Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

Islam, The Truth: A Narrative on Being A Muslim

By EEMA MANZOOR March 19, 2018 “Islam is not as simple as just a belief, it is a religion of knowledge as well as action. This means that Islam integrates into every aspect of our lives.” I’m not sure how…

Dear America: You Make Me Feel Oppressed

By NIHAN AHMAD December 8th, 2017 “September 11, 2001, the day The World Trade Center fell, that day was the happiest day of my year. At least, as much as I can remember.” Dear America, I’ve been meaning to write…

The Times I Was Discriminated Against

By OSAMA ALBAYTI October 16, 2017 “I was told by one of the workers that I should go back to Saudi Arabia where they could be more helpful to me.” I don’t think I have been at a position of…

Can a Person Be Fully Muslim and Fully American at The Same Time?

By SAIMA USMANI August 15, 2017 “If you are proud of who you are and you think that the US of A is the center of the world then you are already fully American.” What does it mean to be…

The Dark Age of Global Politics

By AMINA RANA April 6, 2017 “So if we wish to eradicate these forms of outcasting, it is imperative that we publicly condemn the hateful words spewed, vile policies enacted, and divisiveness that currently holds the steering wheel of global…

Why I Wear the Hijab

By EEMA MANZOOR April 4, 2017 “Hijab is beyond a simple headscarf. It’s a way of dressing, but it also is an approach to life.” One of the questions I get asked the most, being a visible hijabi, is “Why…

Mona Haydar’s Hijab Rap Song is Not What We Need

By HIBBA MAHMUD April 3, 2017 “Instead of placing an emphasis on the physical beauty of Muslim women why not make a video that showcases Muslim women of intellect, thought, and character or celebrate their own intellect and character while…

Does it Qualify to be Labeled a Terror Attack: Only if its Done by a Muslim

By AMINA RANA March 23, 2017 “Our rhetoric displays a plaguing idea that other races or religions are not liable for terrorism as colored people are, particularly those who practice Islam. “ What does terrorism look like? If you thought…

Hijabis at Inauguration: “Well, Honey, F*** You.”

By NIDA ALI January 25, 2016 ““Well, honey,” said a raspy voice of a woman as I lifted myself up, “F* you.” She proceeded to stick her middle finger up at me and walked away. A red cap floated a…