Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

Muslim family celebrates their iftar meal with homemade dishes.

Tips to keep you feeling fuller and more energized this Ramadan

Millions of Muslims across the world have just started celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, which means fasting from sunrise to sunset each day for all observants. According to one study, around eight percent of these are unsure of the best foods to keep themselves feeling full during the day and Read More...

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Muslim communities raise thousands for synagogue shooting victims

On Saturday, a gunman stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue, killing 11 people in what the ADL called the deadliest attack ever on Jews in the United States. The horrific, hate-filled minutes were a raw manifestation of anger, division, and Read More...

The rise of Islamic feminism

The rise of Islamic feminism

Ziba Mir-Hosseini speaks passionately about her faith. She is Muslim, born in Iran. But she couldn’t accept the fact that as a woman she was not allowed to divorce her husband, under the terms of Islamic law. After she graduated from Cambridge University in the 1980s with a degree in Read More...

"A ban on the burka is re

"A ban on the burka is really offensive"

Throughout Western Europe, governments are banning burkas and niqabs, Islamic veils that cover the face, in public places. Josie Appleton, leader of the British civil liberties campaign group Manifesto Club, opposes the ban. Marco Visscher | September 2010 issue The burka is regarded by many Read More...

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French rap star Abd al Malik inspires change among inner city youth

Abd al Malik embraced rap as a way to channel his frustration, tell his story and critique society. Carmel Wroth | April 2009 issue French rapper Abd al Malik has no trouble explaining why young men in the French ghettos usually celebrate New Year’s Eve by torching cars. “When you live in a Read More...

Sufi Rapper: An excerpt from A

Sufi Rapper: An excerpt from Abd al Malik's autobiography

Abd al Malik on his journey from drug dealer to rap star to Sufi mystic. Ode Editors | April 2009 issue Abd al Malik performs with DJ Laurent Garnier at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Photo: Reuters/Denis Balibouse I lived Islam as a body of commandments that I only needed to put into practice Read More...

Video: Abd Al Malik,

Video: Abd Al Malik,

"Gibraltar" is the title track of Abd al Malik's hip hop/slam poetry album. The album reflects Malik's personal experiences in turning a life of violence around, as well as his perspective on the mixture of his Congolese and French backgrounds. He uses Gibraltar as the symbolic meeting point of Read More...

Arab-Muslim culture rocks!

Arab-Muslim culture rocks!

How the Arab and Muslim worlds have influenced America for the better. Jonathan Curiel | December 2008 issue Photo: iStockphoto.com He wasn’t on the cover. That honor went to B.B. King, Jimmy Page, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Eddie Van Halen, but Dick Dale was still a prominent part of Rolling Read More...

A new uproar over The Da Vinci

A new uproar over The Da Vinci Code

Protests about the book and movie spread to the Muslim world, uniting disparate believers. Najiba Abdellaoui | Jan/Feb 2007 issue The controversial religious thriller The Da Vinci Code prompted a firestorm of debate across the Arab world. In Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan, the movie Read More...