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MUSLIM MICROLESSONS: Three Legacies

Muslim Microlessons are regular spiritual nuggets by Omer Mozaffar, who has received Islamic studies training both through traditional and academic sources, and has addressed theological, personal, social matters for college students of all sectarian outlooks.  We are taught that after you die, there are three things that will continue to…

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A New Convert Reflects on the Last 10 Days of Ramadan

As a very new Muslim at the end of my first ever Ramadan I believe Islam should come with a warning label, but not for the reason many non-Muslims might think. WARNING: Ramadan may cause addiction to Islam and community. The first week of Ramadan was overwhelming. While I had…

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An Open Mosque for an Open America

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) recently released “Muslims at the Crossroads,” the report on its 2017 American Muslim Poll. Many of us have found ourselves increasingly worried about sending our children to school, wearing hijab in public, travelling across borders, and generally, being Muslim in America since…

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Unmosqued and #AllMalePanels

When you’ve been unmosqued for a while and hang out in online spaces where you get introduced to amazing work by women scholars, you wonder, “why have I never encountered this in the mosque or the MSA?” Then you learn about the pervasive social phenomenon of #allmalepanels that infects most…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: June 20

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Muslim leaders: ‘We will not allow the…

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5 things you won’t hear the Imam say

Six years ago I was compliant. I would quietly use the side entrance reserved for women to walk into the mosque. I would find an inconspicuous seat in the back row and dutifully listen to the Imam’s sermon, which usually advised that when problems arise in our home or community,…

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