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A Letter to Black Muslims in America

Dearest Black Muslim Family, As salaamu alaikum. Peace be on you. As we prepare to close out the first month of 2022 and enter February—Black History Month—I want to share my...

The Pope and the Virtues of Having Children

On January 5th, while talking to a general audience, Pope Francis said, “Today…we see a form of selfishness. We see that some people do not want to have a child. Many,...

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...