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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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Doctors and Friendship

My friend Daanish is every rishta aunty’s dreamboat: a newly-minted emergency room (ER) physician in New York City. I gave him the rundown on the doctor at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) who was fired: “Two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s sister went to the ER in Karachi. The doctor sent…

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How can Muslims and Jews use intersectionality to confront White Nationalism?

This article is part of a collaborative series commissioned by altMuslimah and Jewschool to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding between Muslim and Jewish communities experiencing a rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Trumpian White nationalism and supremacy are transnational and have found their mirror globally, in emboldened movements that threaten both…

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Zainab’s Courage

One of my earliest memories is of laying my head in my mother’s lap as she silently wept during a majlis, a gathering where a scholar recites the history of the slaughter of Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) family. She would gently stroke my hair with one hand and use the other…

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