A Ramadan Plea, in Wake of Orlando Mass Shooting, to Address Domestic Violence

This is Day 10 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Ismat Mangla  In the aftermath of this weekend’s horrific shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, details continue to emerge about Omar Mateen, the man who slaughtered 49 people in cold blood and left another 53 wounded. We’ve learned that he was a U.S. [Read More…]

Sexual Violence in the Muslim Community – Creating Safe, Resourceful Communities

By Nadiah Mohajir #Act4Survivors The recent news of sexual violence in the Muslim community has sparked much conversation around sexual violence, and what we as a community can do to address it and effectively support our survivors. Allegations against an Islamic school teacher in Florida and a substitute teacher in New Jersey along with emerging allegations [Read More…]

What Abu Eesa’s Comments Did to a Sexual Assualt Survivor

By Anonymous This week was much like most other weeks in our household. Like most families with young children, we raced to our jobs, barely made drop-off and pick- What made this week different was that my wife–who is a strong and determined survivor of a sexual assault–was triggered. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can happen [Read More…]

Muslims Cannot Remain Silent on the Issue of Child Abuse

By Karla Kellam A little over a month ago, on April 17, a ten-year-old Muslim boy named Abdifatah Mohamud was brutally murdered in Buffalo, NY by his stepfather — beaten to death more than 70 times with a rolling pin. The stepfather admitted to ” … binding the boy’s hands, stuffing a sock into his mouth, duct [Read More…]

Shaima Al-Awadi – Beyond Hoodies and Hijabs

By Nadia S. Mohammad The perplexing circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of a young mother, Shaima Alawadi, has had the Muslim American community abuzz recently. As her daughter purportedly found Alawadi’s body with a note stating, “go back to your country, you terrorist,” many rushed to label the incident as a ‘hate crime,’ even attempting [Read More…]


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