And Now Medina: Beyond the Elephant’s Shadow


I do not know the specific grievance that drove the suicide bomber to his despicable deed in our beloved Medina, Islam’s second holiest city. I suspect, however, that it had something to do with some perceived decline in…

ALIM on July 9, 2016


After Ali: The American Muslim Community Between Principle & Interest

Jackson Funeral Muhammad Ali

The funeral and memorial service of our beloved champion Muhammad Ali has inspired the American Muslim community and spawned a new sense of possibility. The explicit and heartfelt national recognition of Ali’s legacy more

ALIM on June 15, 2016


ALIM Summer Program 2016

ALIM Summer 2016
Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 31, 2016.

The ALIM Summer Program is an intensive three week-long retreat seeking to educate and empower Muslims with the requisite knowledge to understand their religion in the light of a changing world.

June 13, 2016


Ramadan Reflections with Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

In Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans’ Ramadan Reflection, he talks about understanding our life’s purpose by living by the great examples of our Prophets.

ALIM on June 6, 2016


Muhammad Ali: An My American Hero

Muhammad Ali

Like many of my generation of Muslims, Muhammad Ali came into my life before Islam did. In the 1960s, even before Malcolm X’s estrangement from the Nation of Islam and his eventual death in 1965, it was Muhammad Ali who became the public face of the movement.

June 5, 2016


Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 1


By Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

ALIF. LĀM. MĪM. The first verse of Sūrat al-Baqarah and perhaps one of the most well-known of the Qur’ān is simply three seemingly unrelated letters.

ALIM on June 4, 2016


The Impact of Liberalism, Secularism and Atheism On The American Mosque

There are so many iterations and ‘schools’ of liberalism that it almost seems inaccurate to speak of it as a single phenomenon. But while some of the differences between the various schools of liberalism are significant, the bedrock of liberalism is the commitment to liberty, from the Latin liber, “free.”

ALIM on February 4, 2016


Mosques and the Challenge of Change

Mosques in America today, not unlike those in Muslim history, continue the struggle to balance communal inclusivity with ritual orthodoxy. That this struggle has defined the function of the mosque since its very inception is lost on those who see mosques as spiritual retreats….

ALIM on December 16, 2015

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