Dr. Mehmet Oz: My Muslim identity

In an interview with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., television personality and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks about his Islamic heritage, the varied religious practices of his Turkish parents, and how Sufi Islam informs his life. [Read more…]

Markets: The Muslim American consumer

A report from our partners at Illume: For the second year in a row, Best Buy is reaching out to the Muslim-American community, wishing them a happy Eid-ul Adha, the largest holiday of the Muslim calendar. And they may be the only national retailer to do so. [Read more…]

Video: What’s really in the Quran?

Lesley Hazleton, aka The Accidental Theologist, author most recently of “After the Prophet: the Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split,” explores the Quran from the perspective of a agnostic Jew in this 9-minute TEDx video. [Read more…]

Video: Muslim women do that

How does the reality of the lives of Muslim women differ from the perceptions of their neighbors? Austin resident and community activist Yasmin Diallo Turk follows three of her Muslim women neighbors to get the real story. [Read more…]

Rally for Sanity and/or Fear: Muslims holding signs

Among the over 200,000 people who gathered this weekend in Washington, DC for the “Rally for Sanity and/or Fear” organized by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert was a sizable Muslim contingent, many of whom had some tongue-in-cheek messages. Here are some of the signs they carried. [Read more…]

Center for American Progress: Challenging Islamophobia

What forces are behind the spike in anti-Muslim hate speech and what is their goal? Join altmuslim.com associate editor Wajahat Ali and others in discussing this important topic at a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. [Read more…]

Movie "Fordson": Faith, fasting, and football

With an epic reach, a new documentary looks at the lives of four high school football players at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan, to see how they reconcile their Arab backgrounds, their love for football, and the demands of Ramadan. The result is an eye-opener for every American. [Read more…]

30 Mosques, 30 States: In search of Muslim America

This Ramadan, Bassam Tariq and Aman Ali expand on last year’s exploration of 30 mosques in New York City with an ambitious drive across 30 states to visit 30 unique mosques, uncovering a diversity and dynamism that surprises us all. [Read more…]

Film "TruthSearch": Muslim artists search for truth

As I screened my latest film, TruthSearch, at the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum, I pondered how the “Muslim” label affects an artist’s ability to be creative and influence others. I was not alone. [Read more…]

Humor: Are pork rinds halal?

A funny video that crossed our path (anonymously, of course) recently asks the age old question that has crossed the mind of many a Muslim shopkeeper in the West. Are pork rinds halal? Kosher? All of the above? [Read more…]