What Should be a Muslim’s Response to Ongoing Tragedies? Not Despair

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By Hesham Hassaballa It has been a rough summer. While everyone around the world was trying – as best as possible during the long and hot Ramadan — to fast and re-connect with God, ​​the horrific images from Gaza kept coming incessantly. Next door in Iraq, the “Islamic State” continued its reign of terror and bloodshed, [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – What My Catholic Friends Taught Me About Fasting

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This article comes on Day 19 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...]

Ramadan 2014 – Third Spaces and the Importance of Building Institutions

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This article comes on Day 18 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...]

Ramadan 2014 – Reclaiming The Holy Month for Myself

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This article comes on Day Seven 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, many voices. [Read More...]

Call for Submissions – Send Us Your Ramadan Stories and Reflections

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Are you Ramadan ready? Or if you are not a Muslim, are you ready for the deluge of fasting Muslims, heightened worship and Ramadan traditions and customs? If there is ever a month that unifies (as best as possible) billions of Muslims around the world, it’s Ramadan. Muslims around the world are preparing for this [Read More...]

Where’s My Space to Pray in This Mosque?

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By Hind Makki I’d like to share with you a story from the reign of Umar, the second Caliph of Islam (may God be pleased with him) which carries powerful lessons today. One of the wives of Umar bin Al-Khattab used to offer the Fajr and the Isha prayers in congregation in the Mosque. She [Read More...]


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