American Muslims

Two girls holding books while standing in front of library (Courtesy of Deyar Nasiri)

Teen sisters donate books that give voice to Muslim girls

Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
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Muslim stars are rising on American stages and screens

Muslim actors, directors, singers and comedians are representing their experiences more authentically in Hollywood and on Broadway. Learn more here.
Hands reaching for food during iftar meal for Ramadan (© Boontoom Sae-Kor/Shutterstock)

American Muslims can depend on halal food

For Ramadan, learn about two American organizations that review and certify various goods to ensure they are halal, meaning they comply with Islamic law.
Man and woman sitting on couch with Ramadan decorations (Courtesy of Salman Azam)

Muslim Americans observe Ramadan at home

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused American Muslims to keep their traditional Ramadan observances close to home. See how they are coping.
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American Muslims fight COVID-19 with Ramadan’s spirit of giving

U.S. Muslims are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is motivating their contributions.
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U.S. Christians, Jews and Muslims pioneer multifaith project

In the unique Tri-Faith Initiative, Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders have located their congregations on the same campus.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uyghurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uyghur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.
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Firsts from the 2018 elections

Among the winners in the 2018 election are the first female Native American representatives to Congress. See some of the other history makers elected to office.
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Secretary Pompeo wishes Muslims of the world Eid Mubarak

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha honors sacrifice and charity. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wishes Muslims around the world a blessed celebration.