AltmuslimRamadan 2014 - The Buffet of Giving
With the last days of Ramadan upon us, now is the time to appoach the buffet of causes that need our help and overindulge in giving.
Muslimah Media WatchFriday Links | July 25, 2014
The attack on Gaza continues; among the hundreds of victims and wounded are many women and children. Asmaa el-Helou initially survived the attack on her home, but succumbed to her severe injuries later this week. Her father, mother, brothers and sisters had already died from the attack. One reporter shares her experience being around women [Read More...]
Eid Mubarak from GrowMama
Eid ul-Fitr commemorates the end of our blessed month of Ramadan. May we be granted the reward of Ramadan, and may God accept all our worship and charity. On the day of Eid al-Fitr, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (peace be upon him) delivered a sermon in which he said: “O people! Verily this day of yours is the [Read More...]
AltmuslimRamadan 2014 – Our Own Private Ramadan
This article comes on Day 30 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]
Have A Samosa
This post is going to seem like a weird and abrupt departure from my last piece, which was about my participation in a Jewish study program in Jerusalem, but dangit I had to share this before Ramadan. So if you are having trouble transitioning from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, maybe this will help: This Ramadan I [Read More...]
The Challenge of Being Unmosqued in Ramadan
Even though I’m Unmosqued*, Ramadan is the time of year when I wholeheartedly immerse myself in a constant Muslim community. Sometimes, that community is not mosque-based, like when I experienced Ramadan and Eid with Chicago’s convert community 2 years ago. But typically, I will visit the same mosque every night for Taraweeh, the extra prayers [Read More...]
Muslimah Next DoorHow are We Handling the Charge Laid on Us?
The bombs are dropping in Gaza and people are dying. Syrians are being brutally massacred. In Iraq, Christians are being expelled and religious shrines destroyed by the so called “Islamic State of Iraq,” and so much strife is painting our domestic and global world with dark, troubling hues. All this as the holy month of [Read More...]
Are Western Civilians Legitimate Targets in War?
Osama Bin Ladin’s February 23, 1998 fatwa says, “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [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 MihrabRamadan 2014 – White House Iftaar & Learning to Play the Game
As many of us heard via social media, President Obama made a statement at the 2014 White House Iftaar in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against Rocket Fire from Hamas. I, like many American Muslims, was very upset after hearing this and wondered how and why the President, who I supported and voted [Read More...]
Muslimah In ProgressNo, I am not changing my Facebook profile picture to show solidarity with Gaza
This Ramadan has been subdued for me, to say the least. The offensive in Gaza, with all the requisite pictures of dead babies and videos of explosions scrolling across my feed, has invaded my mind to such an extent that it affects how I go about my day. In the broad sense, there is nothing [Read More...]