The Qu’ran doesn’t label dogs as untouchable (in fact, there’s quite a nice vignette of the Prophet Muhammad setting a guard for a dog with a litter of puppies). According to Mohammed Hanif, writing in The New York Times, “[m]ost of Muslims’ dog hate comes to us via the Hadith.” Which makes one wonder (yet […]
Some American mosques are altering their programs to suit the needs of the Second- and Third-Generation Muslim immigrants — those young people who were born in the United States.
An article last week in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that “younger congregants are searching for mosques that are less rigid about separating genders during prayers and that have leaders who understand American culture.”
The younger generations are less willing to listen to the admonitions of imams imported from Muslim-majority countries, causing a staffing problem at Muslim institutions.
Who’s involved with the Next Wave Muslim Initiative? What do you think should be done to include the youngest American Muslims?