Interview: G. Willow Wilson On The Creation of the Newest Muslim-American Comic Superhero

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Interview by Dilshad D. Ali It’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s … well it’s not Superman, nor does this particular superhero fly. But with the introduction of the latest comic book superhero, Kamala Khan, we’re entering a whole new exciting world. Kamala, who is Marvel Comic’s newest superhero, is part of a growing effort [Read More...]

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

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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?)

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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

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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), Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui a pioneer in Islamic scholarship and activism in the United States, and Usama Canon founder of Ta’leef [Read More...]

ISNA 2013 – A Short Collection of Memorable Quotes

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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

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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

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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...]

The Story (You Never Knew) of Wajahat Ali

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By Stephen Cobbe As a former Catholic school student, Wajahat Ali has some familiarity with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. But for a long time, there was another less-forgiving trinity in his life: “Success,” as defined by his Pakistani-American community, was becoming a doctor, engineer, or businessman — three venerated careers that Ali has [Read More...]

Praising God Through Our Work – an Interview with Tayyibah Taylor

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By Sarah Farrukh Tayyibah Taylor is the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, an award winning Muslim women’s magazine in its twelfth year of publication and a member of WISE initiative. Sarah Farrukh asks Taylor about gender, Islam, the magazine’s vision, and violence against women in the Muslim community. Tell us about your experience with [Read More...]

Ice Princess Zahra Lari – An Example for Women of Faith

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By Ashley McGuire She’s been called the “Ice Princess in the Hijab.” And, I think she rocks. Zahra Lari is a 17-year-old Olympic figure-skating hopeful from the United Arab Emirates. And you can’t miss her because she wears a black hijab instead of sparkly hair clips and nylon pants instead of the characteristic shiny nude [Read More...]


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