Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service

In an effort to explore the intricacies of the Muslim American Identity, we interviewed William Antoun Salame, the Outreach Director for the Islamic Organization of North American. In his interview, he reveals that the characteristics taught to Muslims by the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) (democracy, justice, equality, leadership, service, and integrity) are identical to the characteristics we … Continue reading Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service

The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center

Known by many as the Masjid on God Row, the sister to the ground zero masjid, and one of the facilities that spearheaded the development of the unique Muslim cemetery in New Jersey, the Assafa Masjid offers the Muslims of Manhattan a wide array of services. Mufty Luthfer Rahman Qasimy helps us get a better understanding of the history of this 6-story Islamic center and the community relationships that it has helped to develop. Continue reading The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center

Sahabah

The Sahabah (may god be pleased with them) were the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). Who were they? Where did they come from? How did they impact our understanding of Islam? How did they interact with the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)? What were their distinguishing characteristic? It is up … Continue reading Sahabah