Location: Random place in North America

Date: Any day

“Where are you from?” “I’m from New Jersey1.” “No, that’s not what I meant.” “Oh, I’m from Trenton.”  *awkward silence and mutual smiling*

Lady, we know exactly what you mean, but guess what? Despite our beards and kufis, we were born and raised in the good ol’ US of A.  Our parents came from another country just like yours. We have no accent, and we don’t know any geography either.  

We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve had that conversation. However, we have come to accept this fact: We are Muslims and North Americans. We identify with North American culture and find guidance in the Sunnah2. We know this harmony can be difficult and confusing at times. So we created this blog to pass on the knowledge given to us through an unbroken chain of scholars back to our beloved Prophet ﷺ.

We’ll be blogging about everyday issues that North American Muslims face and an approach guided by the Qur’an and Sunnah…all the while fending off both Muslim and non-Muslim trolls. We ask our Rabb3 for guidance and ease towards that which makes Him pleased. Amīn.

Disclaimer: All views expressed in any post are that of the author’s. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the other scholars, writers, or website administrators. We reserve the right to delete any comment or ban any person for any reason.


1 One of the fifty states of the United States of America. Most people wouldn’t admit to being from New Jersey. If you don’t know why, ask anyone from any of the other forty-nine states.

2 Sunnah—An Arabic word literally meaning “path.” It refers to the ways outlined by the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless and give him peace.

3 Rabb—An Arabic word referring to the One who sustains us out of His Divine Love.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s