The Year of my Discontent: Ramadan Reflections on the First 10 Days of Mercy

This is Day Seven of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kristin Szremski Eventually, I stopped praying. It happened gradually. First, I’d oversleep Fajr, and then I’d be too tired for Ishaa. Then without notice, my prayers nearly ceased. I became confused. I was lost, and I ushered in a spiritual crisis of my own [Read More…]

An #AccessibleRamadan Because of My Wife

By Omer Zaman This is Day Six of the #30days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. The author pens this as a tribute to his wife, Sadaf Zaman. I was diagnosed with a form or muscular dystrophy in 2003 when I was 18 years old. Over the years, the muscles in my body have weakened to the extent that [Read More…]

Ramadan Forgiveness: Once I was a Marine, Another Man Finding Islam, Finding Myself

This is Day Five of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Dedicated to the people of Iraq. By Ramon Meija A year has come and gone with no liberation in sight. If you can recall, last year my submission for Day 17 of the #30Days30Writers Ramadan series for Altmuslim was replaced by a letter highlighting my struggle [Read More…]

An Ode to Rooh Afza

This is Day Four of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Saadia Faruqi A week before Ramadan, The questions begin. You know the ones, don’t you? Are you ready? Have you prepared? What will you be eating At suhoor and Iftar? I want to invite All you curious people Into my pantry and freezer I [Read More…]

Can We Build off the Inclusiveness of Muhammad Ali’s Memorial to Tackle Racism in Our Muslim Community?

By Zeba Khan Bernie Sanders rightly spoke out on the hypocrisy of people like Donald Trump, who praise Muhammad Ali in one breath and disparage his religious brethren in another: “Don’t tell me how much you love Muhammad Ali and yet you’re going to be prejudiced against Muslims in this country,” the senator said. For many American [Read More…]

Five Steps to Help You Deeply Read the Quran this Ramadan

This is Day Three of the #30Day30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Farouk A. Peru To be perfectly honest, as Muslims, we are meant to read the Quran deeply all year long. There is no specific time when we must read, just that we should maintain a close relationship with our holy book by reading and [Read More…]


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