Being UnMosqued and Complacent is No Longer an Option

By Maha Elgenaidi I broke down in tears recently while recording an interview for the Taleef Collective, which really surprised me.  I was talking with the filmmaker Mustafa Davis about my views on the purposes of masajid in the United States and how much the experience of being a part of one was lacking in [Read More...]

UnMosqued – Bringing Back Relevancy to the Mosque

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Editors’ Note: This article is part of the  Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here.  By Laila Alawa I am unmosqued. The decision came after years of struggle, gendered micro-aggressions and a lack of understanding for personal authenticity on the part of mosque leadership. I had fought long and [Read More...]

Muslims Cannot Remain Silent on the Issue of Child Abuse

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By Karla Kellam A little over a month ago, on April 17, a ten-year-old Muslim boy named Abdifatah Mohamud was brutally murdered in Buffalo, NY by his stepfather — beaten to death more than 70 times with a rolling pin. The stepfather admitted to ” … binding the boy’s hands, stuffing a sock into his mouth, duct [Read More...]

Wajahat Ali’s All-American Khutbah (Sermon)

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Wajahat Ali (playwright, humorist, lawyer, altmuslim contributing editor, and activist, who co-authored the Center for American Progress’s report “Fear, Inc.” on the Islamophobia network) gave his first khutbah at Duke University at invitation by Imam Abdullah T. Antepli Check out the text of his khutbah below. View the video of his khutbah at the end [Read More...]


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