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Raising a Muslim daughter in America | Ranna Abduljawad | TED

When Ranna Abduljawad became a mother after twelve years of marriage, she never imagined she would have to explain discrimination to her daughter at an early age, but as a Muslim mother, that has been her reality. In her talk, Abduljawad explains how prejudice and fear profoundly affect families, especially children. Too often, stories of anti-Muslim speech, action and violence …

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Donald Trump and the Palestinian State

Donald Trump’s election victory was a real shock, not only for decision-makers in every single capital in the world, but also for experts and observers who saw nothing but a win for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton. Shortly after his victory, Trump announced his readiness to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Many Israeli officials weren’t shy about saying …

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MIRACLES OF ALLAH

It must be remembered that Allah Himself is not bound by Taqdeer (Measures and Standards for laws of nature) that He has promulgated for its creations and subjected them to it. It does not and cannot apply to Allah Himself. His decisions and actions are not subject to the same limitations of Taqdeer as ours do. He is infinite in every respect …

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This Muslim American Isn’t Afraid Of Donald Trump or Terrorism

My name is Marwa Balkar. I am a 22-year-old born and raised in this beautiful country. I am also an American Muslim, which is a difficult thing to be in this moment in America’s history. Between the rise of terror threats of people claiming to follow the same religion as me, and the dehumanization of Muslims by most GOP candidates, …

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IS IT FOUR WIVES IN THE QURAN?

Can a man be married to more than one woman at the same time and whenever he pleases? The straightforward answer is no. The Quran presents only one very specific situation in which a man may have more than one wife, but even then, God advises that it is better to be married to just one wife at any one …

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Aasif Mandvi’s Flight Safety Rules For Brown People

Everyone hates flying, but brown people have it especially rough. Comedian and famous brown man Aasif Mandvi shows brown people how to blend in with the white folks and actually make their flight in this hysterical but all-too-true flight safety PSA. NOTE: these examples have actually happened. Seriously. We wish we were making this up. To learn more about how …

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QURAN DISAPPROVES ALL MAN MADE HADITHS

Quran disapproves all hadiths apart from the Quran itself (39:18-23, 52:34, 4:87, 18:6, 77:50, 53:59); Predicts that Muslim polytheists would call their forged teachings hadith (7:185, 12:111; 31:6; 33:38; 35:43; 45:6; 52:34; 77:50); Distances itself from all hadiths (12:111); Instructs to keep distance from hadithmongers who would mock the Quranic messages and import corruption to Islam (6:68, 4:140); Predicts and …

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