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11-Year-Old US Muslim Girl Honored for Powerful Essay

A New York 11-year-old Muslim girl has been honored this week in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game after she wrote an essay describing the pain of growing up as a hijabi Muslim in the US, CBS News reported Wednesday. “Wearing a hijab, a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women is a …

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Story of One of the First Muslims in DC

For most Muslims, what happens to the body of a deceased person is not quite as important as what happens to that person’s soul. Still, historians of all backgrounds are scrambling to locate the body and belongings of a Muslim buried in Washington, DC nearly 200 years ago, for it touches the soul of early …

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Being a Muslim-Flavored American is Deliciously Complicated

America is a land of many flavors; evident to any airline traveler once they get a glimpse of the variety of eateries in U.S. airports. But what you might not know is that, many of the American “classics” actually originated in other countries! Hamburgers originated in Germany; ketchup in China and Southeast Asia; pickles are …

Muslim Members of Congress Host Historic Ramadan Iftar

Muslim members of the Congress hosted Monday a first-ever Ramadan iftar at the US Capitol, one week after Donald Trump held one at the White House without any Muslim Americans, HuffPost reported. “It’s important to take a moment to recognize how historic this iftar is,” Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said in a statement. “This event lifts …

10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

I look forward to Ramadan like most Muslims. I worry about being prepared, but I also realize we can never fully prepare for anything, especially something as important as our duties and obligations to Allah. I understand that whilst I try my best, only Allah knows if my deeds, actions and prayers will be accepted. …

UC Berkeley Hosts First Ever Ramadan Iftar

The University of California hosted on Tuesday its first-ever Ramadan iftar meal for all students to celebrate the diverse and vibrant Muslim community as well as to build fellowship with the entire campus, Berkeley News reported. “We really wanted this to be a campus-wide event with people from all different backgrounds attending,” Imran Khan, an …

Community Events for North American Muslims to Enjoy this Ramadan

Going out and being among our community is one of the many great things about Ramadan. North American Muslims are known for their stellar Ramadan organizing and generosity. There are innumerable events across the continent that serve the needs of socializing, creating family memories, giving-charity and giving-dawah as well. Here are just some of the …

Compassionate Communication in Mosques and Marriages - ICNA 2019

Compassionate communication is essential in Muslim spaces, especially in the places of worship and marriages. During the ICNA 2019 convention’s “Relationship Optimization” session, Sh. Saad Tasleem talked about the critical role of positive interpersonal communication in masjids. Communication in Masjids Almost half of US Muslims surveyed said they attended the masjid once a week or …

Being a Muslimah Convert in the West

Being a Muslim woman in the West at this moment in time is such a strange, dangerous, and amazing thing. On one hand, we have so many freedoms and opportunities to spread out in our spirituality and practice our faith. But on the other hand, we feel fettered by societal norms that contradict our Islam, …

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

I think it is about time that American Muslims  and Muslim minorities in general flip the script and change the narrative about our values, religion, and existence in the western hemisphere. It’s about time that we stop being apologetic and defensive, but in return highlight why the world cannot function well without us and without …



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