My Hijab Doesn’t Define Me

By Hadeer Hijabi. The word stumbles about my tongue in an ungainly fashion instead of rolling off gracefully. When it escapes my mouth, it falls flat. I realize then that I hate it. This word confines me within a box, reducing who I am as a human being to a dress code I chose many [Read More…]

 5 Life Lessons from Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi

Embed from Getty Images   By Saud Inam It’s been a difficult year for Muslims. We lost two great giants of change: Muhammad Ali and Abdul Sattar Edhi. These two figures were shining lights and beacons of hope, and we all have much to learn from them. They were change makers and Muslim heroes. Our children and [Read More…]

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Ten Self-Care Tips for Faith-Based Activists

By Saud Inam First and foremost Eid Mubarak to my Muslim brothers and sisters. I pray every one of us had an amazing and spiritually fulfilling Ramadan and may Allah accept all of our fasting, prayer, and supplications. Ameen. I know for myself and maybe the world and the Muslim community in particular had a [Read More…]

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Death and Destruction in Ramadan – Baghdad, Dhaka, Istanbul and Beyond

This is day 28 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Dilshad D. Ali How many of us were taught as children and adults that upon the start of Ramadan, shaytaan (the devil) is chained up, allowing us to be free of temptations and focus even more so bettering ourselves, increasing our ibadat (worship) and [Read More…]

My Intersectional Identities: LGBTQ Muslim Reflections on the Orlando Shootings

This is Day 27 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Laura P. As I let myself into my apartment, the clock showed 1 a.m. A sister at the mosque had just dropped me off at home after tarawih – two hours of prayer on these Ramadan nights. I have a strict rule not to [Read More…]

The Ramadan Paradigm Shift: A Photo Gallery/Video with the Muaddhin

This is Day 26 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Jameel Syed Journey into my life as a traveler, writer, author and historical figure as I navigate through the select landscape of Muslim America, showcasing moments in a timeline across this great adventure known as Ramadan. Last year was a major paradigm shift in [Read More…]

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