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Add Images of Islamic Phrases to Your WordPress Posts using Shortcodes


MuslimMatters.org presents Islamic Graphics: a Wordpress plugin that allows you to easily insert images of common Islamic phrases directly into your posts and pages via shortcodes. Read More »

What Is The Crescent Directive?


This is a strategy proposed by an American Muslim for American Muslims. It is a strategy that American Muslims should employ, if it is the case that we wish to combat negative stereotypes and perceptions about Islam. If you do not think this is important (even though it is), then this is not for you. But if you have genuine concern about the image of Islam in America and have the foresight to picture what life could be like for us if there is another terrorist attack against America, then this is your handbook. Read More »

Lunar Eclipse Today! Here is what to do

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting the moon completely in shadow. The eclipse will start at around 7:45 a.m. EST (4:45 a.m. PST, 1245 GMT), when the shadow of the moon inches across the lunar disk. The celestial show will be visible from parts of North America, with those in the western portions of Canada and the United States particularly well placed for the event. People in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and central and eastern Asia should also be able to catch sight of the reddened moon. (Space.com) Those who are able to see the eclipse should perform the special Sunnah prayer, known as Salat-al-Kusuf. Read More »

MM Recruitment: Fall Listings!


MuslimMatters.org is an award winning group blog that seeks to address the pertinent issues facing the global Muslim community. Māshā'Allāh, we are growing every day, and we are in need of your assistance! Each month we will be posting new MM positions available. Please follow directions specified in each posting to apply inshā'Allāh. Current Events Writers Passionate about news from your part ... Read More »

Brass Crescent Blog Awards Voting time


Its that time of the year again - Brass Crescent Blog Awards Voting time! IF you truly believe in us, AND think we deserve it, then please help us win! Read More »

Blog News: Introducing MM writer Umm Zakiyyah – Best Selling Author


Assalamu alaykum readers, We have had some great additions to the MuslimMatters family. This week we will be publishing our first post by internationally acclaimed author Umm Zakkiyah. Umm Zakiyyah was born in 1975 in Long Island, New York, to parents who had come from devoutly Christian homes. Her parents, Clark and Delores Moore, accepted Islam that year, and thus ... Read More »

Sh. Yasir Qadhi | United We Stand – An Invitation to Attend

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10 years after September 11th, what remains to be the state of the Muslims in liberal democracies? What challenges have they faced? How have they responded to those challenges? Going forward, what goals and visions do Muslims have as a religious minority community in predominantly non-Muslim countries? All of these and more questions will be answered and discussed at this pivotal forum. Read More »

Sh. Ibrahim Dremali: Exclusive Ramadan Reminder for our Readers | Health Update & APPEAL

Shaykh Dremali has a special Ramadan message, exclusively for you, our MM family. A health update on our dear Shaykh and a renewed call for all of us who owe him so much, to give back a little bit. Read More »

UK London Riots: Important Updates for Muslims

The following post contains various excerpts and updates to keep readers informed of the ongoing violence that has broken out in various parts of England, beginning with London on Friday August 6th. We request that you take extra care when going out in any of these locations, especially after dark. Some masājid have canceled classes and taraweeh prayers in order ... Read More »

What you can do for Aafia this Ramadan

Link to Full Coverage of Dr. Aafia's Ordeal by Andrew Purcell Houston, Texas. Ramadan 2011 or 1432. Whichever calendar you prefer does not change the fact that the new moon has been sighted, and Ramadan has begun. My healthy Muslim friends will be spending the daylight hours refraining from food and drink, and all of them will spend the month contemplating ... Read More »

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