Ramadan 2014 – Growing a Child’s Love for the Quran

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This article comes on Day 14 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

The Muslim Way to Handle a Divorce (Part II) – Separate with Kindness

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By Rabia Chaudry Part II of a two-part series on why to get divorced, how to go about doing so and what the Quran and Sunnah have to say about divorce. Click here to read Part I. Islam does not forbid divorce, but of all the permissible things, it is the most disliked by Allah (swt).  [Read More...]

Where are the Healthy Gender Relations in the Muslim Community?

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By Salam Al-Marayati We have failed in engendering healthy gender relations in our community. Face it. I travel throughout the United States, and I see troubling signs of Muslim women unable to get married, primarily because Muslim men have abdicated their social responsibilities. Muslim men can marry non-Muslims– so they oblige — and Muslim women are stuck.  [Read More...]

For Those Grieving over Newtown, Hold Their Hand

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By Hesham A. Hassaballa December is never a good month for my wife and me. Our daughter — who passed away three years ago from cancer — was born on December 30. And so this time of year is always hard. This year, the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have only made it worse, for [Read More...]


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