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Islam

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Top Islam Articles

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  • Shadia: Thank you, readers, for the best year of my life

    When John Canalis, editor of Los Angeles Times Community News in Orange County, told me that a column about my life as a Muslim American would make a good read and help people dispel misconceptions about Muslims and Islam, I thought, "Me? No way." When I...
  • Shadia: 9/11 leads to rediscovery of faith

    Do you know the feeling when you have a parent or relative that you keep at a distance for one reason or another, but then they become severely ill, and you can't help but forget all your differences and stand beside them? And through it all, you...
  • Shadia: The wine cork is still in the bottle

    I'm a hypocrite. I'm a Muslim who drinks alcohol — except during the month of Ramadan, of course. There. I said it. I am a hypocrite. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are those Muslims, however, including me, who argue that alcohol is not...
  • Shadia: Faith is stronger than a film

    It is fair to say that last week I was in utter agony, lamenting the hot mess in the Middle East. You must've thought: This girl is so quick to tell us how peaceful and loving her religion is, but yet the minute we're about to prove her wrong, she...
  • Shadia: Pakistani women work for peace

    Last week in Irvine, I met real-life superwomen. They manage to stay under the radar of extremists and have found a magical way to moderate, even eliminate, radicalism in some parts of their communities. Amn-O-Nisa, or Women for Peace, is an...
  • L.A. Times honors community newspapers

    LOS ANGELES — Three members of the staff who produce the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot won Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards banquet Thursday night. Times Community News (TCN) South employees Mona Shadia, Barry...
  • Shadia: Standing alongside Syrians, if only in spirit

    When I was growing up in Cairo, there was a rumor that the Egyptian secret service placed an informant in every neighborhood who knew every little move you made, your family history and what you said about the government. Just one bad word about the...
  • Shadia: Your heart and actions matter, not your appearance

    A group of people once brought a drunk man to the Prophet Muhammad, thinking that because alcohol is forbidden he would react harshly. Instead, the prophet questioned their judgmental behavior and criticism, telling them that he knew the man loved him...
  • Shadia: A play on perceptions

    Surprise, surprise. I took a Jew to a mosque and no one got hurt. My friend Meesh and I attended the celebration of the King Fahad-Templ Emanuel Fellowship in Los Angeles, where a group of Jews and Muslims partnered up for a few months and shared...
  • Shadia: From 50 prayers a day to five

    This might hurt. But once it's over, we'll all feel better. Jerusalem, the blessed city, the witness to heaven's miracles, the center of faith, hope and despair, is not just important to Jews and Christians. It is significant to Muslims as well....
  • Shadia: Tangled in the layers of hijab

    Editor's note: Staff writer Mona Shadia has gotten used to fielding questions about Islam and Middle Eastern culture in our newsroom. Whether it's fasting during Ramadan, Eid, hijabs in the workplace, the Irvine 11 or the Arab Spring, Mona has educated...
  • Shadia: Friendship goes beyond the politics

    I have friends from all sorts of backgrounds. But my friendship with Michelle Samani is the most shocking for an obvious reason: She's a lawyer, and I'm a journalist. And then there's this: Meesh — her nickname — is Jewish, and I'm Muslim....