Dear Readers, here are the hottest trending stories from our website from the past month.
Love Gone Wrong
This personal narrative involves one of the biggest stories in 2013 related to the Boston Marathon bombing. The wife of Ibrahim Todashev tells her story filled with love, tragedy, and confusion. Editor-in-Chief, Amina Chaudary, provides on a thought-provoking op-ed on what Ibrahim’s death can teach us.
Do Muslims Really Care About Martin Luther King, Jr.?
In one of our most shared articles this month, Saadia Faruqi poses the question about the Muslim interest in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. this January. This piece serves as a well-thought reminder about promotion equality for all and not just for one.
Will the Real Salafi Please Stand Up!
In the debate of good Muslims vs. bad Muslims, columnist, Michael Perez, warns against the use of labels in the Muslim community. This controversial topic speaks of the harm Muslim-made categories can inflict.
Syrian Healthcare System in Danger
A pressing global issue, doctors and other healthcare providers are fleeing the country of Syria. Without adequate care available, many people are treated in dangerous, makeshift conditions or rushed to Turkey for medical care.
Reclaiming My Life After Sexual Abuse
In our most trafficked post of the month, one brave woman learns to find herself again. Coping with life after sexual abuse, she aims to find peace.
Expanding Our Compassion Footprint
The University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic provides full service, free medical care. Columnist, Dalia Mogahed, encourages readers to follow their example and increase humanitarian efforts.
Rethinking That Gap Ad That Went Viral
While retailer, Gap, showed support for the Muslim model by changing their Twitter background, solidarity should be expressed in larger, more impactful ways.
An American Muslim Convert Saves Lives
An American Muslim convert finds his calling in Pakistan. Miles away from the United States, he aids in humanitarian efforts in disaster areas.
Climbing the Highest Mountain
One mountaineer’s passion makes her the first Saudi woman and youngest Arabian to summit Mt. Everest. A profile and interview with Raha Moharrak tells what brought her to making history.
The Corruption of the Best
Violence and corruption go hand in hand. Unfortunately, their union in the sake of inacting justice is a universal concept.
The Modernization of Culture
Turkey’s shifting governmental policies could leave the country in political quicksand. Senior Columnist, Haroon Moghul, addresses the country’s uncertain future in this TIMLive installment.
One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Egypt
Mountaineer turned astronaut, Omar Samra will become the first Egyptian in space. This profile and interview discusses his journey into the final frontier.
Separating Truth and Myth in the American Gun Debate
With a deep-rooted relationship in firearms, America stands alone in its heated debate on gun control. Robert J. Spitzer tracks America’s history with gun legislation.
In a narrative of when fashion meets faith, a young girl receives support from an unlikely source. One of our most liked stories on social media.
Locking People in Cages
The number of incarcerated, detained, and deported poor people of color can no longer be ignored. The statistics and stories will astound you.