Don’t Forget the Disenfranchised – Lets Be a True Community this Ramadan

This is Day 17 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Nia Malika Dixon Ramadan represents many things in our faith, and practices. Some people look forward to the individual spiritual rejuvenation, some love the community aspect of worshiping together. To me, Ramadan means a balance of both. It’s a personal rejuvenation, a spiritual reconnection [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…]

The Moral and Physical Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

This is Day 16 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Seidu Malik The month of Ramadan is once again upon us and millions of Muslims all over the world are fasting as a religious duty. It is worthy of note that before Islam came into existence, most of the world major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, [Read More…]

On Radical Acceptance & Self Forgiveness this Ramadan and Beyond

This is Day 15 – halfway point – of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad As I scroll lazily through my newsfeed, I see the pre-requisite (somewhat amusing) annual “moon wars” are in full swing. Because of course it wouldn’t be Ramadan without incessant debate about whether or not to go with [Read More…]

Know Other Tribes: Get Busy Living Islam

This is Day 14 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Fouad Pervez “Asalaam alaikum, Fouad,” Abdur-Rahman, a high school freshman with a big smile and mischievous eyes says as he greets me with a handshake. He keeps a straight face, although he starts chuckling soon after. Abdur-Rahman has jumped in front of a good [Read More…]

Who is Being Excluded in Our Muslim Communities?

This is Day 13 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Charles M. Turner Every Ramadan, I open my Quran and begin the month-long task of reading it to completion. It feels routine at first, something I’ve come to expect. Yet, when I open to those first few pages, I’m struck with a sense of [Read More…]


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