Blogger Yvonne Maffei: An all-American Ramadan

Food blogger Yvonne Maffei knows all about halal cuisine, which becomes an art form during the month of Ramadan. She speaks to us about the American Muslim culinary traditions that have developed over the years and what they mean during this holy month. [Read more…]

Author Ibrahim Abdul-Matin: “We don’t want to go back, we want to do things better”

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of the recently published book “Green Deen,” may be fighting an uphill battle considering the image Muslims have in the world today, but he’s convinced that there’s a better example to be made by highlighting the environmental awareness built in to the Islamic faith. [Read more…]

Entrepreneur Adnan Durrani: “Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

Adnan Durrani, the “Chief Halal Officer” of new food manufacturer American Halal saw a market opportunity with more discerning Muslim consumers, and his line of Saffron Road-branded halal ready meals found success in the upscale Whole Foods Market chain. We speak to him to find out why. [Read more…]

30 Mosques in 30 Days project: “We’re not historians, but these stories are important”

Two young Muslim Americans decide to sample the diversity of the Muslim American community during Ramadan, and end up with a 30-state adventure that reveals more than they expected. [Read more…]

Book "The Butterfly Mosque": We are all on the mountaintop

In this excerpt from her new book, The Butterfly Mosque, American author and graphic novelist G. Willow Wilson begins to describe her experiences arriving in Egypt and her impending immersion into the Muslim world. [Read more…]

Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal: “We want to build Park51 so it has something for everyone”

In the wake of growing public debate, we ask Sharif El-Gamal, the CEO of Soho Properties and the developer of Park51, some hard questions about the plans to develop a Muslim-run community center in lower Manhattan. [Read more…]