The Sky’s Many Colors
The concept that women’s confinement in the home is for their protection was irreconcilable to me. But in our differences we found learning opportunities instead of distance.Read More →
Facing Down Intolerance: Sharing Madrasas in the USA
I was shocked and repulsed that someone in my own family would say that, after I had shared how wonderful the Madrasa Discourses participants were.Read More →
Identity and Truth as Tools for Peacebuilding
As my peers in India and Pakistan are working towards updating their tradition, I will do the same in my faith community.Read More →
Muslims and the Making of America
The history of the United States is a multicultural, multiethnic, multireligious one. But that history is often not told.Read More →
Pious Fashion: Designing Modern Muslim Citizens
Men’s clothing is the marker of the nation’s power and modernity; women’s clothing is the marker of its morality, honor, and ethnic identity.Read More →
Dignity is Not Power Blind
Atrocious things have been perpetrated in societies that also value dignity.Read More →
The Social Fabric of Jerusalem: Memories in the Wake of Christian Exodus
When a plant or animal disappears, we expect the entire ecosystem to be impacted. We often forget that human communities form the same deep relationships.Read More →
The Portland Samaritans and Politics Moving Forward
Namkai-Meche’s last words—reported by a woman who pulled off her shirt to tourniquet his wound—were, “Tell everyone on this train that I love them.” We love you, too.Read More →
Prayer in Action: Supplication and Prayer in a Time of Crisis
Too often we have a distortion of spatiality, a separation of my group and myself from the other. By entertaining strangers we recognize that we are all created in the image of God, in radical love.Read More →
Muslim HumanitiesThe humanities since the nineteenth century have investigated language, music, art, literature, theology, and poetry. Muslims have long been participants in these rich intellectual traditions, as majorities or minorities in the past and present.
Science and the Human PersonRapid advances in science and technology are raising fundamental questions about human life, flourishing, suffering, and death. These and other ethical questions at the intersection of science and the human person have a global character, encompassing all of humanity.
Global Migration and the New CosmopolitanismThe global expansion of migration over the past two generations has ushered in major social and economic changes, as well as profound ethical challenges concerning how citizens are to coexist in pluralistic societies.