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Blog Post Archive

MuslimKidsMatter | The Prisoner of Life Poem (Ode to Children in Gaza)

The Prisoner of Life by Sarem Leghari The girl sat in the bottom of a fifteen foot well Thinking of the days she had a family. When she was not on the verge of losing her sanity She could still hear the cries of her baby brother. As above them helicopters began to hover. Show More Summary

“Brand Islam” – Commercial Encroachment or an Act of Faith?

By Lubaaba Amatullah Seen from above, the size of the bazaar is incredible, row upon row of colorful stalls selling everything from food to ethnic clothing and books. This is the Islamic Society of North America's (ISNA) annual convention in Washington D.C., and by the looks of this bazaar, faith has taken a consumerist bend. Show More Summary

Book Review: Jesus & The Last Messenger

If you're over the age of 20, then chances are that you already have a healthy cynicism for the attention span of people younger than you. You've seen the progression from epic movies to youtube videos and now to 6 seconds on Vine. You've...Show More Summary

Hassan’s Tale, Part 13 – Zero One One

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 See the Story Index for a chronological guide to all the stories.   A feeling of euphoria engulfed me. I felt like I was sailing on a sea of warm, amber light. Show More Summary

Syrian Crisis Creating a Lost Generation

This is cross post, you can find the original here By Hani Almadhoun director of donor development at ANERA The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has now registered one million Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon to escape the war back home. Show More Summary

What is your legacy?

This is a repost, and was originally posted here By Yawar   A leader is remembered not by what he or she possessed or consumed, not by how much power they had or whether they were charming or beautiful, but by the legacy they leave behind. This is what I want to talk to you […] The post What is your legacy? appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Tariq Ramadan’s Boycott: A Critical Analysis

I had the pleasure of first meeting Dr. Tariq Ramadan during the 2011 RIS Convention when I was covering the event for this publication. It was an amicable meeting; I recall being struck by his down-to-earth attitude. He took the time to have a genuine conversation with people – a rarity at such large events. Show More Summary

4 Thoughts on Condemning People Doing Terrible Things

  Here are four thoughts that normally go through my head when folks ask for individual American Muslims to condemn some foreign group of people claiming Islam while doing terrible things: 1) Muslims regularly speak out when people try to abuse our faith or use it as cover for atrocities. Show More Summary

Lunacy in the Levant: Deconstructing the ISIS Crisis

by imam Luqman Ahmad Genocide, murder, rape, mass executions, beheadings, the persecution of Christians, the persecution of Muslims, the persecution of Yazidis, a religion that most of us have heretofore never heard about, and a level of Muslim extremism that sends chills down your spine. Show More Summary

Dr. Ramadan “boycotting” ISNA and RIS – What do you Think?

Back Story: Dr. Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Muslim academic and writer, announced that he was going to boycott the ISNA and RIS conferences this year. His contention with ISNA was that they were not doing enough to speak out against policies...Show More Summary

MuslimKidsMatter | Stereotypes About Homeschooling: The Kids’ Response

Stereotypes About Homeschooling: The Kids' Response By Nur Kose and Zaynub Siddiqui The school year will be beginning for many kids around the world.  Many kids are wondering what this year will be like.  Will they go to a public school...Show More Summary

What do #Ferguson, Anti-Black Racism, Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores, and Detroit have to do with Gaza?

30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black person is killed by someone employed or protected by the US Government. What affects the Black community affects us—all life matters, Black life matters. It is crucial that we...Show More Summary

37 Simple Ways to Make your Youth More Rewarding

By Amina Edota Do you always dream of the years ahead when you will hit your first million, memorise the Qur'an, or break some world record? Or perhaps you jump, to a few months ahead – getting published, married or launching an online business. Show More Summary

Hassan’s Tale, Part 12 – It’s Not What You Say

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 See the Story Index for a chronological guide to all the stories. “I went to the dojo and took out my frustration on the heavy bag, working...Show More Summary

Palestine: Why is it Happening?

We are all witness to what is happening in Palestine – deplorable, despicable, shameful, horrific and completely avoidable if only some good sense could prevail on all sides. Naturally we, the common people, Muslim or not, are anguished,...Show More Summary

Why our prayers for Gaza may not be answered

The hands are up, the tears flow and the “Ameens!” vibrate around the room. “Oh Allah, save the people of Gaza! Oh Allah help them! Oh Allah protect them!” the imam continues to beseech fervently. This was a scene played out in practically every mosque in the world this Ramadan. Show More Summary

Good Muslims Do Bad Things Too

Inaya's Struggle Inaya is sixteen years old. She's memorized Qur'an and is an inspiration to youth and adults alike. She's inspired other girls to wear hijab and respect the rules of Islam. She even teaches Qur'an to children on the weekend. Show More Summary

Baroness Warsi’s Resignation: An Effective Display of Oppositional Politics

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi knows how to make a dashing entrance. As the first Muslim woman of Pakistani decent to serve in the British cabinet, she strolled down Downing Street in a pink shalwaar kameez for her first meeting. That was aShow More Summary

Hassan’s Tale, Part 11 – A Tragic Flaw

I was utterly happy. Lena did not become Muslim, but I kept believing that it would happen in time. And I ignored the signs that something was wrong. The post Hassan’s Tale, Part 11 – A Tragic Flaw appeared first on MuslimMatters.or...

WWI Centenary: What should Muslims learn?

100 years ago, the world witnessed a catastrophic event that was to spark global repercussions. In many parts of the world its legacies fuel violence and conflict to this day. World War I (or the Great War)[1] was the greatest eventShow More Summary

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