Interfaith Respect: Better Understanding Other Faiths (and Our Own) Through Scriptural Reading

By Maha Elgenaidi I recently attended and spoke at one of Pacifica Institute’s interfaith iftars, held at a major synagogue in the Bay Area that opened its doors to celebrate with Muslims the month of Ramadan. The event was packed, as these events usually are, with congregants both from the synagogue and neighboring churches and [Read More…]

Why Gun Control Should Focus on Right-Wing Violence instead of ‘War on Terror’ and Muslims

By Dr. Maha Hilal and Darakshan Raja Last week 49 individuals were brutally murdered at the Pulse nightclub, which caters to  queer and trans Latinx communities in Orlando. This mass shooting is one of the deadliest within the past year, and specifically targeted POC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTQGNC) communities. In [Read More…]

Remembering Muhammad Ali – Boxing Legend, Proud American Muslim

By Altmuslim Editors Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. [Read More…]

Ramadan 2016 – #30Days30Writers, A Special Altmuslim Ramadan Series

Seems like the past few Ramadans we’ve been hear this same phrase, but apparently it’s true this year: In many places around the world, this Ramadan will have the longest fasts of the year, including fasting on the longest day of the year – June 21. And while much of the Muslim blogosphere is abuzz [Read More…]

A Call for Empathy

By Saud Inam In a world that seems to be increasingly filled with hate and pain, an act of empathy can be revolutionary. We see the many images of war, misery and pain in the news night after night. Our newspapers, magazine and even our Facebook walls are full of sad stories of police brutality, [Read More…]

White in America vs. White Among American Muslims

By Charles M. Turner When you’re white, conversion to Islam can be accompanied by excessive fanfare. That was my experience as a recent convert. My coming to Islam seemed to be just as emotional for friends and strangers alike as it was for myself. I was often taken aback by the praise I received for [Read More…]


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