Islam Beyond Phobia
Quelling the obsession with burning the Quran
By Omar Suleiman — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Addressing Islamophobia as a policy matter would rob Quran burners of the attention they seek.
India’s Hindu nationalism is exporting its Islamophobia
By Omar Suleiman — October 6, 2022
The world needs to make China pay for its maltreatment of the Uyghurs
By Omar Suleiman — September 3, 2022
Why I oppose the Abraham Accords
By Omar Suleiman — July 15, 2022
(RNS) — These agreements have nothing to do with coexistence and they ignore Palestinians entirely.
India’s insult of the Prophet Muhammad is a sign of deeper Islamophobia
By Omar Suleiman — June 8, 2022
(RNS) — Boycotts and media outrage won’t change India’s attacks on its own Muslim citizens.
The world united to pray to save the boy in the well. Why not children who die in war?
By Omar Suleiman — February 7, 2022
(RNS) — It’s hard for us to face that we throw the children in war zones into the well.
11 hours of prayer and solidarity at the Colleyville synagogue standoff
By Omar Suleiman — January 18, 2022
(RNS) — At the request of his editors, our columnist writes about waiting with hostages’ families.
Even Congress can agree that we need to stop Uyghur genocide. Why can’t Elon Musk?
By Omar Suleiman — January 3, 2022
(RNS) — Planning a Tesla factory for Xinjiang is a new low, even for Tesla's CEO.
Still brothers: Making sense of the Malcolm and Ali split
By Omar Suleiman — October 21, 2021
(RNS) — We are as fascinated with these two friends’ legacies as we were captivated by them in life.
The last casualty of 9/11: Speaking up for Muslim political prisoners
By Omar Suleiman — October 11, 2021
(RNS) — For two decades, Muslims' will to seek justice for political prisoners has been muted.
Why is Islamophobia wrong at home and acceptable against Palestinians?
By Omar Suleiman — June 24, 2021
(RNS) — So many who condemn bigotry against Muslims have a blind spot when it comes to Palestinians.
Malcolm X’s moral courage and the challenge of Palestine
By Omar Suleiman — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — His example of speaking up for the Palestinians shows how moral courage works.
Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.
By Omar Suleiman — April 13, 2021
(RNS) — As you fast from what is ordinarily permissible, you learn to fast from what is prohibited at all times.
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.
What Jesus means to me as a Muslim
By Omar Suleiman — December 24, 2020
(RNS) — As the Christmas season ushers forth the memory of Jesus, it’s worth asking: How much do Muslims think about the person the Quran recognizes as a prophet and the Messiah?
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