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Celebrating Christmas with abandon

This holiday season I’m fully embracing Christmas.  Those of you who know me know I’m not a little bit Muslim.  I’m ardently Muslim.  I love dhikr, I celebrate when my kids recite chapters of the Qur’an, I quote from its meaning in conversation, I talk about the meaning and solace…

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“Secret Life of Muslims” Nominated for Peabody Award

The “The Secret Life of Muslims”, a series of short films featuring a diverse set of American Muslims speaking from their own respective experiences, has been nominated for the prestigious Peabody Award. AltM’s own EIC Asma Uddin was one of the producers for this ground-breaking series, which has been featured on…

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NaNoWriMo Muslims – A Powerful Voice

In late July, the mother of slain U.S. Capt. Humayun Khan stood supportively behind her husband as they gave their joint statement at the Democratic National Convention. It was arguably the most impactful speech at the gathering. However, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News just after the…

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My Response to the Orlando Tragedy from a Muslim with a Gay Parent

Editor’s Note: As with all topics relating to country of origin, language, theology, race and lifestyle, the staff of altMuslimah reminds readers that each piece is the sole work and personal opinion of the author and do not represent the collective beliefs of the altMuslimah staff, affiliates, or advertisers. “But…

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Shabana Mir: The Hijab Debate

Recently, a blogosphere debate erupted on headscarves/hijab among various Muslim women. The debate was preceded by physical harassment against visibly Muslim women (see this, this, this, and this). The worsened climate of Islamophobia was greeted with shock and disgust by a number of Americans. A number of non-Muslim women—Dr. Larycia…

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Bad Muslim?

I don’t speak Arabic. I rarely pray more than once a day. I don’t cover my hair. I curse. I sing. I dance. I paint my nails. I sport spaghetti straps. I love dogs. And if pork and alcohol didn’t smell so nasty to me, I’d have no trouble consuming…

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Best Practices of “Muslim” Blogging

With so many voices and opinions on the Internet, launching a blog is a great way to share real stories, join the global conversation and add to the online narrative of Muslim Americans. When it comes to “Muslim” blogs, you will find ones that focus on anything and everything, from storytelling…

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It’s Not Just Me, Every Muslim Loves This Pope

A recent cartoon showed Pope Francis calling for America to take action on social justice, immigration and climate change. Standing next to him, a somber adviser reads a piece of paper and comments to the pontiff, “43% of Republicans now say you’re a Muslim.” Political satire aside, Pope Francis’ message is resonating…

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