How to be an ally to Muslims during Ramadan

It’s the middle of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. Here are a few things to know in order to be a good ally this month.
May 14, 2019

Five ways Ramadan is different between America and Somalia

Living in a Muslim country is far different from living in a secular one, but this difference becomes especially distinct during Ramadan.
Jun 1, 2018

Searching for a greater interfaith understanding

How much misinformation do we carry about communities we don’t interact with? A writer reflects on her own missed opportunities — and how to do better.
Jun 6, 2017

Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required

Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017
Aaron Cayko has attended the Idris mosque for five years. (Photo by Julia-Grace Sanders)

The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque

Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017
Seattle Quaker community members and peace activists visited the Islamic Center of Federal Way last Ramadan in a show of solidarity and support. Here Megan Fair of CAIR-WA stands with Imam Bazi and Shabbir Ahmed. (Photo by Alex Garland)

How to be a Muslim ally in the Trump era

With every new hate crime and spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear and uncertainty in our community grows. You can help by being a strong Muslim ally.
Feb 1, 2017
Masjid Ramadan, Hargesia, Somaliland. (Photo by Ikram Issa)

1,000 Somali Shillings: How mosques hold Somalia together

A Seattle Muslim who moved back to his native land found his faith rekindled inside the four simple walls of a Somali mosque.
Jan 25, 2017
Volunteers serve food at last year's interfaith Christmas Eve Dinner. (Photo courtesy Muslim Community Resource Center)

Interfaith Christmas Eve dinner hints at a brighter 2017

We live in dark times. But an annual multicultural dinner for the needy on Friday is a sight of hope behind the headlines.
Dec 23, 2016

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016

Head of Boeing supplier connected to anti-mosque campaign in Mukilteo

An anonymous mailer about a mosque project in Mukilteo has been linked to a prominent business owner who has been open in his opposition to the plans.
Apr 14, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: Sikhs seek recognition and respect

Despite it being the fifth largest religion in the world, Aman Kuar Mann says young American Sikhs like her are still fighting for recognition and respect.
Apr 11, 2016

Yes, there is such a thing as a secular Muslim

Tons of Americans are nominally Christian, but don’t actually practice the religion. So why is it so hard for secular Muslims to pull off the same thing?
Mar 30, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: What the hijab really means

UW student Miriam Zeghmi says wearing hijab is an empowering choice that she uses to define how people see her.
Mar 21, 2016

Man faces hate crime charge after confrontation at Seattle mosque

Police say the man had a gun and argued with two men after he demanded to know "where they were from."
Feb 4, 2016
Hijabis cross the street during Car Free Day in Bandung, Indonesia. (Photo from Flickr by Ikhlasul Amal)

8 surprising secrets about wearing hijab

It's World Hijab Day so it's a great opportunity to take a lighthearted look at some daily struggles and benefits that come with wearing a headscarf.
Feb 1, 2016

“Reform” of Islam is not the only answer to extremism

The "reform" of Islam isn't the only solution for terrorism, when political factors stifle dissent, says Ibtihal Mahmood.
Dec 17, 2015

Seattle council supports Muslims with official resolution

Council president Tim Burgess said the resolution was a necessary response to rhetoric vilifying Muslims rising nationwide.
Dec 15, 2015

Criticism for Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering U.S.

It was the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to the San Bernardino, CA, shooting spree last week by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized.
Dec 7, 2015
Welcome to "the grey zone." (Photo by Tariq Yusuf)

What the Paris attacks felt like for American Muslims

When every terror attack is a setback in the struggle for acceptance.
Nov 25, 2015

Erdogan and AK Party win in Turkey election

President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkey to single-party rule as a vote for stability, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism.
Nov 2, 2015