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US Muslim Doctor Fulfils Islamic Teachings

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 25 Feb 2013

Providing a free medical help for vulnerable and uninsured Americans in South Carolina over the past year, a Muslim doctor is relieved that her dream of putting Islamic Teachings on helping the poor is realized.

“This is the cornerstone of the Islamic society and a constant theme in the Qur’anic teachings,” Dr. Reshma Khan, a gynecologist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, told The Post and Courier on Sunday, February 24.


Why Muslims hate America

By Qasim Rashid | Washington Post | 22 Sep 2012

As an American Muslim activist, I receive this question all too often: “America is about freedom, free speech, and democracy—why do Muslims hate us?” The question is not at all why they hate us, but why don’t we get it.


Vibrant Muslim community in Hawaii

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 15 Sep 2012

Hawaii is the dreamland for holidaymakers. Annually thousands of tourists spend their winter in the comfortable climate of Hawaii which is like an earthen pot lying in the heart of Pacific Ocean. It is 2,300 miles from the US coast and 3,400 miles from the Asian coast of Japan.

In 1820 the first American missionaries came to preach Christianity and teach the Hawaiians Western ways. They succeeded converting many natives to Christianity. Now, there are thousands of Muslims living in Hawaii.


What’s Sharia, and what’s wrong with Sharia Law?

Do you know the craziest thing about all the efforts some non-Muslims are undertaking to prevent Muslims from bringing Sharia Law here, to North America?


Homegrown Muslim Terrorism Plots Decreased Again In 2011

By Andrea Stone |Huffingtonpost| 9 Feb 2012

WASHINGTON -- A new study of homegrown terrorism involving Muslim Americans suggests that the alarm bells set off by Republicans in Congress over sleeper cells of Islamic extremists may be much too loud.


Overcoming Islamophobia in American Elections

By Muqtedar Khan |Common Ground News Service| 9 Feb 2012

Islam has become an important part of American discourse leading up to the 2012 federal elections and candidates everywhere appear eager to take a position on Islam for political gain.
Across the country, rising Islamophobia has made it difficult for some Muslims to build mosques and practice their faith, although their right to do so is enshrined in the First Amendment of the US Constitution.


Does the American Muslim vote count in 2012?

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he was hopeful and positive; his speech, like most of his speeches, ignited a fire amongst those watching. One felt a sense of pride and hope as he spoke about the state of the country and his future plans. And while he addressed all areas he could, he may have missed out on a group.


Shariah in America: Not What You Think It Is

By Abdul Malik Mujahid
The Chair of the Council for a Parliament of the World Religions

You might have seen a government-required sign at a McDonald's restroom telling employees to wash their hands. Muslims do this as a part of living their faith, which is part of Shariah. The Prophet Muhammad also encouraged Muslims to wash their hands before and after eating. Muslim parents raise their children on many such manners.


Islam in America: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know -- But Were Afraid to Ask

By Daniel Tutt | Huffingtonpost | 13 Jan 2012

One of the more unfortunate outcomes of the anti-mosque protests, anti-sharia legislation and the impact of the Islamophobia network is that they have left many Americans confused about the truth of Islam and Muslims in America.


Pre-Columbian Muslims in the Americas

By: Dr. Youssef Mroueh / / 05 Nov 2004


Numerous evidence suggests that Muslims from Spain and West Africa arrived to the Americas at least five centuries before Columbus. It is recorded,for example, that in the mid-tenth century, during the rule of the Ummayyed Caliph Abdul-Rahman III (929-961 CE), Muslims of African origin sailed westward from the Spanish port of DELBA (Palos) into the "Ocean of darkness and fog". They returned after a long absence with much booty from a "strange and curious land". It is evident that people of Muslim origin are known to have accompanied Columbus and subsequent Spanish explorers to the New World.


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