Islam in the United States

Abdullah Hammoud, mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn’s first Arab American mayor-elect: ‘You need not change who you are’ to run for public office


“You’re seeing minority populations and residents begin to really get involved in the political process,” says Abdullah Hammoud, the mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan. He spoke to The World’s Marco Werman about the issues facing his constituents.

Pope Francis sits with Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove (left) and Iman Khalid Latif (right), executive director of the Islamic Center and chaplain to the students at New York University, at a multi-religious gathering during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum i

NYU chaplain calls for a ‘true pursuit of empathy’ to heal from 9/11 aftermath

A closeup photo of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

‘Outraged’ Yemeni American deli owners boycott New York Post over Ilhan Omar cover


San Diego school district and parents reach settlement over Muslim civil rights program

Congressional Representatives-elect Rashida Tlaib, left, and Ilhan Omar, right, will both use Qurans during their ceremonial swearings-in on Jan. 3, 2019.

Two reps were sworn in on the Quran. It’s a symbolic moment for Muslim Americans.

Nate Terani

Why one veteran sees his political activism as an extension of his service


Nate Terani has committed to raising awareness about Muslims in the military: “It’s fundamentally important that either Muslims or immigrants from any other group don’t feel that they are alienated or isolated right now because of the rhetoric that is coming from certain politicians.”

A Muslim man kneels on Broadway Ave. as he takes part in afternoon prayers during an "I am Muslim Too" rally in Times Square, Manhattan, New York, Feb. 19, 2017.

Anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US rose again in 2017


Hate crimes targeting US Muslims rose 15 percent in 2017, the second straight year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Virginia counsels youth who are being wooed by violent extremists.

A Virginia imam counsels youth targeted by violent extremists


Islamic extremists try to lure Muslims in America with a message that plays on the vulnerabilities of youth.


This Muslim American cop show: ‘Not Law and Order: Special Muslims Unit’


A few years ago, two writers created a show about a Yemeni American cop who happened to be Muslim. It never made it to television screens, but they’re hopeful to get it on the air.

Not all Muslims agree on Ramadan’s start and end date

Lifestyle & Belief

Some Muslims look to the night sky for signs indicating the start and end of Ramadan. Others look to astronomical calculations for an answer. Reporter Hana Baba says the two methods peaceably coexist.