Final Essay

“Muslim Americans are on of this country’s biggest strengths. But they’re vulnerable as never before (Smith, ix).” Muslims are constantly discriminated against because of many misconceptions that surface in America. Establishing their own communities is something that gives them comfort because of its as if no one can take away from their religion. Another thing […]

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A Semester in Review

I don’t necessarily think my style of writing has changed over the course of the semester, however, i think with my perspective changing and my thought process changing I was able to write about things in a more natural way. this course has developed my thinking on a different level which forced me to anally texts […]

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An Afternoon in the Mosque

Like many other people, I assumed that going into a Mosque was going to be somewhat related to a church setting. I assumed that when you walked in that you were going to have to be super quiet and wait for mass to start, shutting off the outside world. My assumptions were completely wrong. When we first […]

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Yusuf, a radical Muslim?

Throughout this article, Grewal follows the story of a Muslim named Yusuf. Throughout the beginning of his story, Yusuf paints himself like a radical Muslim. Grewal pointing out that “even some of his Muslim American friends, colleagues, and fellow student travelers challenged his media messaging, criticizing his representations of Islamic creeds.” Yusuf is a confusing […]

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Short Essay Revised

A common misconception woman face practicing Islam is men oppressing their character. Some examples could be wearing a Hijab, praying in a separate part of the Mosque, and sitting in separate rooms on the night of Eid. While most women insist that it is their choice to wear the Hijab, pray in separate rooms, or […]

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Shorty Essay 2

    In today’s society the Islamic religion is faced with many misconceptions from the people in America. It has been thought that the religion oppresses women in ways such as dress, prayer and role of the family. Karim presents us with an idea that “ Women’s choice to worship at a mosque and where […]

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Islamic Center in Washington D.C.

Generally set up like the other organizations we looked about, this website has background on the history of the Islamic Center and the leadership of this Center. One thing I found interesting was the listing of services the provided on this website. These services ranged from marriage counseling and services to Islamic studies and lectures. […]

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West End

As I was reading Chapter 5 I stumbled across a quote that I found interesting. On page 167 paragraph one, Karim talks about how Nadim Ali who is a member of the Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s mosque told him, ” We live in the West End because we chose to live there. I could have easily […]

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Iman

http://www.imancentral.org/about/   Searching the website of the Iman I found that they are very community centered. The Iman is short for the Inner-City Muslim Action Network which is focused on fostering health, wellness, and healing in inner cities by an organization for social change also incorporating the arts in this process. This organization was first […]

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Diverse American Muslim Communities

Reading Leonard’s article he discusses the differences among the American Muslim Communities. He brings up the example of Warith Deen Mohammed renaming his community the Muslim American Society and then post 9/11 renamed it again to be the American Muslim Society. Renaming his community put and emphasis on the foundation of American history and culture. Just […]

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