Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Hate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise. The murder of two samaritans for aiding two young women who were facing a barrage of anti-Muslim slurs on a Portland train is among the latest examples of brazen acts of anti-Islamic hatred. Earlier in , a mosque in Victoria, Texas was burned to the ground by an alleged anti-Muslim bigot. And I have found that the rhetoric politicians use after terrorist attacks is correlated closely to sharp increases and decreases in hate crimes.
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New Book Gives an American Muslim Teen's Perspective on Islam | Voice of America - English
Ramadan is upon us once again. Here is what happens during the holy month. Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Every year, Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours, but what is it really about? Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger.
The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook
Imam El-Farouk Khaki co-founded Toronto's first LGBTQ-friendly mosque, Unity Mosque , 10 years ago to allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Muslims to attend prayers without having to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity for fear of discrimination. When I go to Unity Mosque, I am happy. While Khaki said Unity Mosque was one of the only explicitly LGBTQ-inclusive spaces he had heard of when it opened in , he noted things are starting to change.
The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook is a guide to the basics of Islam, packed with information, quizzes, pictures, colorful art and humor. The book was a family effort, by a mother and her two children, to explore the realities of young Muslims' life in the west and to educate non-Muslims about Islam. Faiza Elmasry reports. She admits that they're facing a very different world today than she did as a child, 3 decades ago.