These are a series of excerpts from Abdul Wahid Hamid's book "Islam: The Natural Way", an excellent guide to the Islamic worldview and lifestyle, particularly for Muslims born and/or raised in Western countries.
As long as our children are in the public school, Islamic education will take a back seat. However, we must do everything we can to minimize the harm of the public schools and to maximize the opportunities for Islamic education.
Ever seen the sister or brother, who was the life of Muslim activities, projects, meetings, lectures, bazaars, conferences, conventions and parties....suddenly fade and disappear from the Muslim scene?
As most people do, I turned to Allah and Islam during the hard times of my life. It's a sad fact of life. When times are happy and life is good, no one feels obliged to turn towards his or her Deen (religion).
Young people are very vulnerable to the influences of society, their friends, TV, adults and those that appear to be fashionable in the music and fashion industries. They may be teased for being too "chicken" to try this type of intoxicant.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.