Making This a Joyous Eid for the Children

Ramadan 2017 has been filled with blessings. However, feelings of grief and fear have also surfaced, with news of so many tragic hate crimes targeting various faiths, races and marginalized groups. As a mother, I want all children to be safe and shielded from the tragedies that hit daily headlines. [Read more…]

In Search of Muslim Foster Families

There are lists of Muslim foster children, domestic and abroad, that are currently waiting for licensed foster homes to welcome them. It is our communal responsibility to care for these children and ensure their deen is nurtured. [Read more…]

How is the 2016 Election Impacting Muslim (and Other) School Children?

By Uzma Mariam Ahmed This election cycle has been difficult to experience, even for adults.  Civil conversations and respect for diversity have been sidelined, and the loudest voices in politics and on television now are frighteningly extreme. Unsurprisingly the hateful rhetoric has filtered into American schools. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has just released [Read More…]

A Muslim Mother’s Worry for the Trump-filled Landscape of Today

By Sabina Khan-Ibarra In the fourth grade, I read Anne Frank’s diary for the first time. I was devastated for the young girl, who had to live in hiding and was eventually killed because of who she was. Later, I cried for the many, many Bosnians who were killed and raped – again, for who [Read More…]

Raising Confident Children in a Time of Microagressions and Islamophobia

By Lucy El-Sherif Parents today are justifiably concerned about raising their kids in the Islamophobic and anti-Arab climate that seems to prevail in much of the Western world. Now is a good time to look at the potential silver linings and strategies we can use to make our children and youth stronger from this experience. [Read More…]

The Ramadan of Adults Balanced with the Ramadan of Children

This is Day 21 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Zaki Hasan It was the evening of June 17. The new moon was upon us, bringing in Ramadan right along with it. It was here. Go time. And no, I don’t mean Taraweeh prayer (although that happened too). Rather, I mean what happened [Read More…]