The Year of my Discontent: Ramadan Reflections on the First 10 Days of Mercy

This is Day Seven of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kristin Szremski Eventually, I stopped praying. It happened gradually. First, I’d oversleep Fajr, and then I’d be too tired for Ishaa. Then without notice, my prayers nearly ceased. I became confused. I was lost, and I ushered in a spiritual crisis of my own [Read More…]

Remembering Muhammad Ali – Boxing Legend, Proud American Muslim

By Altmuslim Editors Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. [Read More…]

Ramadan 2016 – #30Days30Writers, A Special Altmuslim Ramadan Series

Seems like the past few Ramadans we’ve been hear this same phrase, but apparently it’s true this year: In many places around the world, this Ramadan will have the longest fasts of the year, including fasting on the longest day of the year – June 21. And while much of the Muslim blogosphere is abuzz [Read More…]

The Legacy of Malcolm X: Are You a Person of Haq?

By Dr. Ali Naqvi “Will you continue to use it … ? [the name Malcom X]” – Reporter “I will continue to use it as long as the situation that produced it exists.” – Malcom X Hajj Malik El Shabazz broke into a large smile at the absurdity of the question; the African Americans in [Read More…]

Has Islamophobia United Muslims or Distracted Us from Important Internal Debates?

Editor’s Note: Charles Turner is Altmuslim’s newest columnist. His columns will be appearing in the third week of every month. By Charles M. Turner I took my seat at the end of the table and introduced myself to my hospitable hosts. I had lost count long ago of all the times I had spoken about [Read More…]

Why Adoption and Fostering Must be Our Muslim Duty

By Yusra Gomaa “H-H-Hello, Asalaamu’alaykum. Umm, my name is Amna and I have two young children. The state is terminating my parental rights, and there’s nothing I can do. I didn’t know who else to call. I have one month to find someone before they go up for adoption. Can you please help me find [Read More…]