Does the Quran Teach Compulsion? A Response

By Farouk Peru In the protracted media campaign to depict Islam as the enemy of human civilization, there is nothing sadder to me than the misrepresentation of the Quran. The Quran is often portrayed as a book that inspires hatred and encourages Muslims to act violently. This agenda can only be fulfilled, however, by adopting [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...]

Is Islamophobia Over? 

Flickr Creative Commons, photo user Geoff Dexter. From a UK rally against racism and Islamophobia

By Saud Inam Recently nationwide rallies were held called the Global Rally for Humanity. These rallies, despite the misleading name, were actually blatantly Islamophobic rallies aimed at the Muslim American community. Most, if not all, of the rallies proved to be an utter failure with low attendance, which was a wonderful indication of how little [Read More...]

How Well is the U.S. Prepared to Welcome and Support Refugees?

Refugees receiving services, photo courtesy of ICNA

By Malika MacDonald Given the refugee crisis that is gripping Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, and Turkey and spilling into Europe after years of bloodshed in Syria, the pressure is on the Obama Administration to accept more refugees into the United States. But aside from the debates and questions about how best to help refugees and how [Read More...]

#IStandWithAhmed – The Time to End Anti-Black, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Humanity Hysteria is Now

Ahmed Mohamed tweet

By Zainab Chaudry It’s not easy being a genius in America. Especially if you’re a young, black male who also happens to be Muslim. Just ask fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed. The story about the egregious treatment of the bright, high school freshman who assembles radios and understands circuit boards and power supplies better than most adults [Read More...]

Realistic Expectations and the Right Ramadan Influence – Doing it for His Sake

Art by Amal Al-Aathem, Doha, Qatar

This is Day 22 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Key Ballah This Ramadan has been an eye opener for me. It is becoming so apparent to me how important it is to have at least one person in your corner during this blessed month. The past four Ramadans I’ve spent surrounded by non-Muslims, [Read More...]