In the west we have a ‘charity industry’. Multi-million dollar organizations with highly paid executives and enormous marketing budgets collect money during regular fundraising campaigns, and ostensibly use it to bring charity to people as close as in our own…

To Jerusalem and Back:  Part II

Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim For the second part of my reflection on my trip to Jerusalem, I’ve decided to fulfill my promise to friends and family who have asked me to describe the sensory details of this place. While it should…

I performed my first Ramadan fast when I was 25 years old. I’d embraced Islam, spoke the words of the Shahada and learned my prayers with enthusiasm; but as the holy month drew closer on the calendar, I prepared for…

In California, a community clinic founded by Muslims and based on Islamic values is providing free healthcare to anyone who needs it. In Dallas, the first Muslim-founded shelter for domestic abuse survivors is providing first-class care to central Texas women…