#MuslimYouthRising: Call for Submissions!

www.patheos.com/blogs/loveinshallah Call For Submissions: #MuslimYouthRisingFormat:  Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art, including multimedia workDeadline: All submissions must be emailed to stories@www.patheos.com/blogs/loveinshallah by July 1, 2014.***This August, www.patheos.com/blogs/loveinshallah is celebrating Muslim youth perspectives (18 -25 years old) for Muslim Youth Rising.We want to hear your ideas in essays (600 – 1,200 words), fiction, poetry, art and multimedia (v … [Read more...]

The sacrilegious love affair I couldn’t resist

Salon excerpted one of the most controversial stories from Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy. What do you think of the issues writer Maher Reham raises? You can also read Maher's contributor spotlight on our website, here.Curious to read more stories from Salaam, Love? Order the book today! … [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...]

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...]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Nq0NzRrfEThe "Mipsterz" video has been making waves in the American Muslim community. What are your thoughts about the video?The range of commentary from the Muslim community seemed to range from "beautiful, cool, diverse and vibrant" to "what's the point?" (what's the point of any music video?) to some terrible shaming of the women involved in front of and behind the cameras.Some commentary we appreciated."Somewhere in America?" by Professor … [Read more...]

Welcome ‘Here & Now’ listeners!

Welcome & thank you for visiting our site after listening to today's Here & Now show!You can read more stories from our 25 wonderful contributors, perspectives from our global community of readers, or purchase Love InshAllah here. … [Read more...]

50 Romantic Photos

Check out more photos in Buzzfeed's collection entitled, The 50 Most Romantic Photos of All Time. … [Read more...]

The God of Marriage

Beautifully written and insightful post by Avital Chizhik in the New York Times on the surprising similarities between orthodox Muslim and Jewish women."Jewish or Muslim, every girl wonders: how it is that some girls get married, and we don't?"Read more, here. … [Read more...]

Go forth & nominate!

The 9th annual Brass Crescent Awards are open for nominations for the best blogs in the Islamosphere!We hope you'll consider nominating the Love InshAllah blog for best new blog, best group blog and your favorite post on this site for best post/series.There is very little space for Muslim women and men to discuss the relationships - romantic, marital, Divine, familial, and those with friends and colleagues - that so deeply impact our lives. We're proud to have created a space that … [Read more...]