A History of Muslims in America: Lesson Plans and Resources from ING

This curriculum was designed by ING to supplement content standards in social studies and world history as it relates to the study of American history. The curriculum is made up of eight individual lesson plans, each of which focuses on different parts of the accompanying digital presentation, A History of Muslims in America. Each lesson includes detailed notes that describe each slide in the presentation. In addition to the notes, each lesson also features post-presentation…

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My Fellow American

My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans. It asks people of other backgrounds to pledge and share a real life story about a Muslim friend, neighbor, or colleague that they admire. Using the power of social media, My Fellow American seeks to change the narrative – from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as…

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Muslim Self Portraits

In response to the stereotyping of Muslims and in recognition that it is human nature to fear what we do not know, community based artist Todd Drake has worked with Muslims in North Carolina and Manama, Bahrain to create self-portraits that share real, rather than seeming, reflections of self to a wider audience. Muslims from a variety of backgrounds and living in a variety of communities participated in this series by working collaboratively with Drake…

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I Speak for Myself

I Speak for Myself is a collection of 40 personal essays written by American Muslim women under the age of 40, all of whom were born and raised in the US. It is a showcase of the true diversity found in American Islam.

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islawmix: Bringing Clarity to Islamic Law in the News

islawmix connects news readers, media producers, and legal scholars with credible, authoritative information about trends in Islamic law (“shari’a”). islawmix scholars map, analyze and respond to the growing landscape of news stories about Islamic law in traditional and new media. islawmix scholars have advanced degrees in American law (JD) and in the study of Islamic law (PhD), or the equivalent, and teach issues of contemporary Islamic law and society in American law schools. islawmix is…

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The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur’an, its content, and its place in Muslim society. An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar. It examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live. It surveys the key themes of the Qur’an, its most significant historical…

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The Place of Tolerance in Islam by Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur’an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur’anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out of social and political conflict.

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The Islam Project

The Islam Project is a multimedia effort aimed at schools, communities, and individuals who want a clearer understanding of this institution: complex, diverse, historically and spiritually rich, and–to many–mysterious and even forbidding.

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