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Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI): Love Me or Hate Me

9 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The Muslim Leadership Initiative, sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute, has been a topic of great controversy in the American Muslim community and beyond. Altmuslim is publishing a few perspectives this week, and we welcome your comments below. By Samar Kaukab Here is a fact: most Americans, and even many American Muslims, have never heard [Read More...]

Should I Take A Quarter Of A Million Dollars On Interest For Medical School Or Live A Terrible Life With Crushed Dreams Forever?

Originally posted at, re-posted here with some slight edits and updates.  It's my dream to go to medical school, and the only way I can do that is by going $250,000 into debt. Yes, that's a quarter of a million dollars. Show More Summary

Walking Away From Suicide – Part 1 of 3

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. By Muhammad Zafar One of the most taboo topics within our community is the topic of suicide. But how long can it be ignored, considering that the World Health Organization (WHO) reports someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds. Show More Summary

21 Lessons in Leadership from the Prophet | Part 11

Part 1 | Part 2  | Part 3 | Part 4  | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10Law of Priorities: Leader's Understand that Activity Is Not Necessarily Accomplishment The Law of Priorities states that merely being busy does not equate to being effective. Show More Summary

Power of Making Progress: Art of Connection with Belal Khan

One of the blessings I have is that I get to bike to work everyday. This blessing however, also comes with its own unique challenges. Given that we're in the winter months as of this posting, when I'm going home it's typically dark out. Show More Summary

5 Ways Islamic Centers Can Respond to Anti-Muslim Incidents and Threats

NO CHARGES FOR SUSPECT IN MOSQUE FOUNDATION- BRIDGEVIEW TERROR THREAT WHO TURNED HIMSELF IN   Dear Chicago Muslims, may Allah protect you! Dear American Muslims, there are a lot of things to be learned in this incident and in the coverage of it. Show More Summary

SOTU2015 – The Final Quarter

By Mehrunisa Qayyum President Obama has entered the final quarter of his big game. Watching President Obama's State of the Union Address in DC is like watching the superbowl for political junkies, foreign policy junkies and social activists. Show More Summary

Of Sump Pumps and Prayers

By Ahmed M. Rehab Earlier this year, I moved from my longtime bachelor pad into a house in order to accommodate my expanding family. While a blessing, I quickly learned that being a homeowner was not all sunshine and roses. Sure there...Show More Summary

MuslimKidsMatter | Finding Balance

Finding Balance by Ahmed Rab As a Muslim medical student in America, I believe a fundamental goal is finding a balance between our personal, academic, and religious goals. We often are taught to be the 'best' at whatever we do, yet it requires a certain level of discipline. Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo, Muslim Condemnation and Owning Our Problems

6 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Usman Ahmad Islam is once again under the spotlight for its supposed role in the recent Charlie Hebdo killings, sparking more calls for Muslim condemnation and a fierce discussion on the limits of freedom of speech. The British Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles has made his own entry into the debate with a letter sent [Read More...]

Congress Doesn’t Applaud Muslim Tolerance – Are We Surprised?

Trust me, Congress. The feeling is mutual. By now, we have all seen it. During the State of the Union, President Obama called for a rejection of offensive Muslim stereotypes. Instead of applauding approval, the crowd went dead silent. Show More Summary

What’s The Matter? | Anger Management

Question: Dear Counselor, How do we discipline our 12 year old son who has developed in over a year an extreme anger – tantrum issues with parents and his 15 year old sister? He no longer wants to pray his solat regularly and  wake him us for fajr prayers or disturb his sleep he will […] The post What’s The Matter? | Anger Management appeared first on

Keys to Improve Your Marriage with Haleh Banani – Dangers of Infidelity and How o Avoid It

Haleh Banani address the dangers of infidelity and how to avoid it The post Keys to Improve Your Marriage with Haleh Banani – Dangers of Infidelity and How o Avoid It appeared first on

Know the Value of Structured Discipline: Art of Connection with Belal Khan

Time is like hard drive space. If you have it, you're going to fill it with something. A common excuse I hear among young professions like myself, when asked why we're not that involved in the community, the typical response is something...Show More Summary

The Bigots in Our Backyard

What do you call people protesting an anti-Terror conference? Yes, you read that right. An entire conference dedicated to condemning Islamic extremism, terror, and hate, hosted by Muslims, was graced by protestors who claimed to be conducting a #freespeechrally. Show More Summary

This is Perhaps the Oldest Recording of the Quran using Edison’s Wax Cylinder Phonograph

A highly controversial figure, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, from the Netherlands, traveled to study the Hajj in 1885/1302H on a scholarship from the Dutch Government. Once in Mecca, he embraced Islam according to some and was spying according to others  and was known as Abdul Ghaffaar. Show More Summary

21 Lessons in Leadership from the Prophet | Part 10

Part 1 | Part 2  | Part 3 | Part 4  | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 Law of Victory: Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win The Law of Victory states that leaders always figure out how to lead their teams, companies, communities and even countries to victory. Show More Summary

Sponsored: Why is Guidance Residential the #1 U.S. Islamic Home Financing provider?

For many working Muslim-Americans, home ownership is something beyond the fulfillment of the quintessential American Dream. It is a major financial investment that must resonate with their faith. A company in this space must not only adhere to Islamic financial principles but also apply it in the modern mortgage market. Show More Summary

FearBusters: Conquering Our Fears

Sometimes I wonder and ask myself if the prophets were ever afraid? Was Moses afraid when he was leading his followers away from the Pharoah's army and ended up stuck in front of the sea? How about Abraham, before he was tossed into a giant, blazing fire? What about Noah? Was he afraid of what […] The post FearBusters: Conquering Our Fears appeared first on

Who are You? The Story of Muslims in Rural Coastal Andhra

Sh Mirza Yawar Baig We were ushered into the home by its owner, an RMP doctor called Sai Basha. The gate pillar has an image of Ganesha embedded in it. As we walk into the home, we see pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses on almost every wall. Show More Summary

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