Explore the relationship between Islam and America through a Multimedia Interview with Imam Khalid Griggs.
History of Muslims in America.
Of all the faiths practiced in the United States, Islam is the
fastest growing, the most questioned and the least understood. Who are
the American Muslims? When did they start coming to the US, where did
they come from and what are their ethnicities?
People often ask why it is that Muslim women dress so conservatively,
and why is it so important for them to do so in today’s times. Even
though history documents that other faiths have had conservative dress
codes in the past, they have not all felt the need to preserve them in
the 21st century. Why is the conservative Muslim dress code retained in
the 21st century, and does it pose barriers for integration in society?
Islam is argued by some to be a strict religion whose rules and
regulations clash with 21st century American life. Does the religion
poses obstacles for Muslims to be accepted in society and what is the
solution to this?
The events of the last decade have painted a negative image of Islam in
the minds of some. What does history teach about how Muslims interacted
with people of other faiths before 9/11?
As a result of Media coverage on Muslims across the globe, American
Muslims are seen to have views and lifestyles quite different to widely
accepted American values. Does Islam clash with the American way of life
or are there norms and values that are shared?
What are Muslim contributions to the society in which we live?
Are the challenges facing the American Muslim community similar or different to the challenges faced by the rest of society?
American Muslims and Other Faiths in America
How does the Quran tell Muslims to treat people of other faiths?