American Muslims

The worst year for American Muslims since 9/11

Civil rights activist Linda Sarsour uses the start of Ramadan, a time of reflection, to reflect on what it means to be Muslim in America today. Islam prescribes this month of fasting, and as with many, my favorite place to be during Ramadan is the mosque in the evenings… The…

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OUR VOICES, EPISODE 3: MUSLIM WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH

Hosted by writer/mentor: Na’Aisha Malika B Austin. Produced and Directed by Founder of Muslimah Montage/Assitant Editor at AltMuslimah: Sabina Khan-Ibarra. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and watch our panel of experts discuss important issues surrounding Muslim women and Mental Health:     Our Guests: Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry Dr. Chaudhry…

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EIC Asma Uddin at Muslim American Fashion Panel

A co-production of The Greene Space’s Muslim/American series and University of the Arts London’s Faith & Fashion series, Muslim/American: Fashion  featured a distinguished set of panelists discussing the creativity and controversies that characterize Muslim fashion in America today. Moderated by Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies Reina Lewis, the panel consisted of Founder…

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Zarinah El-Amin Naeem

My work seeks to inspire, enlighten, and empower women of all walks of life through education, publications, media, and fashion. Overall, my mission is simply to be a vehicle which works to create a global culture of love for all. Who are you? I am from a place that people…

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Amanda Quraishi

My passion is service-based interfaith activism: working with people from different faith traditions on community service projects or other meaningful activities that build social capital. Who are you? I grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness (small sect in Christianity) in a very interesting but unstable family. We moved around a…

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Margari Hill

My writing and activism come out of my experience as a Black American Muslim woman   Who are you? My name is Margari Hill and many of my Muslim friends where I grew up in California know me by Aziza, the Arabic name I chose for myself. I became Muslim over 20…

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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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