activism

Dian Alyan

The tsunami of 2004 changed my life forever and I believe it was my destiny that Allah swt has written for me.  He designed my life for a better purpose and the path I had chosen turned from running global brands to running global homes for orphans. Who are you?…

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Kulsoom Abdullah

 I have been Olympic Weightlifting for four years, and participating in Crossfit for two.  I launched my website LiftingCovered.com to document my experiences weightlifting in U.S. national competitions.   Who Are you? I was born in Kansas City but my family comes from the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa region of Pakistan.  I…

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OUR VOICES, EPISODE 2: CONVERSATION ON #HIJABANDMIHRAB

Produced and Directed by Sabina Khan-Ibarra, editor at altMuslimah. Our Voices, episode 2, unpacked the complex relationship Muslim women have with the mosque (masjid).  This conversation built on our #HijabAndMihrab Twitter conversation on International Women’s Day. Panelists included: Hind Makki, founder and curator of Side Entrance Marwa Aly, one of the producers of…

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Aisha Saeed

I am an author, mama to two little boys, lawyer, teacher, and maker and drinker of chai [lots and lots of chai].   Who are you? I am an author, mama to two little boys, lawyer, teacher, and maker and drinker of chai [lots and lots of chai]. I’m also…

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Nadiah Mohajir

I…work to raise awareness on sexual and reproductive health issues in the Muslim community… Who are you? I have multiple identities, and because I am in a constant state of multitasking, you will often see me embodying more than one identity at a time. I am a Muslim American. I am…

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Zahra Billoo

On the more exciting days, I have the opportunity to work with the media to amplify our community’s voices and with elected officials to ensure they know what their Muslim constituents think and want. Who are you? I am a baker and community organizer. By training, I am a lawyer….

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Tehmina Kazi

I was born in London in 1983, to liberal-minded Pakistani parents.  Apart from a one-year stint in Glasgow during the late Eighties, I have always lived here. Who are you? I was born in London in 1983, to liberal-minded Pakistani parents.  Apart from a one-year stint in Glasgow during the…

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A Black Muslim on #MuslimLivesMatter

Last Tuesday, three Arab-American Muslim students, two of them newlyweds, were murdered execution style in their own Chapel Hill, NC apartment. The murders, and subsequent lack of media coverage, sparked widespread outrage among the Muslim community, which expressed its sentiments heavily through social media. What followed was an emotional response,…

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Top Ten List: Muslims Who Save Lives

<<From the altM archives>> Last month, Rolling Stone featured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its magazine, triggering a firestorm of outrage and controversy. The move was widely experienced as an affront to all those whose lives were devastated by the Boston bombings. There is a concern that Tsarnaev and his ilk…

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Ayesha Mattu

I decided to ask American Muslim women and men in all their diversity to share their search for love, and the breadth and depth of human experience folded into that universal longing.   Who are you? I’m a mama, writer, and seeker who has been blessed to have the opportunity…

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