Ramadan 2014 – A Mosque Story (by Wajahat Ali)

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This article comes on Day 15 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...]

ISNA 2013 – A Short Collection of Memorable Quotes

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It seemed like all the (American and other) Muslim heavyweights came out for the 50th annual Islamic Society of North American convention this past Labor Day weekend in Washington, D.C. From Sh. Hamza Yusuf to former ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson to Ta’leef Collective’s Usama Canon — it was a weekend for deep conversations (and [Read More...]

The Story (You Never Knew) of Wajahat Ali

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By Stephen Cobbe As a former Catholic school student, Wajahat Ali has some familiarity with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. But for a long time, there was another less-forgiving trinity in his life: “Success,” as defined by his Pakistani-American community, was becoming a doctor, engineer, or businessman — three venerated careers that Ali has [Read More...]

Lena Khan’s ‘The Tiger Hunter’ is a Muslim ‘American Graffiti’

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By Davi Barker When we talk about forgotten Islamic history, we usually look to the philosophers and physicists of the Middle Ages. But there’s plenty of interesting forgotten history as recent as the 1970s. Pakistan held its first democratic elections after independence; Iran overthrew the Shah; women strolled through Afghanistan in knee high skirts; and [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...]

ACTION ALERT: Follow Our Lead on March 9 – Five #FF Tweets to Say Thanks

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By Zeba Iqbal Thank you all so much for joining in our #ThankYou campaign. It was a great success! We wanted to ask you to join us again today, March 9. Our only ask is to tweet and retweet four #FF tweets today. Send/schedule as many as you can between 12 noon and 5 pm [Read More...]


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