A Hajj Conversation for Believers: Responding to Saudi Aggression and Corruption

Editor’s Note: This article is part of Altmuslim’s Hajj 2015 series, featuring articles and reflections upon Hajj, the holy days of Dhul Hijjah and Eid ul Adha. By May Alhassen and Fatima Ashraf More than two million Muslims gather in Mecca, Saudi Arabia each year to perform Hajj. Hajj is a sacred journey and series [Read More…]

Building Sunni-Shi’a Unity, One Mosque Visit at a Time

By Mohiuddin Ahmed “When do you want to go to Bait-ul-Ilm to pray,” my wife Nausheen asked. “Bait ul Ilm?” “Heena’s mosque,” she reminded me. Her friend had given her an open invitation to visit the masjid at some point, and given the spate of recent attacks on Shi’a masjids in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, this [Read More…]

The Heat, Hunger and Thirst of Ramadan – Spiritual Melding with Physical

This is Day 28 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Abdullah bin Hamid Ali The Islamic historical and exegetical literature inform us that Ramadan gets its name from the fact that the very first Ramadan occurred during an intensely hot season. In the word “Ramadan” is “Ramda,” which means “severe heat” or the [Read More…]

Ramadan, the Khalifa and an Ahmadi Perspective

This is Day 25 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Qasim Rashid Last year I discussed how Ramadan serves as yet another example of Prophet Muhammad’s truthfulness, by discussing his prophecy about Imam Mahdi and Messiah and its perfect fulfillment in Ramadan. This year I share Prophet Muhammad’s prophecy regarding true Islamic leadership, [Read More…]

Not Your Inspiration Porn – Why I Don’t Owe You My Conversion Story

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Rites of Passage. Read other perspectives here. By Leanne Scorzoni How did you come to Islam? When did you convert? Will you tell me your story? Mashallah, you are such an inspiration to us! There’s a term used to describe stories of people who have overcome great [Read More…]

Book Review – Aisha: The Wife, the Companion, the Scholar

By Amanda Quraishi Aisha: The Wife, the Companion, the Scholar Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: Tughra Books Aisha bint Abi Bakr remains one of the most compelling figures in Islamic history.  Not only was she one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), but her contributions to Islamic scholarship and her influence on the foundation of the first [Read More…]


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