My Most Memorable Ramadan: An Ode to My Mother

This is Day 24 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Aisha Rahman Strangely, the most impactful Ramadan of my life was one that I did not live through. Several months ago a friend of mine shared an article with me about how pain, trauma and other strong emotions can be passed along from one [Read More…]

Giving a Name to the Asexual Muslim Experience

By Laura P. I spend an awful lot of my time online, for work, for volunteering, for fun. But even I didn’t expect that one of the most profound realizations in my life would come from the internet. One evening in 2004, browsing news online after work, I happened upon an article called Coming out, [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 Case for a Modest Wedding in Islam

By Shaahima When it was confirmed that I was to be married and the dates for the event set, family members went into a flurried pseudo-state of panic and anticipation. We have a wedding to plan! The dress! The venue! The guest list! The frenzy that ensued soon began to seep into my psyche, and a few [Read More…]

Should You Get a Divorce (as a Muslim)? – Part I

By Rabia Chaudry Part I of a two-part series on why to get divorced, how to go about doing so and what the Quran and Sunnah have to say about divorce . Having always been rather open and public about the fact that I’m a remarried divorcee — and such publicity being uncommon in the Muslim [Read More…]

Looking for Love and Finding Awkwardness at ISNA

By Obaid H. Siddiqui *Names have been withheld to protect the innocent and as to not embarrass the guilty. The 49th annual convention hosted by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Washington, D.C. on Labor Day weekend was a success. It was a full of spiritually- and politically-nourishing lectures; a bazaar full of [Read More…]


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