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Establishing Peace and Justice

Peace and justice are terms that were coined to define the state of being at tranquility and having an appropriate response to behaviors. The two terms often parallel each other...

Malcolm X: “America Needs to Understand Islam”

“America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.” –Malcolm X, from Mecca Fifty-seven years ago today, El...

Remembering Rashid Ahmad American

Rashid Ahmad was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, on March 26, 1923, under the legal name of Rudolph Thomas. In those days, Prohibition was in full swing, creating an underground...

Remaining Patient and Steadfast During Trials

There are times when misfortune and conflicts test us as human beings. Trials and tribulations are known to shape current matters and future realities. It is through experiencing...

Perseverance: The Story of Mamadou Yarrow

As the conversation about civil rights and equal access to opportunity rages, the story of an enslaved African child turned successful American businessman offers deep insight...

Charity In the Way of God

Humans are known to be generous, cooperative, and altruistic beings. We help strangers even at a cost to ourselves. Islam, being a faith of nature, emphasizes generosity, which...

Staying Away from Committing Sin

The human soul has a natural affinity towards its Creator. Love for its Master is inculcated in the soul. Worldly pursuits and influences may dampen the longing to see its Lord,...

The Right to Vote and Absolute Justice

Absolute Justice remains elusive in our modern American democracy. Even as we memorialize this Black History Month, systemic injustice is hard at work. Attempts are being made to...

The Growth of Atheism in America

“The definition of ‘atheist’ is a person who does not believe in the existence of a God or many gods” (1).  Generally, atheism is a denial of a God or the gods....

We’re Not Dealing With a Golden Calf: It’s a Whole Herd

The head of state is, in many ways, the one to whom desperate and hopeful citizens turn. Having made promises of plentiful bread, stable roofs, and general contentment in life,...