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The Times UK’s online faith editor has picked MuslimMatters.org as one of the 30 most influential religious blogs, along with our brothers & sisters at Austrolabe. We would like to thank the Times editor for the recognition.

For a blog started only a few months ago, truly this recognition is a blessing from Allah. A blog is only good as the writers AND the readers/commentators. In fact, the latter (YOU) is a more integral part of a good blog than the former. So, a big jazakumAllah khair and thanks to all of you, the smartest Muslim readers in the blogosphere. Please feel free to use this space for comments re: improvements and suggestions for the blog.

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Alhamdulillah, we're at over 850 supporters. Help us get to 900 supporters this month. All it takes is a small gift from a reader like you to keep us going, for just $2 / month.

The Prophet (SAW) has taught us the best of deeds are those that done consistently, even if they are small. Click here to support MuslimMatters with a monthly donation of $2 per month. Set it and collect blessings from Allah (swt) for the khayr you're supporting without thinking about it.

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Z

    July 15, 2007 at 7:40 AM

    Salaam

    Found this site a few days ago.

    Looks like I’m onto something good.

    Ameen to the Dua’.

  2. iMuslim

    July 15, 2007 at 7:54 AM

    Mashallah, congratulations guys – i heartily agree with the decision to include you on the list. May Allah continue to grant you success! Ameen.

    Yo Mousey: you got quot-ed! Hi-five, girlfriend! :D

  3. hema

    July 15, 2007 at 8:54 AM

    that’s great news, mubarak! i know i don’t comment much, but i have been reading from the start and so know that the recognition is deserved. i genuingly can’t think of any suggestions for improvement, i love the variety on here. may Allah reward you for your efforts.

  4. ans

    July 15, 2007 at 9:53 AM

    congrats!! you guys really deserve this recognition, this blog is really awesome!

  5. Zhilaal

    July 15, 2007 at 2:54 PM

    This is actually my second visit so seeing this is an excellent incentive to learn more.

    I am going to browse around to see what it is that makes the cut.

    Keep up the good work insha Allah.

    http://www.shadeofrahmah.blogspot.com

  6. Bobby

    July 15, 2007 at 3:29 PM

    Salaamun ‘Alaykum

    Al-Lajnah Al-Bobbyyah congratulate you on this achievement.

    May you continue to produce positive change.

    Al-Lajnah Al Bobbyyah
    29 Jumaada ath-Thaani 1428AH

    • Lamin F Bangura

      January 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      AMEEN.LET THANKS ALLAH,

  7. zfnd

    July 15, 2007 at 7:38 PM

    MashaAllah, we are thrilled to hear the recognition!

    MM has been a valuable resource, in fact you’ve got a nicley growing youth fan group who’ve taken to blogging as well.

    Jazak Allah Khairan for all your efforts and time, it is very much appreciated!

    http://youthmatters.wordpress.com/

  8. Mujahideen Ryder

    July 15, 2007 at 8:51 PM

    ProgressiveIslam and Muslimwakup is also on the list.

    That’s pretty sad they are also considered “influential”

  9. jinnzaman

    July 15, 2007 at 10:46 PM

    mabrook!

    Lets see if we can push it up above progressive islam and muslim wakeup, inshaAllah!

    :)

  10. Hassan

    July 15, 2007 at 10:54 PM

    Sorry, this is totally off topic. I just saw this video:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HYHzUEbnpzA

    I just want to know what language is that, its not punjabi for sure (as I understand punjabi) nor hindku (never heard my father speaking language like that). I think it may be pushto, can anyone translate somewhat they are saying.

  11. nuqtah

    July 16, 2007 at 6:54 AM

    Congrats.

    I think one way to make the blog even more influential is by reaching out to even greater muslim audience than the one it already caters to idealogically.

  12. abu ameerah

    July 17, 2007 at 6:42 PM

    “…reaching out to even greater muslim audience than the one it already caters to idealogically.”

    –I agree w/ the above sentiment FULL FORCE! Once, I had the privilege of meeting a Muslim Eskimo…or an Eskimo-Muslim…or an Indigenous-Native- Eskimo-Muslim, or Yup’ik-Muslim (since he was from Alaska)…

    Anyway, I have seen absolutely no representation of our Eskimo/Indigenous brethren on MM. This concerns me. I mean…what message are we conveying to our precious Muslim youth? Could it be that MM hasn’t dealt with critical Eskimo Muslim issues because it is ideologically opposed to whale hunting or living in igloos?

    Sometimes I think there is an underlying anti-Inuit bias going on at MM. I would rather see a different policy adapted. Perhaps a new policy at MM:

    “From Prince William Sound to Bristol Bay…
    Let’s be ideologically inclusive of Inuits EVERYDAY!”

  13. Amad

    July 17, 2007 at 6:57 PM

    A big apology to my igloo-residing satellite internet-receiving brothers :)

    On a more serious note, I think MM has been low on “ideologing”. We have covered a wide range of issues and tried to steer away from those controversial within the sunni ranks. Of course, there will always be some bias on blogs (almost by virtue of being an opinions-portal) but alhmadulilah I feel that our mesaage touches a wide range of muslims from many backgrounds and methodology.

    One common cause that we will continue to fight is keeping the tricky proggies at bay and exposing their message for what it is: pandering to the “powers-to-be” and hollow to its core! May Allah help all of us to continue to diffuse to ticking “liberal, proggie” thought-bomb.

  14. nuqtah

    July 18, 2007 at 6:12 AM

    Amad proggies aren’t the real danger because most people know they are a bunch of retards.

    The real danger are those who quote qur’an and hadith. While at the same time question and reject ahadith based on their own personal understandings. Furthermore, they have a knack for condemning classical Islam.

    They are the real danger because they have the ease of acting as perfectly normal muslim and at the same time be able to weaken the community.

  15. ibnabeeomar

    July 18, 2007 at 8:35 AM

    abu ameerah, if you can write up an article about your interaction with eskimo muslims i am sure we would be more than happy to post it :)

  16. Hassan

    July 19, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Salaam, I agree with brother nuqtah here, not only proggies are retard, they have little or no following. And the real danger are indeed people who reject ahadiths that oppose their understanding, or force to interpret (and say that they understand it) the hadith to justify their opinion.

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