Trending Trolls and Being Silent on Social Media

By Saud Inam Abraham Lincoln said: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” We all know what trolls are when it comes to the internet. Those unbearably annoying, opinionated, arrogant, and argumentative. Unfortunately, we have trolls in other forms too. I call them Trending Trolls. [Read More…]

Hajj Reflections: Finding Peace in the Chaos

  By Naureen Aqueel I was 27 years old, and I was writing my will. I was apologizing to friends and family if I had ever done anything to hurt them. I was thinking over my life. It was an eerie feeling as I imagined the possibility of dying and never returning to my apartment. [Read More…]

Hajj and the Single Woman

By Laura P. Hajj season is always somewhat bittersweet for me. For a number of years after I converted, I didn’t have enough savings to contemplate going on hajj. More recently, as my financial situation improved for the better and as I remosqued, I began to look more seriously into what would be necessary to [Read More…]

The Push for Muslim School Holidays – Where Do Other Children Go On Eid?

By Fatima Ashraf It’s Eid again. In New York City, public schools will be closed so Muslim families can celebrate. I am happy for everyone who worked tirelessly to get our holiday on the calendar, and I am happy for everyone who is able to take their kids to prayer. But honestly, I am not [Read More…]

Hajj 2016 – Call for Submissions of Hajj, Dhul Hijjah and Eid ul Adha Stories

The first nine days of Dhul Hijjah (the ninth month in the Muslim calendar) are upon us, a most blessed time leading up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (In fact, we are a little behind in putting this call out – but better late then never!) Millions are converging in Makkah and its surrounding areas for the [Read More…]

France’s Burkini Ban Declared Illegal. Now What?

Embed from Getty Images By Rim-Sarah Alouane If you’ve been following the ongoing burkini debacle in France, you may have concluded that since hijabs and niqabs are already banned in certain circumstances and since anti-Muslim sentiment continues to increase, that a national affirmation of the burkini ban would have been a fait accompli. However, the French [Read More…]


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