Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Announcing New Online Zine: Hot Coals

Introducing Hot Coals, an online zine published weekly by The Abu Dharr Collective.

The Collective hopes to make Hot Coals a popular online resource for Muslims striving for social justice, peace, beauty and spirituality in our lives and interactions with each other. We hope that collectively this site grows and becomes something inspiring and stimulating, and it becomes part of the growing movement(s) against oppression (zulm) amongst Muslims and beyond.

Inshallah, our forum intends to bring together community members, activists and thinkers who are committed to the realization of a genuinely Tawhidi society, wherein all of God's peoples and creations can be liberated from zulm, bondage, and marginalization.

For more information, or if you would like to submit an article, please write to us: hotcoals_articles@yahoo.com

The Abu Dharr Collective

Ahead of you are days which will require endurance, in which showing endurance will be like holding hot coals - Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings upon him)

The Abu Dharr Collective
Junaid S. Ahmad
Fahd Ahmed
Naima Bouteldja
Saliha DeVoe-Hijazi
Farid Esack
Anna Ghonim
Na’eem Jeenah
Maha Noureldin
Trish Kanous

10 comment(s):

  • Can I join? I promise I'll be good!

    By Blogger Irf, at 10/18/2005 07:45:00 AM  

  • Progressive clubs seem to be ironically closed and elitist as to whom they want to be a part of their clubs. Good Luck, Irf.

    By Blogger OmarG2, at 10/18/2005 11:29:00 AM  

  • It's neither proggie nor a club.

    By Blogger UmmAli, at 10/18/2005 01:21:00 PM  

  • Farid Esack is a proggie, so is Na'eem Jeenah, so is Altaf Bhimji - all of you guys are proggies. I don't know if this is a club, but it is proggie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/18/2005 07:37:00 PM  

  • This is not a club - the only thing this group is doing is the zine... and, speaking for myself, please, i been down that proggie dead end road - and am *not* going there again...

    But check out the site - drop some comments over there, and submit an article or two...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/18/2005 08:19:00 PM  

  • Salam
    Can you all refrain from this silly "proggie" label? If the group wanted to use it, it would have. You sound like little kids making fun of each other.

    The group is merely loosely organized around the zine itself. We are not really an organization. The Zine welcomes writers. Send your articles to the address on the post.

    By Blogger Anna in PDX, at 10/18/2005 10:49:00 PM  

  • Unfortunately, Anna, as I think you may know - the kind of "discourse" those carrying the name "progressives muslims" (or, affectionately known as "proggies" ) have indulged in has been very serious. And in the current political climate downright irresponsible, and not at all childs play.

    A bit of a response, such as the use of the lable "proggie" is not all that of a bad thing.

    By Blogger redwood, at 10/18/2005 11:01:00 PM  

  • Salam Altaf,

    The behavior of some "progressive" groups, as serious as it may be, does not excuse the silliness and rudeness of the label. for example, I do not consider the comment by "omar" to be the height of good taste. It makes the label sound very similar to "you have cooties, you have cooties, you all have cooties."

    By Blogger Anna in PDX, at 10/19/2005 01:06:00 AM  

  • It will be interesting to see this develop.

    All the best.

    By Blogger Kidinme, at 10/19/2005 03:18:00 AM  

  • Salaams

    I have re-adopted the term 'progressive Muslim' to describe myself, but in the context of a heuristic catagorization of Muslims in Britain and other minority world nations with a dominant, secular culture...

    Conservative Muslims (eg. Salafabis)- reject secular culture;
    Liberal Muslims (eg. 'cultural Muslims' associated with MWU) - accomodate secular culture;
    Progressive Muslims - TRANSFORM secular culture.



    By Blogger Julaybib, at 10/23/2005 09:12:00 AM  

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