#RamadanReads – A Book Buying Revolution

When novelist & #WeNeedDiverseBooks co-founder Aisha Saeed walked into her local Barnes & Noble ten days ago, she was surprised & thrilled to see a Ramadan book display for children. She wanted to buy all four books displayed but after chatting with the bookseller, she realized that those were the only books in stock.If she bought those books, not only would they be sold out of all of their Ramadan-themed children’s books, but the Ramadan display would disappear too. Shockingly, h … [Read more...]

Celebrate Fathers!

Please participate & share!We're celebrating dads/father figures for #FathersDay! Email/tweet us your fave picture of your dad, a dad you admire, or a father figure for our slideshow at info [at] loveinshAllah DOT com, or @LoveinshAllah by Wednesday, June 11th.. … [Read more...]

El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X

Today would have been El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X's 89th birthday, may he be blessed with peace and beauty. When I read his autobiography at the age of 16, it radically shifted my perspectives on race, Islam, America & social justice. How did he impact your life?   … [Read more...]

Dis/Orient/Ed Comedy tickets – Oakland!

Oakland/SF Bay Area: Catch the fantastic Dis/Orient/ed Comedy show this Saturday, April 5th!Our readers get a special discount code "LOVELOVE" for $12 tickets (reg., $20). Code valid till 11:59 pm tomorrow (Tues)!Shows at 7 pm/9:30 pm, Oakland. Tickets at: http://disorientedcomedy.weebly.com/ … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, “Salaam, Love”!

Today is our official pub date for our second book! Deepest gratitude to Ayesha Pande, the Book Doctors Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry, the wonderful Beacon Press team, and our 22 inspiring writers. Special thanks to the women of Love, InshAllah - this second book wouldn't exist without your courage to write the first. And a big shout-out to the awesome LoveinshAllah.com global community of readers and writers - your love & support mean so much to us!Salaam, Love is now ava … [Read more...]

NPR: American Muslim Men Balance Faith And Love In ‘Salaam’

Tune into Salaam, Love contributor Haroon Moghul's great interview with NPR Weekend Edition today. You can also read his story Prom, InshAllah online at the link!"I think for a lot of American Muslims, especially those of us who are in some kind of community role, we're forced to become, for lack of a better term, professional Muslims. A lot of the things that I wanted to do with my life, I was unable to do, because I realized that as an American, and as a Muslim, I had an obligation to become … [Read more...]

Washington Post: ‘Salaam, Love’ counters stereotypes of Muslim men

The Washington Post just published a great write-up on Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy!“So much has been said about Muslim men, we thought it was time for them to tell their own stories in their own words about what’s important to them,” the editors said.“Salaam, Love” seeks to counter stereotypes of Muslim men by offering stories of men who bare their emotions, admit mistakes, bask in memories of true love, recall heartbreaks, and reflect on caring for a dying … [Read more...]

A Love Story: From Strangers to Family

A beautiful video profile of "Love, InshAllah" editor Ayesha Mattu & her husband Randy Nasson, who was also yesterday's "Salaam, Love" featured contributor.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEukTt2GGkMVideo credit and gratitude to Women of Spirit & Faith, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Alison Fast and documentary filmmaker Chandler Griffin! … [Read more...]

What We Think Is Truly Pinup-Worthy

Love, InshAllah & Salaam, Love editor Ayesha Mattu had a fun and wide-ranging conversation today with HuffPostLive's Yasmine Hafiz, Alyona Minkovski, and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (aka, "Mr. May", pictured above) on shifting & complicating the narrative about American Muslims and what REALLY makes a person hot & pinup-worthy.Thanks to all of our wonderful readers who joined the conversation! If you missed it, catch it online, here. … [Read more...]

In search of Rumi: A Tour of Turkey, May 2014

We wanted to let the www.patheos.com/blogs/loveinshallah community know of an extraordinary opportunity to join acclaimed professor and author Omid Safi this May on a tour to beautiful Turkey.Dr. Safi's educational tours provide you with an intimate, insider's look at the rich legacy of Islam and Sufism in Turkey through arts, religion, history, and spirituality. The tour begins in Istanbul and reaches its zenith in Konya, home of the incomparable Sufi poet Rumi, where you will explore the … [Read more...]