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Hana Alasry

Hana Alasry is a Yemeni American Muslim community organizer and activist working most heavily with MAS Youth. Her work focuses heavily on Muslim youth development, Islamic tarbiya and the Yemen crisis. She is currently in PA school studying medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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6 Tips for Youth-Friendly Mosques

6 Tips for Youth-Friendly Mosques

Mosques are fortresses of faith and essential hubs for all things Islamic. This is especially true within majority non-Muslim societies. A mosque should serve more than just as a place of prayer but as a community. Its role is so important that some scholars proclaim it to be haram (prohibited) for a Muslim family to …

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Hijab Made Me Feel Self-Conscious

Hijab Made Me Feel Self-Conscious

Disclaimer: “Hijab” is used in this article to describe the outer appearance of a Muslim woman, specifically headscarf and other clothing. This does not discount the other aspects of hijab for both men and women in Islam. I officially started to wear hijab when I was 13 years old. I’ll admit, it was much easier …

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How Do I Navigate the Holiday Season?

How Do I Navigate the Holiday Season?

If you live in the United States, you are no stranger to the holiday spirit. When late November/early December rolls around, the city I live in is lit up with Christmas decor. There are even streets that compete to see who has the best Christmas decorations! I must admit, I love seeing the bright lights …

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I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

I’m Embarrassed to Pray in Public

Back in 2012, when I was in high school, I had an opportunity to take courses at a local community college for both college and high school credit at the expense of my school district. It was called dual enrollment. I was excited to get ahead in my college career, but dual enrollment presented a …

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