10 Tips to Safeguard Your Mosque in the Era of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Hate crimes against the Muslim community are on a rise especially after the election of Donald Trump. One of the main targets for this hate have been mosques. Since Trump entered the White House, mosques have been vandalized, set on fire, and worshipers shot to death. On top of that, we have far-right islamophobes in the White House, who are closely linked … Read more 10 Tips to Safeguard Your Mosque in the Era of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

What to Do When Immigration Agents Are At Your Door

ICNA CSJ continues its series on knowing your rights with Immigration Lawyer Afia Yunus from Yunus Law. In this webinar, Afia speak on what to do when immigration officers (ICE) knock on your door. What should do? Do you have to let them in? Should you answer any of their questions? Do you have to show proof of your legal status … Read more What to Do When Immigration Agents Are At Your Door

Fact Sheet: Harms of New Muslim Ban Executive Order

Prepared by Naureen Shah from Amnesty International USA Today, President Trump signed a new executive order banning people from six countries and suspending the refugee admissions program. The Trump administration may characterize the new order as scaled back and careful.  In fact, the new order is inhumane, irrational and will not make the U.S. safer. It will cause harm to … Read more Fact Sheet: Harms of New Muslim Ban Executive Order

Muslim Ban: What to Expect Now and How to Prepare for Travel

Are you confused about how the controversial Executive Order may impact immigration? Then please watch the following very informative presentation by Immigration Lawyer Afia N. Yunus, which was conducted by ICNA CSJ on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Mrs. Afia Yunus is the Principal Attorney and Owner at Yunus Law, with an office in Philadelphia and Chicago. Her practice focuses exclusively on U.S. Immigration … Read more Muslim Ban: What to Expect Now and How to Prepare for Travel

‘American Dream’ Achieved at the Expense of African Americans?

Source: The Guardian At the start of black history month in the US, we take a look at a seminal speech by the writer, essayist, poet and civil rights activist James Baldwin. At Cambridge University Union in 1965, Baldwin debates whether the ‘American dream’ has been achieved at the expense of African-Americans. Following is a brief snippet of that debate. … Read more ‘American Dream’ Achieved at the Expense of African Americans?

Khutbah: Thanking Neighbors for Supporting Muslims in Tough Times

In light of the recent support for Muslims across the United States in light of President Trump’s Muslim ban, the following khutbah was prepared by Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan, Chairman of ICNA Sharia Council. Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will … Read more Khutbah: Thanking Neighbors for Supporting Muslims in Tough Times

Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Imam Khalid Griggs ICNA CSJ Chairman Salaam Dr. King: It’s been almost 50 years since your fateful appointment with destiny on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Time and willful intent have conspired to transform the public perception of you from a transcendent prophetic voice for the voiceless and oppressed to a dreaming romantic who assuaged … Read more Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Standing Rock, Remember My Name

By Imam Khalid Griggs What appeared to be an inevitable violent confrontation on December 5 between over 2,000 US military veterans, the Standing Rock Sioux and their thousands of allies, aligned against local and county law enforcement agents from ten states and the paid goons of Energy Transfer Partners was averted when the Department of the Army announced that it … Read more Standing Rock, Remember My Name

We Are Standing Rock: America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Social Justice (CSJ) On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world. Yet, the setting was not a foreign country and … Read more We Are Standing Rock: America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans