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The reality is that radicalism is a political problem, not an Islamic one. It is well established now that the more observant a Muslim becomes, the less likely they are to become “radicalized” or be swayed into extremist ideology that leads to violence. From a theological perspective, the Muslim…

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CVE is not just about deputizing Muslims for law enforcement. It is an outcome of the wholesale enlistment and manipulation of Islam to serve the goals of the American empire. It is about a greater effort to reshape Islam as a religion so it is rendered deaf, mute, and blind after it had previously…

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The concerns about CVE is not about disengagement from keeping our country safe but rather an issue of protecting our sacred tradition, community integrity while also helping to keep our country and our community safe on our own terms.

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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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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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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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