What Can We Do as Muslims in Wake of #ParisAttacks?

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By Saud Inam Yes, we are all frustrated. We feel sorrow. We feel pain. We’ve been here before time after time. A violent act occurs in the name of Islam, and we’re expected to condemn or apologize and the same cycle of Islamophobia occurs again. We get angry, we get frustrated and have a storm [Read More...]

UnMosqued – Bringing Back Relevancy to the Mosque

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Editors’ Note: This article is part of the  Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here.  By Laila Alawa I am unmosqued. The decision came after years of struggle, gendered micro-aggressions and a lack of understanding for personal authenticity on the part of mosque leadership. I had fought long and [Read More...]

Muslims Cannot Remain Silent on the Issue of Child Abuse

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By Karla Kellam A little over a month ago, on April 17, a ten-year-old Muslim boy named Abdifatah Mohamud was brutally murdered in Buffalo, NY by his stepfather — beaten to death more than 70 times with a rolling pin. The stepfather admitted to ” … binding the boy’s hands, stuffing a sock into his mouth, duct [Read More...]