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Meet Alif Laam Meem, America’s First Muslim Fraternity AKA Alpha Lambda Muposted on September 9, 2013
Yasmine Hafiz of The Huffington Post writes about the first Muslim American fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu or Alif Laam Meem (ALM), established last February at the University of Texas, Dallas. “If ‘Muslim fraternity’ sounds like an oxymoron, a look at a typical meeting reveals how ALM retains classic elements of being in a fraternity, such as community, service, and solidarity, while eschewing the more frivolous aspects of it, namely drinking,” Hafiz writes. “Instead of holding the ubiquitous red solo cups that are iconic in depictions of fraternity life, these brothers are recognized by their red kufi caps, a symbol of their membership and faith.” The fraternity is expected to spread to other universities in the spring.