Before Ibtihaj Muhammad was detained by the US, she won an Olympic Bronze for her country. She is the first American Hijabi to compete in the Olympics is an unapologetic, black Muslim woman.
Article about free clinics run by Muslim American physicians and other healthcare providers serving uninsured people.
Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?” Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family’s restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. This talk was given at a TEDx event.
Islamophobia is Racism: Resource for Teaching & Learning about anti-Muslim Racism in the United States
Description: By focusing on understanding Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism, this syllabus challenges the idea that the problem is one of individual bias and that simply knowing more about Islam will necessarily lead to a decrease in anti-Muslim racism. Instead, it suggests that learning more about how structures of violence, inequality, and war have produced anti-Muslim racism and discrimination and its wide-ranging impact on everyday life is essential in order to challenge its assumptions, logics, and practices. While the readings include pieces that address recent events like the 2017 “Muslim ban” executive order, they also show that similar policies extend to both earlier moments and other communities.
A compilation of social media: Muslim scholars around the world share their feelings, tributes, condolences and reactions.
A beautifully and simply illustrated, true story of the woman who, with members of her community, saved books during the Iraq war.
An Egyptian teenager has discovered an inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel — and it could be worth tens of millions of dollars a year.
As they plan their lessons and activities, teachers need to be mindful of the fact that adolescents in their classrooms are members of our societies and emerging citizens. They need the opportunity to thoughtfully engage the questions and concerns that terrorism raises. They must be part of creating a culture of prevention and peace.
This resource gives teachers background information about the content of the lessons and how the lessons can be used to fulfill various state standards for learning. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS. Preparing and Evaluating Content on Islam and Muslims.
Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque Unites a Community takes viewers into the life and struggle of Zia Rahman, a determined but ailing man, who sets out to build a mosque in his suburban community. The hour long film was broadcast on select PBS stations in 2007 and 2008.