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Progressive Muslims

Progressive American Muslims Challenge Taboos

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a smal...

Debate: Moderate vs. Progressive Islam

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

Language defines critical terms. Moderate means sensible, judicious and restrained. But it does not necessarily mean liberal.

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

Karima Bennoune is someone who collects nightmares for a living, a woman who makes people weep. With over 20 years of human rights research and acti...

Why Do Progressive Religious Institutions Support Conservative Muslims? Part 1

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

Where are the progressive/moderate Muslim voices? That is a question progressive Muslims often hear. We are present and have been speaking up for years but first a brief description what makes one a progressive versus a conservative Muslim community.

Lonely Progressive Muslims: Trapped in the Crossfire Between Islamophobes and Intra-Muslim Hatred

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

There is a new but largely unrecognized phenomenon in Europe and North America, a nascent but steadily growing movement of Muslim feminists and progressives. The movement can be a lonely one.

Introducing The Faith Shift Series

John Montorio | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
John Montorio

This week, The Huffington Post begins a year-long series, called "Faith Shift," to explore and examine America's changing religious landscape.

Jaweed Kaleem

The New Radical Islam

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion

At first, the devout Muslims who gathered in a Washington, D.C., conference center seemed like they could have come from any mosque. There were women ...

The Muslim Contribution And Solution To Islamophobia In America

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

The battle among Muslim progressives and Muslim fundamentalists is a family affair at heart. I've argued to progressive Muslims that the battle needs to be fought within families, beginning with simple candor on the part of progressives.