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Obituary: In memory of El Hajj Imam Abdullah

Reposted from Ever Loved Imam Abdullah Bey El-Amin was born RasBerry Holland III in Little Rock, AR on October 31, 1944 to doting parents, RasBerry Holland II and Thelma De Loney Holland. He was the cherished third child born to this union. At the age of 7 years old, he moved to Detroit, MI. He […]

In groundbreaking ruling, Middle Eastern Islamic council declares ‘fatwa’ against Hamas

By Ruth Marks Eglash | from Fox News In a groundbreaking ruling, an official Islamic legislative body based in the Arab world declared a “fatwa,” or a legal opinion, against the Islamist militant group Hamas Thursday, calling its treatment of millions of Palestinians living under its rule in the Gaza Strip “inhumane” and urging the terrorist organization and its […]

The Spirit of Fasting in the month of Ramadan

by M. Basheer Ahmed M.D. Ramadan is indeed an exceptional month of fasting for Muslims around the world. It is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims fast (refrain from eating and drinking) from dawn until sunset. The fast is observed as a form of worship and is one of the […]

It’s time to stop erasing Black Muslim Americans from the story of Islam in the US

By Salima Suswell Reposted from Religion News Service Ninety-seven years ago, Carter G. Woodson began his campaign to initiate Negro History Week, which would later become Black History Month, to celebrate the rich history of African Americans’ contribution to this country. But even then, the legacy of Black Muslim Americans was at times intentionally left out. […]

Death toll rises above 50,000 after Turkey, Syria earthquakes

The number of people killed by the earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this month has now passed 50,000, according to the latest figures from both countries. In Turkey alone, 44,218 people died as a result of the earthquakes, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on Friday, while the latest announced death toll […]

Democratic governors form an alliance to protect abortion rights

by Rehan Qamar In response to consistent GOP efforts to limit abortion rights across the country, a group of 20 Democratic members announced Tuesday plans to form a coalition to protect and expand abortion access in their states. Led by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Reproductive Freedom Alliance will allow governors and their staff to share best […]

Op Ed: Reflections In 2023 Our Choices and Challenges

by Azher Quader As we begin another year and we look back at the happenings of 2022, there is much to reflect upon and much to learn from. Life is of course, a series of choices. When we make the right choices arguably, we move towards some worthy goals we may have set for ourselves. The […]

Québec’s Outrage over Amira Elghawaby’s Islamophobia Comments Illustrate her Point 

by Yousuf Ali Over the past few weeks, there has been controversy in Canada regarding the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as Canada’s special envoy for Islamophobia by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Her appointment sparked controversy over a previous op-ed she wrote suggesting that Québec had problems with Islamophobia due to polling indicating that 88% of […]

Israeli Forces Kill Two More Palestinians in West Bank Raids

By Yousuf Ali Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinians in the West Bank in the latest of a series of Deadly raids in occupied Palestinian territories which have escalated since last year on Feb. 14. According to Al Jazeera, “Mahmoud Majed Mohammad al-Ayedi, 17, was shot and killed by the Israeli army on Tuesday morning during a […]

On the War in Ukraine and the Price Russia Has to Pay

By Mahvish Akhtar It’s no surprise that Russia’s war on Ukraine has caused chaos within Ukraine and even within Russia. This chaos has spilled over to regions such as the Balkans, Serbia, and Kosovo and even neighbors such as Poland. Contrary to what Putin and the Russian officials would have the world believe, the people […]

‘Second mass shooting that I have now lived through,’ Sandy Hook survivor says of MSU shooting

by Aysha Qamar The country is yet again mourning lives lost after another mass shooting took place at a school. Three Michigan State University students were killed on campus Monday night, police said, in an incident that left five others critically wounded. According to MSU Interim Deputy Police Chief Chris Rozman, the gunman, identified as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae, […]

‘Disaster of the century’: Death toll continues to rise by thousands three days after Turkey quakes

by Aysha Qamar Within three days, Monday’s devastating earthquakes have quickly become the deadliest since Japan’s 9.0 magnitude quake in 2011, during which more than 20,000 people died. As of this report, the death toll in Turkey and Syria due to the Kahramanmaras earthquakes has surpassed 20,000— and the number is only expected to rise. As rescue […]

Massive earthquake kills nearly 4,000 people in Turkey and Syria

by Rehan Qamar A massive earthquake destroyed buildings as people were sleeping in parts of Turkey and Syria on Monday. As of this report, the earthquake has killed more than 3,400 people with thousands of others wounded. Officials warned the death toll would likely rise, with many reported trapped under destroyed buildings after the magnitude 7.8 quake struck at 4:17 […]