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Islam Beyond Phobia

San Antonio Spurs' Stephen Jackson signals after he made a 3-pointer during an NBA basketball game Jan. 13, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NBA star Stephen Jackson on converting to Islam: ‘I needed to listen to my heart’

By Omar Suleiman — February 4, 2021

(RNS) — ‘Allah has blessed me with so much already, and now he has blessed me with Islam,’ said Jackson.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 86th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

What Jesus means to me as a Muslim

By Omar Suleiman — December 24, 2020
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington in June 2013. He urged passage of immigration reform. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks
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“Crossing the Red Sea.” Image courtesy of Yoram Raanan

On Ashura, Muslims recall how faith in God overcomes tyrants

By Omar Suleiman — August 28, 2020

(RNS) — On Ashura, the promise of Paradise is divine assurance even when the world shows its vilest cruelty. No pharaoh, tyrant or terrorist can take any of those things away.

An image of the Fatiha. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

In the Fatiha, Jacob Blake’s father cried for justice and healing for his son

By Omar Suleiman — August 26, 2020

(RNS) — As he recited the Fatiha, a prayer that opens the Quran, Jacob Blake’s father cried for mercy, healing, justice and an end to violence — like countless Black parents before him.

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