And Then I Cried – Election 2016 Reflections

  By Sabeeha Rehman It was 5:00 a.m., and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue.  Blue! Could it really be? Miracles do happen. Four years ago, I had gone to bed well before the election results were called out. Early next morning, I looked out the window and saw the majestic Empire [Read More…]

Ten Self-Care Tips for Faith-Based Activists

By Saud Inam First and foremost Eid Mubarak to my Muslim brothers and sisters. I pray every one of us had an amazing and spiritually fulfilling Ramadan and may Allah accept all of our fasting, prayer, and supplications. Ameen. I know for myself and maybe the world and the Muslim community in particular had a [Read More…]

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Death and Destruction in Ramadan – Baghdad, Dhaka, Istanbul and Beyond

This is day 28 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Dilshad D. Ali How many of us were taught as children and adults that upon the start of Ramadan, shaytaan (the devil) is chained up, allowing us to be free of temptations and focus even more so bettering ourselves, increasing our ibadat (worship) and [Read More…]

My Intersectional Identities: LGBTQ Muslim Reflections on the Orlando Shootings

This is Day 27 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Laura P. As I let myself into my apartment, the clock showed 1 a.m. A sister at the mosque had just dropped me off at home after tarawih – two hours of prayer on these Ramadan nights. I have a strict rule not to [Read More…]

The Size of a Mustard Seed

This is Day 21 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Umm Juwayriyah And We shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We as Reckoners. Quran, [Read More…]

My Beloved Ramadan – A Photo Gallery

This is Day 19 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Please click through to see the entire gallery of beautiful Ramadan photos. By Sadaf Syed I am afraid my heart will explode. When I feel distress, I whisper to God throughout the day; I supplicate directly to Him in the middle of the night; my [Read More…]

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