Love, InshAllahLove, InshAllah Comes to Patheos!
With "fresh perspectives on love," the "Love, InshAllah" blog has come to Patheos. Check out this lovely and thought-provoking blog, covering the intersection of love, faith, heartache and relationships.
Muslimah Media WatchNo Culture for Niqabis
The French “niqab” ban (burqa ban, whatever ban…call it what you will) of October 2010 has not faded away from the public consciousness in France at all. What I had originally hoped was just right-wing propaganda has turned out to be, since its entry into force in April 2011, part and parcel of a unique [Read More...]
Grow Mama Picks for October 2014
These great reminders for ways to help new moms are spot on. The school year is in full swing, but are you feeling overwhelmed with all the additional time commitments that come along with it? Read here from some tips to achieve a better balance between your (and your children’s) expectations and abilities. Try taking [Read More...]
AltmuslimWhy Pakistan Should Embrace Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner Malala Yousufzai
By Zainab Chaudry It’s a proud moment for Pakistan, but many Pakistanis aren’t embracing it.Malala Yousufzai — the courageous, 17-year-old young woman who became a global beacon of hope for girls seeking to gain an education — has won the Nobel Peace Prize.Predictably enough though, it hasn’t taken long for the critics to mobilize.Since Friday morning when [Read More...]
Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About
I realized that while I and others close to Adnan were mired in the minutiae of both the case and show, we were part of that case and show for the public. Our interactions online were being discussed, we were being judged and assessed, we were adding both entertainment and substantive value to the discourse. We were also characters in the larger story.
Remosquing in Ramadan
Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here. Earlier this year, ISNA, a national Muslim umbrella group has identified addressing challenges to mosque inclusion and the promotion of remosquing as a major priority to tackle this year. A lack of adequate women’s spaces, [Read More...]
Muslimah Next DoorMoment-to-Moment
By 11:30 p.m. last night, the only two people left awake in our home were Lil D and me. The kids had gone off to bed much earlier, and their Baba had gone to sleep as well with the prospect of being woken up all night long by calls from the hospital where he worked. It [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 MihrabHow to Avoid Common Mistakes on Mosque Projects
On Saturday August 30th, I was invited by ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) to their 51st Annual Convention, held in Detroit, Michigan this year, to moderate a panel with American Muslim Architects about how to Avoid common mistakes on Mosque projects in the United States. Due to some last minute cancellations and changes in [Read More...]
Muslimah In ProgressGive up something forbidden for Allah’s sake
Okay, my dear Muslim brothers and sisters, I’m going to write about a topic that many of you will feel conflicted about. It’s TV. Ah, the television, that miracle window into a wider world. Most homes in the US have more than one TV, and oftentimes we have it on from daybreak until bedtime. Muslims [Read More...]