An Islamic Argument Against Homophobia

An Islamic Argument Against Homophobia

Muslim-Americans cannot ignore the proverbial pink elephant in the room any longer: What is Islam’s stand on homosexuality and how should we deal with the LGBT identity of our fellow-Americans, some of whom are Muslims themselves? We owe the victims of the Orlando...

“I don’t know where they learned their Islam!”

I had just dropped my daughter off to school. It was still early in the morning so I thought I would have a relaxed cup of tea at home before heading off to work. A flock of Canada geese were flying south, drawn by the mysterious pull of migration, the slow beating of...
Animating the 9/11 Commission

Animating the 9/11 Commission

President Bush’s decision to create an independent commission to investigate the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America was long overdue. “We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th,” declared the president, adding that the investigation...

“I don’t know where they learned their Islam!”

I had just dropped my daughter off to school. It was still early in the morning so I thought I would have a relaxed cup of tea at home before heading off to work. A flock of Canada geese were flying south, drawn by the mysterious pull of migration, the slow beating of...

A Tale of Two Cities

DOWNTOWN CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH: I am attending a wedding reception at a floodlit community center in this city by the Bay of Bengal. It’s where I was born, where I spent my adolescent years, and where I have returned for a visit after many years in the United...