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4 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.: Historic Pohick Church “First Saturday” tour. The Docent Guild will lead guided tours of the historic church. During the Colonial period, Pohick Church was the congregation of many of our country’s most prominent families, including the Washingtons, Masons and Fairfaxes. Show More Summary

Ramadan – Rising Above Our Limitations

5 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Bint Khalid Ramadan, the month that every Muslim awaits is more than half-way through. But for many around the world this month brings with it feelings of isolation and personal dissatisfaction, because unlike so many they are unable to fulfill their spiritual desire [Read More...]

Ramadan Reflections – An Urban Muslim Village to Raise My Kids

9 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Hazel Gómez “Okay, it’s almost one o’clock! Let’s go outside and wait for Papi. He said he’d be here at one.” As each car turned onto our narrow street, my brother and I would jump up with excitement. We were hoping to see [Read More...]

Mental Illness and Ramadan

“Yahya, I can see the angels.” Hearing that, on the fifth night of Taraweeh, by a prominent member of my community, was astonishing. The brother was a gentle soul, always helpful, studious and had taught himself to read with Tajweed and always volunteered around the masjid. He had a wife and a couple of beautiful […]

Embrace the Ramadan Dysfunction

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 15 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omar Usman Some of my fondest memories of past Ramadans are things many people might consider the negative or dysfunctional parts of the month. When I was younger, a lot of our family friends would get together anticipating the start of Ramadan. I [Read More...]

Ramadan 2015 – Tafseer of Surah Hajj – Ayahs 11 – 13

Tafseer of Surah Hajj by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda. Surat Al-Hajj (Arabic: ???? ?????, “The Pilgrimage, The Hajj”) is the 22nd sura of the Qur'an with 78 ayat.

Ramadan: A Celebration of Guidance

By Abu Ibrahim Introducing Ramadan: the month of fasting This Ramadan 1436/2015, I thank Allah for giving me this opportunity to share my reflections on the amazing verses that Allah revealed concerning Ramadan. In just five verses (2:183- 187), Allah talks about the reason for fasting, and the goal and objectives of fasting. Verses 184, 185 […]

4 Eating Habits You Should Avoid This Ramadan

By Zahra Osman Ramadan is here and we're all excited. Some of you are excited because you can't wait for the seasonal Ramadan dishes. Some of you are excited because Ramadan can be a kickstart for your weight loss regime. And some of you are excited simply because its Ramadan. You're anticipating the rewards and benefits […]

When You Need Help The Most

In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful Allah  described in the Qur'an the hardship and fear that takes place on the day of judgment where, for example, He said: ??????? ???????? ???????????? ?????? “…a day where the child's hair turns white” Ch: 73 V:17 And where the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- said: […]

How to Speak with Meaning – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

Sometimes when Muslims talk, you can't really understand them. I'm not talking about incoherence. But, the use of language in a way that isn't conducive when communicating with most other folks. Homeland Security Seeking Clarity One of my first blogs that I started way back consisted of me sharing reflections on verses of the Qur'an […]

Who Is Burning Black Churches? Who Will Stand Up and Give Support?

2 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Zainab Chaudry Tuesday night, the Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina became the eighth black church in America to burn to the ground within one week. At least three of these incidents were ruled arson, while one was ruled accidental and others remain under investigation. Authorities are investigating if lightning caused Mount Zion [Read More...]

OpEd: A Principled Critique of the Muslim Leadership Initiative

Editor's Note: We welcome countering opinions on this subject This is a public letter in criticism of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), a program designed and funded by the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) in Jerusalem. We are American Muslims who know and have worked with MLI's architect, imam Abdullah Antepli. We call for an end […]

The Mercy of Allah – My Favorite Du’a in Ramadan and Beyond (VIDEO)

2 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 14 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Joohi Tahir Did we ever stop to think how easy Allah SWT has made things for us? Did we grow up thinking that our deen (faith) was difficult and had too many rules and restrictions? Well, now as we reflect on this beautiful [Read More...]

Why, My Brother? On Terror in Ramadan

I was breaking my twenty hour fast when I saw the footage from Sousse for the first time, a video taken by one of the hotel workers who is heard saying, repeatedly: “aleish, aleish tugtel fil naas?” (Why, why are you killing people?). The familiar accent, and the bewildered tone of the man speaking, brought [Read More...]

A Ramadan of Remembrance – Memories of Dr. Maher Hathout

3 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 13 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Ahmed Younis For my community, this is a difficult Ramadan. It is our first without Dr. Maher Hathout. The Man Maher Hathout was our father, our brother, our leader and to many of us, our best friend. For more than 45 years he [Read More...]

Be Careful What You Feed Your Soul

Most of us understand the psychological and emotional harm that comes from constantly exposing ourselves to negative, toxic social and personal environments. So we limit interactions with negative people, and we end toxic relationships. But when it comes to religion, we say things like, “If you truly have faith, nothing can shake it.” There was […]

FearBusters: Conclusion

See Previous parts: FearBusters: Conquering our Fears, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 Conclusion If you've gained nothing else from this series of articles please keep the following three takeaways in mind: Fear is a result of your dominant thoughts and your thoughts are something […]

Help Wanted: Copy Editors for MuslimMatters

Title: Copy Editor Application deadline: July 10th, 2015 Muslim Matters is an established digital magazine that regularly delivers award-winning content to readers residing all over the English-speaking world. Our mission is to provide...Show More Summary

Sex, Drugs & the Redemptive Power of Islam – A Ramadan Lesson

4 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 12 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Malika MacDonald Rushdan Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA [Read More...]

The Case for Boycotts and Engagement – Why I attended the White House Iftar

5 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 11 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Wardah Khalid Sellout. Complicit in murder. Perpetuator of human and civil rights abuses. Devourer of food “laced with white supremacy and colonialism.” These are just a few of the phrases Muslims use on social media to describe their brothers and sisters who attend the [Read More...]

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