Ramadan 2014 – Is Ramadan Morphing into A Meaningless Holiday Season?

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at a State Department iftar.

This article comes on Day Nine of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, many voices. [Read More...]

Where Culture Overshadows “Deen,” the Unfortunate Suffer

Ayah* is an Egyptian-American disabled woman and single mother of two children who lives in a populous borough of New York City, home to between 600,000 and one million Muslims (reports vary on the exact number) and an estimated 175 masajid. Behind on her rent and unable to fully provide for her children, Ayah went [Read More...]

Social Justice in Islam and the Legacy of Malcolm X

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By Adam Soltani As we celebrate African-American History this month, we are reminded of the legacy of many of the leaders of civil rights advocacy who came before us. American Muslims owe a debt of gratitude to all these leaders for paving the path of fighting for equality that we now tread upon. Names such as [Read More...]

Is it Better to Vote Based on a Candidate’s Policies or His/Her Faith?

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Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Hesham Hassaballa Faith is a very important aspect of our lives. And, it is not unreasonable to expect that candidates for public office will also hold their faith as an important part of their lives. President Barack Obama, a Christian, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, [Read More...]

Vote, Because Islam Tells You To

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Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Rabia Chaudry President Obama bombed in the first presidential debate. But I’m going to vote for him anyway. He said he would close Guantanamo and didn’t. But I’m going to vote for him anyway. He’s increased the drone strikes and civilian deaths overseas, facilitated in the erosion of [Read More...]

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE!

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By Zeba Iqbal In 2000, I registered, but didn’t vote. I didn’t care who won. Or so I thought. My silent “protest” against the candidates and the process didn’t feel triumphant. It felt irresponsible. I am glad I didn’t live in Florida in 2000, as my apathy might have determined an election. Looking back, I [Read More...]


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