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 WatchMuslim Women in Development Literature
I recently came across a publication by Cordaid, a Dutch development organisation, called “Looking for That Other Face: Women Muslim Leaders and Violent Extremism in Indonesia” (available here). This publication recounts the stories of six quadragenarian Muslim feminists from three islands of Indonesia (Aceh, Java and Lombok): Ibu Umi Hanisah (Meulaboh), Badriyah Fayumi (Kota Bekasi), Enung Nursaidah [...]
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 Thursady with Amena
“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 DoorUmar Lee Converts Back to Christianity
Prominent (former) American Muslim Umar Lee has converted back to Christianity, and the blogosphere and social networks are on fire. Lee was guided from “streets of St. Louis and a working Southern Baptist home to Islam as a teenager,” according to his author profile on Amazon. He has been featured on the Voice of America, [...]
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 [...]