Realistic Expectations and the Right Ramadan Influence – Doing it for His Sake

Art by Amal Al-Aathem, Doha, Qatar

This is Day 22 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Key Ballah This Ramadan has been an eye opener for me. It is becoming so apparent to me how important it is to have at least one person in your corner during this blessed month. The past four Ramadans I’ve spent surrounded by non-Muslims, [Read More...]

The Ramadan of Adults Balanced with the Ramadan of Children

The Hasan family's Ramadan before, before four rambunctious boys tore it down.

This is Day 21 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Zaki Hasan It was the evening of June 17. The new moon was upon us, bringing in Ramadan right along with it. It was here. Go time. And no, I don’t mean Taraweeh prayer (although that happened too). Rather, I mean what happened [Read More...]

Last Words – On Life, Death and Forgiveness During Ramadan

Photo courtesy of Leanne Scorzoni

This is Day 20 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Leanne Scorzoni What was the last thing you said to someone you love? The worst thing you ever told another human being? What do you wish you could say that you never have? I’ve always struggled to connect with people who come from [Read More...]

An Empty Seat at the Iftar Table

'Detroit City Limits' border sign is seen as traffic enters a westside neighborhood in Detroit

This is Day 19 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Editorial Note: The following is a true story, but the names have been changed to protect anonymity. By Khaled A. Beydoun Every Ramadan, the wrinkles on her brow extend further. Sink deeper. The pronounced lines on her mother’s face ate away Eman’s hunger, only [Read More...]

Contemplating Liberation on Ramadan’s Night of Power


This is Day 18 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Shereen Yousuf One of the most auspicious occasions during Ramadan is the night that Muslims believe the Quran was revealed, a night we call Laylatul Qadr or the “Night of Power.” I would like to utilize this space to share one supplication that [Read More...]

A Ramadan in Las Vegas – Allah’s Nur in the City of Lights

Las Vegas strip

This is Day 17 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Afsha Bawany On my commute to and from work, I drive by King Arthur’s castle; a pyramid, a giant lion, the Statute of Liberty and sometimes I’ll pass by the roar of dancing waterfalls rising and falling to the tunes of Frank Sinatra. [Read More...]