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Afghanistan's ancient Sufi order shocked by deadly attack

Nothing could have prepared Mohammad Zarar for the lead story on Afghanistan's 10 p.m. television news Saturday.<p>The Sufi Muslim meetinghouse in Kabul that the 46-year-old science teacher attended for more than a decade was attacked by gunmen. Officials said six people were killed, but members of …

Hip-hop hijabis challenge stereotypes | Arts & Culture

Growing up in a Jamaican household, if anyone had told me that when I was older I would be a Muslim, I would have laughed. Witnessing Islam in urban Britain, it felt so Asian, so male and so backward.<p>So now when people ask me and my hip-hop group, Poetic Pilgrimage, what made us convert to Islam, …

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Global Muslim Travel Index Ranks Singapore and Malaysia as Top Destinations

Singapore comes in first place once again on a list of top destinations for Muslim travelers on MasterCard and CresentRating’s annual Global Muslim …

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Ummah Wide Top 20 Stories of 2014

We only existed for 3 months of the year, that was plenty of time to drop some amazing stories<p>We started Ummah Wide with the belief that a global …

Malcolm X “Travel Broaden’s One’s Soul”

An Interview with Bernice Bass (December 27, 1964)<p>Ummah Wide — #RememberMalcolm Series<p><b>Bernice Bass</b>: And now dear hearts, I think it important that we …

A WOMAN’S WAR PAINT

A Snapshot of Syria’s Subversive Cartoonist<p>“Do you have experience drawing cartoons?”<p>“Yes, of course. I can show you my work.” She hoped the …

LaunchGood

How One Crowdfunding Startup is Helping to Launch Muslim Social Good Projects Throughout the World<p>Ummah Wide Social Innovators Series<p>This time last …

The Legend of Sand and Sea

The story of how earth and water met and why we love strolling on the beach…<p>Sand, daughter of rock, and Sea, son of rain, finally met. Sea was shy …

Decolonizing the Heart

From the Mind-Centered Egolatry of Colonial Modernity to Islam’s Epistemic Decolonization through the Heart<p><b>I. Introduction</b><p>In his major work Ethics of …

“The African Revolution and Its Impact on Afro-Americans”— Malcolm X at the Harvard Law School Forum

Ummah Wide — #RememberMalcolm Series December 16, 1964<p>I first want to thank the Harvard Law School Forum for the invitation to speak here this …

The Millions March NYC

On December 13, 2014, I marched alongside thousands of others in New York City, protesting against institutionalized racism, police brutality and …

Malcolm X on Afro-American, African and International Solidarity

At the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem — Dec. 13, 1964<p>Ummah Wide — #RememberMalcolm Series<p><b>Malcolm X:</b> Brothers and sisters: We’re very happy to see so many …

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not, it is the story of many girls.”<p>بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم<p><b>Bismillah hir rahman ir</b> …

The Crisis of Imams in America Part 2: The Un-Mosqueing of America’s Imams

Arabs have a popular proverb that goes as follows:<p>“If your friend is made of food, don’t eat him completely.”<p>The proverb refers to the normal human …

#RememberMalcolm

Call for Submissions<p>As part of a series of events leading up to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we are putting out a call for …

Waiting for Fahd: One Family’s Hope for Life Beyond Guantánamo

Produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights, “The heartrending documentary “Waiting for Fahd,” tells the story of CCR client Fahd Ghazy, a …

Malcolm X’s Oxford Union Debate — 50 Years Later

“Is Extremism Justified in Defense of Liberty?”<p>Ummah Wide — #RememberMalcolm Series<p>50 years ago this week on December 3rd, 1964 El Hajj Malik Shabazz …

#EricGarner’s Army of Prayer Warriors and Freedom Fighters #NYC

By Pauline Dolle — A Journey Through NYC Religions<p>The low drone of helicopters overhead vibrated through the narrow streets of lower Manhattan as …

The Crisis of Imams in America— Part 1

Since my departure from the SALAM Center a few weeks ago, the chatter has been deafening in the community about the role of the Imam and the …

Love in Protest

As my car crested the hill, I could see the skyline of downtown Los Angeles on the horizon. I noticed the lights of a helicopter hovering close to …

Ferguson Fallout: Normality and Tamir Rice

<i>By Imam Zaid Shakir</i><p>The recent killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio, casts a more brilliant light on many of the issues relevant in the case of …

Reflections of an American Muslim Mother on #Ferguson

By Linda Sarsour<p><b>“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then</b> …

Michael Brown and America’s Structural Racism

By Hatem Bazian<p>As news coverage intensifies over the supposed ‘violence’ in Ferguson’s streets, we are once again asked to focus on the people’s …

Rebel Diaz and the Reminders New Collaboration — “RUN”

Music for Ferguson<p>An Interview with RodStarz and Big Samir<p><b>Ummah Wide: Thank you all for this timely movement music, can you talk about some of the</b> …

Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop

Book and Exhibit Review<p>Ummah Wide — #RememberMalcolm Series<p>After Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali the most popular positive representations of Islam in the …

Coffee at its Origin: One Man’s Journey to Save Yemeni Coffee

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Coffee at its Origin:

The Journey of One Company Working to Save Yemeni Coffee<p>Ummah Wide Social Innovators Series<p>The Ummah Wide Social Innovators Series is a new set of …

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The Passion of Imam Husayn

A Passion Play by Ustadh Ali Ataie<p>Play Excerpt and Interview<p>On the 9th night of <i>Muharram</i> (November 2nd) <i>Ummah Wide</i> was invited to a reading of Ustadh …

Families of Muslim Political Prisoners in the United States “war on terror”

Shattering Stigma, Crossing Boundaries<p>A Photo Essay by Sharmin Sadequee<p>Since the inception of the US “war on terror,” the US government has …