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…

Is “Allahu Akbar” Really the Problem?

By EEMA MANZOOR April 1st, 2018 “Islamophobes, or anyone weary of Islam, often view the words “Allahu akbar” as a sign that people are about to die or kill others. Even many people who don’t necessarily dislike Muslims cower a…

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…

Why do Muslims want rights when they are a minority and denying rights when they are a majority?

By SAIMA USMANI February 28th, 2018 “I am a Muslim who demands my rights as a citizen of my free and amazing country, and I do not agree with denying any minority their rights. “ Muslims, you would be surprised…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Sustainable are Thy Branches?

By STEPHANIE MOY January 1, 2018 “However, with 78% of American households displaying Christmas trees each year, prohibiting the tradition is not realistic. Instead, environmentalists should focus on the carbon footprint of each tree, the number of years it will…

The Universe is Not Obligated to Conform to Your Narrative

By WILLIAM BETEET December 1, 2017 “Search for ways to make the universe to give you what you want, not for how the universe should fit your narrative.” From ideologues to religious fanatics, the world is not obligated to conform…

Can a Muslim Man Marry Four Wives Without The Consent of The Other Wives?

By NIDA ALI November 17, 2017 “Can a Muslim man marry four wives without the consent of the other wives? For a Muslim male who is only Muslim in name and belief but not in practice, is it possible to…

America: Where Muhammad Becomes Moe

 By LAMEECE MUSTAFA October 25, 2017 “The first step to becoming a red-blooded part of America is to change your name.  Read more about being Muslim in America HERE or HERE! Herein lies the guide to becoming the perfect American in a Muslim…

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…

Stop Idealizing Religious Figures: How to Handle Scandals in the Muslim Community

By HIBBA MAHMUD September 25, 2017 “With the glorification and “celebrity” status of Imams and Sheikhs, people often hold them on a pedestal and don’t realize that these people are humans at the end of day.” This article intentionally mentions…

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…

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…

Happy Purim: What is It and How Is it Celebrated

By JULIA BIRNBACH March 12, 2017 “The story of Purim is also really important in today’s world. It tells the story of religious persecution and attempted genocide- issues that are clearly very prevalent today. It reminds us to stand up…

In the Separation of The Father, The Son, and The Holy State

By GHAZAL JAVAID February 7, 2017 “The importance of the line between Church and state is to ensure the free will of the people and uphold the ideals of the nations as laid out by the Constitution. “ In light…