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What allows people to kill the unarmed, children, or their friends? What convinces them they have to kill and perhaps even fills their veins with hatred is what is so commonly forgotten: dehumanization, the process by which we are convinced that another human is, in fact, not human at…

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In the last few years, the number of high quality Islamic children’s books, toys and products has skyrocketed.  Here are some of my personal favorites for smaller children. What great Islamic products have you come across for young children?

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Given the disturbing incidents of the recent homicides of two Bangladeshis in Queens and one Arab American in Tulsa, conjoined with the currently hyperbolic political rhetoric targeting Muslims and Islam, our community must remember to trust in Allah, take necessary precautions and increase our…

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How should American Muslims represent and talk about themselves? Is there a place for distinguishing between immigrant and indigenous communities, or is it a dichotomy that should be avoided? Who should drive and lead the agenda for the Muslim community in the future? These and other questions are…

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Wandering Seventh Avenue, looking for a sign, I sought natural beauty, a reminder of the Divine. I was a commoner searching for the artist through His art. But where was I less than 24 hours from the Tazkiyah Retreat that I needed something in His creation to remind me of Him?  Whenever is He…

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Why does the Quran tell us that the Jews claim Ezra (ʿUzayr) is the son of God, when Jews do not make this claim or anything approaching it?  This is not a question that arose just recently during an interfaith panel. It’s not a new question at all. How should we understand…

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American Muslims activists must be extremely careful not to get swept away in the current sea of populism which has produced unsavory actions. Constant re-anchoring in what is and what is not Prophetic character is a means of safety from being washed away.

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An activist in the Muslim community for nearly two decades, Hosai Mojaddidi has brought her unique contributions to numerous non-profit organizations, in addition to lecturing and teaching in Southern California. She is the co-founder of MentalHealth4Muslims, an organization devoted to mental…

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It is high time that we recognize the urgency of our need and responsibility to re-examine our limiting conception of Islam as a “religion”, and adopt the mindset of our pre-modern scholars while acknowledging our own unique context.

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The constant stream of news about tragedies, injustices and bloodshed at home and abroad can leave us disoriented, anguished, frustrated, angry and in a state of despair. When it all just seems too much, here are a few steps to consider taking.

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