Fasting in Ramadan to Strengthen the Will for Social Justice

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This is Day Eight of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Hakeem Muhammad In a poem, the great West African Islamic scholar Nana Asma’u said, “Let us study, and keep on learning. This gives mankind all he needs.”Historian Jean Boyd states, “Asma’u, like her colleagues, wrote for the betterment of the community and promotion of [Read More...]

Is There Room for Discourse and Critical Thinking in Islam?

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By Marwa Abdelghani I would like to begin by stating that my sentiments in the following anecdote are my own, personal opinion.I tell it as an attempt to reveal the beauty of discourse. I walked by the “Dawah Day” booth of the Muslim student group at my university and read something that I found interesting. [Read More...]

Don’t Fall for the Crazy Fatwa – It’s Either False or Just an Opinion

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By Davi Barker  We’ve all been taken in by a rouse. At least I was, and it’s embarrassing to admit because you’d think by now I’d have learned. The good folks over at Electronic Intifada (genius branding, by the way) have done some homework and exposed the recent so-called “gang rape fatwa” as yet another [Read More...]


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