Islam

Believe It or Not, Prophet Muhammad Promoted Women’s Rights

Women’s rights. Those two words aren’t often associated with Prophet Muhammad or Islam, but they should be. Here’s why… Anyone who wants to learn about Prophet Muhammad must learn about the women in his life. The Prophet led a community filled with active, independent and strong women. Khadijah, his first wife, was also his boss.… Continue reading Believe It or Not, Prophet Muhammad Promoted Women’s Rights

Politics

The Problem with Banning the Burqa

When I was recently invited to speak at a debate at University College of Cork in Ireland on banning the burqa, I was a bit hesitant to accept the call to participate. I, for one, am not a woman, nor am I Muslim. Speaking on an issue that focuses specifically on Muslim women seemed to… Continue reading The Problem with Banning the Burqa

Commentary

Documents Show Prophet Muhammad and US Founding Fathers Were Kindred Spirits

Although they are typically seen to represent overwhelming opposites, the Prophet Muhammad and America’s founding fathers shared many common characteristics and beliefs, which can be seen in historical documents. By comparing the speeches and texts that they left behind, we can learn of the similar viewpoints that Muhammad and the founding fathers held on issues… Continue reading Documents Show Prophet Muhammad and US Founding Fathers Were Kindred Spirits