Sex, Drugs & the Redemptive Power of Islam – A Ramadan Lesson

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This is Day 12 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Malika MacDonald Rushdan Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA [Read More...]

The Case for Boycotts and Engagement – Why I attended the White House Iftar

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This is Day 11 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Wardah Khalid Sellout. Complicit in murder. Perpetuator of human and civil rights abuses. Devourer of food “laced with white supremacy and colonialism.” These are just a few of the phrases Muslims use on social media to describe their brothers and sisters who attend the [Read More...]

Intimacy in Ramadan – How Can We Eat, Pray, Sleep AND Be Intimate in the Nighttime Hours?

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This is Day Ten of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Nadiah Mohajir Just recently, in casual conversation as well as in several private conversations, I have heard too many women (and in one case, a man) express frustration with trying to manage their intimate lives in addition to their spiritual and domestic responsibilities when [Read More...]

Ramadan Quran Reading – A Book For the Whole Year

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This is Day Nine of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Rohail Waseem The Quran is, as I see it, a truly fascinating piece of literature. If there is one investment I have made that I will never regret in my life, it is the time I invested in understanding the Quran. The thing about [Read More...]

Fasting in Ramadan to Strengthen the Will for Social Justice

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This is Day Eight of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Hakeem Muhammad In a poem, the great West African Islamic scholar Nana Asma’u said, “Let us study, and keep on learning. This gives mankind all he needs.”Historian Jean Boyd states, “Asma’u, like her colleagues, wrote for the betterment of the community and promotion of [Read More...]

When Online Muslim Friends Provide Love and Community – A Convert’s Ramadan Story

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This is Day Seven of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Sarah Ager I broke my first ever Ramadan fast with a beer. I said my shahada (profession of faith as a Muslim) over Skype. My first hijab was a beach sarong. And before I had the Arabic pegged, I used to substitute the unlearned [Read More...]


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