Learning About Allah to Z – Interview with Authors Sam’n and Uzma Sabir

By Shazia Kamal Farook I recently met author Sam’n Iqbal and artist Uzma Sabir to discuss the newest children’s book on the block, “Allah to Z: Activity Book.” Meeting at Sam’n’s home, I instantly picked up on the inspiration behind this book: a vibrant home dotted with artwork produced by her three adorable children. Uzma [Read More…]

The Muslims are Coming, and Pamela Gellar Isn’t Happy (Surprised?)

By Sheila Musaji In 2009, Dean Obeidallah wrote The Muslims Are Coming! in which he talked about an early Muslims Are Coming efforts: … In an effort to speed up the Muslim take over of America—which on some level would probably help my comedy career because I’ll get even more bookings by Muslim groups—my fellow Arab-American comedians Aron Kader [Read More…]

ISNA 2013 – Reflections on Sacred Space: Where’s My Place

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the  Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here.  By Marwa Aly Just pray. This was a text sent to me by my dear sister, Sameera, an hour before my talk with Imam William Webb of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), [Read More…]

ISNA 2013 – A Short Collection of Memorable Quotes

It seemed like all the (American and other) Muslim heavyweights came out for the 50th annual Islamic Society of North American convention this past Labor Day weekend in Washington, D.C. From Sh. Hamza Yusuf to former ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson to Ta’leef Collective’s Usama Canon — it was a weekend for deep conversations (and [Read More…]

Samina Ali on ‘Muslima’ – Exploring the Art and Voices of Muslim Women

By Dilshad D. Ali Women around the world marked International Women’s Day last Friday a number of ways – some took to Twitter to participate in a conversation about the “Commission on the Status of Women,” discussing how to end violence against women and girls. Others attended luncheons and gala events honoring women change-makers. Many [Read More…]

Social Justice in Islam and the Legacy of Malcolm X

By Adam Soltani As we celebrate African-American History this month, we are reminded of the legacy of many of the leaders of civil rights advocacy who came before us. American Muslims owe a debt of gratitude to all these leaders for paving the path of fighting for equality that we now tread upon. Names such as [Read More…]