Diversity as Strength: Getting Race Right for American Muslim Youth

By Namira Islam “I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” – Muhammad Ali, 1975 American Muslims are the most diverse religious group in the country, with nearly a [Read More…]

My Intersectional Identities: LGBTQ Muslim Reflections on the Orlando Shootings

This is Day 27 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Laura P. As I let myself into my apartment, the clock showed 1 a.m. A sister at the mosque had just dropped me off at home after tarawih – two hours of prayer on these Ramadan nights. I have a strict rule not to [Read More…]

A Ramadan Plea, in Wake of Orlando Mass Shooting, to Address Domestic Violence

This is Day 10 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Ismat Mangla  In the aftermath of this weekend’s horrific shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, details continue to emerge about Omar Mateen, the man who slaughtered 49 people in cold blood and left another 53 wounded. We’ve learned that he was a U.S. [Read More…]

Dr. Sherman A. Jackson: Muhammad Ali was A Gift to His People, Religion, Country and Ultimately the World

This is day nine of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series – a double entry today. These are the remarks of Dr. Sherman A. Jackson made at the Janaza prayer of Muhammad Ali, the people’s champ, who made being a Muslim relevant, who recognized how important it was to put forth an inclusive Islam. By Dr. [Read More…]

Dalia Mogahed: Muhammad Ali Saw the Oneness of Humanity

This is Day Eight of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Editors note: The following are remarks made by Dalia Mogahed at the Janaza prayers for Muhammad Ali, which are more important to read and reflect on now more than ever — to recognize a man many in the American Muslim community look to as a true, positive representation [Read More…]

The Year of my Discontent: Ramadan Reflections on the First 10 Days of Mercy

This is Day Seven of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kristin Szremski Eventually, I stopped praying. It happened gradually. First, I’d oversleep Fajr, and then I’d be too tired for Ishaa. Then without notice, my prayers nearly ceased. I became confused. I was lost, and I ushered in a spiritual crisis of my own [Read More…]


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