Featured Collections

History of American Muslims

There have been a number of lists published (see bottom of the collection) over the years, but most were somewhat exclusive, focusing on particular segments of our American Muslim community. This list was intended as the beginning of a broader, expanded list.

Book List

The books listed here are books that we recommend. This list began with the publication of The American Muslim Resource Directory in 1994. At that time we asked 35 American Muslims to submit information about the books about Islam that they would most highly recommend. This list was published in the directory with the initials of those who had recommended the book listed after the entry, and with the books that had received the most recommendations noted. This new list began with that original list and has expanded over the years.

Fighting Xenophobia

Clicking on any of the many links provided in this collection will take you to an article that provides a response or analysis of the particular claim or issue. Many of these articles have extensive collections of articles and reference materials. The easiest way to use this would be to use a “Ctrl F” search to find a response to any particular issue, claim, or common anti-Muslim meme. For example: "Muslim Brotherhood Document", or "unindicted co-conspirator", or "taqiyya", etc.

Sources of Hate

Hate sells. This section provides links to profiles and background information on some key voices promoting anti-muslim/anti- arab/islamaphobic sentiment. Over the years, TAM published many articles on ongoing controversies, events, and hate groups such as AFDI/SIOA. These articles include many sources and references regarding discussion of different aspects of each controversy

Assorted Articles

The Golden Rule

Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.: Mahabharata 5:1517
Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.: Udana Varga 5:18
Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.: Matthew 7:12
Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you.: Analects 15:23
Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother what which he desires for himself. Sunnah
Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.: Talmud, Shabbat 31:a
Taoism: Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss.: T’ai Shag Kan Ying P’ien
Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good: for itself. : Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5