Year in Review: Top Ten Good News Stories of 2014

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By Altmuslim Editors  Some of you may think that of all the years we have done an annual Top Ten Good News Stories edition, this is the one we sit out.  After the weight of Gaza, ISIS, Central African Republic, Syria, Burma and most recently Pakistan, we gave it some serious thought. But the purpose [Read More...]

Somewhere on the Internet, Muslim Women are being Shamed

By Rabia Chaudry On behalf of Muslims of the internet, I would like to extend a sincere apology to the young women in the “Somewhere in America” video that has been exploding heads online for the past 48 hours. The controversy became so heated and perverse it landed the video on Buzzfeed. Good on you [Read More...]

ISNA 2013 – A Short Collection of Memorable Quotes

Marwa Aly

It seemed like all the (American and other) Muslim heavyweights came out for the 50th annual Islamic Society of North American convention this past Labor Day weekend in Washington, D.C. From Sh. Hamza Yusuf to former ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson to Ta’leef Collective’s Usama Canon — it was a weekend for deep conversations (and [Read More...]

The Muslim Way to Handle a Divorce (Part II) – Separate with Kindness

broken heart

By Rabia Chaudry Part II 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. Click here to read Part I. Islam does not forbid divorce, but of all the permissible things, it is the most disliked by Allah (swt).  [Read More...]

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

Islamic divorce

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...]

O Holy Night – Ending the Contrived Muslim Controversy over the Holiday Season

presents

By Rabia Chaudry The Chaudrys always rolled with the punches during the holidays. Despite the fact that we are a Pakistani-American Muslim family, my childhood is filled with as many holiday and Christmas memories that a self-professing believer could possibly have within the boundaries of Islamic theology. It was good times. Things were simpler thirty-odd [Read More...]


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