Al MihrabSpotlight: Irfan Rydhan's 'Al Mihrab'
Whether he's posting on the Islamic spiritual aspects of Star Wars, doing an interview with the founders of Noor's Kids or covering the recent conversion of author Umar Lee from Islam to Christianity, Irfan Rydhan's "Al Mihrab" blog is a must read.
Muslimah Media WatchFriday Links | May 24, 2013
The Afghan parliament has failed to pass an important women’s law which would ban violence against women, as many members of parliament deem this particular law to be “un-Islamic.” Two women made the news this week conquering Mount Everest: Samina Baig is the first Pakistani woman to do so and Saudi Raha Moharrak was the first female [...]
AltmuslimConfronting Fear One Month After the Boston Marathon Bombings
By Obaid H. Siddiqui “To him who is in fear, everything rustles.” — Sophocles At about the 23rd mile of the Boston Marathon, Azeem Khan started receiving texts on his phone. The stream of messages weren’t out of the ordinary because he informed friends and supporters earlier via Facebook to text him with encouraging thoughts [...]
Your pal, Itedal
Last night I attended an engaging discussion on intercultural collaboration by Maria Pesqueira, the President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Accion. MLEA is dedicated to empowering Latina women by providing direct services, addressing the needs of Latina women and their families, and supporting policies that affect them through research and political advocacy. Ms. Pesqueira [...]
Every Thursday with Perserverance
“Every Thursday” will feature people of creativity and/or ideas of leadership throughout their work. Life brings its’ trials, guiding a person to rethink life for a positive change. Embarking on a journey into new realms of creativity, new territories and embracing wonderful people – where is it all leading? This “Draw My Life” featuring Amena. [...]
Al MihrabUmar Lee: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
For those who don’t know, former Muslim convert Umar Lee, is (or should I saywas) a well known blogger in the “Islamic” blogosphere. I must admit, I do not know “Mr. Lee” personally, but I have read some of his writings and heard about him from those who know him personally. First of all, I [...]
Muslimah Next DoorVIDEO – President Obama Delivers Speech on Drones, Guantanamo Bay and Addresses Muslims
When I heard that President Obama was going to speak today on drones, terrorism and Guantanamo Bay, you can be sure I marked my calendar. I supported this president through two terms, having major beefs with the GOP candidates. The 2012 Presidential campaign was a tough one, where I knew I had to lend s [...]
Akram's RazorJabba the Turk?
Lego (about which I occasionally blog lovingly) has been accused of racism for alleged similarities between its Jabba the Hut lair set and famous Turkish mosques. Lego Accused Of Racism Amid Claims Jabba’s Palace Resembles Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Mosque (HuffPo): A Turkish community in Austria has accused Lego of racism amid claims a model from [...]
Muslimah In ProgressAngelina Jolie – My first news, my first tears of the day
I woke up this morning at the usual time. I slept on the couch last night. Sometimes, when I’m very, very stressed, when life is getting to be to much and I’m in the midst of a maelstrom, I have to go sleep on the couch. It is smaller, cozy, and the feeling of having [...]