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What does it mean to be Muslim?

The Secret Life of Muslims along with the help of Vox, the Ford Foundation and The New York Community Trust asked some well-known Muslims just what exactly does it mean to be Muslim? The video features Aman Ali, Wajahat Ali, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Reza Aslan, Negin Farsad, Mona Haydar, Maz Jobrani, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Zahra…

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Trump thinks Muslims don’t ‘assimilate.’ He should have met my grandfather.

My Iraqi immigrant grandfather used to have a small novelty shop where he sold hair accessories, lipstick-shaped erasers and noisy, battery-operated toys. He soon learned enough English phrases to complete a business transaction. All other communication he handled with gestures and the warmest smile. During his many hospital stays in…

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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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Halloween Muslim Style: To treat or not to trick?

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Growing up in the West, there are few holiday traditions that Muslim kids share with their classmates. They do not participate in the, “Whatcha get from Santa?” discussions or “What did the Easter Bunny bring you?” conversations. After Halloween, though, I remember being in the thick of the candy bartering sessions, and I wanted my children to enjoy the same sense of belonging and participation.

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An anthology of love—Muslim style

It is a universal truth—although not universally acknowledged—that we all share the desire to love and be loved for who we are. We see ourselves reflected in love stories, regardless of how far removed in time and place they might be from our lives. The perennial popularity of period romances—“Downton Abbey” anyone?—shows that beneath the robes or corsets, the heart flutters in ways that we instinctively recognize even today.

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