Last Words – On Life, Death and Forgiveness During Ramadan

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This is Day 20 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Leanne Scorzoni What was the last thing you said to someone you love? The worst thing you ever told another human being? What do you wish you could say that you never have? I’ve always struggled to connect with people who come from [Read More...]

An Empty Seat at the Iftar Table

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This is Day 19 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Editorial Note: The following is a true story, but the names have been changed to protect anonymity. By Khaled A. Beydoun Every Ramadan, the wrinkles on her brow extend further. Sink deeper. The pronounced lines on her mother’s face ate away Eman’s hunger, only [Read More...]

A Ramadan in Las Vegas – Allah’s Nur in the City of Lights

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This is Day 17 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Afsha Bawany On my commute to and from work, I drive by King Arthur’s castle; a pyramid, a giant lion, the Statute of Liberty and sometimes I’ll pass by the roar of dancing waterfalls rising and falling to the tunes of Frank Sinatra. [Read More...]

Struggling with Depression – When Life and Ramadan is Too Hard to Write

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This is Day 17 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Editorial Note: Ramon Meija was scheduled to be the writer today, on Day 17 of our #30Days30Writers Ramadan series. He was unable to submit his essay due to health reasons. While we feel he doesn’t owe anyone details of his health, he sent us [Read More...]

Ramadan Reflections – An Urban Muslim Village to Raise My Kids

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This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Hazel Gómez “Okay, it’s almost one o’clock! Let’s go outside and wait for Papi. He said he’d be here at one.” As each car turned onto our narrow street, my brother and I would jump up with excitement. We were hoping to see [Read More...]

Embrace the Ramadan Dysfunction

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This is Day 15 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omar Usman Some of my fondest memories of past Ramadans are things many people might consider the negative or dysfunctional parts of the month. When I was younger, a lot of our family friends would get together anticipating the start of Ramadan. I [Read More...]


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