Islam Today

  • Immigration and Nationality Act

    Immigration and Nationality Act
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, abolishing the national-origin quotas established in 1924, and spurs non-European immigration to the United States.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Published soon after its subject’s assassination in February 1965, The Autobiography of Malcolm X tells the story of one man’s conversion to Islam in the larger context of the African-American experience. It remains one of the most influential books of the 20th century.
  • Islamic Cultural Center

    Islamic Cultural Center
    The Islamic Cultural Center in New York City is completed. It is the first building erected as a mosque in New York City and regularly draws more than 4,000 faithful for Friday prayers.
  • A Muslim Mayor

    A Muslim Mayor
    Charles Bilal is elected mayor of Kountze, Texas, the first Muslim to head a U.S. municipality.
  • Eid Stamp

    Eid Stamp
    The U.S. Postal Service issues the first stamp honoring a Muslim holiday. The 34-cent Eid stamp is part of the Holiday Celebrations series.
  • 9-11

    On September 11th, 2001, nineteen fundamentalist Muslims from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen and Syria decided to hijack 4 airplanes from various airports on the east coast and slam them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed in the worst recorded attack on U.S. soil.
  • Gamma Gamma Chi

    Gamma Gamma Chi
    The first Muslim national sorority in the United States, Gamma Gamma Chi, is founded by the mother-daughter team of Imani Abdul-Haqq and Dr. Althia F. Ali to help improve the image of Muslim women and Islam in general.
  • Keith Ellison

    Keith Ellison
    Keith Ellison becomes the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress as a member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota.
  • Military and Islam

    Military and Islam
    Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad is appointed the U.S. Army’s first Muslim chaplain.
  • Fasting Ramadan