MUHSEN and ReMosque-ing Individuals and Families with Special Needs

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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. By Joohi Tahir Sure enough, they start to stare. Even more than the children, it’s the adults who are staring.  Sadly, this is a typical reaction to individuals with disabilities who “dare” to enter our [Read More...]

UnMosqued – Bringing Back Relevancy to the Mosque

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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.  By Laila Alawa I am unmosqued. The decision came after years of struggle, gendered micro-aggressions and a lack of understanding for personal authenticity on the part of mosque leadership. I had fought long and [Read More...]

When ‘I Don’t Know’ is the Best Answer

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By Amanda Quraishi Having to know it all is exhausting. Let’s face it, most of us are sophists these days.  We act as if we have the answers to the global crises du jour, but at best we only have opinions. Like many others, I log on to the internet every morning and spend the [Read More...]

What Should be a Muslim’s Response to Ongoing Tragedies? Not Despair

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By Hesham Hassaballa It has been a rough summer. While everyone around the world was trying – as best as possible during the long and hot Ramadan — to fast and re-connect with God, ​​the horrific images from Gaza kept coming incessantly. Next door in Iraq, the “Islamic State” continued its reign of terror and bloodshed, [Read More...]

Rock Star Imams and Scholars – Avoiding the Pitfalls

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By Safia Latif Today, a new set of Muslim scholars have emerged — on the red carpet. They are decorated in traditional pious garb: long flowing gowns and trendsetting scarves. They stride elegantly down the crimson walkway where they are met by follower-fans who eagerly praise and lionize them. In this Hollywood reality, celebrity scholars [Read More...]

Eid 2014 – Remembering Ramadan and Tarawih Nights

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This is a bonus article for our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we showcased 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, many voices. To [Read More...]


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