The Muslims of Early America

By Peter Manseau IT was not the imam’s first time at the rodeo. Scheduled to deliver an invocation at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last week, Moujahed Bakhach of the local Islamic Association of Tarrant County canceled his appearance because of the backlash brought on by a prayer he had [...]

2017-12-19T18:51:40+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

By Jordan Denari The average college student spends eight to 10 hours a day on a smartphone. Eighty percent of college students report feeling frequently stressed, and one in 10 have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or other mental disorders. Like the rest of the country, universities are fraught with busyness and competing distractions. [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:03+00:00 January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Islam does not preach violence

By Saulat Pervez I recently attended a library event highlighting Muslim heritage where a gentleman asked, “Would you say that the acts of ISIS represent true Islam and that the rest of the billion-plus Muslim population is in fact deviating from the actual teachings of Muhammad?” When the coordinator responded [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:04+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Slain officer’s family warns against viewing all Muslims as extremists

The family of one of the police officers murdered in Wednesday’s assault by Islamist extremists on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris has appealed to the public not to blame all Muslims for the attack. Ahmed Merabet, himself a Muslim, was one of the 17 victims of a three-day [...]

2017-12-19T19:27:00+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Two Muslim groups’ donations to help pay for water bills

By Mark Hicks Two Muslim groups are contributing $100,000 to efforts aimed at helping Detroit residents with their water bills. The Michigan Muslim Community Council and Islamic Relief USA are donating the money to the Detroit Water Fund — a partnership between the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and the [...]

2017-12-19T19:27:35+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Bern imam named Swiss of the Year

By Jeannie Wurz Imam Mustafa Memeti of Bern has been named Swiss of the Year by the Swiss weekly newspaper SonntagsZeitung. He was chosen for “his courage and his engagement in the most explosive debate of our time”. The Islamic religion was a dominating theme of the year 2014, according [...]

2017-12-19T19:28:07+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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