“The Practice of Islam in America” is Published

Just published–The Practice of Islam in America: An Introduction. You can buy the book through its publisher, NYU Press, or via Amazon or other retailers. Then, check out the book’s website to get discussion ideas for your classroom, book club, or community group. The Practice of Islam in America introduces you to the ways that Islam is lived in the United States. How do Muslims pray? … Continue reading “The Practice of Islam in America” is Published

Millennium Chair’s Awards to Prevent Islamophobia Announced

INDIANAPOLIS — Original Muslim American poetry displayed at Indianapolis’ Monument Circle. Muslim and Christian youth documenting each other’s faith communities through a joint photography exhibit. A Holocaust museum conducting Islamophobia workshops for students. An original children’s play based on Muslim folklore. Muslim youth learning how to confront anti-Muslim bias. Those are five projects that could help prevent Islamophobia in greater Indianapolis, and they will all … Continue reading Millennium Chair’s Awards to Prevent Islamophobia Announced

“Indy Star”: Muslims proudly embrace America

The 2017 Pew Research Center’s poll of U.S. Muslims released today has one overarching message: even though half the country might disagree, Muslim and non-Muslim Americans really are more similar than different. Muslim Americans may have distinct religious cultures, but the fear stoked by the election of Donald Trump is not turning Muslim Americans into more alienated citizens. They strongly identify with their fellow Americans … Continue reading “Indy Star”: Muslims proudly embrace America

“Indy Star”: Who Was the Prophet Muhammad Really?

He was a husband, a businessman, a grandfather, a warrior, a judge, a politician, and a religious leader. For many of the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (died, 632 CE) is also the human being most worthy of respect, love and imitation. God chose him among all human beings to receive the Qur’an, God’s Word. They mention him in their prayers, religious … Continue reading “Indy Star”: Who Was the Prophet Muhammad Really?

“Indy Star”: IUPUI professor offers grants to creative types to battle Islamophobia

“To combat Islamophobia, an IUPUI professor is turning to crowd-sourcing the arts and humanities.” Arts reporter Domenica Bongiovanni interviewed me about the competition, asking why I thought the arts and humanities could help to prevent anti-Muslim violence. A link to the story is here.   Continue reading “Indy Star”: IUPUI professor offers grants to creative types to battle Islamophobia