Reclaiming My Name, The Story of Mohamed Hammoud

This is Mohammed’s story:
I am first and foremost a Muslim and it defines how I see the world. But I am also a father, a husband, a son, brother and friend and all these personas help me relate to others and connect with them as they need me. I speak regularly at conferences and gatherings on the topics of Islamic identity, interfaith and authentic leadership, one that believes in leading from the heart through the lens of diversity. I have also spoken at TEDx… Continue reading Reclaiming My Name, The Story of Mohamed Hammoud

Eid Al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is known by many names worldwide. It is called Eid al-Kabīr (or the greater Eid), or Eid al-Baqarah (Eid of cows) by many in the Arabic speaking world. It is referred to as the Festival of the Sacrifice in English, Opferfest in German, and Kurban Bayramı in Turkish. Continue reading Eid Al-Adha

Featured Prophet: Ibrahim

He is considered the Father of Monotheism because he is the earliest prophet, aside from Adam (as), which Muslims, Christians, and Jews agree upon. The lineage of most of the prophets and their people can be traced through Ibrahim’s (as) 2 sons, Ishaaq (as) or Isaac and Ismael (as) or Ishmael. Ishaaq (as) was the father of Yaqoob (as), also known as Jacob or Israel. Yaqoob (as) had 12 sons, which are known as Bani Israel, or the 12 tribes of Israel. Continue reading Featured Prophet: Ibrahim

Dear Iqama Magazine

In the months since I have converted to Islam I have met many Muslims and learned so much about my new faith.  I firmly believe this religion is perfect, although not all of its followers are. I think that is one of the things that makes it difficult for a new Muslim to learn about Islam.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with learning “how to be a good Muslim”. I see different Muslims who practice the religion in different ways, and I think I need to do everything in order to be “the perfect Muslim”.  However, there is no such thing and I need to be reminded of that from time to time. Continue reading Dear Iqama Magazine