Ramadan 2014 – White House Iftar and Learning to Play the Game

Obama speaking

This article comes on Day 28 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

Dr. King’s Dream, A Presidential Inauguration, and America Today

Martin Luther King Jr

By Zainab Chaudry Raindrops splatter against the window – briefly clinging to its cool, damp surface before slowly sliding down and collecting into amorphic pools on the pane. The myriad of drops represent people, the descent – their lifespan from birth to death. Each drop begins as a single entity. Gradually as it makes its [Read More...]

Is it Better to Vote Based on a Candidate’s Policies or His/Her Faith?

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Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Hesham Hassaballa Faith is a very important aspect of our lives. And, it is not unreasonable to expect that candidates for public office will also hold their faith as an important part of their lives. President Barack Obama, a Christian, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, [Read More...]

How Far is America from Electing a Muslim President?

Obama and Powell

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Daniel Tutt How far away is American from Electing a Muslim president? Closer than you might think As someone deeply engaged in combatting Islamophobia, one of the highlights of the 2008 Presidential election was when General Colin Powell denounced the myth that President Obama is Muslim on Meet [Read More...]

Presidential Debates – What to Watch for as Obama and Romney Tackle Foreign Policy

Romney Obama

By Fawaz Gerges The debate tonight comes at an important time — issues in the Middle East with global significance are developing by the day. Recent events, like the violent protests in Libya and Egypt, Iran’s growing nuclear program and massacres in Syria have brought the candidates’ respective foreign policies, a fringe issue thus far [Read More...]

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE!

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By Zeba Iqbal In 2000, I registered, but didn’t vote. I didn’t care who won. Or so I thought. My silent “protest” against the candidates and the process didn’t feel triumphant. It felt irresponsible. I am glad I didn’t live in Florida in 2000, as my apathy might have determined an election. Looking back, I [Read More...]


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