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November 14, 2016
Dear White People, Let’s Check In
Dear White America, Hi guys! I’m sorry it took me so long to get...
February 12, 2016
American Muslims Are Not Your Soundbite in the War On Terror
For a foreign policy wonk like me, last night's Democratic debate was particularly interesting to follow. Clinton...
February 07, 2016
Mr. Obama Goes To A Mosque
I was traveling abroad last week when President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore....
December 09, 2015
Are my rights as an American linked to whether I can help eliminate ISIS?
We have birthright citizenship in this country. That means that when I was born on...
December 04, 2015
Unveiling Fear in a Time of Islamophobia
My Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of friends and acquaintances wondering if they should...
November 25, 2015
A Thanksgiving Prayer for Peace
*These remarks were given on November 22 at the annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer service hosted by...
September 04, 2015
The Story of American Resilience
The story America likes to tell about herself is full of rugged individuals. A family...
August 12, 2015
Is Hijab Glamor Kryptonite?
A few years ago, one of my friends left her family and friends to work...
August 06, 2015
A Muslim Prayer for Hiroshima
70 years ago, an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed...
June 15, 2015
10 Ways to Welcome Women Converts in Ramadan
Ramadan is almost upon us, but some of my friends are a little ambivalent. They...
April 22, 2015
Top Muslim Women Twitterati
The women of Muslim Twitter are a dynamic and inspiring group and no list of...
February 26, 2015
Chapel Hill, CVE, and Millennial Muslims
The media may have already lost interest, now breathlessly reporting the latest information about "Jihadi...
February 10, 2015
Muslim Women Have a Pleasant Mosque Experience During Interfaith Tour
Interfaith group tours a local mosque; allows Muslim women to see neighborhood mosque in a...
February 03, 2015
Linksies: Muslim Leadership Initiative Part Two
The discussion over the controversy surrounding the Muslim Leadership Initiative continues. Last month, I compiled...
January 28, 2015
Why I’m not mad Michelle Obama didn’t wear a veil in Saudi Arabia
A quick look at social and traditional media over the last 24 hours and you...
January 23, 2015
Linksies: Muslim Leadership Initiative
For American Muslim twitterati, 2014 was, in many ways, defined by major social media conflicts....
January 12, 2015
Charlie Hebdo and Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
As France, and indeed Europe, is left to unpack the horrific murders of nearly a dozen...
December 11, 2014
Medical Warriors and the Torture Report
It's been a tough week for people of conscience. Americans are still reeling and protesting over...
November 20, 2014
1001 Notifications and the Art of Storytelling
I only realized the irony of consistently being asked to explain why my name was...
August 27, 2014
Remosquing in Ramadan
Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read...
August 14, 2014
7 Questions to Ask Before Asking if Muslims Condemn Terrorism
In the last few days, several people have put their two cents in about whether...
June 27, 2014
The Challenge of Being Unmosqued in Ramadan
Even though I'm Unmosqued*, Ramadan is the time of year when I wholeheartedly immerse myself...
May 12, 2014
Are Millennial Muslims Doomed To Become Unmosqued?
Unique among Western and industrialized nations, the US boasts a high rate of people who...
May 07, 2014
Digital Duas and Real World Action #BringBackOurGirls
This week has seen an uptick in activism - social and on the ground -...
April 30, 2014
Remosquing: Imams, Our Expectations and Their Salaries
I came across this article (2012) which is about the salaries American imams receive as...
April 21, 2014
A Smile is Charity: Happy Muslims & All That Jazz
Last week, an anonymous British Muslim group, The Honesty Policy, released a video of diverse...
March 30, 2014
A Christian Response to Islamophobia
Early last week, the mosque down the street from my house was shot at by...
March 13, 2014
Linksies: Misogynies, Fauxpologies – We Deserve Better Than These
The Muslim social media world is abuzz this week about a certain British religious teacher's...
March 11, 2014
The Adab of #MuslimMaleAllies
One night during my freshman year of college, a friend of mine and I were...
February 19, 2014
As American as Bean Pie: Muslims & Black History Month
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