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Why Art is so Important to This Muslim Mom

By Shireen Qudosi Growing up with South Asian parents, you quickly come to...


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Making Sense of Terror: How the Attacks on Nabra and a London Mosque Changed Us

A vigil in Reston, Virginia, for Nabra Hassanen, who was murdered near her...


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Why Muslims Fast

By Shireen Qudosi Every year, Muslims around the world come together for a...


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“See the Light in Others and Treat Them as if That’s All That You See”

By Shireen Qudosi “See the light in others and treat them as if...


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What is this “Blasphemy” I Keep Hearing About?

By Shireen Qudosi By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of this word:...


America Matters Muslim Matters American Gods

Inspired by Neil Gaiman's American Gods: America's Most Sacred Space

Sunrise from Lincoln Memorial with Washington Monument By Shireen Qudosi ...


America Matters Muslim Matters islamic Schools

How Should We Judge Islamic Schools?

My mom’s classroom in an Islamic school, where the educational theme was the...


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Real Activism is About Merging Life with Purpose

Jaleh and I at dinner the first night we met. By Shireen Qudosi When people...


America Matters Muslim Americans in the Era of Trump

Raising American Muslims in the “Era of Trump”

By Shireen Qudosi Being Muslim in America is seen as a challenge today, but...


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Immigrant Mothers Embrace American Traditions Through Their Children

Swati with her son. By Shireen Qudosi Years ago, I met Swati in her place of...