Dear Fellow Activists: Be Solution Seekers and Look to the Prophets for Inspiration

By Saud Inam In this social media-driven age, with the constant flow of information on various topics and issues, it’s easy to get lost, frustrated, confused and burned out. Many activists make the mistake of latching onto virtually every injustice and “joining the cause” by tweeting the hashtag, writing an article or blog post or [Read More…]

Remembering Malcolm X, 90 Years After His Birth

Zainab Chaudry, outreach manager for CAIR-Maryland, spoke on May 19, 2015 at a tribute event for civil rights leader Malcolm X. Here, she shares her words with Altmuslim. Today — not just Annapolis, not only America, but the entire world – is marking 90 years since the birth of a man whose ideas and contributions helped [Read More…]

Guantanamo Bay Detainees and the White House Iftar – Not in Our Name

By Tasnim Motala Last night, more than 100 Muslims had iftar — or the traditional breaking of the fast — at the White House. This year, there was a concerted effort to boycott the iftaar due to the Obama administration’s policies of surveillance on high-profile Muslim Americans, unequivocal support for Israel despite mass atrocities in [Read More…]

The Need for Anger

By Zainab Khan Zainab Khan has joined Altmuslim as the site’s newest monthly columnist.  Let me be angry. When I ask you to let me be angry, I’m not talking of anger just to be angry. There’s an anger – for the sake of this article, let’s call it rage – that arises from a [Read More…]