A Muslim Son Honors His Mother with Christmas Cheer

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By Sabina Khan-Ibarra I was raised in a conservative Muslim household — we prayed five times a day, we read the Quran daily, we fasted during Ramadan and we didn’t celebrate Christmas. We celebrated Thanksgiving, which as “thankful” Americans and Muslims, my parents didn’t hesitate to celebrate. Halloween was an annual debate- some years, we [Read More...]

Paradoxes in a Fajr Wonderland

By Rushain Abbasi I passed by the shadowy garbage cans and the mysterious sounds of a muffled ruckus greeted my ears, probably the mewing of ravenous cats searching for an early breakfast, wrestling each other for the last piece of wasted kinafah. As a rationalist Muslim I didn’t care much for ritual, so I rarely [Read More...]

Islam’s Golden Age, A Reflection for Muslims Observing Ramadan

By M. Salman Ravala As the sun sets to finish the last few days of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, Muslims around the world should reflect–have we achieved our goals of service and fellowship? Have we achieved a renewed faith in our community? Are we agents of change in a world filled with oppression and strife? [Read More...]

Racism: Alive and Well in America

By Zainab Chaudry If any question remained whether racism and bigotry are alive and well in America, the Rush Limbaughs and Paula Deens of our time have laid it to rest. A couple weeks ago, hot on the heels of the furious uproar that swept the nation after the jury reached its verdict in the Trayvon Martin [Read More...]

Call for Submissions – Send Us Your Ramadan Stories and Reflections

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Are you Ramadan ready? Or if you are not a Muslim, are you ready for the deluge of fasting Muslims, heightened worship and Ramadan traditions and customs? If there is ever a month that unifies (as best as possible) billions of Muslims around the world, it’s Ramadan. Muslims around the world are preparing for this [Read More...]

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...]


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