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Five Stages of Spiritual Growth – Where Are You?

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

In stage five you will realize that you can only move forward by moving backward. But, this time you will not do it out of love or fear of heaven or hell but out of true love for God.

How Islam Started the Original Women’s Liberation Movement

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Women’s liberation is defined as a movement to combat sexual discrimination and to gain full legal, economic, vocational, educational and social rights and opportunities for women, equal to those of men. The women’s liberation movement started by Islam transformed women’s lives from degrading slavery and submission to enlightenment and empowerment.

The Fear of the New, of Change, Won’t Stop Time

last weekReligion / Islam : altmuslim

We can’t turn this world into one we had before horseless carriages and the Internet, but we can make our smaller world a better one.

Wolves Among Sheep – the Public Terror of White Supremacist Groups

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

White supremacist (militia) groups like Republic of Florida are seeking more publicity, as evidenced by falsely connecting to the latest school shooting. Why is this country ignoring them?

The Power of (and Need for) #BlackMuslimReads

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

So now we are charged—I am charged—with showing the world the power of Black Muslim pens, which have been scratching out a myriad of works across centuries. The #BlackMuslimReads movement is a continuum of a struggle to keep the voices of Black Muslims heard.

The Wonder of Clouds, the Nobility of Joy

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Feeling joy is noble, as long it’s from a good source. If the joy is coming from a place that is causing more problems for us, then that joy may not be that good (or noble) for us anyway.

Iranian Women’s Anti-Hijab Protest – Standing Against State Power

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Twenty-nine women have been jailed for refusing to cover their hair.  Twenty-nine women were jailed because they refused to cooperate with their persecutors. Twenty-nine women were jailed because they would not allow injustice to disguise itself with the trappings of civilized protocols.  

Trump’s Administration, Not Muslims, Is Vulnerable to Terrorist Narratives

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The single greatest threat to our nation’s security is the unchecked rise of violent white supremacist groups whose tactics and actions fit every textbook definition of domestic terrorism. Like the White House in general, the report is conspicuously silent on this.

Call for Submissions – Essays and Articles for Black History Month

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This year we are issuing a call out for you to submit your articles and essays. What are we not hearing or not seeing? What issues are being swept under the table? What is not being covered properly when it comes to Black history  and/or how it intersects with Islamic history? 

Black History Month – the Stories We Never Hear, Histories We Don’t Learn

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Just as history is a difficult path when you’re living it, remaining in dialogue with history is also a hard climb. The slim volumes on prominent African-Americans that my grandmother collected reveal only one side of a complex hist...

Scholars and Scandals – Can Knowledge be Taken from Abusers?

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

How are we to take knowledge of ethics and virtues from individuals who may have acted in vile and abusive ways? Is the scholarship produced by Khan and Ramadan inextricably linked to them as individuals?

Is Islam In Need of Therapy?

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

How can I (and other Muslims, too) help Islam get better, or rather how can we help Islam recover from the PTSD? We can start by being the kind of people that we want Islam to be as well.

The Necessary Unburdening of Muslim Communities

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

We are not better human beings because we are Muslim; we are the best of people when we are brave enough to look in the mirror, name what hurts and then engage in the jihad that is repairing what is broken.

Between Loyalty and Honor – Holding Our Religious Scholars to Higher Standards of Behavior

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

In order for Muslim scholars to properly interpret our foundational texts in accordance with the changing times, we must hold them to a higher standard of behavior and hold ourselves to a higher standard of intellectual honesty.

Time Running Out for DREAMers and the DACA Program

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Trump himself has recognized that DREAMers are “absolutely incredible kids” who deserve to be treated “with heart.” According to the Pentagon, approximately 900 DREAMers currently serve in the military or have signed contracts to begin service.

The Emotional Landmines of a ‘Hot Take’ Article

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Takes are wonderful when hot and fresh, but the next day, when emotions and reasoning processes have melded, they form something you can enjoy for much longer.

Good Muslim News Stories of 2017

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

From Muslims and other communities banding together to fight Trump’s travel ban to #BlackOutEid and #BlackMuslimFamily to Muslim women becoming mainstream icons to Muslims fasting in Ramadan rushing to wake sleeping neighbors ahead of the terrible Grenfall Tower fire -- good Muslim news stories were all around us in 2017.

When Breaking News is Quick to Blame Muslims

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The risk of hot takes and rapid-fire reporting getting it wrong about terrorism isn’t a post-9/11 phenomenon. The most notorious media blunder goes to the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. Prior to Timothy McVeigh’s arrest for the bombing,...Show More Summary

Between Muslims and Christians – Rising Above Acts of Violence

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

In this season of joy, this Methodist church in America had opened its doors, its arms, and its hearts to make Muslims part of their services and part of their family; and in the land that was once my home, people had attacked a church and killed the faithful — during Christmas services!

How Trauma Affects Our Ability to Lead

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Part of our responsibility to our constituency is to make sure we’re in the best shape physically and emotionally to serve. I wouldn’t say it’s an obligation, but I kind of wish it was.

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