A Muslimah’s Story – I Chose to Have An Abortion (Part Two)

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By Iman Ahmed (This is part two of a two part series. Click here for part one.) After perusing all the scholarly material addressing the topic of abortion that I could find, and finding that options to terminate a pregnancy before 120 days into the pregnancy were well grounded in the Islamic tradition, I felt [Read More...]

A Muslimah’s Story – I Chose to Have an Abortion (Part One)

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By Iman Ahmed I am a Muslim woman and I chose to have an abortion. There are a few things you should know about me: I consider my religion to be the defining aspect of my life; I am an active member of my community, particularly in the area of women’s education and empowerment; and, [Read More...]

Confronting Fear One Month After the Boston Marathon Bombings

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By Obaid H. Siddiqui “To him who is in fear, everything rustles.” — Sophocles At about the 23rd mile of the Boston Marathon, Azeem Khan started receiving texts on his phone. The stream of messages weren’t out of the ordinary because he informed friends and supporters earlier via Facebook to text him with encouraging thoughts [Read More...]

A Convert’s Story – How Becoming a Muslim is a Work in Progress

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By Stephanie Luna Wallace “Noni, Mami has a prayer shirt, and I have a prayer hat. Don’t you have one?” That’s how my mother discovered I had converted to Islam. I had been praying the five daily prayers for three months, and my four-year-old finally found a way to communicate my new habit. Certainly not [Read More...]

The Case for Adoption in Islam

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By Yusra Gomaa “H-H-Hello, Asalaamu’alaykum. Umm, my name is Amna and I have two young children. The state is terminating my parental rights, and there’s nothing I can do. I didn’t know who else to call. I have one month to find someone before they go up for adoption. Can you please help me find [Read More...]

Boston Marathon Bombing – Why Increased Profiling of American Muslims is Not the Answer

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By Hesham A. Hassaballa Almost as soon as the horrific Boston Marathon bombing suspects were revealed to be Muslim, the cheerleaders for increased profiling of Muslims in America came out in full force. The “king” of them, pun fully intended, was none other than New York Congressman Peter King, who said: “Obviously the main international [Read More...]

Boston Marathon Bombings – When Religious Acceptance, Tolerance and Love is Needed Most

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By Carissa Flint It has been a little over one week since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, and I observed my moment of silence yesterday. As an Oklahoman, my moment of silence was not simply restricted to remembering the child, the graduate student, the young woman, and the MIT police officer who died, but [Read More...]

Lord, Be My Witness – The Irrationality of Shia-Sunni Violence

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By Maher Hathout There are words to be said that ought to be heard.  In the face of the tidal wave of blindness, cruelty and the frenzy of fanaticism that is sweeping the world of Muslims, the different manifestations of this sad situation must be frankly addressed.  The most dangerous of these is the widening [Read More...]

Why #MyJihad Doesn’t Engage with Islamophobes Like Pamela Geller

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By Angie Emara I am writing this as an opportunity to clarify the misconceptions, misreporting and misunderstanding surrounding the #MyJihad campaign, of which, I am the project coordinator and essentially lead day-in and da- out. And night. And in my dreams. So really, not many others can give you the straight deal on this campaign [Read More...]

In the War of the Billboards, Islamophobe Pamela Gellar is Winning

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By Davi Barker The billboard wars continue on, the latest clash recently being in San Francisco. Every so often Anti-Muslim demagogue, Pam Geller blows a wad of cash on an ad (hominem) campaign against Islam, or at least critical of the boogeyman Muslims she imagines under her bed. I call this “the billboard wars” because it [Read More...]