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Muslim Social Media Crossroads – 3 Critical Questions to Move Forward

The intent of this post is not to create an advocacy one way or another on the following 3 issues, but to create a discussion. Take a look at the questions raised and leave your feedback in the comments. 1) Platform The gatekeepers are gone. Show More Summary

Hassan’s Tale, Part 15 – Buried Treasure

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 See the Story Index for a chronological guide to all the stories.   Jamilah shook her head in wonderment. Show More Summary

Time Management for Muslim Families Simplified

When reading about the problems Muslim families face we notice that some are general to the culture in which they live, while others are specific to Muslims or predominantly Muslim cultures.  Attempts to resolve them usually involveShow More Summary

Underestimated and Ignored, Growing Ebola Epidemic Requires Unprecedented Global Mobilization

Democracy Now, Amy Goodman. The World Health Organization is warning that the number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than relief workers can manage. The organization says that thousands are at risk of contracting the virus in the coming weeks and more medical professionals are urgently needed to help contain the […]

Should American Muslims Reconsider the Liberal Alliance?

Can American Muslims engage in the political milieu of the modern Democratic Party while maintaining the line that they are merely electing ‘the lesser of two evils’ without inhering any of the ideological commitments concomitant with liberalism? The post Should American Muslims Reconsider the Liberal Alliance? appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

MuslimKidsMatter | Oh Allah (Poem)

Oh Allah By Hana Hubert Oh Allah, creator of all in existence, Oh Allah, you rule all, with no resistance.         The King, the Owner, it is to you we pray, You blessed us with our life, in which we have a say.         Oh Allah, the All-Hearing, you […] The post MuslimKidsMatter | Oh Allah (Poem) appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Official Statement of Dr Bilal Philips on his arrest in Philippines

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF DR. BILAL PHILIPS In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful10 September, 2014From Immigration Detention, Davao CityMindanao, PhilippinesDear Friends, Students, and Supporters,Salaam alaykum. PeaceShow More Summary

Friday Links | September 12, 2014

News that Scottish student Aqsa Mahmood has joined ISIS in Syria shocked many, but she isn’t the only woman to do so. The Guardian features an article on the reasons why young women choose to go to Syria and what kind of life they are living there. Human Rights Watch reports that African Union peacekeepers in Somalia have sexually [Read More...]

#NeverForget: My Son’s 9/11 Homework Project | Remembering What They Want Us to Forget

Yesterday my son brought home a school project on 9/11 and he couldn't understand why I snapped at him—'#NeverForget' is not just a slogan. Today I apologized to him for not giving him an interview about where I was and what are my worst memories of the day, and what exactly happened on 9/11. Show More Summary

Muslim First Responder who died on 9/11 gets New York Street named after him.

    CAIR-NY Welcomes Salman Hamdani Way Street Naming Ceremony (NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed a street naming ceremony for Salman Hamdani Way on 204st street in Bayside, Queens in honor of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, the 23-year-old certified EMT and NYPD cadet who […]

In Memoriam: The Victims of 9/11

May we never forget those who perished at the hand of terrorists on 9/11 and may we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the life of these victims.   Tagged: 9/11, in memoriam

Remembering 9/11 and Sowing the Seeds of Love and Tolerance

6 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Zainab Chaudry On the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, our nation remembers the 3,000 lives that were senselessly taken that day. As we salute the sacrifice of heroes who rushed to rescue and as we empathize with the pain of loved ones who grieve, I can’t help but reflect on the aftermath [Read More...]

My Subversive Little Girl in Blue

I’ve always been fascinated by how certain symbols function as gender markers in the societies I’ve known. Little hijabs for little girls is one example, while a non-Muslim friend of mine dresses her also sparsely coiffed infant in frilly pink dresses because people keep thinking she’s a little boy. It can be so uncomfortable for [Read More...]

What’s The Matter? | Attempted Suicide

Question: As-salamu alaykum ….this one is gonna be kind of long but please help me. So, I am an 18 year old girl living in Canada. I am abused by my dad a lot, he mentally and sometimes physically, abuses me for no reason. He always needs a target to shoot at and that's me. He […] The post What’s The Matter? | Attempted Suicide appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Memories of Tayyibah Taylor of Azizah Magazine

It must have been 2002, a couple of years after the first Azizah Magazine was published, that I first became acquainted with Tayyibah Taylor, founder of Azizah. I had already left Atlanta, Georgia, where Tayyibah Taylor herself lived and where I had lived for four years while I attended Emory University. Show More Summary

Paying Tribute to American Muslim Trailblazer, Tayyibah Taylor

This piece was compiled by Altmuslim editors and originally posted at Altmuslim. The Muslim American and larger American community lost a beloved soul last week — Tayyibah Taylor, founder and editor-in-chief of Azizah Magazine passed away. The outpouring of love and grief was immediate, as news spread quickly. Tributes came pouring in on Facebook, Twitter [Read More...]

Syrian Series “Bab Al Hara” and the Need to Combat Traditional Images of Women

Every year, the holy month of Ramadan brings lots of spiritual moments, as well as hours of continuous entertainment in the form of shows and soap operas. Every Ramadan, I pick a number of soap operas to watch and write about. This year, there was a large number of television series that discussed issues faced [Read More...]

5 Reasons to Praise the West

Do not adjust your screen or your glasses – you read it right. This article is by a Muslim praising the West. Much like the title image of a smiling Shakeel Ahmed Butt (referred to online as “Muslim Rage Boy”), I'm trying to show that we can break the stereotype. One of the more pernicious […] The post 5 Reasons to Praise the West appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Paying Tribute to American Muslim Trailblazer, Tayyibah Taylor

last weekReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Compiled by Altmuslim Editors The Muslim American and larger American community lost a true beloved soul last week — Tayyibah Taylor, founder and editor-in-chief of Azizah Magazine passed away. The outpouring of love and grief was immediate, as news spread quickly. Tributes came pouring in on Facebook, Twitter and in letters sent to Azizah Magazine. [Read More...]

NPR STORY: “New PBS Documentary on Female Muslim Hero Against Nazi Germany”

NPR.org Noor Inayat Khan, one of the heroines of World War II, had a short, astonishing life, one that took her from a pacifist childhood to a daring career in covert operations. She was a Muslim woman who worked as a British spy — a radio operator — in Nazi-occupied Paris. A new docudrama about […]

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