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…]

Raising A Confident Muslim-American Child in the Age of Islamophobia

By Sabina Khan-Ibarra Raising a child is a difficult feat. Raising a brown child in America is even trickier. Raising a brown, Muslim child in America seems almost impossible. If someone asked me to describe the love of a mother for her child three years ago, I probably used a series of clichés, drawing from [Read More…]

Hanging with The Muslims

By Steven Scholl On Labor Day weekend, I spent four days hanging out with 15,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America’s 49th annual convention in Washington, D.C. As one of the few non-Muslims in attendance, I was able to eavesdrop on hundreds of conversations swirling around me, take in several talks by prominent [Read More…]


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