Eid 2014 – Remembering Ramadan and Tarawih Nights

tarawih_ladies

This is a bonus article for our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we showcased 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, many voices. To [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – Pray for Me (a Poem)

Gaza orphan

This poem comes on Day 20 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...]

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...]

The Battle Between the Sacred and the Profane

Mideast Egypt US

By Obaid H. Siddiqui The attacks two weeks ago on the embassies in Cairo (and later in Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Yemen and Pakistan), and the truly tragic deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and others, has reignited the false dichotomy of Western values and Islamic beliefs. Once again, right-wing pundits exclaim that Muslims and [Read More...]

Muslims, You’ve Got a Great Deal of Work to Do

Libya_Chris Stevens

By Ahmed Younis When you burn the American flag you burn my flesh. When you speak ill of the Prophets of God, you stab me in the eye. Understanding with any clarity what happened in Cairo and Benghazi on Tuesday will take some time as we gather facts and move past the emotion of our [Read More...]

Morsi Wins in Egypt, A Win for the Revolution

Supporters of Presidential candidate Morsi celebrate victory in Tahrir

By Mark LeVine In the 18 months since February 11, 2011, the military has squandered almost all of the goodwill that remained with the Egyptian people. True, some still support the military, either because they’re part of the economic elite, the bloated security system, or are tied to both through patronage networks. The plight of [Read More...]


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