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Killing of Charlie Hebdo staffers was unacceptable, but so, too, is the entrenched hatred of Muslims

January 16, 2015

On Jan. 7, gunmen attacked the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing a total of 12 people, including the Editor Stephane "Charb" Charbonnier and...

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Regardless of race or ethnicity, being American means standing up for beliefs

November 26, 2014

On Nov. 7, the United Muslim Relief chapter at the University of Texas at Austin hosted its second annual Let Palestine Shine event, with Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf as its keynote speaker. Abdul-Rauf, previously...

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Hussain ibn Ali’s story of suffering reminds Muslims to fight injustice

November 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: “Peace be upon him” (abbreviated “pbuh”) is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

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Palestinian cause is humanitarian issue

November 10, 2014

This past Friday, the United Muslim Relief chapter at the University of Texas at Austin hosted its second annual “Let Palestine Shine” event, an apolitical charity dinner that provides...

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Despite extremism, Islam engages in productive, harmonious living

October 30, 2014

Editor’s Note: “Peace be upon him” (abbreviated “pbuh”) is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. It is a mandatory practice per the Quran and hadiths. In addition, note...

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Muslim Student Association president discusses Muslims on campus

October 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: This interview has been condensed from its original length.     Muslims are a part of the community here at the University of Texas at Austin. There are seven Muslim...

Muslim holiday, Eid Al-Adha, highlights need for cross-religious understanding

October 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: “Peace be upon him” (abbreviated “pbuh”) is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

Contrary to popular belief, Islam demands respect for women

October 2, 2014

Editor’s Note: “Peace be upon him” (abbreviated “pbuh”) is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

Muslim relief organizations help to alleviate local hunger

September 15, 2014

Editor’s Note: “Peace be upon him” (abbreviated “pbuh”) is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

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In midst of Ferguson violence, Islam teaches racial lessons

September 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: “Peace be upon him” (abbreviated “pbuh”) is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

Islam cannot be used as justification for terrorism

August 11, 2014

In June, Rahatul Khan, a UT student, was arrested and later confessed to “conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists”. Once again, the Muslim community is burdened with the responsibility...

Though a Muslim observance, Ramadan could have cultural significance for non-Muslims

July 10, 2014

Editor's Note: "Peace be upon him" (sometimes abbreviated "pbuh") is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

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Hijab gives Muslim women the chance to practice feminism in their own way

June 27, 2014

Editor's Note: "Peace be upon him" (sometimes abbreviated "pbuh") is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought. It is a mandatory...

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Islam offers important lessons for environmental movement

June 12, 2014

When I first heard of Obama’s most recent plan to combat climate change, I thought about the issue of the environment more broadly. Ninety-seven percent of scientists say climate change exists, and...

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No-fly list discriminates against Muslim travelers

June 6, 2014

Many Longhorns will take this summer break as an opportunity to study or travel abroad. Most students will board their planes without a second thought. However, some students will have to worry about...

Surveillance, discrimination stifling Muslim community

May 7, 2014

Editor’s Note: Rizvi is an active member of all seven Muslim student organizations on campus, serving as an officer for United Muslims Relief and as founder and chairman of Texas Muslim Council. Three...

Students promote inclusivity in Islamic Awareness Week

April 18, 2014

This week, students at UT have hosted day and evening events meant to create awareness and clarify crucial misunderstandings held about Islam as part of Islam Awareness Week at the University.  These...