Before You Blame Obama for the Problems in the Middle East – Read this Book!

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Recently I read Fawaz A. Gerges’ latest book, “Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?” (2012). Gerges is a professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics & Political Science.  I must admit, that I was skeptical at first, and did not think there would be anything new, but after reading it, I was shocked to learn some of the insights on US foreign policy over the past almost 70 years since World War II.Gerges, who also serves as the director of the M … [Read more...]

“The Qur’an: With or Against the Bible?” – A Book Review

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Islam and Muslims have been in the news often over the past 11 years. Ever since the tragic  events of Sept. 11th, 2001, the US Media has been fascinated to know what the Qur’an – the holy scriptures of Islam, actually teaches and instructs it’s followers to do. Many Muslims, as well as Non-Muslims, unfairly take quotes from the Qur’an out of context and use them to justify acts of violence, ill treatment of people of other faiths, and oppression of women in Muslim countries. Moreover, many pract … [Read more...]

The “Bat-Ramadan” Situation

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“Is that the new moon for Ramadan?…no wait…it’s the Bat Signal!”For movie geeks, the third and final film in director Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is opening up in theaters on July 20th, 2012 – which  coincidentally is the 1st day or night of Ramadan (depending on if you follow local moon sighting or not)!There has been much discussion online on whether or not young Muslims should go and watch the movie because of its unfortunate release during  R … [Read more...]

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

This Video Discussion is from "The Muslim Round Table Television" (MRT) Show, which I produced a few years back.This episode was guest hosted by Audrey Peard and features 3 professional American Muslim women (A Marketing Manager, Retired Nurse and a 6th Grade School Teacher).They have an interesting discussion on misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim Women, as well as how they balance their work and family life.Check it out here: MRT: Professional Muslim … [Read more...]

Interview with Nazem Kadri with the Toronto Maple Leafs Professional Hockey Team

Here is a link to a Video interview with Toronto Maple Leaf Professional Hockey Player, Nazem Kadri, which I originally produced for ILLUME magazine:Interview with Toronto Maple Leafs Professional Hockey Player Nazem KadriNazem made his NHL debut on February 8, 2010 against the San Jose Sharks. His parents immigrated to Canada from the small town of Kferdenis in Lebanon. Kadri was born in October 1990 in London, Ontario in Canada. The professional hockey player started skating when he … [Read more...]

New Book “All American: 45 Men on Being Muslim – An Anthology of American Muslim Voices

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Salaams AllI was lucky enough to be one of the 45 Men to be featured in this new book: "All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim".I talk about how I became interested in Media Activism work and my struggles (and accomplishments) as the youngest member of my masjid board. The title of my essay is called "The Trouble Maker." It will hopefully be an entertaining and educational read for everyone.You can order the book now with a 40% discount on the cover price by purchasing … [Read more...]


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