American Muslims

Zahra Noorbakhsh

Spiritually, I am still very much Muslim and I invite others to establish their own definitions as well. The more complicated it gets, the more we break the monolith.   Who are you? I am a Muslim Feminist Iranian-American comedian. I love introducing myself that way on stage. Everyone in…

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Jennifer Zobair

I’m a debut author, a proud mother, a recovering attorney, and a Muslim feminist. Who are you? I’m a debut author, a proud mother, a recovering attorney, and a Muslim feminist. I grew up in Iowa, the daughter of a teacher and a doctor. Even though I was in a…

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Zainab Ismail (Nadoona) Interview

 I am a Puerto Rican convert, born and raised in New York City.  I was a Fitness Trainer/Speaker long before I became Muslim. Who are you? I am a Puerto Rican convert, born and raised in New York City.  I was a Fitness Trainer/Speaker long before I became Muslim. I…

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Nia Malika Dixon

My Specialties: Writer, Director, Producer. Also, Mom, Wife, and Wonder Woman. Who are you? A native of Baltimore, MD, I’m a former school teacher who has written professionally for nearly two decades including articles for national magazines, a published novel, short stories, blogs, two volumes of poetry, and several screenplays….

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Lisa Vogl-Hamid

 I was inspired to travel and do photography and it ended up bringing me Islam. Who are you? AsSalaamu alaikum, my name is Lisa Vogl-Hamid and I’m an international wedding and fashion photographer. I currently live in Las Cruces, NM with my wonderful husband and mother-in-law. However, more importantly I…

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S. Nadia Hussain

I always felt different, like no matter what I did I was an outsider.     Who are you? Where I come from is an interesting question. I had moved over 30 times in my life by the time I was 28 years old! My parents immigrated to the US…

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Melody Moezzi

[I] consider myself 100 percent Iranian and 100 percent American.   Who are you? I was born in Chicago in 1979. My parents, both Iranian, told me recently that they came to the US intentionally so that both my sister and I would be American citizens. Yes, I’m an anchor…

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