This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

by Nadine Arab

A 91-year-old retired Imam opened up, about how he found his way to Islam, during a podcast interview.     Imam Abdur-Rahim Rashada, the first Muslim in Saginaw, Michigan, said that it all started when he got invited to a meeting by Nation of Islam, a political and religious group that preaches black liberation, separatism […]

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

Being Muslim in America is watching the country praise Muhammad Ali one day and an outpour of Islamophobic comments the next. It’s turning off the television for the sake of your sanity. It’s being hesitant to wear your hijab, when you don’t need to be, all because you’re not sure whether people are ready to […]

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

by Marwa Khalifa

This piece of cloth I wear every single day on my head is what defines me, it is what tells others who I am and what my beliefs are. The hijab is about modernity and modesty. I was really scared, scared of not being able to commit to it. I was scared because I travel a […]

Pope Tawadros II Inaugurates First Coptic Orthodox Church in Japan

Pope Tawadros II Inaugurates First Coptic Orthodox Church in Japan

  Last Saturday, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II arrived at Japan’s Osaka Airport. The purpose of the pope’s first visit to the country was the opening of the first ever Coptic church in Kyoto, Japan. The inauguration had a number of attendees including Coptic bishop Daniel of Sydney in Australia, and the Egyptian Ambassador to Japan Ismail Khairat. […]

Video of Sheikh Sharing His Opinion on Appropriate Response to Bikinis Goes Viral

Video of Sheikh Sharing His Opinion on Appropriate Response to Bikinis Goes Viral

  This video, dating back to 2014, is going viral again, in concurrency with the moral police officers that have emerged, and judged Sahel’s party and beach scenes. The bad news is I wasn’t a writer back in 2014 and I did not have a platform to publish my thoughts and opinions on such use […]

The World’s Most Prominent Religious Leaders Call for Religious Tolerance

The World’s Most Prominent Religious Leaders Call for Religious Tolerance

By: Farah Andil

With religious tensions everywhere around us, intolerance and general sentiment of hate have become more than just commonplace. This inspired the world’s most prominent religious leaders to make a joint statement that encouraged people around the world to make friends across religions.   This arose from the belief that friendship and getting introduced to other […]

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

A video has recently emerged on YouTube containing footage from an Islamic School in the United Kingdom; the footage indicates that the school is openly teaching hate and prejudice towards other religions.     What makes matters even worse, is the fact that the school had originally been created and sponsored by the government under […]

Mosques Refuse Egypt’s Decision to Not Live Broadcast ‘Taraweeh Prayers’

Mosques Refuse Egypt’s Decision to Not Live Broadcast ‘Taraweeh Prayers’

The Ministry of Religious Endowments had announced that a ban will be placed on using speakers, throughout the entirety of Taraweeh prayers.   The decision came as part of a series of decisions containing instructions that emphasized the importance of ensuring all preachers were licensed speakers; that all charity Iftar tables (Mawa2ed Rahman) on territory […]

A 12-Step Program for Decaffeinating Your Soul Before Ramadan

A 12-Step Program for Decaffeinating Your Soul Before Ramadan

  Ramadan is in less than 48 hours! For avid coffee abusers, that basically means six more drinks. Scary as hell, I know! For the past five years, the last week before Ramadan has been one major panic attack about withdrawal symptoms. Coffee is life. Coffee is our generation’s oxygen. Coffee touches your soul. Coffee […]

Muslim Preacher Encourages Parents to Lock Their Daughter for Taking off the Veil

Muslim Preacher Encourages Parents to Lock Their Daughter for Taking off the Veil

  Islamic preacher, Souad Saleh, received a phone call on her show from a crying Egyptian mother who was seeking advice about her daughter who recently took off the veil.   According to the mother, the 18-year-old daughter has been locked inside the house ever since she took off her veil. The daughter even missed out on […]

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