TAM – The American Muslim

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TAM, The Original, launched in 1989. It was published as a quarterly print journal from 1989 to 1995. The FOUNDING EDITOR was Sheila Musaji. The journal included an original piece of calligraphy by Mohamed Zakariya as an insert in each issue.

The American Muslim is dedicated to the promotion of peace, justice, and reconciliation for all humanity. We strive to:

  • Provide an open forum for the discussion of ideas and issues of concern to Muslims in America from various points of view (based on Qur’an and Sunnah) representing no one school of thought, ethnic group or organization, but to encourage all to be represented in these pages and to speak for themselves;
  • Provide a forum for and encourage inter-community dialogue particularly on divisive issues, and to encourage interfaith dialogue to find common ground for cooperation on issues of mutual concern;
  • Provide the most comprehensive information possible about individual and group efforts and projects to enable networking and cooperative effort;
  • Offer support and encouragement and provide shura (consultation) to those who are speaking publicly on behalf of the Muslim community;
  • Help Muslims with a deep personal commitment to Islam and to America to locate each other. Help people of faith (Muslims, Christians and Jews) who share our concern for dialogue, peaceful resolution of problems to find each other so they can work together;
  • Provide a balanced, moderate, alternative voice focusing on the spiritual, dimension of Islam rather than the more often heard voice of extreme political Islamism.

(Read more about on all TAM’s websites).

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