Politically Speaking, Who Am I, And What Do I Want As An American Muslim?*


When the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina, he declared that the Muslims and the rest of the inhabitants of his new home constituted an ummah. This is explicitly, not implicitly, laid out in the so-called Constitution or Ṣaḥīfah of Medina.

Dr. Sherman Jackson on January 3, 2017


Discussing Controversy: Hamza Yusuf at RIS

I still remember my first encounter with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. I was an 18yr old newly-minted convert attending a Nawawi Foundation event in Chicago. Initially unsure of what to expect, I sat spellbound….

Ubaydullah Evans on December 27, 2016


ALIM Winter Program

ALIM Winter 2017

The Qur’ān emphatically declares, “…but perhaps you dislike something and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows and you know not.”

Dr. Muneer Fareed
Dr. Sherman Jackson
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans
Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

November 30, 2016


The Election of Donald Trump: A Referendum on Liberalism?

I am not a political conservative, at least not in the American tradition of that brand. First, conservatives tend to be “no-men” who merely act as brakes on liberal progress…

Dr. Sherman Jackson on November 13, 2016


And Now Medina: Beyond the Elephant’s Shadow


I do not know the specific grievance that drove the suicide bomber to his despicable deed in our beloved Medina, Islam’s second holiest city. I suspect, however, that it had something to do with some perceived decline in…

Dr. Sherman Jackson on July 9, 2016


After Ali: The American Muslim Community Between Principle & Interest

Jackson Funeral Muhammad Ali

The funeral and memorial service of our beloved champion Muhammad Ali has inspired the American Muslim community and spawned a new sense of possibility. The explicit and heartfelt national recognition of Ali’s legacy more

Dr. Sherman Jackson on June 15, 2016


Ramadan Reflections with Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

In Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans’ Ramadan Reflection, he talks about understanding our life’s purpose by living by the great examples of our Prophets.

Ubaydullah Evans on June 6, 2016


Muhammad Ali: An My American Hero

Muhammad Ali

Like many of my generation of Muslims, Muhammad Ali came into my life before Islam did. In the 1960s, even before Malcolm X’s estrangement from the Nation of Islam and his eventual death in 1965, it was Muhammad Ali who became the public face of the movement.

June 5, 2016

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