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Mothers’ Day is due

apprehend \a-pri-ˈhend\ – to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive. Mothers’s Day is due. And it’s purpose is to apprehend our mothers – for a single day, a single moment of that day, to focus our luminescent faculty of ‘Aql given us by God. Surely we are capable of…

Raising My Son

By Jehanara Haider Ever since November 7th, I have been struggling with sleepless nights. I toss and turn, thinking of my three-year-old son, worrying what this country has in store for him as an American Muslim. How can I help him navigate the bigotry and sheer ignorance he will surely encounter? How…

Muslim Women Changemakers

Zainab Chaudary

After spending three years living and studying in Europe, this Jersey girl had an epiphany: that instead of belonging nowhere, I, in fact, belonged everywhere.   Who are you? When I was younger, I used to think I belonged nowhere. I was raised very Pakistani, with a keen sense of…

Shereen Yousuf

Being cast as “outsiders” from the dominant Muslim community is a reality that many Shias, myself included, feel that they experience on a regular basis.  This is why I’m interested in considering ways in which we can seek inclusion within the Muslim community, while being mindful of our differences.  I…

Ameena Khan

My artwork is guided by the principal that the right painting can transcend boundaries of culture, language, location and even time to touch hearts and transform communities.  I believe that art not only brings us joy, but the very best art challenges us to reconsider our most deeply held convictions….

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Muslim Leaders Stance on FGM/C (also known as Female Circumcision)

We, Muslim organizations, FGM/C Survivors, Islamic scholars, and leaders, strongly condemn the remarks made in the video of Imam Shaker El Sayed where he clearly distinguishes between Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) and female circumcision, and recommends the performance of female circumcision on young girls “when needed” to prevent…

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My First Ramadan as a Muslim

As a white, American-born, new Muslim the hostile social pressure that’s constantly pelting me like rocks should be breaking me right now. Yet, the exhausting and ultimately, inspiring experience of my first Ramadan is acting as a shield, despite the challenges. People keep asking me why, at the height of…

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