Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Just Shocked the World with His Latest Announcement

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Just Shocked the World with His Latest Announcement

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, just shocked the world with his latest announcement. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will return to what it was before — a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions, and to the world,” the prince said.     The comment was […]

White Woman Wears Hijab to Find out What It’s Like to Be Muslim in the UK

White Woman Wears Hijab to Find out What It’s Like to Be Muslim in the UK

Katie Freeman, a former “ban the burka” campaigner, posed as a Muslim for a TV documentary — and oh my, what came after was horrendous. The documentary, “My Week As A Muslim,” was shot in the same week as the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22.     Drinkers hurled vile comments at Freeman as she […]

Spain to Teach Islam in Schools Next Year

Spain to Teach Islam in Schools Next Year

by Marwa Khalifa

  It has been exactly a year since Spain’s Ministry of Education approved the guidelines on how Islam will be taught in its schools.   The plan was not implemented in the current school year, however, the Education Ministry has announced that it will be put into action starting the next school year.   According […]

Viking Burial Clothes Woven with ‘Allah’ Discovered in Sweden

Viking Burial Clothes Woven with ‘Allah’ Discovered in Sweden

Uppsala University, Sweden’s oldest university, just discovered Arabic characters for “Allah” and “Ali” woven into Viking burial clothes.   Their researchers describe the findings of the geometric Kufic characters as staggering. They also added that they’ve stumbled upon this discovery while re-examining clothes that had been in storage.     Annika Larsson, a textile archeology researcher, told […]

This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

by Nadine Arab

A 91-year-old retired Imam opened up, about how he found his way to Islam, during a podcast interview.     Imam Abdur-Rahim Rashada, the first Muslim in Saginaw, Michigan, said that it all started when he got invited to a meeting by Nation of Islam, a political and religious group that preaches black liberation, separatism […]

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

Being Muslim in America is watching the country praise Muhammad Ali one day and an outpour of Islamophobic comments the next. It’s turning off the television for the sake of your sanity. It’s being hesitant to wear your hijab, when you don’t need to be, all because you’re not sure whether people are ready to […]

Meet the First Muslim Actor to Win an Emmy

Meet the First Muslim Actor to Win an Emmy

by Shams Ahmed

British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed won the Emmy for best actor in a limited series or a television movie last night for his performance in The Night Of. His win meant more than just an award.     Ahmed became the first Muslim actor, as well as the first South-Asian actor, to win an acting Emmy […]

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

by Marwa Khalifa

This piece of cloth I wear every single day on my head is what defines me, it is what tells others who I am and what my beliefs are. The hijab is about modernity and modesty. I was really scared, scared of not being able to commit to it. I was scared because I travel a […]

The Muslim Youth Camp of California: An Inside Look at Young Muslims in the US

The Muslim Youth Camp of California: An Inside Look at Young Muslims in the US

Founded in 1961, the Muslim Youth Camp of California was the nation’s first sleepaway camp of its kind, an early experiment that mixed Islamic studies and rustic Americana. With a history stretching from Presidents John F. Kennedy to Donald Trump, the camp has helped shape the identities of thousands of Muslim children, many of whom […]

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

  Halimah Yacob, a Muslim Malay, will be sworn in today as Singapore’s eighth president after being one of the only candidates that could meet the stringent eligibility rules for the six-year post.   In this particular election, only candidates from the minority Malay group were able to qualify. Malays form just over 13% of […]

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