An Ode to Rooh Afza

This is Day Four of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Saadia Faruqi A week before Ramadan, The questions begin. You know the ones, don’t you? Are you ready? Have you prepared? What will you be eating At suhoor and Iftar? I want to invite All you curious people Into my pantry and freezer I [Read More…]

Can We Build off the Inclusiveness of Muhammad Ali’s Memorial to Tackle Racism in Our Muslim Community?

By Zeba Khan Bernie Sanders rightly spoke out on the hypocrisy of people like Donald Trump, who praise Muhammad Ali in one breath and disparage his religious brethren in another: “Don’t tell me how much you love Muhammad Ali and yet you’re going to be prejudiced against Muslims in this country,” the senator said. For many American [Read More…]

Five Steps to Help You Deeply Read the Quran this Ramadan

This is Day Three of the #30Day30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Farouk A. Peru To be perfectly honest, as Muslims, we are meant to read the Quran deeply all year long. There is no specific time when we must read, just that we should maintain a close relationship with our holy book by reading and [Read More…]

Ramadan without My Father

This is Day Two of the #30Days30Writers Ramadan 2016 series. By Namira Islam My mother has a reputation for being the life of a party. She is a masterful, vivacious storyteller and sassy in multiple languages. My father was steady, quiet and a bookworm. His brand of humor consisted of dad jokes and teasing. He [Read More…]

Let Your Soul Breathe this Ramadan

This is Day One of the #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2016. By Shibli Zaman In a society that promotes gluttonous consumerism with absolutely no regard for the planet’s inability to support that, the best service you can do to every living species on this earth is to treat food like medicine. You wouldn’t just take [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…]