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Cherry Picking Religion – Roy Moore’s Twisting of Faith

3 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

While it is important to condemn these abuses of faith, condemnation is not enough. As laity, we must demand more from our political and religious leaders. Faith belongs to each individual, not to morality police or appointed councils, and abusive behavior and bigotry cannot hide behind the words of any religion.

Muslim Women Running for Office – Interview with Zahra Suratwala

5 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

If there is a silver lining to the Trump era, it is the call to arms of Americans from all walks of life to stand up and run for office, at all levels of government. Zahra Suratwala is one of the many women who have answered that ca...

What Does it Mean to be ‘Moderate’ – Muslim or Otherwise?

last weekReligion / Islam : altmuslim

To be moderate means to reject the false alternative that one must either give up life by degrees if they want to practice their religion, or give up religion by default, if they want to “have a life.”

Policing of Our Bodies – Why Women Need to be Each Other’s Allies

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

No strange man came to hound us into lengths of polyester. It was sometimes an aunt or a grandmother. But usually, it was our own mothers who thrust us into a battle we were never prepared to fight.

Leaving My Silo – Part Two (So That We May Know Each Other)

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The Quran says that God made us into nations and tribes so that we may know one another. God didn't give us differences so we can prove each other wrong and thereby prove ourselves to be solely right.

Remembering Zainab and Women Who Fight Against Injustice

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Zainab was Imam Hussain’s sister, the daughter of Fatima and Ali, and the granddaughter of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh). It was she who took on the mantle of leadership when her beloved brother was beheaded.

A Diamond’s Light – Reflections on the Teachings of Usama Canon

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

As our beloved teacher Usama Canon navigates through his recent diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, it’s important to hold onto hope and gratitude and draw from his teachings on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

Dialing Down the Mental Noise

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

We don’t want to turn it completely off because some of it can be constructive and positive, two ingredients for self-growth. It’s the debilitating noise, the voices that cause us to miss opportunities. These need to go.

How Do You Recognize a Spiritual Abuser?

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Spiritual abusers destroy a believer’s ability for discernment, leading them to spend a life time searching for guidance like a blind man in need of a guide dog.

Nouman Ali Khan Shows Us that We Need More Women Religious Leaders

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

There is an urgent need for Muslim women religious leaders, speakers, preachers, mentors and organizational decision makers. When vulnerable young women can reach out to fellow women as shaykhas, mentors and leaders, they can be better...Show More Summary

The Pain in Our Joy – On Blackness, Ashura, and Remembering

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

For years, I didn’t know where to stand on Muharram and Ashura. But then my Blackness showed me the way.

On Accidental Brilliance and Leaving My Silo

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

He was from the right, and he probably voted for Trump! What do I do? This changed the dynamic of the whole relationship. I was accidentally brilliant in my decision to meet him.

5 Ways to Get Through Disappointment

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Henry David Thoreau said, "If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment." Here are five ways to help us all get through our disappointments in life.

In Defense of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and the Personal Reform of Traditional Islam

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Muslims need to understand that it is possible to both defend a fellow community group unconditionally from political persecution and structural oppression, while simultaneously also offering critical and qualified support for the content of their campaigns, as and where they differ from fundamental Islamic parameters.

My September 11 Muslim Story

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

It has now been sixteen years since the 9/11 attacks, and as a Muslim American, each year I mourn the endless amount of violence that my communities have experienced not just at the hands of the state, but from society at large.

Spiritual but Not Religious Should Be a Phase in Life, Not a Way of Life

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Going in all directions, obliterating the boundaries and impositions of religion in the interest of tapping into an ultimate reality can be psychologically suicidal. Spirituality unaccompanied by religion should be a phase in life, not a way of life.

What is the Muslim World Doing to Help the Rohingya?

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

For all the talk of Muslim solidarity, it seems that after all, the best hope for the Rohingya is that the United States and the European Union use the diplomatic clout they possess to sway the Myanmar government.

Protect DREAMers, A Vital Part of Our Communities

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Rescinding DACA would also be disastrous to our economy. Removing 800,000 people from the workforce nationwide would cost the country $433.4 billion in GDP loss over a decade.

How My iPhone Went for Hajj Before Me – A Lesson in Second Chances

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Between my weight-loss surgery and being able forge a new relationship with my phone, maybe I am ready make the leap and finally go for my Hajj.

Trump’s Speech on Afghanistan and Pakistan Signals Unending War

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

In his speech, the Commander-in-Chief said, “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” What about the more than 40,000 we killed so far? Why did that not end terrorism?

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