Ramadan 2014 – In Praise of God Through Congregational Prayer

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This article comes on Day Four 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...]

Ramadan 2014 – The Humanity of the Quran

Quran_Hussein Rashid

This article comes on Day Three 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...]

Ramadan 2014 – Fasting Is Supposed to Suck; That’s Why We Do It

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This article comes on Day Two 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...]

Ramadan 2014 – Reclaiming the Sacred

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This article comes on Day One 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 [Read More...]

False Equivalencies Between the Oppression of Palestine and Israeli Zionism

Photo Courtesy of Reuters

By Obaid H. Siddiqui If George Carlin were Muslim (a statement that is probably causing him to turn in his grave), his list of dirty words would have numbered eight — the last of which being Zionism. For years, the term has been narrowly defined by the militaristic violence and oppression perpetrated upon the Palestinian [Read More...]

Ann Coulter Says Soccer is the Bane of America – Really

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By Zainab Chaudry Soccer is the bane of America’s existence. At least, conservative syndicated columnist Ann Coulter thinks so. Her latest column mocks and ridicules one of the world’s most popular sports – attributing the dramatic spike in soccer fans in America over recent years as “evidence of our nation’s moral decay.” As someone who recently publicly called [Read More...]

The Role of Muslim Fathers – “Salaam, Love” Writers on Parenting and Love

Alan Howard, contributor to "Salaam, Love"

Interview by Dilshad D. Ali Father’s Day has come and gone, but the evolving relationship between fathers and children is timeless. Once upon a time — a generation or two ago — the norm (more or less) was for a man to have children and be their father in a big-picture kind of way, leaving [Read More...]

Apostasy Laws and Blasphemy in Islam – Islamic or Not?

Quran no compulsion

By Ro Waseem In January 2011, the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was gunned down by one of his own security guards over a controversial move — opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan. Although thousands of Pakistanis condemned this by attending his funeral and showing support on social media, religious fanatics hailed his murderer as a hero, [Read More...]

The Power of Perception and the Stigma of Mental Illness in Our Muslim Community

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By Laila Alawa I usually say it with a smile and a laugh. “I’m depressed, you know.” It’s my response to conversations on mental health in our community that often spiral into the “we don’t have those issues in our community” declaration. My response always comes as a shock to the person I am speaking [Read More...]

Open Letter to Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau from Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

Boko Haram leader

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. I address you with the blessed greeting of Islam, under the assumption that you are a Muslim and taking into account your statement that you are working in the cause of Allah. It is my understanding that you have received an Islamic education, and have been accustomed to delivering [Read More...]


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