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5 Inspiring People with Down’s Syndrome

5 Inspiring People with Down’s Syndrome

Down’s syndrome is an intellectual disability caused by an extra chromosome 21. Typical symptoms include mild-moderate intellectual development, delay in reaching childhood milestones, and characteristic facial features. Despite the fear of parents, in most cases people with Down’s syndrome will meet the same milestones as everyone else should be given every opportunity to do so. …


These 5 British Black Muslims Will Inspire You

According to data from the Muslim Council of Britain, the 2011 Census shows that Muslims form 4.8% of the population of England and Wales (there are approximately 77,000 Muslims in Scotland and 3,800 in Northern Ireland). The Muslim population in England and Wales has increased from 1,546,626 in 2001 to 2,706,066 people in 2011 (1,159,440 or 75% …

Idealizing role models

Why You Should Not Be Idealizing Your Role Model

Pedestals are for Prophets and plants. This has been my mantra since I nearly let someone destroy my heart with their short comings. I put someone high up on a pedestal and it was unfair to them and to me. Pedestals are unstable structures. And that inevitable fall from a pedestal is hard and painful. …


Meet Fatima – A 19-Year-Old Saudi Scientist Who Received Recognition from NASA

NASA just named an asteroid after a scientist as a recognition for her effort in botany research. The asteroid is called Al-Sheikh 33535, named after Fatima bint Abdel Moneim Al Sheikh in the honor of her research entitled “Determining The Effect Of The Novel Carl 2 Strigolactone Analog On The Seed Germination of Parasitic Weeds”. Fatima, who was a second …

American Muslim Female Neurosurgeon Is Paying It Forward

Dr. Zarina Ali loves the exhilaration she feels when scrubbing into brain or spine surgery knowing she has a chance to make a big difference in life and death situations for her patients. Even with the long hours of razor-sharp focus needed, she wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. But as a mother of …

Khadija Haffajee

Meet Khadija Haffajee, the Pioneering Canadian Muslim Activist

A lecturer, educator, and mentor, Khadija Haffajee is seen as a pioneering figure in the Canadian capital Ottawa as well as around the world. Born to child bride in South Africa, she grew up during apartheid, a factor that still weighed heavily on her daily interactions. In the 1960s, she left South Africa for England, …

Meet Muslim Women Making a Change

As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8, social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women are being celebrated widely. The day also marks a call for action for accelerating gender equality.

American Muslims United In Change

As an educator, peace builder and Theologian here in the United States, I hear a lot of people asking where the “moderate Muslim” voice is, and why they are not speaking out over the violent, extremist voice. My answer to that is that those voices are out there, and they are not “moderate,” they are …

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