Ramadan 2014 – Fasting Is Supposed to Suck; That’s Why We Do It

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This article comes on Day Two 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, many voices. [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – Reclaiming the Sacred

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This article comes on Day One 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, many [Read More...]

Getting Ramadan Ready on a Busy Schedule – Parts Three and Four

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By Siraj Ramadan is known for its ups and downs.  Moonfighting arguments reach a fever pitch the days before Ramadan (magnified nowadays by social media), then drops like a rock once the fast begins.  Motivation for ‘ibadah also peaks in the first few days like runners taking off at the beginning of a marathon, only [Read More...]

Getting Ramadan Ready for Busy People on a Schedule – Part One and Two

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By Siraj I’m all for uplifting messages that inspire us to put forth our best effort in worshiping Allāh  during Ramadan.  However, in lands where people do not have the luxury of time and sleep post-suhoor, getting maximum benefit out of Ramadan requires a bit of doing before entering into the month full force.  With this in [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – #30Days30Writers – A Special Altmuslim Blog Project

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Friends, it’s about that time of year again. Are you Ramadan ready? Neither are we, but we’re getting there! This is time that Altmuslim usually shares its call-out for Ramadan reflection pieces. The past few Ramadans we’ve been honored to publish an amazing collection of Ramadan essays, op-eds and reflection posts from known and unknown [Read More...]

Apostasy Laws and Blasphemy in Islam – Islamic or Not?

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By Ro Waseem In January 2011, the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was gunned down by one of his own security guards over a controversial move — opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan. Although thousands of Pakistanis condemned this by attending his funeral and showing support on social media, religious fanatics hailed his murderer as a hero, [Read More...]


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