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…Read More
As I turned onto the side street, my pulse quickened a bit in anticipation. The setting sun painted the sky a rich orange. While the new crescent moon could not be seen this far north, I knew it had been sighted a few hours earlier in South America. Ramadan was…Read More
In a brightly lit office in Bradford’s Carlisle business centre, on a road lined with charity shops, grocery stores and a green-domed masjid, Bana Gora and her team at the Muslim Women’s Council (MWC) are organising final preparations before a much-awaited consultation about the UK’s first women-managed mosque. At the…Read More
I visited perhaps my favorite place in Istanbul today, the Sultan Ayyoub Ansari mosque and shrine … I came away feeling a bit destroyed instead of spiritually renewed. It was early in the day, before dhur prayer. There was no prayer going on, but the imam was giving a lecture….Read More
Produced and Directed by Sabina Khan-Ibarra, editor at altMuslimah. Our Voices, episode 2, unpacked the complex relationship Muslim women have with the mosque (masjid). This conversation built on our #HijabAndMihrab Twitter conversation on International Women’s Day. Panelists included: Hind Makki, founder and curator of Side Entrance Marwa Aly, one of the producers of…Read More
First, what didn’t make the list. A recent CIA torture report revealed unconscionable and largely ineffective brutality toward prisoners in Gitmo – rectal feeding, waterboarding – that hardly came as a shock to Muslims. Nor were we shocked by The Intercept’s July investigation into FBI and NSA surveillance of Muslim…Read More
Muslim millennials joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Huff Post Live to discuss the exclusivity of many American mosques, as captured in the upcoming film “UnMosqued” by Ahmed Eid.
More and more American Muslims find themselves at odds with the culture in their mosque communities, particularly as many of these places of worship retain strong ties to homelands that self-identified American Muslims may not relate to, say many of those interviewed in “Unmosqued.”