Rumana is of Bangladeshi decent but she was raised in Maryland. As a child growing up, she enjoyed playing basketball, travelling and hanging out with friends. She lived a simple normal life of a child but everything changed after the
It’s no secret that America is one of the most Islamophobic countries on earth, despite its high population of Muslims, either naturalised or actual Americans. Football, being the most popular sport in the world today is naturally a big deal
Mohja Kahf is a Syrian-American poet and novelist. Her first collection of poetry- E-mails from Scheherazad- evokes the mixture of pride and shame involved in being different, with characters balancing on the line between assimilating and maintaining the habits of a
As a Muslim living in the United States I receive questions such as: Are you Muslim? Were you born Muslim? Is your country predominantly Muslim? Some even pass on comments such as: “I’ve never seen a Muslim from the US
“A person who follows a path for acquiring knowledge, Allah will make easy the passage to Paradise for him.” The Holy Qur’an includes a lot of mathematics, thus there are hundreds of well-known Muslim mathematicians. Below is a tailor-made list
The length of this list will be a surprise to a lot of people considering the long-existing myth most westerners have that Muslims were violence-oriented. Mimar Sinan (1489/1588), also known as Koca Mi’mâr Sinân Âğâ Jafar al-Sadiq, 8th century Banū
The horrifying presence of ‘Islamic’ terrorist groups such as ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Shabab who commit heinous crimes against humanity in the name of Islam has given rise to Islamophobia and the stereotyping of Muslims as terrorists in the west.
Zakat is the fourth pillar of Islam which involves giving out a minute percentage of one’s wealth to the poor or needy as charity. It is obligated on Muslims who are able to offer it once a year, usually after