American Muslims forego Eid feasts to help Hurricane Harvey victims

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Thousands of American Muslims, particularly those living in Texas, devoted their time to rescue and relief work for victims of the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, putting behind the customary festive Eid-al-Adha gatherings with family and friends. Texas is home to around 250,000 Muslims, many of them well-established entrepreneurs and professionals in wide-ranging fields. The Muslim community […]

Countering violent extremism requires a holistic approach

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Countering radicalization among any American community or group requires a comprehensive approach, encompassing community engagement with law enforcement officials and safeguarding vulnerable youth against negative influences. That was the emphasis in a recent discussion on “Effectively Countering Extremism: A Comprehensive Grassroots Approach,” hosted by the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. American […]

An American Muslim’s film highlights the 'Angels Within'

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The trigger for producer Noor Naghmi’s newest film was not just the post-9/11 anti-Muslim environment in the United States or even inflammatory 2016 election campaign rhetoric, but the stark distortion and lack of representation of America’s reality of tolerance and coexistence. During his travels across the United States, Naghmi’s sensitive mind saw first-hand how a […]

U.S. Muslims resilient with strong faith in American Dream

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A Pew Research Center survey recently released a series of findings that underscore American Muslims’ self-perception of positivity and belief in collective progress, even in the face of some recent challenges. By the same token, the survey reveals the strength of the broader American society in standing by its fellow citizens facing discrimination and negative […]

AMI wishes a Happy Independence Day to all Americans

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American Muslim Institution wishes all Americans a Happy Independence Day. At AMI, we are striving for peaceful coexistence of all communities with a commitment to the U.S. ideals of liberty and equality for all. Ambassador Islam Siddiqui AMI President

Celebrating the spirit of Independence Day

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There is no better time to emphasize the power of civil and religious freedoms than the Independence Day of the United States, which epitomizes the ideals of equality and liberty for all without any discrimination. America is blessed with a diversity of resources but also with diverse communities including Christian, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs […]

Friends of American Muslims want them to step up efforts for political empowerment

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A gathering of lawmakers and interfaith leaders on Capitol Hill this week encouraged American Muslims to engage more widely in their communities through networking and political participation in order to empower themselves. The annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the Capital Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. was organized by the Muslim American Citizens Coalition and Public […]

American Muslims contributing vitally to U.S. health care and medical research

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Under unprecedented spotlight since the 2016 election campaign, American and immigrant Muslims have found a new ally in the form of a treasure trove of authentic statistics springing from research institutions, analyses and discourse. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to seek Supreme Court’s reinstatement of his federal court frozen travel ban for citizens from six […]