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Opinion

Jumping on the refugee bandwagon

Salina Khan

Muharram 19, 14372015-11-01

“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!”

News & Analysis

Ignorance, prejudice and disunity among Muslims

Salina Khan

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-10-01

Muslims need to overcome the petty differences borne of ignorance to live with each other and learn to tolerate differences...

Special Reports

Best deed in Ramadan

Salina Khan

Sha'ban 22, 14342013-07-01

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.

News & Analysis

UnMosqued

Salina Khan

Rajab 22, 14342013-06-01

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.

Special Reports

Beware of the rock star imams!

Salina Khan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 20, 14342013-05-01

Muslims are now going to b confronted by US-promoted Imams through the Internet. Welcome to a new form of cyber warfare on Muslims!

News & Analysis

The instruments of mind control

Salina Khan

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14342013-04-01

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.

News & Analysis

Reviving student activism

Salina Khan

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14342013-04-01

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.

News & Analysis

The modern day “moderate Muslims”

Salina Khan

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

There is no shortage of people willing to serve foreign masters. Salina Khan looks at the theatrics of a self-styled Shaikhul Islam.

News & Analysis

Occupy the masjids to liberate them!

Salina Khan

Safar 19, 14342013-01-01

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.

News & Analysis

Beyond the polling booth

Salina Khan

Muharram 17, 14342012-12-01

‘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.

News & Analysis

Pride, not prejudice

Salina Khan

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14332012-11-01

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.

Islamic Movement

End the silence on Ashura

Salina Khan

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14332012-11-01

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.

Special Reports

On Hajj: eat, pray but love not?

Salina Khan

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 14332012-10-01

Sister Salina Khan challenges the conventional, ritualistic approach to performing Hajj and explains her experiences during the last Hajj.

News & Analysis

Build masjids, not country clubs

Salina Khan

Shawwal 14, 14332012-09-01

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.

News & Analysis

Preaching social and political justice

Salina Khan

Ramadan 12, 14332012-08-01

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.

News & Analysis

The new breed of Hollywood imams

Salina Khan

Sha'ban 11, 14332012-07-01

I must be a bigger fuddy-duddy than I thought because I’m finding the rich-and-famous lifestyles of many religious scholars quite scandalous.

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