The Typecast Muslim Professional

By Kari Ansari While Muslims collectively groan almost daily over some mischaracterization of Islam or Muslims in the media, Islamic organizations and institutions continue to endure unwarranted government suspicion, as this recent Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press investigation series highlights. Now, more than ever, the Muslim community supports Muslim institutions and organizations as our champions who [Read More…]

Song "Find Heaven": A soundtrack to radicalization

A song and music video by musician Daniyal Noorani tells the story of a confused young man seeking answers about life’s important questions and shows how an individual lures this young man by telling him that he has the answer to life’s ultimate question: how to find heaven. [Read more…]

Singer Yuna: From Malaysia, with guitar

With a few intensely crafted songs, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna manages to dispel scores of stereotypes about Muslim women – their independence, their creativity, and their ability to fashion a comfortable hybrid of cultures at peace with their religiosity. Her new album is out on iTunes this week. [Read more…]

Fall of Hosni Mubarak: Rage against the regime

Photojournalist Ghazala Irshad offers us an exclusive look at the people and protests from Cairo’s Tahrir Square that brought down the 30 year old regime of Hosni Mubarak and ushered in the prospect of a new Middle East [Read more…]

Dr. Mehmet Oz: My Muslim identity

In an interview with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., television personality and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks about his Islamic heritage, the varied religious practices of his Turkish parents, and how Sufi Islam informs his life. [Read more…]

Markets: The Muslim American consumer

A report from our partners at Illume: For the second year in a row, Best Buy is reaching out to the Muslim-American community, wishing them a happy Eid-ul Adha, the largest holiday of the Muslim calendar. And they may be the only national retailer to do so. [Read more…]