Category: Community News

American Muslim women don’t need you to save them from Islam. They need your respect.

Hijabs According to a study by The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, for which I direct research, Muslim American women are among the most educated faith group in the country, and outpace their male counterparts in higher education. The majority polled also see Islam as a source of pride and happiness. The more than 40 percent of American women of the Islamic faith who say they wear hijab tell researchers they do so either as an act of piety (54 percent), to be identified as a Muslim (21 percent) or for modesty (12 percent). Only 1 percent said they wear hijab because a family member requires it. Rather than pity, Muslim American women need respect even when their choices don’t conform to the dominant culture’s idea of what liberation is supposed to look like…more:  usatoday

RASHIDA TLAIB BECOMES FIRST MUSLIM WOMAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS

rashida congressTlaib rose to victory in a tight and crowded race, claiming 33.2 percent of the vote and beating Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who garnered 29.2 percent of the vote, according to the New York Times. 

Tlaib will replace John Conyers Jr., who had represented the district since 1965 until his retirement last year following allegations of sexual harassment.

Since there are no Republican candidates contesting the seat, Tlaib is expected to enter Congress unopposed after a special election to take place on November 6, 2018, when she will be formally named as Conyer’s successor…..more: www.newsweek.

Memory: Exhibit Illuminates the Divine Art of the Qur’an

A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports on the vast variety of the manuscripts on display and the beauty, history and hard work behind each masterpiece.

VANDAL PAINTS SWASTIKA ON MOSQUE—THEN MUSLIMS PAY FINE TO KEEP HIM OUT OF JAIL

Image result for Mosque forgives Vandal“Dear Masjid Al-Salam Mosque,” Abraham wrote. “I know you guys probably don’t want to hear from me at all but I really want to get this to Y’all. I’m so sorry about having a hand in vandalising your mosque. It was wrong and Y’all did not deserve to have that done to you. I hurt Y’all and I am haunted by it. And even after all this you still forgave me. You are much better people than I…“All in all,” he concluded, “I just want to say I’m sorry.”…more:  /onepathnetwork.