ACCESS DENIED: Struggles with Access and Acceptance at Institutions of Higher Education

In America, people with disabilities are treated like second-class citizens. This is true whether the topic is voting, civil rights, transportation, or even going to the movies. One might think that higher education, with its emphasis on expanding minds and supporting diversity, would be an island of acceptance and inclusion in this world of ableist […]

Seeing Ourselves Through the Lens of The Qur’an

by Dinah Khattab I  often think of how Prophet Yusuf’s confidence and sense of self-worth were not affected throughout his life despite the many challenges he faced. It always remained the same. For example, when he was released from prison after being wrongly accused, he said:   “Appoint me over the storehouses of the land. Indeed, […]

In and Out of the Lizard’s Hole

Personal Reflection on The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists by Sahara Iman “You would tread the same path as was trodden by those before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the lizard’s hole, you would follow them in this also” These were the words the […]

Concept Of Fitrah In Islamic Psychology

The term “fitrah” is derived from the Arabic word “fatara,” which means to create or to originate. In Islamic psychology, the concept of fitrah refers to the innate nature of human beings that inclines them towards recognizing and submitting to the existence and oneness of Allah (SWT) and adhering to moral and ethical values.  Ibn […]

A Forgotten Legacy – Muslims in Black History | PART II

Black Muslims in the 20th Century In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, African American leaders such as Noble Drew Ali and W. D. Fard founded movements aimed at empowering Black Americans and reconnecting them with their Islamic heritage. The civil rights movement in America had a profound impact on Black Muslims, who saw […]

A Forgotten Legacy – Muslims in Black History | PART I

By Kristopher Idrees Crawley Introduction Muslims have played a significant role in the African American community, yet their contributions are often overlooked and left out of the narratives of Black history. From the early days of slavery to the civil rights movement, Muslims have made invaluable contributions to the advancement of African Americans. However, their […]

My Hijab

The 1st of February marks the recognition and celebration of a beautiful aspect of our Faith. World Hijab Day highlights an integral part of a Muslim woman’s life. The Hijab is a unique and distinct manner of presenting ourselves as women in Islam, showing a complete image of total obedience to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) […]