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‘Super Muslim Comedy Tour’ at Bolton This October

BOLTON – Muslim American comediennes Salma Hindy and Yasmin Elhady will be showcasing their own very brand of humor at 2018’s Super Muslim Comedy Tour which comes to Bolton, the UK on October 29, The Bolton News reported on October 18. “Finally, an Egyptian Muslim woman who was raised in Kentucky gets to crack her …

The Sisters: A Positive Representation of Canadian Muslim Women

Alia Youssef is a talented Canadian Muslim Photographer who is doing a great job! She created The Sisters Project, a photo series of Canadian Muslim women that aims to shatter stereotypes around who Muslim women are and their role in Canadian society. The Muslim Identity As a young girl, Youssef  struggled with the way she was perceived …

This Muslim Photographer's Lens Shatters Stereotypes Surrounding Women

TORONTO – As a young photography student in Toronto, Alia Youssef decided she had the responsibility and the skills to do something to counter the negative narratives that exist around Muslim women in Canada. “Muslim women constantly have this one-dimensional image being stamped repeatedly on them. That every Muslim woman is oppressed, she is often silent, she is …

BBC's Bodyguard: Showing Off Muslim Women Stereotypes

LONDON – Many of us can still hear the depth of Whitney Houston’s voice in her acting debut The Bodyguard. A sound so deep it captivated the music charts for months, a soundtrack which became the bestselling of all time. But this love story is very different from the recent BBC production, a six-part series …

Muslim Woman Challenges Stereotypes about Islam in Canada

Muslim Woman Challenges Stereotypes about Islam in Canada

A Muslim woman is devoting much of her time to raise awareness about Islam across small town Ontario through a series of presentations and interfaith dialogue. Barbara Helms was born Christian to American parents, who were accomplished classical musicians teaching in Canada.  In her 20s, she moved from the United States to Canada to study …

Muslims Face Disproportionate Media Coverage: Study

LONDON – Two British teenagers were imprisoned for 10 and 12 years respectively for what the judge, Justice Cheema-Grubb said, “was not wishful thinking or fantasy, it was a real plot… You planned to murder teachers and pupils at your school in North Yorkshire by shooting them in a re-enactment of the Columbine massacre… (and …

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Why youth development is important? The Muslim society in the US is displaying a ‘youth bulge’ as opposed to the non-Muslim population in the country. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the Muslim American population is much younger, on average, than the non-Muslim population.  59% of adult Muslims are between 18 …

Islam Broke the Barriers Between Me and God

Islam Broke the Barriers Between Me and God

My mom said something really beautiful. When I was talking to her, she said: “Well if Islam makes you feel closer to God, then I’m happy for you.” Of course there are some things that are a little bit difficult for them to understand and that’s normal…

Not Brainwashed- Converts Speak for Themselves

Not Brainwashed: Converts Speak for Themselves

We convert because we find truth and beauty in Islam. We convert because we find freedom from objectified in Islam. We convert because we don’t let the media tell us what to think. We convert because Islam speaks to our nature. We convert for a million reasons.

Here is What Convinced Me About Islam

Here is What Convinced Me About Islam

When I came across Islam and when I moved to work in Dubai, I learned more what I like about Islam. I realized that in Islam it is OK to ask questions; and every question you ask should have an answer, whereas with other religions it is just like you just have to have faith.

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