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MUHSEN and ReMosque-ing Individuals and Families with Special Needs

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the  Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here. By Joohi Tahir Sure enough, they start to stare. Even more thanShow More Summary

The Battle Within: Sexual Violence in the US Military–a Photo Gallery

‘We lost our jobs for reporting being raped': Haunting photo essay depicts the suffering of women who were victims of sexual violence in the U.S. military The Battle Within: Sexual Violence In America’s Military is a photo essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist photographer Mary Calvert An estimated 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in […]

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

UnMosqued – Bringing Back Relevancy to the Mosque

3 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Laila Alawa I am unmosqued. The decision came after years of struggle, gendered micro-aggressions and a lack of understanding for personal authenticity on the part of mosque leadership. I had fought long and hard to fit within the mosque I chose, to bring relevancy to the conversations being had within scheduled programming for youth [Read More...]

Commentary: Why Jews should care about what happened in Ferguson

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

There is a warzone in America’s heartland. Most of us are far from the armored police vehicles rolling down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. But the battle there is being fought all over this country, and just because it is not the...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

Praying for peace and justice in Ferguson

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

How are we to understand Michael Brown and Ferguson from the point of view of faith? Speaking as a Christian, I would begin with the premise that any attempt to understand the Michael Brown story must start from respect for him, his body and his story. 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

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

In Memoriam: A Journalist Extraordinaire–James Foley

As reported elsewhere, “The extremist terrorist group ISIS posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group. The authenticity of the video, which was also posted on YouTube, […]

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

When ‘I Don’t Know’ is the Best Answer

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Amanda Quraishi Having to know it all is exhausting. Let’s face it, most of us are sophists these days.  We act as if we have the answers to the global crises du jour, but at best we only have opinions. Like many others, I log on to the internet every morning and spend the [Read More...]

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

What Should be a Muslim’s Response to Ongoing Tragedies? Not Despair

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Hesham Hassaballa It has been a rough summer. While everyone around the world was trying – as best as possible during the long and hot Ramadan — to fast and re-connect with God, ??the horrific images from Gaza kept coming incessantly. Next door in Iraq, the “Islamic State” continued its reign of terror and bloodshed, [Read More...]

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

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