Because it’s Not about the Fasting, its about the Forgiveness

By Zeba Khan I was ten years old the first time I fasted. My family had just moved to Karachi, and we were living in the heart of the extended family compound, staying in my aunt’s house next door to my uncle’s house, which was downstairs from my uncle’s house, and also, to the left [Read More…]

Ramadan Forgiveness: Once I was a Marine, Another Man Finding Islam, Finding Myself

This is Day Five of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Dedicated to the people of Iraq. By Ramon Meija A year has come and gone with no liberation in sight. If you can recall, last year my submission for Day 17 of the #30Days30Writers Ramadan series for Altmuslim was replaced by a letter highlighting my struggle [Read More…]

Sexual Abuse Cases: Does Islamic ‘Tawba’ (Repentance) Absolve (Alleged) Abusers of Legal Redress?

Reflections on culpability, forgiveness, mercy and legal redress in light of the sexual abuse case pending against Imam Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, founder of the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, IL. Click here and here for more coverage of this case on Patheos. By Ustadha Zaynab Ansari In March 2015, Imam Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, founder [Read More…]

Last Words – On Life, Death and Forgiveness During Ramadan

This is Day 20 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Leanne Scorzoni What was the last thing you said to someone you love? The worst thing you ever told another human being? What do you wish you could say that you never have? I’ve always struggled to connect with people who come from [Read More…]

The Mercy of Allah – My Favorite Du’a in Ramadan and Beyond (VIDEO)

This is Day 14 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Joohi Tahir Did we ever stop to think how easy Allah SWT has made things for us? Did we grow up thinking that our deen (faith) was difficult and had too many rules and restrictions? Well, now as we reflect on this beautiful [Read More…]

Practicing Islam is Not an All or Nothing Attitude

By Nasia Ullas A few weeks back, at an office get together, a colleague (who isn’t Muslim) told me how he used to fast four days for a particular festival observed in his faith. But he stopped fasting once he started eating meat (meat is to them what bacon and pork products are to us Muslims). He [Read More…]


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