Mosque: Story of My Country

  This is Day 17 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Aisha Hussain Rasheed I feel the weight of a nation on my shoulders; a nation that is too often spoken of in the global community in terms of its natural beauty rather than in terms of its people. And I wonder whether [Read More...]

Halfway – Reaching Out and Reaching In

This is Day 16 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Safiyyah Surtee The brilliant full moon lovingly reminds me that we are midway through this month of mercy … her radiance inspires me to seek Light in the remaining two weeks and Hind’s #mymosquemystory project permits me to momentarily pause, to reflect on [Read More...]

Making Progress Side By Side

This is Day 16 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Edina Lekovic In the powerful words of Amnesty International founder Peter Benenson, “it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” While there is much to be depressed about when it comes to Muslims at home and abroad, there are [Read More...]

A Letter to the Imam

This is Day 14 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Shazia Javed Respected Imam, Assalamalaikum and Ramadan Mubarak. Firstly, I want to thank you for taking on the difficult task of leading the community in prayers. It must take a lot of constancy and devotion to be there, rain or shine, five times [Read More...]

A Masjid Where We Belong

This is Day 13 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sabina Khan-Ibarra “Allah created one hundred units of mercy on the day Allah created the heavens and the earth. Each one of them can contain all that is between the heaven and the earth. Of them, Allah put one on earth, through which [Read More...]

Ramadan Nights

This is Day 13 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Dilshad D. Ali This night, like so many nights, is spent rocking in the rocking chair while uttering whatever du’as I know in his darkened bedroom. Sometimes I’m there as a presence when he is upset, anxious and restless — knowing he doesn’t [Read More...]

A Derrière In The Air At Prayer

This is Day 13 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sarah Ager The thought of attending the mosque tends to bring me out in a cold sweat. I’m not even joking. An actual real life mosque visit requires an extra preemptive layer of deodorant. It would be all too easy for me to [Read More...]

Three Strikes and You’re Out: Female, Shia, and Hijabi

This is Day 12 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sabira Dewji The media these days is all about the “oppressed” Muslimah, be it CNN or some Pro-Muslim media. We are told by many that we are “un-mosqued” and “second class citizens.” There is so much noise out there that I just want [Read More...]

Trying on Muslim

This is Day 12 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Donelle Bergeson During my first Ramadan, I was a Christian. I was in seminary, completing my M.Div., and had befriended a Muslim through Facebook over the summer. After a month or so of our long-distance chats, I found myself asking: Why don’t I [Read More...]

When You Can’t Find Your Shoes, Don’t Blame The Kids

This is Day 11 of Hindtrospectives’ #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sarah Said “I can’t find my shoes, Mom!” my seven-year old self cried. We looked and looked after Taraweeh prayer for my shoes. My mom was exhausted and anxious to leave. There was only one pair of little girls’ shoes and it was [Read More...]


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