Islam and Education

An Islamic education that is progressive prepares future generations to alter the status quo, and provides alternative solutions to contemporary challenges. Within Islam, progressive education has always been an important feature of the Islamic faith. Prophet Mohammad’s social position highlights how he taught the Quranic message that challenged the oral traditions and customs that belittled […]

Islam and Multi-faith Society

The Islamic Golden Age developed multi-faith societies that significantly enriched the Islamic faith and the Orient, and we need to fight for that today. I deeply understand and appreciate what a multireligious society provides me, a Black American Muslim. As an adult, my life is very different from my humble beginnings. I was raised in […]

Islam and Secular Society

Progressive Islam removes barriers of race, gender, religion, political ideology, geographic locale and societal mores by separating faith from the state. Over the past six decades, reflecting upon the variety of experiences of life, I came to understand myself as a world citizen; a person who sees things from a global perspective. Therefore, inculcating the […]

Janazah Prayer for Eid

Dear Lord, provide for us through Your signs and symbols of life in Your Creation, so that we may continue to bring into reality the greatness of Qur’anic ethics that keeps us from destruction and doom. Ramadan began on June 6, 2016, a month of collective prayers, reflection in communion with family, friends and community. […]