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Of Mountains and Molehills: One Night in Miami

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Mar 02, 2021 at 1:05 pm

When Spike Lee’s film, Malcolm X, was released in 1992, I was teaching political science at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. To my knowledge I was the only Muslim and the only African American male professor on campus. There may have been others, however, if there were,…

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Prayer For a Fractured Nation

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Jan 18, 2021 at 11:56 am

O God! During this time of disinformation, distortions and lies, we pray that You show us the truth as truth and bless us to follow it, and that You show us falsehood as falsehood and bless us to shun it. O Merciful Lord! We pray that you bless us to…

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MANA Statement Following The Capitol Insurrection

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Jan 06, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) joins all law-abiding, peaceful Americans in condemning the deadly insurrection that occurred in and around the Capitol building yesterday (January 6, 2021) in Washington, D.C. We believe that this bloody affair was directly incited by President Donald Trump and his surrogates, both those…

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A New Year’s Thought

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Jan 01, 2021 at 7:05 pm

May all seeking it come to know peace. May all of the wars, violence and conflicts cease. May the fools come to see the folly of their ways. May those suffering come to know better days. May the weary find rest, may the homeless find shelter.

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Brothers and Sisters: Vote!

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Nov 03, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Election day has finally arrived. Although over one hundred million Americans have already voted, scores of millions will do so today. As we all know this is one of the most pivotal and controversial elections in the recent history of this country. Pivotal because it comes at a time when…

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What I Believe

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Oct 05, 2020 at 8:42 pm

Faith I believe that there is no God except Allah; the living, self-sustaining, pre-eternal creator of all that exists; the one whose existence is a necessary condition for all other existence. Allah has sent Prophets and Messengers (peace upon them) for the guidance of humanity. The last…

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Breonna Taylor: Why?

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Sep 28, 2020 at 12:24 pm

Like many others in this country I have shed tears thinking of the tragic manner in which Breonna Taylor was killed in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment. A young, loving soul gunned down as she was just beginning to embark on what all who knew her believed would be a bright…

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Explosions: Malicious Design and Neglect Benign

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Aug 09, 2020 at 9:56 pm

This past Tuesday, a massive explosion sent a giant mushroom cloud billowing into the air over the port of Beirut, Lebanon. As the dust settled, a landscape where the handiwork of humans -buildings, machines, cars, trucks, electrical wires- was obliterated; reduced to a twisted, melted, garbled, wasteland, block after devastated…

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Fasting Six Days of Shawwal

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

May 28, 2020 at 8:26 pm

When one has enjoyed a delicious and nurturing meal, one does not jump up from the table and race off to another endeavor. One takes time to savor the lovely tastes and to reflect on the great blessing one has been privileged to enjoy. So too our worship. One…

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The Wider Significance of Malcolm X

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

May 19, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Today, MANA: Muslim Alliance in North America joins many other organizations and individuals in commemorating the life of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more popularly known as Malcolm X. Malcolm was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Ossie Davis famously said in his eulogy for Malcolm, “And if you knew him,…

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