My Beloved Ramadan – A Photo Gallery

This is Day 19 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Please click through to see the entire gallery of beautiful Ramadan photos. By Sadaf Syed I am afraid my heart will explode. When I feel distress, I whisper to God throughout the day; I supplicate directly to Him in the middle of the night; my [Read More…]

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An Empty Seat at the Iftar Table

This is Day 19 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Editorial Note: The following is a true story, but the names have been changed to protect anonymity. By Khaled A. Beydoun Every Ramadan, the wrinkles on her brow extend further. Sink deeper. The pronounced lines on her mother’s face ate away Eman’s hunger, only [Read More…]

Embrace the Ramadan Dysfunction

This is Day 15 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omar Usman Some of my fondest memories of past Ramadans are things many people might consider the negative or dysfunctional parts of the month. When I was younger, a lot of our family friends would get together anticipating the start of Ramadan. I [Read More…]

The White House Iftar Boycott – Why the Debate?

By Dr. Faisal Qazi The other day in clinic when I asked a patient of mine what he did for work, he said, “Doc, I’m embarrassed to say it, but I’m a retired deputy Sheriff from LA.” I inquired about his hesitation. He noted how the department had deteriorated in morale and discipline, adding that [Read More…]

Ramadan 2014 – When Deprivation is the Journey

This article comes on Day 11 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, many voices. [Read More…]

Ramadan 2014 – Is Ramadan Morphing into A Meaningless Holiday Season?

This article comes on Day Nine 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, many voices. [Read More…]