You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Islam in the United States of America’ category. is an online magazine aimed for Muslim Moms living in America, or American Muslim Moms living aboard. What started off as a family blog in 2005, encourages Muslim Moms to share tips, tools and resources as they raise Mumins (true believers) based on the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him). The community has a large following of non-Muslims, all of who benefits from Islamic, motivational, educational, practical, and fun articles, reviews, videos, contests, give-aways, and much more. American Muslim Moms are “Mommies Determined to Raise Mumins Together”.
You will find:

  • A repository of useful articles for Muslim Moms. The articles are aimed to help you with all aspects of raising Mumin (true believers) in a non-Muslim country.
  • Fresh content is added regularly including interviews with other Muslim moms and experts, How-To instructional articles, and audios dealing with current interests such as Freebie Friday, and “Everyone’s Favorites”
  • Comprehensive Freebies List Online!Freebies online galoreFree Museums, Parks, Field Trips in your state – How to find them
  • Teaching children how to type and have fun

In addition to the previous post you can now also view the New Muslim Cool Lesson Plan.

The 1st Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge hosted by will be launched July 1, 2009.

It appears to be an exciting opportunity to encourage children to read during the summer. The information below was taken directly from the website.


  • To encourage Muslim children (and non-Muslims interested in Islam) to read and review Islamic children and adult books during the Summer months,
  • To create a comprehensive list of recommended Islamic books, and
  • To share the Islamic book reviews with as many Muslim children (and non-Muslim interested in Islam) as possible, by publishing the reviews on in the “By Muslims for Muslims” “Kids’ Review” section*.
  • All participants will receive a prize.
  • All entries are subject to editorial review for clarity and appropriateness. Participants may opt not to have their reviews published.


  • Participants must make an official Intent to Participate by registering online between July 1, 2009 and August 15, 2009,
  • Any child entering PreK – Grade 12 who is interested in reading Islamic books (Non-Muslims welcomed),
  • Participants must be U.S. residents,
  • Islamic books read should be at or near one’s reading level,
  • Islamic books read to aloud qualify,
  • Islamic books can only be listed once,
  • All books must be read in its entirety, partially read books are not allowed,
  • Islamic books must be read between July 1 – August 15, 2009. (Islamic books read from June 20, 2009 to July 1, 2009 will be accepted; but official forms will not become available until the Kick-Off on July 1, 2009),
  • Use the Official Islamic Book Review Form and Reading Journal to review at least one Islamic book. A parent/guardian must sign the journal when it is completed.
  • At least one Islamic book must be read and one Islamic book review form must be completed. Reading additional Islamic books are highly encouraged.
  • While one prize will be given to all participants, additional Islamic books, games, toys, and clothing may be randomly selected. (Limited to one additional prize per child, per summer).
  • The Founder/Owner/Publisher of and her family members are not eligible for prizes.
  • Deadline: Postmarked by August 15, 2009


  • Register your child/ren entering PreK – Grade 12 during the Reading Challenge period of July 1, 2009 – August 15, 2009 (details below),
  • Print out the Official Islamic Book Review Form and Reading Journal,
  • Children read books at their reading level, or read-aloud to by an adult,
  • Complete one full Islamic Book Review, and list additional Islamic books read on the Review Journal. All sections must be completed. A parent/guardian must sign the journal when it is completed.
  • Mail the completed Review Journal to the address provided on the Review Journal (one per child). Multiple children from the same household may send their Review Journals in one envelope.
  • Each participant will be sent a certificate and a prize in the mail by September 30, 2009.
  • Additional Islamic books, gifts and prizes will be awarded to different select groups by random selection.
  • Deadline: Postmarked by August 15, 2009

Intent to Participate/Registration:
[Purpose: We need to know the first name and age of each child to purchase the correct amount and appropriateness of prizes.]

  • Participant must be officially registered on or before August 15, 2009.
  • Participants can not register until the Official Kick-Off date of July 1, 2009.
  • Two-methods:
    * (1) Post a comment to the Official Kick-Off page. Post your child/ren’s first name/s and age/s.
    * (2) Fill out a contact form. Title: Summer Reading Challenge. Enter your child/ren’s first name/s and age/s. All your children may be entered at the same time.

Having problems? Email:


  • Each week one Islamic Book Give-Away Announcement will be posted at, with instructions and deadline dates for entry,
  • Post a comment to that particular week’s Islamic Book Give-Away Announcement with the Reviewer’s first name and age.
  • Submit an Islamic Book Review by sending the Official Islamic Book Review Form and Reading Journal (one entry per week) via fax or email (scanned) to: (All pertinent information of the Reading Journal may be typed into the body of an email and submitted for consideration). Deadline date will be posted on the announcement.
  • One reviewer will be randomly selected to win the Islamic Book of the Week.
  • The Winning Reviewer will be announced and his/her review will be published on
  • This Review Journal must be sent via postal mail for official entry in the 2009 Summer Islamic Reading Challenge. The weekly Islamic Book Give-Away is separate from the actual Reading Challenge.

Stay posted at for further information, until the official launch on July 1, 2009 at


  • Help spread the word (email, post this on your blog),
  • Offer to volunteer and help,
  • Become a sponsor or refer a sponsor,
  • Make a donation (for example, Islamic books, games, prizes, monetary contribution, etc.).

Lesson Plan

Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he’s moved to Pittsburgh’s tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself. New Muslim Cool takes viewers on Hamza’s ride through streets, slums and jail cells — following his spiritual journey to some surprising places in an America that never stops changing. Produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).


Some Muslim women in the United States often see a conflict between the beliefs and practices of their religion and the norms and standards of modern society. There are some Muslims (both women and men) in America who are pushing for change, and there are others who believe that established practices and beliefs should be upheld. Through the materials presented in this lesson, students will explore basic beliefs and practices of Islam, examine Muslim women’s roles in Islam and modern American society, and compare women’s rights in Islam with the history of women’s rights in the United States.


* Demonstrate an understanding of the basic beliefs and practices of Islam;
* Recognize that the experience of Muslim women in any country is shaped by that country’s culture;
* Compare and contrast the rights and protections Islam has provided for women with the history of women’s rights in the United States.

Grade Level:

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan for The Slave Trade and Islam

prepared by Vera C. Parker East Middle School, Brain Tree, MA,

US History, Grade Eight


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