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…]

Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI): Love Me or Hate Me

The Muslim Leadership Initiative, sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute, has been a topic of great controversy in the American Muslim community and beyond. Altmuslim is publishing a few perspectives this week, and we welcome your comments below. By Samar Kaukab Here is a fact: most Americans, and even many American Muslims, have never heard [Read More…]

MUHSEN and ReMosque-ing Individuals and Families with Special Needs

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the  Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here. By Joohi Tahir Sure enough, they start to stare. Even more than the children, it’s the adults who are staring.  Sadly, this is a typical reaction to individuals with disabilities who “dare” to enter our [Read More…]

Why I Participated in the ‘Somewhere in America’ #Mipsterz Video

By Aminah Sheikh I went to New York, last year around May to participate in the #Mipsterz video “Somewhere in America.” I anticipated meeting some like-minded hijabis* and making new friends. I emailed my photos to Layla** and Abbas Rattani (creators of the video) like many other women. They responded to me quite quickly and [Read More…]

Interview: G. Willow Wilson On The Creation of the Newest Muslim-American Comic Superhero

Interview by Dilshad D. Ali It’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s … well it’s not Superman, nor does this particular superhero fly. But with the introduction of the latest comic book superhero, Kamala Khan, we’re entering a whole new exciting world. Kamala, who is Marvel Comic’s newest superhero, is part of a growing effort [Read More…]

Telling Our Own Truths – The Forward-Moving American Muslim Narrative

By Deonna Kelli Sayed A full moon hung low one North Carolina night. Omar ibn Said was on the run from his South Carolina master, who had almost beaten him to death a month earlier. When Omar came upon a church, he whispered “Praise Allah” under his breath. He took ablutions by the well in [Read More…]


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