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11 Things They Don’t Want You To Know About The Failed Coup In Turkey

By Shehzade Mustafa There are far too many conspiracy theories thrown about in the Muslim world. You won't have to go far to find someone convinced that the illuminati, the freemasons or any other shadowy organisation is behind all the ills afflicting us. However, as we watched the bloody attempted military coup unfold in Turkey […]

Teach Your Kids About Black Lives Matter Now

by Sana H. Aaser hile Muslims were celebrating the final days of Ramadan and Eid, two unarmed black men – Philando Castile and Alton Sterling – were shot and killed by police officers in separate events in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge. These recent events underscore a disheartening trend: young black men in America are nine times more likely […]

Wilaya: The Goal of Believers | Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Written by Dr. Shadee Elmasry To believe in the tenets of faith makes one a believer. But the believers have another goal too: wilaya. Wilaya is a personal relationship with Allah that develops throughout one's struggles against the four enemies: ego, whimsical impulses, shaytan, and dunya. It is said that the wali is the one given […]

Muslim Basketball Players Urge FIBA To Allow Hijab

On August 6, the women's basketball tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics will tip off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 12 teams representing 12 countries vying for the 12 gold medals awarded to the players on the squad that finishes No. 1. Despite the presence of two Muslim-majority countries in the tournament (Turkey and […]

10 Utanç Verici Örnek: Bati Medya’da Türkiye’deki Darbe Giri?imi

By Shehzade Mustafa Bugünlerde ?a??rmak eskisine nazaran daha zor, fakat bazen bazi medyan?n cüreti kar??s?nda ?a?k?nl??a dü?memek elde de?il. A?a?ida bulunan liste sorumsuzca, yalan yanli? ve hatta düpedüz kurulup tasarlanm?? (kötü niyetli) bat? medya kurumlar?n?n Türkiye´de ki darbe giri?imini sunan haber ve raporlar?n? bir araya getiriyor. Show More Summary

10 Shameful Examples of Western Media “Reporting” On Turkey Coup

By Shehzade Mustafa It is hard to be shocked these days, but sometimes you just can't help but be amazed by the audacity of some of the media. Below is a list (by no means complete) of irresponsible, inaccurate and downright malicious reporting by Western media outlets on the attempted coup in Turkey. It exposes […]

What’s the Matter with All Lives Matter

By Khalil Abdur-Rashid When former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani stated on Fox News that Black Lives Matter is inherently racist, and a local Dallas mosque publicly advertised All Lives Matter on the billboard outside of the mosque, and the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump expressed his support for the All Lives Matter […]

Can Islam Accommodate Homosexual Acts? Quranic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle

This article contains many extensive notes, rendered here as end notes. To download a PDF version in footnote format for easier reading and navigation of the notes click here: clicking here. I.     Introduction Islam, like other major world religions (with the very recent exception of certain liberal denominations in the West), prohibits categorically all forms of […]

What Does Allah Care About? | Sh Ahsan Hanif

In verse 77, the final verse of the 25th chapter of the Qur'an; S?rah al-Furq?n, Allah says, “Say, 'What would my Lord care for you if not for your supplication?' For you [disbelievers] have denied, so your denial is going to be adherent.” It is as if Allah is stating in this verse that He […]

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 […]

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