“What A Relief” Podcast 56: A Sisterhood For Peace: Muslim And Jewish Women Building Bridges

“What A Relief” Podcast 56: A Sisterhood For Peace: Muslim And Jewish Women Building Bridges

This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Amanda Qurashi, a digital media professional and diversity activist and Advisory Board Member for the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom. In this episode, she talks about her work with this unique national grassroots organization. It was…

How Do You Build a Strong Muslim-Jewish Alliance for the Trump Era? | Forward

Never before has it been so urgent for American Jews and Muslims to unite as it is now that Donald Trump has won the presidency. Ever since November 9, Jews and Muslims have been experiencing an uptick in targeted hate…

When ‘I Don’t Know’ is the Best Answer | AltMuslim

“I know that there are real problems in the world, and they need to be addressed because they are putting a lot of us in peril. I know that we need a lot of good ideas from smart people who…

The REAL Real Muslims of Texas | The Texas Observer

The REAL Real Muslims of Texas | The Texas Observer

When I saw an Esquire piece called “The Real Muslims of Irving, Texas” circulating this week, I was reminded that the interfaith outreach work to build bridges and combat stereotypes, which I’ve been doing for the last fifteen years, is…

Charity Is About People, Not Stuff | Interfaith Ramadan

In the west we have a ‘charity industry’. Multi-million dollar organizations with highly paid executives and enormous marketing budgets collect money during regular fundraising campaigns, and ostensibly use it to bring charity to people as close as in our own…

Fasting Is Supposed to Suck; That’s Why We Do It | AltMuslim

I performed my first Ramadan fast when I was 25 years old. I’d embraced Islam, spoke the words of the Shahada and learned my prayers with enthusiasm; but as the holy month drew closer on the calendar, I prepared for…

Why American Muslims Need Social Media | AltMuslimah

In California, a community clinic founded by Muslims and based on Islamic values is providing free healthcare to anyone who needs it. In Dallas, the first Muslim-founded shelter for domestic abuse survivors is providing first-class care to central Texas women…