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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Intersectionality

Intersectionality is something that I think is still of an interesting topic. What does it mean for one’s race, class, gender, and ethnicity form a mutually constructing feature of a social organization? Are the socially constructed groups being mutually agreed on? Is it controversial to categorize to still let intersectionality interfere with people’s identities? Social groups […]

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Final Draft of Short Essay

  A Christian President with a Qur’an   It was generally taught when we were in grade school that in 1492 Columbus discovered America. What we learned in secondary education is that Native Americans had inhabited this land before Columbus. Recently evidence was found that proves that Muslims were also in America before Columbus. So, […]

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