Daughters of a Different Path

Daughters of a Different Path is a story about a young African American woman, Leanna, who seeks her mother’s acceptance. After her mother rejects her decision of becoming Muslim, Leanna begins to deal with inner obstacles of doubt. The story is not only about Leanna’s conversion and the repercussions of her decision, but about transforming…

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Muslims Mobilize to Boycott Israeli Dates During Ramadan

Featured Illustration: Soufeina Tuffix We are nearing the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Our religious holiday as Muslims is trademarked by dates; the sweet, fleshy fruit that we break our fasts with every evening. With that consumption comes a dirty little secret — many of us are (unknowingly) eating dates that support human…

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Where Is Home When You Are an Ahmadi Muslim? An Analysis on the Persecution Against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Featured Image: The Guardian The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a sect within Islam. The community in various countries is targeted, persecuted, and declared non-Muslim. Countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, and many more have a history of mistreatment towards Ahmadi Muslims. The persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a clear…

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Connecting at a Junction

Featured Artwork: ‘Putting the pieces back together as one’, Acrylic on canvas by Uzma Rizvi Shias and Sunnis living together in peace From time to time, we come across heartbreaking news about Sunni and Shia Muslims being intolerant and aggressive toward each other in various countries. Sometimes, there have been riots and even killings. It…

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Hindutva and Nazism: How Europe’s Far-Right Influence Extends Overseas

Featured Image: New Frame In the world’s largest so-called democracy, you wouldn’t expect to see signs of rising fascism and a dark, morbid side to a religion that prides itself on being pacifistic. You wouldn’t expect to see the ideology that led to one of the most horrific stains on humanity blended in with a…

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Uyghur Muslims: Oppression and Forced Labour – A New Trend For The Fashion Industry?

Featured Image: Lutpulla – Anonymous “Kindness is a mark of faith and whoever is not kind has no faith.”  – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) . . . The History: Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group in Xinjiang, a northwestern region in China. Xinjiang is the ‘so-called’ home to 10 million Uyghurs. From having their own culture…

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My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors…

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we walk in her footsteps

Featured Illustration: @stuelleta Black Lives Matter x Free Palestine The brutal murders of George Floyd and Eyad Hallaq have been on my heart for a while. Although we are no longer seeing Black Lives Matter or the injustices that Palestinians are facing on traditional media, Black lives still matter and so does the genocide Palestine…

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