Death of a Hajj

By Ali Asadullah Editor’s Note: This op-ed is part of our Hajj 2015 series. Tragedy striking during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca is not a new phenomenon. As news reports continue to trickle in about the 2015 stampede that claimed some 717 souls, one immediately recalls previous incidents where stampedes, fires and other causes [Read More…]

A Hajj Conversation for Believers: Responding to Saudi Aggression and Corruption

Editor’s Note: This article is part of Altmuslim’s Hajj 2015 series, featuring articles and reflections upon Hajj, the holy days of Dhul Hijjah and Eid ul Adha. By May Alhassen and Fatima Ashraf More than two million Muslims gather in Mecca, Saudi Arabia each year to perform Hajj. Hajj is a sacred journey and series [Read More…]

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

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…]

Contemplating Liberation on Ramadan’s Night of Power

This is Day 18 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Shereen Yousuf One of the most auspicious occasions during Ramadan is the night that Muslims believe the Quran was revealed, a night we call Laylatul Qadr or the “Night of Power.” I would like to utilize this space to share one supplication that [Read More…]

My Hajj Reflections – The Greatest Jihad

By Davi Barker Davi Barker, who writes at The Muslim Agorist and for other publications, recently returned from his Hajj pilgrimage. Altmuslim is featuring a few of his reflections this week, as Barker settles back into his post-Hajj life. Earlier this month I returned home from Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. They say the [Read More…]

Reflections from My Hajj – The Ka’ba Versus the Saudi Regime

Davi Barker, who writes at The Muslim Agorist and for other publications, recently returned from his Hajj pilgrimage. Altmuslim is featuring a few of his reflections this week, as Barker settles back into his post-Hajj life. By Davi Barker I just returned home from Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. They say the sign of a successful [Read More…]


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