialogue

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It's no secret to anyone, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, that this issue is the number one misconception about Islam in this post-911 age. It's also no secret that this is number one question that Muslims get anywhere they go. Read More »

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