family

My Son, My Bodhisattva

My son, Ibrahim, arrived small yet mighty in a Central Asian hospital one February morning, a miniature version of his Afghan father; brown skin, dark hair, a broad brow. On the inside, he carried my O- blood. I knew that this child was cut from the same cloth as my…

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Muslim Masculinity: Relationships and Family (Part 2)

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, altMuslimah (“altM”) and the Princeton Muslim Life Program co-hosted the symposium, Muslim Masculinity in an Age of Feminism. altM is dedicated to broadening the impact of the conversation. The Twitter highlights are recapped here. Below is part two of the video recording and transcript of…

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OUR VOICES, EPISODE 3: MUSLIM WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH

Hosted by writer/mentor: Na’Aisha Malika B Austin. Produced and Directed by Founder of Muslimah Montage/Assitant Editor at AltMuslimah: Sabina Khan-Ibarra. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and watch our panel of experts discuss important issues surrounding Muslim women and Mental Health:     Our Guests: Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry Dr. Chaudhry…

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Mothering in the Shadows

It’s late at night, or maybe the wee hours of the morning before dawn. It’s quiet, the kind of quiet where you can hear the breathing patterns of everyone in the house and the creaks in walls and ceilings like invisible footsteps. Soft, yellow light glows like a halo around…

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