Ramadan Reflection – Bearing Witness for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse/Assault

I am not to blame

This is Day 24 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Trigger warning: This essay discusses sexual abuse and the assault of women, men and children, the abuse of power by religious figures and institutions and also discusses of victim-shaming. By Jenan Mohajir A few months ago, I found myself in a situation where I had [Read More...]

Ramadan – The Month of Sincerity – AUDIO


This is Day 23 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Dawud Walid I recently gave a sermon entitled “Ramadan: Month of Sincerity.” The sermon was based upon the sacred narration in which the Almighty said, “Every action of a child of Adam is for him [or her] except fasting, for surely it is [Read More...]

A Ramadan in Las Vegas – Allah’s Nur in the City of Lights

Las Vegas strip

This is Day 17 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Afsha Bawany On my commute to and from work, I drive by King Arthur’s castle; a pyramid, a giant lion, the Statute of Liberty and sometimes I’ll pass by the roar of dancing waterfalls rising and falling to the tunes of Frank Sinatra. [Read More...]

Ramadan Reflections – An Urban Muslim Village to Raise My Kids

Dream_Hazel Gomez

This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Hazel Gómez “Okay, it’s almost one o’clock! Let’s go outside and wait for Papi. He said he’d be here at one.” As each car turned onto our narrow street, my brother and I would jump up with excitement. We were hoping to see [Read More...]

Who Is Burning Black Churches? Who Will Stand Up and Give Support?

Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleysville, before it was burnt down. Photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons, user Leroy W. Demery Jr.

By Zainab Chaudry Tuesday night, the Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina became the eighth black church in America to burn to the ground within one week. At least three of these incidents were ruled arson, while one was ruled accidental and others remain under investigation. Authorities are investigating if lightning caused Mount Zion [Read More...]

The Mercy of Allah – My Favorite Du’a in Ramadan and Beyond (VIDEO)

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, user lallque7

This is Day 14 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Joohi Tahir Did we ever stop to think how easy Allah SWT has made things for us? Did we grow up thinking that our deen (faith) was difficult and had too many rules and restrictions? Well, now as we reflect on this beautiful [Read More...]