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Navigating the College Experience: Nihal’s Narrative

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” ~E. O. Wilson   College can be a stressful time for parents and children alike. There is […]

Muslim Basketball Players Design Own Outfits And You Won’t Believe What Happens Next!

A community basketball team in Cedar-Riverside Minneapolis, consisting of young Somali girls, made the news recently. These players did not gain attention from media outlets for bashing stereotypes or fighting against the Islamic oppressive patriarchy. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church’s vestry announced the calling of the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin as its new rector. Two of the church wardens stated that his selection was based on his “demonstrated love for children, an appreciation ofShow More Summary

Friday Links

Seven Muslim women from around the world are bicycling across Iowa as a way of “promoting female sports participation as a fundamental right“. The 470-mile ride, featuring 8,500 cyclists, began July 19 and finished July 25.   In the last year and a half, as turmoil in Ukraine has dominated the news media’s attention, a [Read More...]

The Critical Time Between Athan and Iqama

As-salaamu alaykum, Many of us enter the masjid before the time of Iqama (establishment of prayer) – or at least, we should. :) But do we know how valuable that time truly is? Do we know some of the Sunnan (Prophetic practices) that are performed during this blessed period? I will be sharing with you […]

Mass Marketing Islam and “Edu-tainment”

Those with greater “like” counts for their FB pages, witty tweets, and personalized web sites are deemed ‘relevant’, while those who have chosen to eschew online media are not. Authority is conferred by influence lists, with people eagerly checking to see where their favorite personalities rank.

Oversharing and Fake Lives – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

If someone points out things about you that you posted online, is it fair to give them the “stalker status?” When you post stuff online, it's public. Why does it bother you that a stranger knows about it. You might as well complain about stuff that people know that you posted on a billboard. I […]

France’s Jessica Houara

This article, co-authored by Laurent Dubois (@soccerpolitics) and MMW’s Shireen Ahmed, previously appeared in Sports Illustrated. A recent special issue of the French Surface Football Magazine includes this portrait of national team player Jessica Houara-d’Hommeaux. Show More Summary

The Oddly Sociopolitical Marie Claire Article on Muslim Women and Stereotypes

By Meena Malik Marie Claire Magazine's article titled “10 Muslim Women Shatter Stereotypes by Showing Off Their Style” has been getting a lot of attention from Muslims on social media. While the target audience is probably a non-Muslim one, some American Muslim women have taken a critical eye to the piece and are confused by […]

Is Islamophobia Real?

A few weeks ago, I was meeting a friend of a friend for the first time. Now usually, my name gets transformed into Tamsin, or Tasmeem, or Tasmeen (the last two have quite unfortunate meanings in Arabic). In this case, the person I was introducing myself to said “Oh, like that creepy ISI woman.” I [Read More...]

CVE Critics are Right, and CVE is Still Necessary

6 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Junaid M. Afeef & Alejandro J. Beutel The Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris in January 2015 seemed to renew the Obama Administration’s push for implementing countering violent extremism (CVE) as an alternative paradigm to the excesses of the War on Terror. However, many civil liberties groups, including several within the American Muslim community, have [Read More...]

The Prophet’s Most Repeated Dua

  ?????? ???? ???????? ?????: ?????? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ?????????????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ????? ????? ???????? ??????? ????? ???????? ????????? ?”? ??? ????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????...Show More Summary

Ramadan Epilogue – Making God the Guest of Our Hearts Throughout the Year

last weekReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Sohayle Sizar One day, there was an honorable and dignified woman who received two marriage proposals. One proposal was from Imam Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (may God’s blessings and peace be upon him). He was described to be the “master of the youth of paradise” by the Prophet and [Read More...]

Where The Undesirable Go

This post was originally published on the writer’s blog.  I left the mosque many years ago. I think the last straw for me was seeing female teachers and preachers telling us that women should not be in positions of leadership; that they should stay home and care for their children; or that a woman’s nature [Read More...]

Talk to God

https://youtu.be/0ge88g0QM6M Lyrics: [Chorus] Yo i'm tryna talk to Goddd, like I need prescriptions/ Cuz my soul's feelin' low in the distance/ He told me hold uppp, you really need to listen/ I gave you the Qur'an, Ramadan, and some wisdom/ [Verse 1] I don't need medicaid, or the medication in my kitchen/ All I gotta […]

Building Sunni-Shi’a Unity, One Mosque Visit at a Time

last weekReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Mohiuddin Ahmed “When do you want to go to Bait-ul-Ilm to pray,” my wife Nausheen asked. “Bait ul Ilm?” “Heena’s mosque,” she reminded me. Her friend had given her an open invitation to visit the masjid at some point, and given the spate of recent attacks on Shi’a masjids in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, this [Read More...]

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