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5 Ways to Get Through Disappointment

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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

last weekReligion / 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

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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

2 weeks 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?

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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?

The Sacrifices of Hajar and Ismail – A Hajj Parable of Radical Hope for Modern Times

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This story, commemorated by Muslims at hajj and around the world this week, is a story of radical hope in the face of a seemingly impossible situation. This week, Muslims across the world will remember and commemorate that sacrifice and the hope we can feel even in the face of darkness.

The Path Through Hajj – One Pilgrim Details Her Experience

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The diversity of all humankind lay before me on Arafah. The sight was so awe-inspiring that even a non-believer would not help but feel overwhelmed when considering the magic of it.

Those Left Behind – the Hajj was Never Designed for All Muslims

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The Hajj was never designed for all Muslims. Whether that reflects the best of our faith is a question larger than anything I dare tackle.

The Norm in the U.S. is Not “Islamic Terrorism,” it’s “Alt-Right” Terrorism

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This administration’s willful ignoring of white supremacy while targeting Muslim refugees or “Islamic” terrorists will only have this nation more vulnerable to further violence.

The Deeper Meaning of the Hajj – A Pilgrim’s Experience

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Even as we aided our fellow pilgrim, I found myself impatiently asking why the local authorities had not yet arrived. I should have been asking, “What more can I do to help?”

What’s My Name?

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I am the queen of unsolicited advice. I'll say out loud what everyone is thinking but don't want to say aloud. I will break the silence on abuse or abusive behavior, and I will call your (or my) sht out. I can dish, and I can take it. But it's going to have to be constructive

Call for Submissions – Send Us your 2017 Hajj and Eid ul Adha Stories!

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Share your stories with us here at Altmuslim. What do you find beautiful, difficult or peaceful about these days? What are your Eid ul Adha traditions? Are you doing anything special to grow more spiritual during this time? Do you feel a disconnect in your community?

If You Could See Emotions, They’d Look Like This

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Happiness would be a blinding yellow with complementary audio of laughter at the push of a button. It would be dressed in silky floral fabrics and humming frequently while occasionally licking a decadent chocolate ice cream cone.

#SelectiveSilence from the White House Regarding the Minnesota Mosque Bombing

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Two different scenarios are playing out regarding the bombing of Dar Al Farooq mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota: Governor Mark Dayton declared on Sunday that it was a terrible, dastardly, cowardly act of terrorism." And from the Trump Administration, which has been quick to condemn acts of terrorism elsewhere abroad and in the U.S. - abject silence.

How a Trump Presidency Signaled the Death of Pragmatism and the Promise of Islamic Reform

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The rise of the right wing from the fringes of society into the mainstream was, among other things, our nation’s suicidal response to Islamic extremism.

Can (and Should) Islam be Reformed?

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

If Islam could be so badly turned into a political and totalitarian system, why could it not be turned into something more moderate to coincide with democracy and freedom of expression?

Muslim and Jewish Communities Join to Combat Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim bigotry of our current political leadership represent a methodical and ideological shift away from pluralism as a shared ideal. Trump is, quite overtly, asserting himself as the leader of a far-right white nationalist movement, as is evidenced by the violence and censure aimed at people of color who showed up at Trump rallies.

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