Lessons of the Hajj – Lessons for Life

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By Lisha Azaa Editor’s Note: This essay is part of our Hajj 2015 series. Al Hamdulillah, I got a chance to attempt Hajj when I accompanied my parents several years ago at the tender age of 17. Even though I was barely out of my teens, the experience of spending 21 days in the desert [Read More...]

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

Bait ul Ilm Masjid

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...]

Rama-Done – You’re Better At This Than You Think You Are

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By Aziz Poonawalla This is Day 28 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. In just a few days, it’s over. We get to eat lunch again, we have the energy to tackle the “to-do” lists that have been piling up, we can reclaim our evenings and watch TV and start putting music back on [Read More...]

Sex, Drugs & the Redemptive Power of Islam – A Ramadan Lesson

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This is Day 12 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Malika MacDonald Rushdan Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA [Read More...]

Ramadan Quran Reading – A Book For the Whole Year

Quran

This is Day Nine of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Rohail Waseem The Quran is, as I see it, a truly fascinating piece of literature. If there is one investment I have made that I will never regret in my life, it is the time I invested in understanding the Quran. The thing about [Read More...]

Clearing the Ramadan Mirror to Find Our Spiritual Clarity

cleaning a mirror

This is Day Six of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omer M. Mozaffar When you look in a mirror, do you first glance at your perfections or your flaws? In public, we show not our full selves, but a few gestures. At work, we show our colleagues a glimpse of our personalities, especially when [Read More...]


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