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Changing the Face of American Politics

Young Muslims are coming out of their shell and running for office and local seats. A handful of Muslims are slowly going against the tide and working their way into American politics. The anti-Islamic movement was set into motion in America after 9/11. Hate crimes and discrimination are on the rise. This situation has only …

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Muhammad Tim Humble: How I accepted Islam at the age of 14

“My name is Muhammad Tim Humble and I accepted Islam at the age of 14. Its a very young age to accept Islam.I was pretty rebellious. I had a very bad relationship with my parents. I was the type of person who wanted to rebel against anything and everything

THE X-FACTOR

Based on the true account of a robust bond between Malcolm X and Mohammad Ali. Malcolm X found a great potential in Ali to spread the message of Nation of Islam (NOI) and Ali found the anchor he had been looking for. Cassius Clay, decided to declare his faith to the whole world once he …

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Like Mother Like Daughter – Shua Siddiqui

In a time when the world is fast headed to adopting western culture by and large, it takes a toll on you to keep your genuine values and beliefs intact and not let your faith succumb at the mercy of modern trends especially when everyone around you is upbeat about it. My mother used to …

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Blessings of My Appearance! – Abdullah Khan

Back in the day when I used to be in college, I had inferiority complex of, may be, not being cool. With my long beard and my trousers folded up above the ankles along with my funny looking head-gear, it was easy to understand my complex. After all I was a naive college student, vulnerable …

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How I came back to Islam

I’m a young college student living in America. I was born in a muslim family from the indian subcontinent, so naturally I had an Islamic upbringing. And I hate to say it… but I really hated Islam when I was a kid, but it was mostly my own fault. What I will say next is …

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Blending in with Beard and Skull Cap – Fuzail Ahmad!

It’s a professional norm to appear for an interview clean shaven! During my final year of college, when companies started streaming in to recruit the leaving batch, some people inquired whether I’d be going in with my beard and cap intact “like this?” in disbelief. Although I said yes, deep down I was uncomfortable at …

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When your mother imitates you!! – Zarafshan Shiraz

What happens when your parents compliment you out of the blue? Apart from pretending to faint and pinching yourself to add to the drama, you do a repetitive self analysis of the act that earned you this honour. But… What happens when your parents imitate or rather follow your lead and tell your friends you …

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Why does my Hijab bother you?

By Afshan Khan  There was a time when I used to hear about an attack on Hijab and Burqa in other countries and feel proud of my country that our rights were protected by the constitution. “All the girls and boys are requested to remove their stalls, caps, dupattas etc., there should not be anything …

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A Teenage Girl

So next time you see me, don’t look at me sympathetically. I am not under duress or a male-worshiping female captive from those barbarous Arab deserts. I’ve been liberated! An insightful and personal account of why a Western teenage girl would reject the ‘wonders’ of fashion, and want to cover herself in the hijab (veil). Written by SULTANA …

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