• An Index of Small Stings

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  • Episode 12: Poems and Pop Songs Might Not Save Us, But They Help

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  • An American Muslim Veteran Reflects on Resisting the Muslim Ban

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  • What Next for the Muslim Ban?

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  • Angelina Jolie’s Powerful Plea Against the Muslim Ban

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  • When Muslims Protected Jews

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Feb. 6: ‘I got this.’

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Kids make valentines: ‘To Islam, With Love’…

'All the World has been made a Mosque for Me'

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Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

Munira Ezzeldine and Noha Alshugairi, American Muslim counselors, educators, and moms, have published a parenting book for Muslim parents – “Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home”.  At a time when Muslim parents in America are struggling to help their children cope with the stresses of rising Islamophobia and a sense…

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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An Index of Small Stings

All-Girls I am visiting the all-girls boarding home outside of Guadalajara, Mexico where I’d once spent two years volunteering. Located at the end of a bumpy, cobblestone street in a town whose name literally translates to Farm City, this internado has no internet or cable, its only television stationed on a rolling…

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What Next for the Muslim Ban?

On February 3, 2017, Federal Judge the Honorable James L. Robart, granted a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order halting the enforcement of the provisions of President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration.  The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss that decision, and what will happen next, from an academic perspective.  Q: …

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Angelina Jolie’s Powerful Plea Against the Muslim Ban

Angelina Jolie has become one of the most recognized spokespersons for the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (“UNHCR”). She has been volunteering for the UNHCR since 2001, and has donated millions of dollars and gone on more than 50 field missions. Jolie’s work has focused extensively on Muslim refugees, and having witnessed firsthand the…

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When Muslims Protected Jews

The past few weeks have been disheartening for a lot of people, and particularly Muslim Americans.  The Muslim Ban and the ratcheting policies targeting Islam and Muslims have constructed a narrative of “us versus them”. Muslims are rapidly becoming “the other.” However, all the protests since the Inauguration have given…

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