Judge not, that ye be not judge

That’s Matthew 7:1, King James Version, and I’ve often wondered how Christians square that with doing their civic duty like serving on a jury. (I’ve never been asked– not once — so I’ve only had to wonder about that, not actually come to a conclusion.) But this guy actually made the argument in Central Criminal …

Practicing Islam in short shorts

This is a fascinating essay from Thanaa El-Naggar that includes this: I am a practicing Muslim. I pray (sometimes), fast, recite the travel supplication before I start my car’s engine, pay my zakkah (an annual charitable practice that is obligatory for all that can afford it) and, most importantly, I feel very Muslim. There are …

When I grow up, I want to have class, like these Muslims

Check out how some Houston Muslims responded to haters, after their mosque was burned under suspicious circumstances. A suspect has been arrested. Want to fight fire with hope? Here’s a fundraising campaign to help them rebuild.

Get the iCondemn app!

Now in development, the world’s first Muslim denunciation app, iCondem, where Muslims can, with the touch of a button, condemn any atrocity anywhere that they as a group may be “loosely, indirectly responsible for, probably.” Now Muslims, who are held responsible for the oddest of things, can say “Not In My Name” over and over …

Just because he’s a Muslim…

Imam Khalid Latif reflects on Ramadan, which continues until Aug. 19. He writes: Just because I am a Muslim, does not mean I am a threat. Just because I am Muslim, doesn’t justify me being treated differently from anyone else. People every day are facing this reality because of their skin color, country of origin, …

What’s the big deal about a hijab?

A Saudi Arabia athlete is scheduled to participate in the Olympic event of judo on Friday, but she wears a hijab, a head scarf and a traditional form of Muslim dress, and officials say Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, who was born and raised in the U.S., cannot wear her head scarf during competition. Her …