Opinion

The Hajj Paradigm: Islam’s Most Unifying Narrative

Opinion

by Imam Luqman Ahmad Perhaps, the purest, and most poignant narrative of what Islam really stands for at its core, is the visual takeaway one gets from the annual Muslim pilgri

Pakistani Supreme Court Announces Verdict on Panama Papers Case

Opinion

By Munir M Hasan, PhD The judgment of the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan on Panama Papers case has been announced. It is of course a matter of satisfaction and happiness for

How Muslim Sectarianism is Connected to Islamophobia

Opinion

by Imam Luqman Ahmad Amidst the climate of increased anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States and the cacophony of noise decrying the evils of Islamophobia and the Islamophob

The Freedoms We Celebrate

Opinion

 by Azher Quader Earlier this month our country celebrated its 241st Independence Day. That same weekend ISNA had its 54th Annual Convention too, here in Chicago, which was u

Three New Teen Novels Showcase the Diversity of Islam

Opinion

By Saadia Faruqi Although the year is only half over, three new novels targeted towards Muslim teenagers and young adults are already making news. A combination of dramatic plo

Confronting Muslim Sectarianism

Opinion

by Imam Luqman Ahmad Muslim sectarianism is one of the greatest challenges for Muslims in this century. It affects Muslims worldwide and is responsible for much of the discord

Religious Diversity, Pluralism and Tolerance: The Islamic Perspective

Opinion

by M. Basheer Ahmed M.D. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, there has been a massive migration of people from the east to the west. Most of them migrated for economic

Ramadan, An Exercise in Self Control

Opinion

by Azher Quader The month of Ramadan comes and goes so fast, it always feels kind of short. As the moon-gazers and the calculators celebrate Eid on the same day, it is a wel

Reviving the Lost Art of Forgiveness in Islam

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by Luqman Ahmad For many Muslims, the idea of forgiving a bigot, pardoning an aggressor or a harsh unflattering critic or letting a so-called Islamophobe off the hook, is much e

American Muslim Diversity: An Opportunity Or an Opportunity Wasted?

Opinion

by Imam Luqman Ahmed Aside from the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, the presence of Muslims in the United States is arguably the most racially and ethnically diverse assemblage