Islam and America: A Collection of Articles


He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is Allah as a Witness. (Al Quran 48:29) 

Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.  He was the first US President accused of being a Muslim

Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. He was the first US President accused of being a Muslim

5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson’s Faith

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 04/13/2015  Thomas Jefferson was a staunch supporter of religious liberty, but his quest to make sure church and state stayed separate in American…

Was President Thomas Jefferson a Muslim?

It is a book review of Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders by Denise A. Spellberg (Knopf) Reviewed by Abbas Milani, who is s the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford…

America is Getting Less Christian and Less Religious, Study Shows

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Even though some politicians claim America is a “Christian nation,” the share of the population that identifies as Christian has declined significantly in…

The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

By Craig Considine: Sociologist, Speaker, Writer Huff Post: Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I would become a scholar focusing on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. Growing up,…

The Prophet Muhammad recognized as a great law-giver by US Supreme Court, since 1935

Epigraph: Have We not opened for thee (Muhammad) thy bosom, and removed from thee thy burden, Which had well nigh broken thy back, and We exalted thy name? (Al Quran…

Lindsay Lohan turns to Islam

Lindsay Lohan turns to Islam: Troubled actress carries the Koran as she steps out after court-ordered community service at a children’s center Lohan was raised a Catholic, has since spoken…

Islam in the United States: An Encyclopedic Collection from Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search American Muslims Malcolm X Muhammad Ali Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Keith Ellison André Carson Zalmay Khalilzad Asma Gull Hasan Mike Tyson Jermaine Jackson…

The Holy Quran Applauded as a Landmark Contribution to ‘Words of Justice’ by the Harvard University

Epigraph: “Blessed is He (Allah) Who has sent down the Discrimination (the Quran) to His servant (Muhammad), that he may be a Warner to all the worlds.” (Al Quran 25:2)…

The Founding Fathers of USA and Islam

Source: Library of Congress: By James Hutson: Chief of the Manuscript Division and the author of many books, including, most recently, “Religion and the Founding of the American Republic,” 1998.…

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  1. 3rd President of the United States
    In office
    March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
    Vice President Aaron Burr (1801–1805)
    George Clinton (1805–1809)
    Preceded by John Adams
    Succeeded by James Madison
    2nd Vice President of the United States
    In office
    March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
    President John Adams
    Preceded by John Adams
    Succeeded by Aaron Burr
    1st United States Secretary of State
    In office
    March 22, 1790 – December 31, 1793
    President George Washington
    Preceded by John Jay (Acting)
    Succeeded by Edmund Randolph
    United States Minister to France
    In office
    May 17, 1785 – September 26, 1789
    Appointed by Congress of the Confederation
    Preceded by Benjamin Franklin
    Succeeded by William Short
    Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from Virginia
    In office
    November 3, 1783 – May 7, 1784
    Preceded by James Madison
    Succeeded by Richard Henry Lee
    2nd Governor of Virginia
    In office
    June 1, 1779 – June 3, 1781
    Preceded by Patrick Henry
    Succeeded by William Fleming
    Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia
    In office
    June 20, 1775 – September 26, 1776
    Preceded by George Washington
    Succeeded by John Harvie
    Personal details
    Born April 13, 1743
    Shadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America
    Died July 4, 1826 (aged 83)
    Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
    Resting place Monticello
    Political party Democratic-Republican
    Spouse(s) Martha Wayles
    Children 6, including Martha Jefferson Randolph and Mary Jefferson Eppes
    Alma mater College of William and Mary
    Profession Statesman, planter, lawyer, architect
    Religion Christian deism (unaffiliated deism)[1][a]
    Signature Th: Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson Biography
    U.S. Vice President, U.S. Governor, Government Official, Diplomat, U.S. President (1743–1826)

    Thomas Jefferson
    U.S. Vice President, U.S. Governor, Government Official, Diplomat, U.S. President

    “Sage of Monticello”
    “Apostle of the Constitution”

    Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.

    leader in the Enlightenment, Jefferson was a polymath in the arts, sciences, and politics. Considered an important architect in the classical tradition, he designed his home Monticello and other notable buildings. Jefferson was keenly interested in science, invention, architecture, religion, and philosophy; he was an active member and eventual president of the American Philosophical Society. He was conversant in French, Greek, Italian, and Latin, read Spanish, and studied other languages and linguistics, interests which led him to found the University of Virginia after his presidency. Although not a notable orator, Jefferson was a skilled writer and corresponded with many influential people in America and Europe throughout his adult life.

    As long as he lived, Jefferson expressed opposition to slavery, yet he owned hundreds of slaves and freed only a few of them. Historians generally believe that after the death of his wife Jefferson had a long-term relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings, and fathered some or all of her children, while others note that all evidence is circumstantial and also points to a fair number of other potential fathers. Although criticized by many present-day scholars over the issues of racism and slavery, Jefferson is consistently rated as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.

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