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Muslimmatters.org began in 2007 as a collaboration between various Bloggers and Shuyūkh in order to bring attention to issues faced by Muslims, especially in the West. We have focused on issues of Religion, Society, Ethics, Sex Education, Politics, Civil Rights, Family, as well as the random issues that pop up from now and then, all with some ranting and humor mixed in. We challenge ourselves and our readers to engage in discourses that touch our lives as citizens of the West, while maintaining our individual Islamic identities: Ultimately to cooperate, but not to compromise.

Vision Statement

To please Allāh (subhanahu wata'ala) by providing a platform for orthodox thought leaders to affect positive change.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to make MuslimMatters a safe, online community which shares and discusses relevant issues along with practical solutions, shaped by the experiences and viewpoints of its writers.



MuslimMatters is tax-exempt nonprofit organization 501(c)(3)* that provides educational material, social commentary, and religious inspiration related to Islam and Muslims through its group blogging platform, www.MuslimMatters.org.

*You may deduct donations from your federally-taxable income; our tax ID# is: 26-3248086.

Organizational Structure



Shuyūkh & Specialists


Yasir Qadhi
Amad Shaikh
Omar Usman
Ruth Nasrullah
Ahmad AlFarsi
Musa Maguire**retired
Zainab (Anonymouse)**retired
Omar Usman
Dr. Mehzabeen (iMuslim)
Iesa Galloway
Haytham Soliman
Hena Zuberi
Sameera T.
Aly Balagamwala
Aisha Durvesh
Sh. Yaser Birjas
Sh. Waleed Basyouni
Sh. Abu Aaliyah Surkheel
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan
Sh. Yahya Ibrahim
imām Anas Hlayhel
Sh. AbdulNasir Jangda
Sh. Abdullah Hasan
Shaykha Bint Ahmed
Umm Reem
Mohamed Elibiary
Haleh Banani
Sarah Sultan
Umm Zakiyyah
Andrew Howie
Dr. Wajid Akhtar
Amad Shaikh
Tariq Ahmed
Sadaf Farooqui
Youssef Chouhoud
Omar Usman
Iesa Galloway
Ismail Kamdar
Hena Zuberi
Meena Malik
Kanika Aggarwal
Wael Ghonim
Dr. O
Hira āmīn
Abu Ibrahim
Waleed Ahmed
Aisha Nassaruddin
Nihal Khan

Olivia Kompier


Mukhtar Ba

Ammar Al Shukry

Key Religious Advisers

Yasir Qadhi
Yaser Birjas
AbdulNasir Jangda

Board of Directors

Chairman of Board: Siraaj
CEO: Haytham Soliman

Omar Usman
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda
Dr. Mehzabeen
Ahmad AlFarsi


Editor in Chief: Hena Zuberi
Content Manager: Sameera T.
Managing Editor: Kashif Aslam
Staff Editors:Farnaz Mawla, Shaahima Fahim, Carl Dodge,
Copy Editors: Gaiti Sami, Sarah Rehman, Amina Hechami, Shani, īmān,
MuslimKidsMatter Editor: Nur Kose
Guest Submissions: UmmAbdulRahman
News & Views: Waleed Ahmed

Transcripts Team Lead: Sameera T.

Facebook Admin: Aisha Durvesh

Technology Manager: Amir S.
Technical Projects: Talat Baig, Hidayath Ansari

Business Manager: Ahmad AlFarsi
Human Resources:
Administrative Assistant: Umm AbdurRaheem
Public Relations Manager: Iesa Galloway
Marketing & Advertising: Haytham Soliman
Comments Team Lead: Aly Balagamwala
Graphics Design: D

Legal Advisers:
Abdul-Malik Ryan
Tariq Ahmed

Previous Authors:

Dr. Ameera Khan, Bushra, Ify Okoye, Musa Maguire, Dr. J. Hashmi, Hebah Ahmad, Saqib Shafi, Taufique Chowdhury, Zainab (Mouse), Musa Maguire, Ali Shehata, Safia Farole, Mariam E., Yahya (John) Whitmer



  1. Asalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah

    Subhan’Allah, I love Blogs with a group of authors. Maybe you can take a look at my Blog and feature posts you like on here. Just a suggestion.

    Keep doing your thing.

    Was Salam

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  2. True Life: JazakAllahkhair for stopping by. We’ll keep an eye on your blog and ‘steal’ (with your permission) some of the material :)

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  3. As salaamu alaikum — I’m very impressed with your blog, both with the overall attitude and the quality of the writing. I’m looking forward to more great posts!

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  4. Wa ‘alaikumus-salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatu,
    Jazaakillaahi khairan, sister! Keep popping by, insha’Allah, and we hope to keep impressing you! :P


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  5. As Salaamu’Alaykum,

    Very nice introduction of the staff, Just curious what is a “green Villager Mercury van” ?


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  6. Mercury Villager is a van made by Ford. It’s just a humorous co-incidence that three of us have it or have had it… If I may go further, van-drivers have some stereotypes attached to them… which is quite alright as long as the van takes our respective family from Point A to Point B :) !


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  7. Salaam. Good blog

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  8. AA.

    Nice. Or as we say down under, grouse.


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  9. Assalaamu alaikom,
    What a very nice group of people… and mashaAllah a Sister taking the lead. Beautiful.

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  10. Salaam Alaikum,

    I was wondering if any of you know the self- proclaimed apostate by the name of Abdul-Quddus, author of website Khalas.wordpress.com? Strangely enough, he has your website listed on his page, just one of his many contradictory actions.

    If at all possible, I urge you to check out his site and try your best to give him dawah……he is in dire need of it.

    I’m not so naive to think that he’s the only one of his kind out there, as his site is full of others claiming to be apostates from Islam.
    This saddens me beyond words. May Allah protect the Muslims from their deceit and keep our faith strong. Ameen.

    Concerned fellow Muslimah. Sumaiyah

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  11. salam Sr. Sumaiyah, we have been in touch with Abdul Qudoos before. Pray for him … he seems to have more than a spark of faith left in him, and we pray that Allah will remove his doubts and bring him back to us. He has always been polite and decent, not like many other apostates who make it their life goal to ‘hate on Islam’.

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  12. “…not like many other apostates who make it their life goal to ‘hate on Islam’.”

    Uhh…read the guys latest post…

    Trust me…the dude HATES Islam. He just tries to be polite so that people won’t accuse him of being malicious.

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  13. As-salaamu ‘alaykum Abu Ameerah. Actually, Sumaiyah and Amad are indeed well aware of the “latest post” you are referring to. Thank-you for your judgement. May we please not turn this page into a debate with ad hominem attacks. This page is about the website MuslimMatters. Thanks and take care. :O)

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  14. Asalamu alikum

    why is the TDC site down for a long time? when will it be held next? jazkAllahu khair

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  15. Maybe you can feature one of my newer posts again on your excellent Blog. Just peek through. Jazak’Allah khairan.

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  16. Salaam, Hazma, TDC would be held at its usual time. The site is going through major revamp. Insha’Allah it should be up soon.

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  17. MashaAllah….. admirable,witty,dedicated.

    Was passing by, thoroLy enjoyed the light- hearted ?autobiographies…. two graphic phrases that stuck were : The icecream addiction ( how cooool ! ) & the twirling of offspring !
    Recently i commented thus on the mongolian 7foot 9inch GIANT and his twiggy wife : ” I would love to see him twirl his wife in Bush’s vicinity so her clogs bash out his brains !” Graphic enough?

    Well done all. JazakumAllah (much) khairan.

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  18. Asalaam Alaikum,

    Beautiful and blessed blog! You all have intellect, spirit, and humor. I love this site.

    May you be blessed for the wonderful work!

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  19. Jazakallahkhair JMalik… Appreciate your kind words.

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  20. asak all

    Still long to go for site’s sprucing/reconstruction ?

    Are we almost there…. for surprises?
    See you all on screen soon inshaAllah.

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  21. Asalaamu Alaaikum

    When I first came upon this blog, i wasn’t quite sure who it “belonged” to. But I see that is a collaboration of many people-many knowledgeable people masha’Allah.

    I think it’s nice that the Shayookh listed up top are writing articles, and posts for the blog. It’s nice to see that they are making efforts to be more connected with the Ummah, especially the youth. And props to Al Maghrib too-and IslamToday/Qa.

    We’re blessed to have such knowledge people amongst us to benefit from, Alhamdulilah. And it’s so nice that they are literally just a “click” away. Whereas in the past, people would travel from country to country searching for a Shayookh to either learn from, or to ask questions.

    …Anyway, I hope i’ve haven’t fallen into praising you too much.

    But I’ve loved every single article i’ve read here so far. lol and nice short bios, got a touch of humor. You guys are…dare I say…”Cool Shayookh”. :p

    Keep up the good work, insha’Allah, May Allah reward each and every one of you, ameeen!

    Wa’alaykum Asalaam

    -Sis Shaykha

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  22. jazakillahkhair Sis Shaykha, after all those comments, we need some of this:


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  23. wa iyyak,

    masha’Allah but that was a great read.

    thank you

    Wa’alaykum Asalaam

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  24. Alsalamualaikum,

    MashAllah, what an amazing job you all have done in just a few months. There seems to be a lot of baraka at this URL :-)

    Shifting gears…

    Br. Musa, I’ve been seriously considering applying for a Fulbright to study in Egypt and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind answering a couple of questions about your experience.

    Jazzak Allahu khayr!

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  25. wasalam.. jazakAllahkhair akhi Youssef.

    Musa will email you inshallah (i.e. if you correctly entered your email for your comment :) )

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  26. May Allah reward you all for you good deeds


    The Middle Awakening Team

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  27. Assallaamu Aleykum!
    I was going through the Quran the other day, then i reached Surah An-Naml(27), Verse 61, there i read that the Earth is a fixed abode, can anyone who masters the Arabic Language tell me if this Verse is Correctly translated or i just misunderstood it….
    I would really like someone to reply,on this blog, Or(i preffer) send me an email.
    Yazakallah Khair!

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  28. wa alikum salam brother brahim,

    Well i red the verse of the Quran (27:61) i m not a knowledge able person but still i m able to understand this with the help(guidence) of Allah that the EArth is a made place at the state of rest it is not jolting every time and mountains are the reason for this with out which the earth may have alot of earthquakes and movment. Read it again like “OR, WHO HAS MADE THE EARTH , FIRM TO LIVE IN “

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  29. Assalaamu Alaikum,

    I’m not usually one for posting messages on sites – but these blogs are excellent!

    I commend all the brothers and sisters who contribute towards the articles. Insha’Allah you’re reward will lie with Allah

    Thank you for the time and effort that obviously goes into this site

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  30. excellent website, very beneficial

    i like the article about homosexual urges, for the fact that it helps people with real problems rather than shunning them away due to personal disgust.. jzakallah

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  31. Asalamalaikum, & Kudos to MM!

    I’ve a quick request – please let me know if it’s already been covered. I was wondering if MM can write something about appropriate career paths for muslim women. Wallahi, this is going to be really helpful. It would enable the sisters to choose early in their lives the subjects they should pursue. It would help brothers to redirect the academic domains of their sisters, wives, etc. in the right directions.

    For e.g., Software Engineering is a nightmare for a sister. Back home, ~50% of the developers were chain smokers, and ~70% used to do real productive work after 5 pm. Then, the consultancy path in the same domain is all about talking to random guys all day long. And my personal experience – many of the sisters gave up on computer science after graduation in favor of marriage, mba, technical writing, or some other poorly paid subdomains in software engineering.

    I recall brother Siraaj to be the most suited person for this :>

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  32. Salaam Alaikum

    Awesome website :-) And I had no clue Shaikh Yasir Qadhi was one of the founders!

    SubhanAllah, just a little while ago everyone was using Blogger and all of a sudden WordPress is the new blogging tool!

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  33. …. and MashAllah so many other renowned names on the list as well.

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  34. salaams

    Firstly can I have zohra sarwani email address. I feel compelled to contact her on her mindless piece of information. (Just she not know every mother in the universe it doing that already. So next step please.

    Please please brothers and sisters when we put such stupid articles on a web like this the jew realise how dense we actually are.

    It is time we took the cue from them. Articulate, be thorough and make sense – don’t just put non-sense on the web to fill space. If you do need articles get hold of the appropriate people.

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  35. Vishnu Mohindra

    l need some help and advise if you can help me please get intouch VISHNU.MOHINDRA@NTLWORLD.COM

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  36. The brothers of the montain of leogane need help to buy food in the Ramadan they are under very hard time since four days they can’t cover a iftar contackted the amerr of the islamic foundation of Haiti is name is brother abubackr the email of the islamic foundation is dawah_ul_islam@hotmail.com you can allso get it at Islamicfinder web page

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  37. asalamo alaykom do you have convention in december like the one you did it last year i wish you make it more than one day because one day is not enouph we come from arlington tx ws assalam

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  38. To the administrators of mm,

    What is the criteria, if any, about getting these articles published? It seems like some of these articles have not been proofread for content, accuracy nor professionalism. Are there any guidelines before one submits an article? If your motto is supposed to be “intellectual discourse” or the like of it, then please present or publish articles which are islamically and intellectually stimulating

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  39. AssalmoAlikum,
    i want to submit my blog..how possible?

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  40. Assalamoalaikum,
    I would like to say excellent website.
    You guys are doing a great job may Allah bless you all.

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