A State of Fasting, A Lowering of Our Nafs

This is Day 25 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kabir Helminski Ramadan has so many dimensions: purification, sacrifice, community, the still and subtle emptiness of the heart. It reorients us in so many ways. Ramadan is less something that we do, than a force field we enter and are transformed by. But it [Read More…]

Beyond Prayer: Ten Tips to Achieving Mental Health and Wellness

By Saud Inam May is Mental Health Month. We many not think about mental health and wellness goals as part of our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, but we should. If you are a person of faith, your iman can be a large part of how we achieve and maintain good mental health in addition to [Read More…]

Supporting Ourselves and Each Other – A Spiritual Response to These Times

By Afeefa Syeed “I just don’t even know how to feel; I’m either numb in my mind or hurting in my heart.” Over the past decade and half, American Muslims have seen aspects of this complicated identity play out: Besides more than one family losing a relative in the Twin Towers, in another family a [Read More…]

Rama-Done – You’re Better At This Than You Think You Are

By Aziz Poonawalla This is Day 28 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. In just a few days, it’s over. We get to eat lunch again, we have the energy to tackle the “to-do” lists that have been piling up, we can reclaim our evenings and watch TV and start putting music back on [Read More…]

Clearing the Ramadan Mirror to Find Our Spiritual Clarity

This is Day Six of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omer M. Mozaffar When you look in a mirror, do you first glance at your perfections or your flaws? In public, we show not our full selves, but a few gestures. At work, we show our colleagues a glimpse of our personalities, especially when [Read More…]

Ramadan 2014 – Our Own Private Ramadan

This article comes on Day 30 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More…]


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