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...]

In the War of the Billboards, Islamophobe Pamela Gellar is Winning

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By Davi Barker The billboard wars continue on, the latest clash recently being in San Francisco. Every so often Anti-Muslim demagogue, Pam Geller blows a wad of cash on an ad (hominem) campaign against Islam, or at least critical of the boogeyman Muslims she imagines under her bed. I call this “the billboard wars” because it [Read More...]

Islamophobia is Only One Chapter in the Muslim-Western Story


By Muqtedar Khan ISTANBUL – It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored. A conglomerate of five Universities, led by Yildiz Technical University and the municipality of Beykoz province in Istanbul Turkey, organised an international [Read More...]

Reading with Maryam – Discovering Muslim Children’s Books that Delight and Inspire

Shirin and Maryam

By Shirin Sinnar Some time ago, I complained to a friend that there were few good children’s books on Muslims or Islamic themes. I’m an American-born Muslim woman, and I was looking for books to share with my older daughter Maryam, then three. I wanted lively, upbeat bedtime books that would introduce her to our [Read More...]

Pamela K. Taylor’s Friday Khutbah – God is Love, and Love is Never Wasted


Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is an organization founded on 10 principles “rooted in Islam,” according to its website. MPV accepts all Muslims who identify as such, and believes in equality for all, regardless of race, gender, sex, ethnicity, nationality, creed, sexual orientation or ability. MPV supports “MPV Unity Mosques” in the United States and [Read More...]