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White Muslims On Their Mission in American Society

White Muslims On Their Mission in American Society

  Don’t we get it? We are at the top of the social hierarchy of all the social groups in the world today. And we have Islam. We are the Abu Bakr’s and the Umar’s and the Uthman’s. The Prophet SAW prayed for one of the Umar’s to become Muslim because both Umar’s had high standing in Mecca. They had[Read More…]

October 14, 2018 0 comments Our vision
On White American Converts (1998)

On White American Converts (1998)

UNDATED _ Ismail Royer remembers the sunny fall afternoon seven years ago when a songbird heard in a suburban St. Louis park transformed him from a lapsed Catholic into a believing Muslim. Royer heard the sound that changed his life as he and a Muslim friend sat in Manchester Park engaged in yet another of their intense discussions about God.[Read More…]

September 10, 2018 0 comments Society
“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

With the turmoil in the Muslim world and the rise of global terrorism there are many debates about “European Muslims”, “American Muslims”, and “Western Muslims”. These discussions come out as a pressure felt by western Muslims to distance themselves from terrorists; and also as a categorization between “good” Muslims and “bad” Muslims. Today we speak about the need of an[Read More…]

September 4, 2018 0 comments Society
The Oldest Lasting Muslim Organization in the US – a European One

The Oldest Lasting Muslim Organization in the US – a European One

The oldest lasting Muslim organization in Northern America is Džemijetul Hajrije/The Benevolent Society formed by Bosniaks 1906 in Chicago. Today they are known as Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center and are part of Islamic Community of Bosnia. Bosnians first migrated to Chicago in the late nineteenth century. Early migrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina were generally young, unskilled male laborers who came in search[Read More…]

August 17, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Religion and American Constitution by Ismail Royer

Religion and American Constitution by Ismail Royer

It is human nature for individuals to reach different conclusions about what is true, and to be convinced that one’s beliefs, being true, deserve to prevail over false beliefs. The diversity of our opinions and our zeal in advancing them, wrote James Madison, has “divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to[Read More…]

July 14, 2018 0 comments Society
Possibly First Mosque in New York Founded by Tatars

Possibly First Mosque in New York Founded by Tatars

«Tatar Mosque in Brooklyn, New York» — Powers Street Williamsburg Brooklyn Possibly First Mosque in New York , Founded by Tatar Muslims from Poland, Lithuania and Belarus at the beginning of the 20th Century.

July 3, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
White American Muslim about his way to Islam

White American Muslim about his way to Islam

May 13, 2018 0 comments Faith
A White American Muslim Conference? Why not?

A White American Muslim Conference? Why not?

On the heels of the recent Black American Muslim conference held in California, a White Muslim brother recently bought up the idea of a White American Muslim conference. Wow! At first I thought it was tongue in cheek, and for the record, I’m not for or against but come to think of it, a White American Muslim conference is an[Read More…]

April 29, 2018 1 comment Society
How American white Christian mom converted to Islam

How American white Christian mom converted to Islam

Kristin Szremski is a 53-year-old mom from Palo Hills, Illinois. Born into a Missouri-Synod Lutheran family, she first converted to Catholicism before finding her place in Islam. This year, Szremski was one of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who were drawn to Mecca between October 2 – 7 to complete the fifth pillar of Islam, the Hajj. She tells Huffington[Read More…]

March 3, 2018 0 comments Faith
Latino Muslim community in the US

Latino Muslim community in the US

On January 30, 2016, Muslims and non-Muslims alike gathered in Houston, Texas, for the most highly anticipated event of the season: the grand opening of IslamInSpanish’s Centro Islamico, a new nexus to bring Islam to Latinos. Bright, sunny, nearly cloudless skies graced the sizable throng, most seated under a protective canopy while the rest stood bathed in the warmth of a[Read More…]

February 3, 2018 0 comments History & Culture