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The Culture Debt of Islamic Institutions

Our community institutions are in debt – cultural debt. And the bill is due. There are major consequences when the bill comes due on a debt you owe. Personal debt can lead to bankruptcy or foreclosure and the loss of your home. If paid off before the bill comes...

Death In A Valley Town, Part 3 – A Fighter And A Thief

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus Zombies Zombies were overrunning the world. Yahya was trying to hold his own, but it was hard. Hitting them in the head,...

The New Scramble For Africa

Africa is a blessed continent with resources and biodiversity that would impress anyone. Africa’s history in Islam (while neglected) played a major role, it was home to the first country to welcome the Muslims and allow them to practice freely. After the spread...

Death in a Valley Town, Part 2 – The Black Jesus

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day. Author’s note, 1-5-2020: It’s been a while since I posted Chapter 1. Please go back and re-read it, as I expanded it and added some...

I Encountered A Predator On Instagram

It was a Wednesday night in April and as I was getting ready to go to bed, a direct message popped up in my Instagram inbox. A little background; my personal  account on Instagram is private and it is rare that I let anyone, whom I do not know, follow me. But seeing...

Editor’s Choice: Top 10 Articles Of 2019

MuslimMatters is grateful to Allah for our readers and our writers for collaborating to build the Muslim Internet’s most widely read online magazine. It is an honor to publish every article that goes up on the site. Here are the editor’s choices from the...