altMuslimah.com is important because it gives a specific platform to the intersections between gender, belief and well-being in Islam — all with superior levels of intellect and writing. The internet would be the poorer without altMuslimah as a destination and font of knowledge for seekers of all religious backgrounds.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
Senior Religion Editor, The Huffington Post
Former Associate Dean of the Office of Religious Life and the Chapel, Princeton University
In her work at altMuslimah and On Faith, Ms. Uddin has become known as an innovator, hosting web conversations that reflect the real questions that Muslims ask one another. From this platform, altMuslimah has become a go-to site for seekers of all stripes looking for reflection on religion and gender. In the model of Slate.com, the contrarian news website, altMuslimah’s contributors consistently seek the lived truth below the headlines.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “On Faith,” The Washington Post
altMuslimah uniquely provides a much needed space for academics, activists and every day people to explore, express, and discuss their diverse understandings of gender as it relates to Islam. Moving beyond the same, regurgitated conversations that we are used to having in our communities, altMuslimah has been able to deepen the discourse and elevate it at time when it is very important to do so.”
Imam Khalid Latif
Director/Chaplain, Islamic Center of New York University
altMuslimah is an important resource for the American people to hear directly from Muslim women rather than hear about Muslim women. It is an enriching experience to read altMuslimah, and more men should read it as well.
President, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
A much-needed and incredible resource, altMuslimah is the go-to website for information and commentary on gender in Islam.
Dr. John Esposito
University Professor & Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
altmuslimah provides a much needed open forum for Muslim women and men to candidly and openly consider, discuss, negotiate, and agree to disagree on contemporary gender issues incredibly relevant to our communities. For Muslim readers and other people of faith, it establishes mindful community with a resounding, ‘Yes! I was wondering/agitated about that too!’
Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah
Head Writer/Creative Director, Hijabi Monologues
Altmuslimah provides a much-needed and rich online forum for communities of Muslim women and men to speak for themselves in an honest, straightforward and intellectually thought- provoking manner. It explores the oft-misunderstood and sensationalized topics of Islam and gender in a fair, balanced, and respectful manner, where Muslim women and men hold the conch and tell authentic stories for a global, diverse audience. It is invaluable.
Playwright, The Domestic Crusaders, “A Landmark Muslim American Play”
At a time of profound ignorance and misunderstanding about Islam and Muslims, one group in particular is facing double the prejudice: Muslim women. Thank God for altMuslimah, then, which gives people a chance to hear not ABOUT Muslim women, but FROM them.
Author, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, and Founder of AslanMedia.com
altMuslimah is a refreshing and innovative addition to the growing chorus of Muslims in America online. The content is diverse and expansive and provides a model of engagement for other faith and niche publications. The stories move beyond caricature and stereotype to authentic and compelling. Kudos to the kick-ass team developing and hosting the site and I look forward to more.
Editor, Living Islam Out Loud
altMuslimah is vibrant, honest, and compelling. Skip the fake debates in the media and go straight to a reliable source — altMuslimah — for authentic insights, news and views on women, gender, and Islam.
Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress