Ramadan Quran Reading – A Book For the Whole Year


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...]

Ramadan, Charleston and the Serenity within the Storm

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Spencer Means

By Zainab Chaudry This is Day Two of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Ramadan is upon us. We are among the lucky ones who have lived to see it again. The month of Ramadan is a time for introspection and reflection; an opportunity to refocus and reconnect with our Creator. But, this year, it’s off [Read More...]

Ramadan 2015 – #30Days30Writers – A Special Altmuslim Project


This upcoming Ramadan includes fasting on the longest day of the year in many parts of the world – June 21. And while much of the Muslim blogosphere is abuzz with “get-ready-for-Ramadan” posts and advice articles, the obvious question we have for you is — are you Ramadan ready? Neither are we, but we’re getting [Read More...]

#NotMyAmerica – An Open Letter to Jon Ritzheimer and Protesting Bikers in Arizona

Photo courtesy of Foreign Policy.

By Zainab Chaudry On the holy day of Friday, Muslims around the world set aside daily distractions and re-direct their focus solely on God. Today, however, as Muslim communities across the nation prepare to gather for congregational prayers, one community in Arizona has reason to be more distracted than usual. As Muslims drive to their mosques this [Read More...]

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

The shahada in English.

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...]