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Muslim Roots in America

Islam and Muslims have been part of American history for centuries, but most people are unaware of this fact. They think Islam in the United States is a relatively recent …

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Obituary: Dr. Ahmad Sakr

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Sakr got his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He was a founding member and president of the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) as well as …

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Interview: From MSA to ICNA and ISNA

Dr. Talat Sultan, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. in 1962. He earned his Master’s in Islamic history and culture from the University of Karachi and then a Doctorate …

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Early American Mosques

Many early Muslim communities were comprised of a few individuals and/or families. They met in private homes for prayers, and rented out halls for the Muslim holidays. 1900 – First …

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American Muslim Demographics

63% Almost two-thirds of American Muslim adults are first-generation immigrants from at least 77 different countries 37% More than a third of Muslim American adults were born in the United …