Monthly Archives: November 2011

Standing up for All-American Muslim

By: Sami H. Elmansoury

I have watched both episodes of “All-American Muslim”, and I sincerely applaud TLC for putting it on the air. Despite a handful of personal frustrations, I absolutely love the message that the show portrays. I… Continue reading

Bayan College Website Launches


By: Editor

Founded in 2011 by the Islamic Center of Southern California, Bayan College is the newest member of the Claremont Lincoln University Consortium, located in Claremont, California. As a uniquely American and non-sectarian institution, Bayan College… Continue reading

The Bargain

By: Hassaan Shahawy


“O you who believe. Shall I lead you to a bargain which may deliver you from a painful chastisement? Believe in God and His Apostle and struggle hard in Allah’s cause with all your means and… Continue reading

ICSC Participates in Historic Interfaith Trilogue Service

By: Editor 

Best-selling spiritual author and national pulpit voice, Dr. R. Scott Colglazier, Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, welcomed Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater of the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center and Imam Jihad Turk of… Continue reading

The Annual Weekend of Twinning is upon Us

By: Editor 

Organized annually by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Islamic Society of North America, the Weekend of Twinning is an annual initiative based on synagogues, mosques and… Continue reading

ICSC Borrowing Library

By: Zeina Zein
The Borrowing Library of the ICSC was opened for borrowing in 2010, containing a selection of books, DVDs, and computer software for children and teens as well as a small assortment… Continue reading

ICSC Hosts 3000+ for Eid al-Adha

By: Shirin Karoon 

Chants of Eid takbeerat could be heard from the Grand Ballroom of the Pasadena Convention Center as Muslims hurried to attend the Eid Prayer.  This was the first time the Islamic Center of Southern California… Continue reading

Dr. Cornel West to Keynote MPAC’s 11th Annual Convention Banquet

By: Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is honored to announce that Dr. Cornel WestNew York Times bestselling author and progressive cultural icon, will give the keynote address at its 11th… Continue reading

[In the Media] Claremont Lincoln on PBS

By: Editor

Recently, PBS special correspondent Saul Gonzalez reported on Claremont Lincoln University.   He explored how CLU is the first in the United States to bring together Christians, Jews and Muslims in the same classrooms to educate the… Continue reading

Days of Abraham

By: Eba Hathout 


The Hassan Hathout Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose mission is to spread the message of "Love in God". Learn more at


On the occasion of the Abrahamic festival of… Continue reading

New TLC Show “lifts the veil of these present day stereotypes”

By: Editor 

Following the lives of 5 Muslim families from Dearborn, Michigan, TLC delves into what it is like to be Muslim in America. TLC’s All American Muslim will air November 13th @ 10pm ET/PT. This new groundbreaking… Continue reading

ICNA: “Islamic teachings require respect of… the Constitution and the Bill of Rights”

By: Fiqh Council of North America 

Adopted in its General Body Meeting held in Virginia on September 24-25, 2011
On Being Faithful Muslims and Loyal Americans


Like other faith communities in the US and elsewhere, we see no… Continue reading

Barrier: A Youth Reflection

By: Khtija Khair 

Almost my whole life I’ve felt this barrier between me and God. The closer I try to get to Him, the further I get pushed back. But why? Its so simple right. Call out… Continue reading