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How Do I Deal With My Racist Spouse?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Our children go to public school, where they have friends of all ethnicities. My husband, an immigrant himself, is blatantly racist. He often tells our daughters not to trust or befriend African Americans, Hispanics, etc. and forbids me to tell them otherwise. How do I confront his racist […]

Afraid to get groceries? Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray on being a Muslim woman in today’s turbulent climate

Each time a high profile act of violence is committed by a Muslim or in the name of Islam, the fear of reprisal attacks rises acutely in Muslim communities. It has become almost par for the course, and the statistics prove the threat is real. Often, women who are visibly Muslim find themselves the primary soft target. […]

Responses To The Islamophobic Attack On The Bus Illustrate Wider Problems Of Racism

Over the last few days, the video of a black woman launching an islamophobic attack on two muslim women has attracted much attention on social media, and eventually was reported in the National Press. The provocative lady who undertook a tirade of threatening verbal abuse has since been arrested by the police, and one hopes […]

Islamophobia is alive and well but are we capable of a compassionate, introspective response? Tanya Muneera Williams

On the 22nd of June 1948 the landscape of England changed in the most unprecedented way. The arrival of the empire Windrush from Jamaica to Tilby docks in Essex has been pinpointed as one of the biggest changes in post-war British history. It can also be said that the 500 or so passengers on board […]

Our Condition Today: the Disease and the Remedy – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Reposted, with thanks via Habib Ali’s website here. The Root Diseases of the Ummah, their effects and their remedies according to Prophetic Teachings We live in a time of struggle. Things happen fast and one event quickly follows another. This leads to an imbalance, impairs people’s judgement and clouds their vision. People are in dire […]

Nelson Mandela: A Reminder for Us All – Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Original article can be found here. Of the many principles that Nelson Mandela stood for, his struggle against the apartheid regime was one, but it was not this that made him unique. In fact, Imam Abdullah Haron preceded him in this struggle in South Africa and died in prison after being tortured by the apartheid […]

Race To The Top – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Direction

Race To The Top – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Direction “The fight against racism is not over; we must redouble our efforts.” As the level of racially-charged exclusionary politics grows throughout the Western world, Muslims will have to contribute to the developing discourse to counter this problem. Doing so will require a plunge […]

Race to the Top – Imam Zaid Shakir

Race to the Top – Imam Zaid Shakir – Emel Magazine Subscribe to Emel Magazine’s dynamic content The fight against racism is not over; we must redouble our efforts. As the level of racially-charged exclusionary politics grows throughout the Western world, Muslims will have to contribute to the developing discourse to counter this problem. Doing […]