Good Muslim blogs?
March 25, 2010 4:27 AM   Subscribe

Do you know any good blogs written by Muslims, especially devout Muslims, about Islam? It's quite a slog trying to find readable ones!
posted by flibbertigibbet to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

This American Muslim

Articles by Ali Eteraz (not a blog, sorry)

Muslimah Media Watch

Fatemeh Fakhraie

Muslim Reverie

Racialicious has some good posts about Islam as well.
posted by Ziggy500 at 4:57 AM on March 25, 2010 [1 favorite] has some interesting articles, but I get the impression it wouldn't be considered correct/orthodox by any Sunni Madh'hab.
posted by orthogonality at 5:55 AM on March 25, 2010

Hijabman's been blogging on the internet for about a decade now, and writes more personally - his day to day life, interspersed with religion

Mona Eltahawy, who writes with a more political and activist slant.

Both are widely known in the Muslim blogosphere.
Both of these write from a more "liberal" Muslim standpoint, which is not the antithesis of 'devout' :-)
posted by raztaj at 6:57 AM on March 25, 2010

Also, somewhat tangentially, Taqwacore, "Muslim punks" (previously) webzine.
posted by raztaj at 7:10 AM on March 25, 2010 [1 favorite]

City of Brass
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:31 AM on March 25, 2010

Al-Miskeenah: the depths of piety and devotion.

Others not in order of devoutiness: - topical group blogging

City of Brass

Brass Crescent Awards - honoring the best in the islamosphere

AltMuslim - not really a blog

Indigo Jo

Seeker's Guidance Blog

Mind, Body, Soul

DeenPort - UK Community Portal, blog-like with a good rss section
posted by BinGregory at 7:34 AM on March 25, 2010

Question: do the blogs need to be in English, or can you also read Arabic or Urdu?
posted by orthogonality at 8:56 AM on March 25, 2010

I ran across Rumoured last month, which is written a Muslim couple living in Britain. Not terribly active, but I remembered being impressed with the thoughtfulness even in the comments.
posted by serathen at 9:24 AM on March 25, 2010

"About Islam" is pretty broad, not sure quite what you have in mind, but you might check out Inside Islam, from the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio. The bloggers include Muslims and non-Muslims, and topics range widely.
posted by Fin Azvandi at 11:52 AM on March 25, 2010

Response by poster: Orthogonality: French is also OK (go go French colonial history!) but I cannot read Urdu or Arabic. This is basically me having fun as a religious studies dork.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 4:24 PM on March 25, 2010

Arabic Gems is a blog specifically about tafsiir, Qur'anic exegesis.
posted by awenner at 12:03 AM on March 26, 2010

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