Society Articles on human interaction and relationships, including politics, economics, family, women, and the arts. Includes book reviews.

The Aftermath of a Pandemic and Islamic Guidance

When a pandemic hits the world, the natural cycle of life, that life is finite, becomes patently apparent. Human beings, otherwise unconcerned with this ultimate truth, go into a...

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,...

What is White Supremacy?

“Humanity is but a single brotherhood: so, make peace with your brethren” (1).  In Islam, every man, woman, and child are equal. God will judge and treat us all not by the...

Building a Religious Case Against Racism

The Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln was only two minutes long, yet it is written in golden letters in history for all times to come. On November 19, 1863,...

Prayers of Women

Islam states that in the spiritual world, women are regarded equal to men and will be rewarded just like men. Islam also claims that women can also attain high spiritual status...

The First Word: Aims and Origins of the Muslim Sunrise

One hundred years ago, Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq (ra) (1872–1957) published the inaugural issue of the “Moslem Sunrise” from Detroit, Michigan (1). This article documents...

What is Racism?

In the past, racism was de­fined as discrimination, inequality, and prejudice directed at an individual or group, based on biological characteristics. But, currently, it has been...

Election 2020: Peaceful Transitions, a Thing of the Past?

“Americans are more deeply divided and angry with each other today than at any time since the 1850s. Now, as then, distrust of leaders and institutions is widespread, and...

How To Converse On Racism

“She is so loud and outspoken. No wonder; she’s Black.”  “White people are exclusive, you know. They don’t want to mix with people of color.” “This neighborhood is...

Interracial Marriage

Marriage is a holy union of two individuals instituted by religion to establish a bonafide family unit in the eyes of God. Interracial marriage is a union of individuals who are...