A Family Eid Forged from a Community in Ramadan

By Hind Makki Last Sunday, an estimated 15,000-20,000 people piled into Toyota Park, the home of our local MLS soccer team, to celebrate Eid, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the wake of recent attacks against Muslims in the waning days of the month in the US (eight [Read More…]

Moon Sighting or Calculations, We’re All Team Ramadan

This piece is part of our ongoing series on Ramadan, featuring reflections, stories, and articles from Muslims and non-Muslims on their Ramadan experiences. Keep checking altmuslim for new pieces throughout Ramadan. By Rabia Chaudry Across the globe, Muslims prepare for battle — an annual melee that shows little mercy, pitting brother against brother, child against [Read More…]

Welcoming Ramadan This Year without Family, But with a Community

This piece is part of our ongoing series on Ramadan, featuring reflections, stories, and articles from Muslims and non-Muslims on their Ramadan experiences. Keep checking altmuslim for new pieces throughout Ramadan. By Hind Makki The Muslim day begins at night. Following a lunar calendar means that we welcome the new day when the sun sets. [Read More…]

How an Accusation of Terrorism Destroys American Muslim Lives

By Sahar Aziz At the Brookings’ U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims. Because Bush’s counterterrorism practices had stigmatized Muslims as the most distrusted minority in America, Obama’s pledge was particularly salient. [Read More…]

Action Alert – Follow Friday #ThankYou Campaign on Twitter for NYPD Lawsuit

By Fatemeh Fakhraie Wednesday, Muslim Advocates launched Hassan v. The City of New York, a lawsuit seeking to prove that the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey is unconstitutional. Several lawmakers have also petitioned the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into FBI violations of constitutionally-protected rights of American [Read More…]

Conference Reveals Engaged Muslim Youth in America

By Omama Altaleb Upon hearing the words “Muslim Youth,” my mind automatically drifts to a negative connotation — a connotation in which I see another Muslim brother on my college campus flirting with a group of girls in shorts and miniskirts; a connotation that retraces a Facebook picture of a Muslim girl in a short, [Read More…]