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

Bait ul Ilm Masjid

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

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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...]

The History of Ashura – Why We Should Remember

Karbala

By Safiyyah Surtee Writing about Muharram, the day of Ashura and the events of Karbala from a non-sectarian perspective is not simple, but I believe there can be reconciliation. I grew up in a home where Muharram is a time of celebration, as it marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, as well the hijrah [Read More...]

Lord, Be My Witness – The Irrationality of Shia-Sunni Violence

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By Maher Hathout There are words to be said that ought to be heard.  In the face of the tidal wave of blindness, cruelty and the frenzy of fanaticism that is sweeping the world of Muslims, the different manifestations of this sad situation must be frankly addressed.  The most dangerous of these is the widening [Read More...]


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