Day 0 – Jumping in Alaska (video)

Salams all, Ramadan Mubarak!  I am right now in a Carrs Supermarket in Wasilla, Alaska and just uploaded a short video we  we shot yesterday while we were in Whittier, Alaska. We are excited to start sharing our thoughts as soon as Ramadan begins. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter....

Alaska, here we come!

Hey guys, first off, special thanks to every single one of you that has supported this project. Because of all your support, we not only reached our fundraising goal of $10k, we shattered it by raising well over $12.5k! Ramadan begins Aug. 1 and our first stop on the trip is Alaska. Yes, there are...

We’re Back!!!

Click the link here for more info on helping us make 30 Mosques in 30 Days a reality this year. Start spreading the news… Last year we came up with an impulsive and half-baked idea that changed our lives forever. During Ramadan 2010, Islam’s holy month of fasting and reflection, we...

The 30 Mosque Speaking Series!

Dear friends, We are excited to announce the 30 Mosques, 30 Days speaking tour! Starting next week, Aman and I will be visiting universities, community centers, book shops, conferences, etc. all across the country sharing stories from our Ramadan adventure. There are tons of anecdotes, videos, and...

Letting my thoughts simmer

Note: Since our site got hacked, we were able to restore everything but the comments originally attached to this post. It’s hard to believe almost two weeks have gone by since Bassam and I concluded what is easily one of the most remarkable journeys of our lives. I’m glad I had  some time to...

Day 0 – Jumping in Alaska (video)

31
Jul
By Bassam Tariq | 5 Comments »
Salams all, Ramadan Mubarak!  I am right now in a Carrs Supermarket in Wasilla, Alaska and just uploaded a short video we  we shot yesterday while we were in Whittier, Alaska. We are excited to start sharing our thoughts as soon as Ramadan begins. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter....

Alaska, here we come!

28
Jul
By Aman Ali | 23 Comments »
Hey guys, first off, special thanks to every single one of you that has supported this project. Because of all your support, we not only reached our fundraising goal of $10k, we shattered it by raising well over $12.5k! Ramadan begins Aug. 1 and our first stop on the trip is Alaska. Yes, there are...

We’re Back!!!

27
Jun
By Aman Ali | 18 Comments »
Click the link here for more info on helping us make 30 Mosques in 30 Days a reality this year. Start spreading the news… Last year we came up with an impulsive and half-baked idea that changed our lives forever. During Ramadan 2010, Islam’s holy month of fasting and reflection, we...

The 30 Mosque Speaking Series!

25
Sep
By Aman and Bassam | 56 Comments »
Dear friends, We are excited to announce the 30 Mosques, 30 Days speaking tour! Starting next week, Aman and I will be visiting universities, community centers, book shops, conferences, etc. all across the country sharing stories from our Ramadan adventure. There are tons of anecdotes, videos, and...

Letting my thoughts simmer

22
Sep
By Aman Ali | 28 Comments »
Note: Since our site got hacked, we were able to restore everything but the comments originally attached to this post. It’s hard to believe almost two weeks have gone by since Bassam and I concluded what is easily one of the most remarkable journeys of our lives. I’m glad I had  some time to...

Day 30: Stop Making Sense, Eid in Detroit

11
Sep
By Bassam Tariq | 41 Comments »
You have traveled 13,000 miles around America in 29 days all while fasting and blogging everyday. And today, the 30th day of your journey, the celebration, you are late to the mosque. In fact, you are so late that the traffic jam in the parking lot has already passed....

Day 29: Ohio, Coming Back Home to Columbus

10
Sep
By Aman Ali | 107 Comments »
Dr. Malika Haque is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. Her family is best friends with mine and she always believed in everything I’ve ever done growing up.  When I was in high school and wanted to become a reporter, my parents were supportive but somewhat reserved about how...

Day 28: Kentucky, Mind The Space

9
Sep
By Bassam Tariq | 16 Comments »
Note: Due to certain concerns, the subject of our post has been renamed and is not present in any of the photos. Instead, we present to you his workspace, blue prints and completed designs to help tell his compelling story. Right now, in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky a white man with a thick...

Outtakes: The Memphis Islamic Center and their neighbors

9
Sep
By Aman and Bassam | 29 Comments »
Dear dedicated readers, we are recuperating these last three days. Bear with us as we are in the process of making our last posts. There are a wealth of stories we couldn’t fit in the blog. Today, we talk about a small and hopeful story about an Islamic center and their generous neighbors....

Day 27: The Muslims in Memphis (Part 1)

8
Sep
By Aman Ali | 28 Comments »
Chip Ordman is a reform Jew and his wife Eunice is a Christian. The couple attend mosques in Memphis 2-3 times a month for Friday prayers, potluck dinners and other events. “The more people get to know each other, the more they’ll get along,” Eunice said. I first met Chip in April this year...