Ramadan 2014 – A Child’s Letter to Ramadan

Amal and her brother, Lil D.

This article comes on Day 25 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...]

Ramadan 2014 – Growing a Child’s Love for the Quran

Islamic art

This article comes on Day 14 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...]

Learning About Allah to Z – Interview with Authors Sam’n and Uzma Sabir

Allah to Z

By Shazia Kamal Farook I recently met author Sam’n Iqbal and artist Uzma Sabir to discuss the newest children’s book on the block, “Allah to Z: Activity Book.” Meeting at Sam’n’s home, I instantly picked up on the inspiration behind this book: a vibrant home dotted with artwork produced by her three adorable children. Uzma [Read More...]

The Case for Adoption in Islam

baby hands

By Yusra Gomaa “H-H-Hello, Asalaamu’alaykum. Umm, my name is Amna and I have two young children. The state is terminating my parental rights, and there’s nothing I can do. I didn’t know who else to call. I have one month to find someone before they go up for adoption. Can you please help me find [Read More...]

The Muslim Way to Handle a Divorce (Part II) – Separate with Kindness

broken heart

By Rabia Chaudry Part II of a two-part series on why to get divorced, how to go about doing so and what the Quran and Sunnah have to say about divorce. Click here to read Part I. Islam does not forbid divorce, but of all the permissible things, it is the most disliked by Allah (swt).  [Read More...]

For Those Grieving over Newtown, Hold Their Hand

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By Hesham A. Hassaballa December is never a good month for my wife and me. Our daughter — who passed away three years ago from cancer — was born on December 30. And so this time of year is always hard. This year, the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have only made it worse, for [Read More...]


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