Arab American and Muslim Culture, Experience, and Issues

100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans: A Journalist's Guide -- very useful information for educators, students, and others.

Arab American Students in Public Schools -- a valuable overview article about issues for Arab Americans in U.S. schools and what educators can do to respect and connect with these students and their families and communities.

The Council on Islamic Education -- the homepage of this organization -- lots of useful information, resources, and perspective.

Teaching about Islam and Muslims in the Public School Classroom -- a very useful report published by the Council on Islamic Education.

An Introduction to Islam -- an online book that provides good overview, history, and detail.

Discrimination Against Muslims and What to Do About It -- a webpage at the site of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about this important issue.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee -- a grassroots civil rights organization "committed to defending the rights of all people of Arab heritage."

SoundVision -- extensive resources about Islamic perspective, experience, and issues. Includes discussion of issues such as gender equity and Muslim/non-Mulsim relations, and offers videos, books, and online discussion groups.

Islam Online -- news, views, and perspective rooted in the Muslim experience and the Islamic religion.

The World of Arab and Muslim Children in Children's Books -- a good overview article about books for children that are told from Arab and Muslim perspectives or that sympathethically portray these cultures and avoid stereotypes.

Ramadan on the Net -- a good site about the annual Islamic observance of the Fast of Ramadan.

Essentials of Ramadan -- another good site about Ramadan, a major annual event on the Islamic calendar.

Muslim Home-School Network -- a site in suport of Muslim homeschooling that has useful information and resources about the Islamic faith and education.

Remember Ramadan: Football and Fasting -- a blog about how some southern California football players who are Muslim honor their Ramadan fasting while playing football.

Nader Abdallah: An Ohio State Football Player Who Observes Ramadan -- a brief article about an Ohio State football player who is Muslim and observes Ramadan fasting during the football season.

Public Schools Grapple with Muslim Prayer -- this article addresses both sides of the controversy regarding the accommodation of schools when attending to students who practice the Islamic religion.

Coming Home from School with Strawberry Condoms -- this article describes the opinions of Muslim parents concerning the sex education classes at a high school in Stockholm, Sweden.

Muslim Parents Concerned with What Children Are Eating at Heritage Primary Elementary

-- this article shows how being culturally sensitive about religious issues is important in the public school system. Religion affects everything from personal choices to food options, and this article shows how it helps to be aware of the community’s religious adherences.

 

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Arab Culture and Civilization: Teach Mideast -- This site offers a wealth of information about topics such as Arabic history, ethnicity and identity, Islam, Arab Americans, literature, philosophy, family, and society. 

Caught in the Crossfire: The Story -- A site which provides brief descriptions of and links to the stories of three different, yet all too common Arab American experiences in a post-9/11 America provided by interviews with PBS.

 

Haq Islam: Ramadan -- A site which links to many articles about Ramadan. It also offers valuable sources such as a Q&A section about Islam, Islamic blogs, and Islamic lectures.

Muslims in America -- A video in which Muslim students, faculty, and community members of Pennsylvania State University discuss their experiences, perspectives, and reactions as Muslims living in America after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

To Lead the Faithful in a Faith Under Fire -- An article in the New York Times which follows the intolerant treatment of Muslim Americans after 9/11, powerfully capturing the challenges facing an imam in America.

 

 

 

 

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