Justifying #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh: Dehumanization and Spiritual Illness

On Monday, multiple videos of a disturbing assault during math class at Spring Valley High School were released online. The level of violence shown in the video has led to widespread condemnation, calls for firing of the officer involved, and concern for the student, a small young Black teenage girl, who was assaulted in a [Read More…]

#IStandWithAhmed – The Time to End Anti-Black, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Humanity Hysteria is Now

By Zainab Chaudry It’s not easy being a genius in America. Especially if you’re a young, black male who also happens to be Muslim. Just ask fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed. The story about the egregious treatment of the bright, high school freshman who assembles radios and understands circuit boards and power supplies better than most adults [Read More…]

The Mercy of Allah – My Favorite Du’a in Ramadan and Beyond (VIDEO)

This is Day 14 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Joohi Tahir Did we ever stop to think how easy Allah SWT has made things for us? Did we grow up thinking that our deen (faith) was difficult and had too many rules and restrictions? Well, now as we reflect on this beautiful [Read More…]

Ramadan Quran Reading – A Book For the Whole Year

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…]

Why Independent Investigations Promote Trust Between Communities and Law Enforcement

By Junaid Afeef Not all accusations of police abuse may be legitimate, but for all but the most spurious allegations, the truth can only be uncovered after an impartial and transparent review. This is why independent investigations, at home and abroad, are indispensable for maintaining trust between the public and those charged with securing the [Read More…]

Muslim Response to Chapel Hill: Honoring the Slain and Building Bridges

By Alan Howard By now you have probably heard of the tragic shooting deaths of the three students in Chapel Hill, NC – Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Abu-Salha. You have no doubt also heard of the arrest a short while later of the suspect Craig Stephen Hicks who has admitted [Read More…]


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