Ramadan 2014 – Is Ramadan Morphing into A Meaningless Holiday Season?

This article comes on Day Nine of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, many voices. [Read More…]

Mayor Omar Ahmad (1964-2011): Serving the public while riding a Segway

Omar Ahmad, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and the hardworking mayor of San Carlos, CA and a shining example of Muslims in public service, died suddenly at his home at the age of 46. [Read more…]

Profiling: Going in “Muslim garb” for Halloween

The only thing scarier than meeting someone in “Muslim garb” at an airport is the idea that people find safety in simplistic profiling of Muslims. Why do people so readily embrace such an irrational notion? [Read more…]

30 Mosques in 30 Days project: “We’re not historians, but these stories are important”

Two young Muslim Americans decide to sample the diversity of the Muslim American community during Ramadan, and end up with a 30-state adventure that reveals more than they expected. [Read more…]

Muslim Americans: Confronting radicalization online

The best possible antidote to extremist thought online is to propagate a compelling Muslim American narrative that instills pride and purpose among susceptible minds, and then connect them to mainstream efforts to address U.S. policy in Muslim countries. [Read more…]

Biopics: The pitfalls of filming Muhammad

Unfortunately, the Matrix producer Barrie Osborne’s planned biopic on the life of the Prophet Muhammad won’t illuminate Islam in the same way ‘The Message’ did 33 years ago. Instead, there are plenty of other stories yet to be told on film. [Read more…]