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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

#SuitablyDressed: A hijab is perfectly suitable attire for a courtroom

This piece was written by guest contributor Amna Qureshi (@Amnamaq), and originally published at the Toronto Star. Judge Eliana Marengo has made a serious error by telling a Muslim woman that she must take off her hijab in court before her case would be heard. Her justification — that the woman was not “suitably dressed” — is wrong-headed [Read More...]

Where the hell is my chivalry?

Eds. Note: Please welcome comedian, playwright and Love InshAllah anthology contributor Zahra Noorbakhsh! You can find her column, My Infidel Husband, here every fourth Thursday of the month. On my 26th birthday, I shot awake with the realization that I was in my mother’s relationship. My then boyfriend (now husband), Duncan, and I had just [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

#BlackLivesMatter and the Women of Malcolm X’s Legacy

By Margari Hill Often, when we talk about the history of Islam in America, we focus on the great men and their big ideas. This month, in looking at the BlackLivesMatter Movement through the life and legacy of Malcolm X, I thought of the many women who were also part of our nation’s freedom struggle. Just [Read More...]

A Passionate Response to the Critiques of “Practicing Islam in Short Shorts”

If you haven’t already read “Practicing Islam in Short Shorts” by Thanaa El-Naggar that went viral last week, now would be a good time to do so. That article is so well written, and so meaningful, that it was nothing short of a breath of fresh air; her voice speaking directly to my soul, almost [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

Poem – If I Die

This poem is a guest post by Tahera Rahman. If I Die  If I die, would you ask why? If I were beaten to a pulp on the side of the road? If I were choked to death? If I were shot in my home, would you pursue justice in my name? Would you picket [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

Okay, at least the kids are in school today

As Salaamu Alaikum and howdy everyone. Today we are getting a breather between “I can’t feel my face” cold spells.  It’s supposed to get up to almost forty degrees today.  Wooo!  Yesterday it was like, one degree.  The respite will be brief.  We are going to be under a winter storm warning overnight with the [Read More...]

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