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Mayor and Muslim| From Sadiq Khan To Naheed Nenshi

It is not very often that the word Muslim is juxtaposed to something positive in global news. Sadiq Khan's election as the first Muslim mayor of London was one of those refreshingly rare occasions earlier last month. Despite being the underdog in the race, Khan's commanding victory represents a significant milestone not only for British […]

My First Time Fasting as a Mother

By Sumbel Gilani This year is my first Ramadan in four years when I am neither pregnant nor breastfeeding. Consequently, it is my first time fasting as a mother. It is also the first time my two children, aged 3 years and 2 years old, are of an age where they will notice things are different around the house, Mama and […]

All Judgments Aside – Ramadan and Special Needs

by Zuneera Masood First day of Ramadan and you are excited when you see a fellow Muslim. You nod and feel this mutual connection that “we're in this together” and “you're not the only one.” But then you notice a water bottle in their hand, or a coffee mug. And dare I say, they take […]

The Surah of Light (Nur) | Sh Ahsan Hanif

The chapter of Light contains the verse of light; one of the most commented upon verses in the Qur'an. In verse 35, Allah sets forth a parable. It is a parable of the light of Allah, and how He is the light of the heavens and earth. Allah describes His light as a niche within […]

Zakat, Poverty and the Kitchen Sink

Written with Osman Umarji   Zakat, that economic act of worship often paid in Ramadan we regard as the third pillar of Islam, is increasingly becoming a hollow shell. A few examples:      An imam is invited to give a seminar on Zakat at an Islamic Center serving an affluent neighborhood. The organizers ask him if he […]

MuslimKidsMatter | The Return of the Period

Assalamualaikum and Ramadan Mubarak to all the kids and teens!  We hope you are having a great Ramadan so far.  This special Ramadan edition is written by Nura Fahzy from Texas. The Return of the Period By Nura Fahzy I'm not ashamed when I say this, because it's real and both genders need to be […]

Reporting From the Texas Democratic Convention

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, for the Texas Democratic Convention which will last from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon. I'm attending as a delegate for Hillary Clinton. I will be blogging about my experiences at the convention over the next few days. I support Hillary for three reasons. Her candidacy brings the possibility that the United States […]

Baba, The Quran and Me

“When we were young, every Ramadan, we had to complete one recitation of the Qur'an because my dad made us. There was no question of not completing it. It's just what we did.” Sitting together with my friend and our toddlers in a Mommy & Me art class, the words were barely out of my […]

An Open Letter to the Muslim Community in Light of the Orlando Shooting

Dear Leaders, Activists, and Community Members, Assalamu `alaykum, The Orlando massacre has thrust the Muslim community once again into the national spotlight and this time the American people demand to know what Islam has to say about homosexuality and the “LGBT liberation” movement. We need to be open, unambiguous, and principled in answering these questions […]

Confessions of a Fasting Muslim

By Maysaa Fahour “I'm starving,” is uttered from my mouth at least a dozen times a day during Ramadan. Other things like, “Why?” and, “I can't even…” are also spilled out and it wouldn't be a lie if I said I have wanted to break my fast many times over the years. My reputation is embarrassing when […]

Life of Uyghur Muslims In China

This article is written by a Uighur activist living through the ordeal of being a Muslim under Chinese rule. We have chosen not to disclose her name for her safety. Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority that consider this region its homeland are forced to live a inhuman life. There are a lot of restrictions as […]

It’s Just a Joke: Making Fun of Women in our Lives

A Ramadan iftar fundraiser and I had a pregnant woman, two elders, and mothers with nursing babies and toddlers on my table. We had just opened our fast and started eating, except the woman who was pregnant. Despite her deep desire to fast she couldn't due to the health of her unborn baby. She was […]

Ramadan SOS

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. But there it was, barely visible under the dull, pale glow of the street light; as if it had been put there for my eyes alone. It wasn't the place where you would normally find something like that, but nonetheless, there it was. Barely visible from […]

When Nineveh Met Taif

t was a sad day in Ninevah. The Prophet Yunus, peace be upon him, was leaving. Angry, frustrated, and unable to continue what felt like a hopeless endeavor, he boarded the first ship out of town, leaving his homeland behind. He had tried and tried and tried– but no matter how hard he argued or […]

Reflections on an American Muslim Icon: Muhammad Ali

The Muslim ummah and the world at large has lost a beloved hero. Muhammad Ali touched the lives of so many in the US and around the world. We are saddened by his loss and pray for his complete forgiveness and a beautiful home in the highest of heavens, Jannat al-Firdaus. Inna lillahi wa inna […]

An ode to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, by Ammar AlShukry

He was too young, too brash, too fast, too pretty. Too hateful, too playful, too charming, too witty, With too many quotes to mention, too many images seared into our collective memory, There was him standing over Liston in '65, daring him to get back up, Or him being held back the year before […]

Muhammad Ali, Known As ‘The Greatest,’ Dies At 74

Muhammad Ali was either the best athlete the world has ever seen, the most influential athlete the world has ever seen, or both. The former three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, who rightfully counted “The Greatest” among his many nicknames, passed away Friday at the age of 74 surrounded by his family in Phoenix, Ariz. Ali […]

5 amazing lessons Muslims should learn from Muhammad Ali

Somewhere between the eulogies, the obituaries, the tweets, the memes and the acres of press coverage on the passing of Muhammad Ali… lies a set of transformative lessons. Lessons that took a young African American Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky to becoming Muhammad Ali – heavyweight champion and one of the most recognisable and loved […]

Ramadan Offers an Excellent “Weight Control” Strategy

By Ahmed Motiar In June, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will begin to observe Ramadan. For Muslims fasting is a religious obligation (al-Qur'an 2:183), it being the fourth pillar of Islam. Yet fasting is also an excellent “weight control” strategy. The key point is not “weight loss” but rather “weight control”. While […]

Walking Without Seeing the Path

I have often found myself at the crossroads. The greatest decisions I've made in my life have been at the fork of the road, often with two distinct goals. While one road is well paved,  some of my loftier goals have paths that are not well trodden.  More often than not,  I have been drawn […]

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