From Madinah to Makkah – How Hajj Prepares Us to Do the Hard Work

Photo (which has been cropped) courtesy of Al Jazeera English and Flickr Creative Commons.

Editor’s Note: This essay is part of Altmuslim’s Hajj 2015 reflection series. By Wadud Hassan By the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He), my family and I were fortunate to perform our Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah last year. We had a very pleasant journey and a great experience to remember for the [Read More...]

A Ramadan Cocoon for the Butterflies

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This is Day 30 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Naazish YarKhan This has been one of my most fulfilling Ramadans. We’ve honored its many nuances together, as a family, and even as an extended family. But I’ve also flitted after distractions. Chances for ibadah (worship) that I let slip, unfulfilled promises to [Read More...]

Ramadan – The Month of Sincerity – AUDIO


This is Day 23 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Dawud Walid I recently gave a sermon entitled “Ramadan: Month of Sincerity.” The sermon was based upon the sacred narration in which the Almighty said, “Every action of a child of Adam is for him [or her] except fasting, for surely it is [Read More...]

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...]

Ramadan – Rising Above Our Limitations

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This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Bint Khalid Ramadan, the month that every Muslim awaits is more than half-way through. But for many around the world this month brings with it feelings of isolation and personal dissatisfaction, because unlike so many they are unable to fulfill their spiritual desire [Read More...]

Embrace the Ramadan Dysfunction

Ramadan Mubarak

This is Day 15 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omar Usman Some of my fondest memories of past Ramadans are things many people might consider the negative or dysfunctional parts of the month. When I was younger, a lot of our family friends would get together anticipating the start of Ramadan. I [Read More...]