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POLL: What Should American Muslims Do Over the Next Four Years?

Now that the Trump Administration is in place and he has put together a team of trusted advisors who have take bold anti


Now that the Trump Administration is in place and he has put together a team of trusted advisors who have take bold anti-Muslim stances, and many who have promoted anti-Muslim propaganda, what should American Muslims do for the next four years? image: Amplifier Foundation View Poll

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How to Build a Mosque in America and Watch it Burn to the Ground: Lake Travis, Texas Edition

 By Ashraf Hossain, as told to TIM Editors. I could not believe it when I received a text message on the morning of


 By Ashraf Hossain, as told to TIM Editors. I could not believe it when I received a text message on the morning of January 7 that the mosque we spent nearly five years building had just burned to the ground. I came to the United States from Bangladesh over 20 years ago. I was a […]

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Syria and Survivors’ Guilt

As the horrifying images of war and death flow out of Syria, many of us in more peaceful parts of this planet have taken


As the horrifying images of war and death flow out of Syria, many of us in more peaceful parts of this planet have taken to social media to express our outrage, fears, anger and pain. Sadly, our modern-day protests, will do nothing to change reality on the ground. It feels good, if only fleetingly, to […]

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U.S. Election 2016 Perspective Series

The following are articles published by The Islamic Monthly on a range of perspectives around the US Elections. A Snapsh


The following are articles published by The Islamic Monthly on a range of perspectives around the US Elections. A Snapshot of Election Day and the Work Needed After By Nida Allam US Election Perspective Series: A Snapshot of Election Day and the Work Needed After Does the “Just Words” Argument Hold? By Phoebe Schreiner Does […]

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TIM 24 Hour Debates – US Elections Debate #1

The Following is a LIVE online debate Updates to the debate will be made daily. UPDATES: (all times in USA EST) 8/18/16


The Following is a LIVE online debate Updates to the debate will be made daily. UPDATES: (all times in USA EST) 8/18/16 8:15am Atif Qarni offers closing statement (150 words) 8/18/16 8:00am Saba Ahmed offers closing statement (150 words) 8/12/16 10:00pm Saba Ahmed rebuts 8/12/16 5:40pm Atif Qarni rebuts 8/11/16 3:00pm Saba Ahmed responds to […]

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Perspective: Watching Hillary and Taking Pride

By: Aisha J. Shah As I attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, I reminisced about the 20


By: Aisha J. Shah As I attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, I reminisced about the 2008 elections and the gracious way Hillary Clinton conceded to then-nominee, Barack Obama. At the time, she understood that personal aspirations were less significant than uniting and moving a strong Democratic party forward. Her selflessness and […]

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An American Muslim Case for Hillary Clinton

By: Shahed Amanullah On the final day of DNC, we witnessed powerful speeches and tributes just before Chelsea Clinton in


By: Shahed Amanullah On the final day of DNC, we witnessed powerful speeches and tributes just before Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother, the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in U.S. history for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.  There was basketball star-turned-statesman Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who laid full claim to […]

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Perspective: Let’s Not Make a Big Deal About Clinton’s “One Line”

By: Souheila Al-Jadda President Bill Clinton has always paid attention to semantics. Lest we forget his infamous line, &


By: Souheila Al-Jadda President Bill Clinton has always paid attention to semantics. Lest we forget his infamous line, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”. Scandals aside, the backlash against president Clinton’s DNC speech last night where he stated that Muslims can stay and help us win if they love freedom […]

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Perspective: Bill Clinton: Willing to Allow Muslims to Stay in America If They Meet Certain Conditions?

By Muqtedar Khan Watching the Republican convention was like watching a horror show with a critical caveat. The monsters


By Muqtedar Khan Watching the Republican convention was like watching a horror show with a critical caveat. The monsters were real! No American presidential candidate in recent years has so alienated and frightened American Muslims as Donald Trump has. So, I waited for the Democratic convention with great hope for unity, inclusiveness and positivity. But […]

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A Muslim at the DNC

The Democratic National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Philadelphia thi


The Democratic National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Philadelphia this year, sees thousands of Democratic delegates amass to officially nominate a candidate to represent the party in the presidential election, and determine the party’s official platform. This convention marks the official end to the primary season, and […]