“Why is everyone talking about the refugees all of a sudden?” a friend messaged me last month. “Facebook is so annoying. It’s one crisis or another, and they just repost one article after another. By the time they are posting articles, the damage has al-ready been done!”
Muslims need to overcome the petty differences borne of ignorance to live with each other and learn to tolerate differences...
Ramadan should mean more than simply going hungry. There must be the wholehearted obedience to Allah’s (swt) commands in order to achieve the true purpose for which we fast: upholding truth and justice even though the challenges may be huge.
The cliques that run mosques in North America pursue their own narrow agendas without addressing the burning issues or paying attention to the needs of the people. This has resulted in alienating most Muslims.
Muslims are now going to b confronted by US-promoted Imams through the Internet. Welcome to a new form of cyber warfare on Muslims!
Incessant propaganda to sugar-coat US crimes is not only used in the US but also in victim societies where media outlets are recruited and financed to do America’s dirty work.
Students are supposed to be vanguards of activism but in the oppressive climate created in the wake of 911, most Muslim students are keeping their heads low and their mouths closed in order not to arouse any attention. It is a real pity.
There is no shortage of people willing to serve foreign masters. Salina Khan looks at the theatrics of a self-styled Shaikhul Islam.
A masjid ought to be more than simply a fancy building where people just come to offer salat. Frustrated by lack of meaningful activities in the masjids, Salina Khan argues they ought to be occupied by activist Muslims to liberate them.
‘Get the vote out,’ was a common refrain heard by Muslims from the minbar prior to the November 6 elections. Salina Khan asks whether the same Imams would be just as eager to link up with people standing for justice and peace.
Salina Khan reflects on the challenges facing Muslim parents in raising children in America. She illuminates the narrative with personal experiences of her own children.
The sacred month of Muharram follows the sacred month of Dhul Hijjah. Salina Khan argues that the true significance of Ashura and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain must be addressed honestly to create awareness among Muslims about issues of legitimacy, justice, dignity and freedom in Islam.
Sister Salina Khan challenges the conventional, ritualistic approach to performing Hajj and explains her experiences during the last Hajj.
Muslims have become fond of building cathedral style masajid where all kinds of restrictions are imposed. Sister Salina Khan argues that masajid should become centers of activism for social, political and economic justice.
A Friday sermon I attended curbside on an oppressively hot day earlier last month turned out to be a long-sought breath of fresh air.