Video: Lesley Hazleton on How Doubt is Essential to Faith

By LesleyHazleton From time to time Altmuslim likes to feature interesting videos exploring Islam, Muslims and interfaith discussions. This recent TED video from Lesley Hazleton, who wrote The First Muslim (a biography of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and who blogs at the Accidental Theologist, caught our eye.  For an agnostic Jew like myself, writing a [Read More...]

Lord, Be My Witness – The Irrationality of Shia-Sunni Violence

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By Maher Hathout There are words to be said that ought to be heard.  In the face of the tidal wave of blindness, cruelty and the frenzy of fanaticism that is sweeping the world of Muslims, the different manifestations of this sad situation must be frankly addressed.  The most dangerous of these is the widening [Read More...]

The ‘Gay-Muslim’ Phenomenon – Why Islam Considers Homosexuality a Sin

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Altmuslim published two viewpoints on homosexuality in Islam and thoughts about equality in marriage, which is being debated by the Supreme Court. The first, which argues that homosexuality and marriage for homosexuals should be accepted in Islam, is from Pamela Taylor. The second, which argues that homosexuality is a sin in Islam, is from Gareth [Read More...]

On DOMA, Proposition 8, Homosexuality and My Progressive Islamic Viewpoint

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Altmuslim published two viewpoints on homosexuality in Islam and thoughts about equality in marriage, which is being debated by the Supreme Court. The first, which argues that homosexuality and marriage for homosexuals should be accepted in Islam, is from Pamela Taylor. The second, which argues that homosexuality is a sin in Islam, is from Gareth [Read More...]

Dr. King’s Dream, A Presidential Inauguration, and America Today

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By Zainab Chaudry Raindrops splatter against the window – briefly clinging to its cool, damp surface before slowly sliding down and collecting into amorphic pools on the pane. The myriad of drops represent people, the descent – their lifespan from birth to death. Each drop begins as a single entity. Gradually as it makes its [Read More...]

Choose Kindness – From God We Come and to God We Return

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The editors and writers at Altmuslim and Patheos’ Muslim Channel are heartbroken over the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. As the news and stories emerge, and journalists, writers, bloggers and pundits are weighing in on every aspect of this horrible tragedy – from debates over gun control, to addressing mental health issues, to the important role teachers [Read More...]


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