The Golden Rule to Becoming Better People Through Religious Practices

Golden Rule Poster for Various Faith Traditions

By Ameena Jandali and Dr. Henry Millstein As we near the end of Ramadan, it is appropriate to reflect on the purpose of this sacred month. Throughout the month, Muslims have engaged in a number of special spiritual practices, including fasting, supererogatory prayers and the reading of the Quran. All of these actions are aimed [Read More...]

Twelve Years Later, The Ramifications of 9/11 Run Deep for Muslims

anti Muslim

By Kinza Khan I have always been fascinated with the subjects of law, politics, history and sociology. The more I learn about history, the more I realize that Islam has played an important role in shaping American history. Many slaves were African-American Muslims and introduced America to Islam. Many jazz musicians in Chicago were Muslim [Read More...]

A Convert’s Story – How Becoming a Muslim is a Work in Progress

Praying on the plains of Arafat

By Stephanie Luna Wallace “Noni, Mami has a prayer shirt, and I have a prayer hat. Don’t you have one?” That’s how my mother discovered I had converted to Islam. I had been praying the five daily prayers for three months, and my four-year-old finally found a way to communicate my new habit. Certainly not [Read More...]

The Truth About American Muslims is …

A woman holds a sign at the "Today, I am a Muslim, Too" rally in New York City, March 6, 2011.

By Jillian Holzbauer Read any article that even mentions the word Islam, and one is bound to see a scathing comment or two painting every Muslim in the world with the same brush of extremism. Usually these caps-lock riddled comments feature statements beginning, “The TRUTH is…” as though there exists a singular, absolute truth about [Read More...]

Is it Better to Vote Based on a Candidate’s Policies or His/Her Faith?

obama and Romney

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Hesham Hassaballa Faith is a very important aspect of our lives. And, it is not unreasonable to expect that candidates for public office will also hold their faith as an important part of their lives. President Barack Obama, a Christian, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, [Read More...]

Realistic Ramadan Dreams

Ramadan calm

This piece is part of our ongoing series on Ramadan, featuring reflections, stories, and articles from Muslims and non-Muslims on their Ramadan experiences. Keep checking altmuslim for new pieces throughout Ramadan. By K. Nur Like much of the world, I am busy with the first week of fasting in Ramadan.  It is a time where [Read More...]


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