Live Beyond Ramadan by the Values of Love

This is Day 30, the last day, of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed Isn’t it funny how if you do something repetitively long enough, it can slowly turn into tradition? Growing up in our home, I knew that every Eid morning Mom would have a pot of sugary and squeaky roshghollas [Read More…]

An #AccessibleRamadan Because of My Wife

By Omer Zaman This is Day Six of the #30days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. The author pens this as a tribute to his wife, Sadaf Zaman. I was diagnosed with a form or muscular dystrophy in 2003 when I was 18 years old. Over the years, the muscles in my body have weakened to the extent that [Read More…]

Ask A Muslim – A Simple Question that Opened a Floodgate of Humanity

By Sebastian Robins Mid-winter in New England sees about seven hours of daylight, and that’s only when the sun is shining. More often than not the skies are grey or spitting rain, and it feels like everyone and everything is contracting into itself, pulling up collars against the onslaught of winter, and keeping eyes down. [Read More…]

Not Your Parents’ Marriage – Advice for Muslim Relationships in the Modern Era

Editorial Note: Zainab F. Chaudary wrote a post, “Girl Bachelor” for the Love, InshAllah blog that struck a real nerve with readers around the world. What is wrong with choosing yourself? Making yourself a priority, and then being open to a relationship. Why are we still wringing our hands over a purported Muslim marriage crisis? [Read More…]

The Other Side of My Window – on Peace and Compassion in the New Year

  (Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Best Practices for Peace in 2015. Read other perspectives here.) By Deonna Kelli Sayed 1. Quyen wants a wife. He comes in twice a month for his antipsychotic shot, the one he feels will make it impossible for a woman to love him, the shot [Read More…]

The Role of Muslim Fathers – “Salaam, Love” Writers on Parenting and Love

Interview by Dilshad D. Ali Father’s Day has come and gone, but the evolving relationship between fathers and children is timeless. Once upon a time — a generation or two ago — the norm (more or less) was for a man to have children and be their father in a big-picture kind of way, leaving [Read More…]


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