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This is a guest post by Taher Suratwala. I’ve read and learned some things and that have had me thinking about what I want to focus on this year. I’m having a hard time finding a single word to describe […]

To listen, click the image above or here. By Shahed Amanullah – set to the music of the old favorite “Do They Know It’s Christmas”

comic by Mustafa Feeroz

Given Trump’s crypto-Muslim leanings, it’s worth expressing our support for Brother Donald and to affirm his message of tolerance and inclusion. I offer this humble bumper sticker as a start: Just click the image above or this link to buy […]

Ramadan has begun! We know, because of the sightings of statements by politicians in social media. Let’s review, and grade: President Obama: "As Muslim Americans celebrate the holy month, I am reminded that we are one American family" —@POTUS on […]

As of 8:03 PM on June 4th, 2016, by the Fatimi Hijri Calendar – it is sunset on 29th Shaban 1437, so therefore Ramadan has begun. Mubarak!

Once again, it is time to tweet the Qur’an! here are the guidelines, via Hussein Rashid, (@islamoyankee) the perennial organizer and founder of this wonderful initiative: Anyone is welcome. You do not have to be Muslim. The point is to […]

As Ramadan approaches, few Muslims will genuinely welcome it. The vast majority of practicing Muslims view Ramadan’s impending arrival solely through the lens of fasting, and the logistics thereof. What will I eat for suhur? How will I stay awake […]

Last time I posted this, I was visiting Los Angeles in July, and Ramadan was still ahead. I styled myself the Sheikh in the North 🙂 However, now I’ve moved to Los Angeles, perhaps better known as the Kings’ Landing. […]

No, of course not. 🙂 Still, this photo is pretty funny: (via @iyad_elbaghdadi on Twitter) All joking aside, Islamophobia is almost a defining trait of Trump supporters. The best way to identify a Trump supporter is to ask, “Is Obama […]