My father once said to me, “Keziah, there will be no Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner around here. Don’t you bring me home no blonde haired, blue eyed baby!” If you’ve seen the original 1967 movie starring Sidney Poitier or its loose remake Guess Who? (2005), you would understand immediately…
altM’s Assistant Editor, the fabulous Margari Hill, will be speaking on the following panels at ISNA 2015. Make sure to catch at least one of these! Muslim Americans and the New Jim Crow This panel will explore why 21st century policing and the criminal justice system matter for Muslims….
Along with the first two parts discussed in Part 1 of the Modesty Primer (featured on Altmuslimah on Wednesday), these are the four parts of the social contract you enter by being part of our clothed society. The first two, Crotch and Midriff coverage, apply at all times. The others, Thighs and the whole Boob-to-Shoulder zone, have flexibility in certain contexts, but keep them tastefully covered when it’s work (or study) not play (or exercise).
I absolutely love roasting my veggies, it makes them super crispy and draws out a delicious natural sweetness from them. This is the first time I experiment with roasting radishes and I must say I really did enjoy their flavor, I hope you do too! Health Tip: Radishes are packed…
In today’s article, Salma responds to questions about dowry in Islam and to a newlywed bride about painful sexual intercourse.
Ask M answers your questions about online courtship and wedding night anxieties.
As a true 80s/90s child I grew up on admittedly inappropriate music. As a five-year-old, I sang along to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” (thank you MTV) and both my mother and I listened to ABBA, Donna Summer and Boney M. Those were my Western musical influences, but worse still were…
Ramadan is almost over and while the month is an important period of fasting, spiritual reflection and gratefulness, its ending signifies another wonderful occasion – Eid! A time to gather with family and friends to mark the conclusion of fasting, Eid is traditionally celebrated by wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts with loved ones and…
The idea grew out of the tragedy of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. A dear friend of mine of Jewish faith, horrified at the growing intolerance and hate in the world and the comments she was hearing that the Paris attacks somehow represented the values of Islam, approached me to…
The winter of 2013 was an eventful one for me. As a second-year medical student from Pakistan, I spent two months at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore for a research elective-. It was a time of excitement, wonder and anxiety. One afternoon, after hurrying back to the office from lunch, I stood fidgeting…Read More
Weddings are joyous, celebratory moments in most individuals’ lives. The joining of two individuals who can bear to sit through never-ending sermons, mountains of paperwork and reels of cheesy videos is surely something commendable. However, it is an undisputable fact that (most) weddings are no walk in the parkRead More
altM’s Assistant Editor, the fabulous Margari Hill, will be speaking on the following panels at ISNA 2015. Make sure to catch at least one of these! Muslim Americans and the New Jim Crow This panel will explore why 21st century policing and the criminal justice system matter for Muslims….Read More
Editor-in-Chief, Asma Uddin, will be speaking at the following universities this October: October 21, 2015 Why religious liberty is important Symposium on Religion & Public Life University of Miami October 23, 2015 Freedom of Religion/Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Analysis of French and International Law post-Charlie Hebdo Florida International University Law…Read More
This year at ISNA’s 52nd Annual Convention, which takes place on September 4-7, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The conference theme this year is Stories of Resilience: Strengthening the American Muslim Narrative. Sabina’s panel is on the Transformative Power of Muslim Social Web. This panel…Read More
Asma Uddin to speak at Georgetown University Asma Uddin will speak on the topic “Islam & Gay Marriage in America” on September 9, 3:30-5:30 pm at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies boardroom. Asma is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com, a web magazine dedicated to issues on gender and Islam….Read More
Last month, in a train station pizza shop, I sat somehow gulping down a slice while carrying on a professional phone call in between bites. I slowly began to feel stares. Confused ones. Curious ones. And could it be…hostile ones, too? I couldn’t be sure. So, I had to wonder…Read More
“I knew I should’ve put my lota in the safe,” I thought to myself, crestfallen. I had returned to my hotel room, a trying day of meetings behind me, to discover my lota missing. Housekeeping must have thrown it away. “That pitiful little glass by the ice bucket won’t do,”…Read More
“He is such a little Casanova.” I had to look up from my sandwich the third time a doting friend said this about the dashing three-year-old who had enamoured us — and the waitress — with his antics, dimples and a clear gift to hold an audience at a young…Read More
As a true 80s/90s child I grew up on admittedly inappropriate music. As a five-year-old, I sang along to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” (thank you MTV) and both my mother and I listened to ABBA, Donna Summer and Boney M. Those were my Western musical influences, but worse still were…Read More
I am a single woman who is not able to drive. A combination of sensory processing and anxiety issues means that I have never felt fully in control of a car and have learned from experience that it’s safer for both myself and others if I’m not on the road….Read More
Cancer took my grandmother when I was 17-years-old. Actually God did. At the time, I was a high school social butterfly, fully immersed in the world and all its distractions, but within a year of my grandmother’s death, I underwent a metamorphosis. My grandmother’s health began to fail in 2011…Read More