Muslimmatters.org began in 2007 as a collaboration between various Bloggers and Shuyukh 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 To please Allah (subhanahu wata'ala) by providing a platform for orthodox thought leaders to affect positive change. Mission To establish a safe, online community which shares and discusses relevant issues along with practical solutions, shaped by the experiences and viewpoints of its writers.