3 Reasons Why I Stay Logged onto Social Media in Ramadan

From the first set of “Ramadan Mubarak” posts to the “Eid Mubarak” greetings, social media can help Muslims, especially those in a majority non-Muslims society, stay in touch with the blessings of the month. [Read more…]

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Trending Trolls and Being Silent on Social Media

By Saud Inam Abraham Lincoln said: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” We all know what trolls are when it comes to the internet. Those unbearably annoying, opinionated, arrogant, and argumentative. Unfortunately, we have trolls in other forms too. I call them Trending Trolls. [Read More…]

Get To Know Your Neighbor: A Ramadan (and Beyond) Video

This is day 20 of the #30Day30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Al-Husein N. Madhany Like Harvey Milk, we as American Muslims must come out of the closet and get to know our neighbors. You can start by taking them out for a cup of coffee, maybe after you break your fast today. Or, do so after [Read More…]

When Online Muslim Friends Provide Love and Community – A Convert’s Ramadan Story

This is Day Seven of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Sarah Ager I broke my first ever Ramadan fast with a beer. I said my shahada (profession of faith as a Muslim) over Skype. My first hijab was a beach sarong. And before I had the Arabic pegged, I used to substitute the unlearned [Read More…]

The Case for Social Media and Hashtag Activism

By Sabina Khan-Ibarra Social Media: Websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking Activism: The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change. My husband is one of those individuals who have chosen a life of complete abstinence from social media. [Read More…]