Moving the Mountain
Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America
Muslims in America who reject extremist or fundamentalist expressions of Islam at home and abroad feel the urgent need for a voice that can represent them in the current debate about Islam, America, and the West. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf—the so-called Ground Zero Imam—has become that voice. This is his vision for a new, American Islam.
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Witnessing God: The Commandments of Our Faith
I grew up mostly in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country, the eldest son of a well-known Muslim scholar and imam. As a boy I prayed, like other Muslims, five times a day. At the core of these prayers we recite, in Arabic, what is known as the shahada, or “witness of faith,” a ritual declaration that translates as “I bear witness that there is no god but God and I bear witness that Muhammad is God’s Messenger.”
When I was twelve or thirteen I had a problem with...see more
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