Heartbreak, Detachment and Hope in Ramadan – Foregoing Community for Authentic Relationships

Margari Tweet

This is Day Five of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Margari Hill I came home from a community iftar on Saturday and tweeted this: When asked what happened, I answered, “I’m breaking up with my community.” Anybody who has been through a divorce can tell you that ending a relationship can be a long [Read More...]

Not Your Parents’ Marriage – Advice for Muslim Relationships in the Modern Era

Garden District, New Orleans. Photo by Zainab F. Chaudry

Editorial Note: Zainab F. Chaudary wrote a post, “Girl Bachelor” for the Love, InshAllah blog that struck a real nerve with readers around the world. What is wrong with choosing yourself? Making yourself a priority, and then being open to a relationship. Why are we still wringing our hands over a purported Muslim marriage crisis? [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...]

Rediscovering Islam in a Post-Divorce Landscape


By Deonna Kelli My marriage had taken me all over the Muslim world – to Mecca, Cairo, Kabul and countless countries in between. I would even venture to say that over the course of my 12 year union, I experienced more Islam than many Muslims will know in their lifetimes. Yet, I left the relationship to [Read More...]

Should You Get a Divorce (as a Muslim)? – Part I

Islamic divorce

By Rabia Chaudry Part I 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 . Having always been rather open and public about the fact that I’m a remarried divorcee — and such publicity being uncommon in the Muslim [Read More...]