A Muslimah’s Story – I Chose to Have An Abortion (Part Two)

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By Iman Ahmed (This is part two of a two part series. Click here for part one.) After perusing all the scholarly material addressing the topic of abortion that I could find, and finding that options to terminate a pregnancy before 120 days into the pregnancy were well grounded in the Islamic tradition, I felt [Read More...]

A Muslimah’s Story – I Chose to Have an Abortion (Part One)


By Iman Ahmed I am a Muslim woman and I chose to have an abortion. There are a few things you should know about me: I consider my religion to be the defining aspect of my life; I am an active member of my community, particularly in the area of women’s education and empowerment; and, [Read More...]

The ‘Gay-Muslim’ Phenomenon – Why Islam Considers Homosexuality a Sin

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Altmuslim published two viewpoints on homosexuality in Islam and thoughts about equality in marriage, which is being debated by the Supreme Court. The first, which argues that homosexuality and marriage for homosexuals should be accepted in Islam, is from Pamela Taylor. The second, which argues that homosexuality is a sin in Islam, is from Gareth [Read More...]

Should You Get a Divorce (as a Muslim)? – Part I

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By Rabia Chaudry Part I of a two-part series on why to get divorced, how to go about doing so and what the Quran and Sunnah have to say about divorce . Having always been rather open and public about the fact that I’m a remarried divorcee — and such publicity being uncommon in the Muslim [Read More...]

‘Homeland,’ Islam and the Battle Within


By Daniel Tutt When television portrays the war on terrorism, more than 67 percent of the time, the enemy is white, according to a recent study by the Norman Lear Center at USC. At first glance this seems odd. Isn’t the war on terror a war against extremist Muslims? Aren’t Muslims mostly brown-skinned? The war [Read More...]

The NYPD, ‘The Third Jihad’ and a Breakdown of Trust

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By Cyrus McGoldrick, Civil Rights Manager at the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Almost twice a week, I stand in front of a different audience — students, worshippers, activists, community leaders — and facilitate what we at CAIR-New York call a “Know Your Rights” workshop. The workshops are meant to instill [Read More...]