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Islam and Muslims in Academia – Dr Munir Jiwa

Dr. Munir Jiwa discusses the national frames through which Islam and Muslims enter discussions and debates in the public sphere and the particular ways these impact the study of Islam and Muslims in academia. He offers a critique of secular and liberal norms and how both the Euro-American left and right, inside and outside academia, […]

The Importance of Being a Very Public Muslim – Imam Zaid Shakir

The Importance of Being a Very Public Muslim This post first appeared on Imam Zaid Shakir’s facebook page. In the climate of fear and mistrust of Muslims being carefully cultivated by some elements in this country it is extremely important to be a very public, very visible, very talkative Muslim. Some Muslims would tend to […]

Ramadan, Rumi, and Love By Zeshan Zafar

It is part of life to have a difference of opinion with various individuals or groups of people. Terry Tempest Williams, in one of her books, states, “Most of all, difference of opinions are opportunities of learning.” However, generally speaking, on many occasions, when this occurs, if one doesn’t manage it well or lacks comportment, […]

Defending the Prophet – Advice from Habib ‘Umar

Written by Lina Abdul Wahab Habib Umar bin Hafiz calls upon us all to teach people about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his life, his character, his call, his different states, his beauty, his perfection and his kindness and to teach about the Prophet’s light, by allowing it to shine through our words and deeds. According to Habib Umar, amongst us are […]