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Open Letter of Victim Support from Ulema

With a sexual abuse charge and a civil lawsuit laid against the president of Islamic Education in Elgin, Ill.  members of the Ulema (Muslim scholars, academic and community leaders) lent support to victim's voices being heard.

Muslimah Media Watch

Friday Links

A group of Afghan men have marched through the capital Kabul in burkas to draw attention to women’s rights. A group of Afghan men have marched through the capital Kabul in burkas to draw attention to women’s rights. Pakistani group “No Guts, No Heart, No Glory” hopes to change the way some media outlets depict Muslim women as [Read More...]

Step One

I am the kind of woman who looks at love from every angle. Who writes about it, puts it in her mouth, holds it up to her nose and rolls it in her hands. I can tell you the way that parted lips feel against bare skin, or the way that the moon reaches out [Read More...]

GrowMama Blast from the Past: Salah Club

Everyone likes to feel like they belong to something special. I noticed the children at Sunday school responded positively to our new pilot project “Salah Club.” Like many schools, we have a hard time settling the younger ones down for Zhur salah. One day I said, “All those in Salah Club, come join the line.” [Read More...]

Altmuslim

What Drives a Muslim to Leave His/Her Faith?

Editorial Note: In recent months, we’ve seen more coverage of Islam by the Patheos Atheist channel as well as a growing spotlight on the relationship and interactions between Atheists and Muslims in wake of the Chapel Hill shootings. One of Patheos’ Atheist bloggers, Kaveh Mousavi, considers himself an ex-Muslim and writes about his conversion-to-deconversion process here. [Read More...]

Meeting of the Minds: Progressive Christian Interviews Progressive Muslim Ro Waseem

When I was 20, I made my first progressive Muslim friend. My friend came to the U.S. for college, and we bonded around our mutual love of tennis. His parents were from Pakistan, and when they came to the U.S, they still wore their traditional Islamic dress, and they even arranged their daughter’s marriage.  They were [Read More...]

It’s Been Good. Really Good.

This is my last post to this blog, I’ve moved camp to my own site thanks mostly to the encouragement of one Mr. Pete Rorabaugh.  I’ll be blogging now at www.splitthemoon.com , so please follow me there for new posts about Serial and Adnan’s case. I have to thank the great people at Patheos for putting [Read More...]

Chapel Hill, CVE, and Millennial Muslims

The media may have already lost interest, now breathlessly reporting the latest information about “Jihadi John’s” real identity, but many communities across the United States and around the world are still mourning the loss of three innocent souls, shot in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The murders of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and [Read More...]

Muslimah Next Door

New York City to Add Muslim Holidays to Public School Schedule

“We no longer have to choose between our education and our faith!” — tweet I woke up today to see that #EidInNYC was trending in Twitter? Why? Because New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the addition of the two Muslim Eid holidays to the public school schedule. Says this CBS local article: Schools will [Read More...]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Challenges ISIS

On September 12, 2014, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, a prominent American Muslim scholar, gave a Friday sermon on ISIS. People are clearly interested in what Shaykh Hamza has to say regarding ISIS; the sermon has been viewed on YouTube more than 190,000 times, with more than 1,100 positive and negative comments, in the past month. Shaykh [Read More...]

Wisdom Wednesday…. Mistakes are mindful experiences

Through it all remain mindful, at in utilizing your strengths. There is a saying, “diamonds are born under pressure.”

Al Mihrab

SuperBowl Recipe: La Taquiza Poutine

Here is another great recipe for your SuperBowl party (or any other get together) by Nyela G. from Mississauga, Canada: La Taquiza Poutine This is a twist on the classic poutine blends together the Mexican culture with a French classic. By incorporating chicken, sour cream and guacamole to the poutine, it makes a hearty entrée [Read More...]

Muslimah In Progress

Do not apologize for sticking to your guns and having standards

My Muslim brothers and sisters, do NOT apologize for living according to Islam. I have had people try to make me feel guilty for saying “50 Shades of Grey” is smut, and that I should not judge because I had not read the book or seen the movie. If you are not Muslim and you [Read More...]

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