Jefferson’s Quran: Connecting the Past and a Beacon for the Future


Jefferson memorial in Washington DC. President Thomas Jefferson was a Deist and the first US President accused of being a Muslim

‘Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders’ by Denise A. Spellberg

Islam at the Birth of America Denise A. Spellberg’s latest book says Islam had large impact on religious freedoms in America Interviewer: Asharq Al-Awsat Washington, Denise A. Spellberg is an American […]

Today is the Birthday of Thomas Jefferson: The Main Architect of Secularism for Our Global Village

Collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the […]


Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) photographed in 2007 with his wife Kim and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Ellison and Pelosi placed their hands on a copy of the Koran at the Library of Congress which belonged to Thomas Jefferson. Photo credit: Michaela McNichol, Library of Congress

Obama, Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

Epigraph: Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a […]

Thomas Jefferson Was a Muslim

BY ABBAS MILANI Source: The New Republic; April 25, 2014 A candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. In the 18th century, not the 21st. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam […]

Muslims Celebrating Independence Day in the United States

Epigraph: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right […]

TMT Promoting Islam as Religion in Americas and US Constitution as Governance

Epigraph: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right […]

Europe and America’s Journey from Religious Bigotry to Pluralism, A Book Review

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has […]

What President Thomas Jefferson Can Teach Us, Other Than Separation of Church and State

Epigraph: And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name […]

We hold these Truths to be Self-Evident Also: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Inscriptions

Source: National Park Service Rotunda “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” -Excerpted from a letter to […]

5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson’s Faith

Huff Post: Thomas Jefferson was a staunch supporter of religious liberty, but his quest to make sure church and state stayed separate in American politics earned him plenty of enemies. The mudslinging came to a head during the bitter presidential campaign of 1800. Jefferson’s Federalist opponents accused him of being […]

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