Ft. Hood, Islam & Ignorance

On November 5th, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas killing 13 and injuring 30 fellow soldiers. After it was revealed that Hasan was a Muslim Arab American, Islam is being put on trial. Of course, as a Muslim Arab American, I've been asked how I feel about it.…

Ramadan Statuses

So almost every day throughout Ramadan this year, I put a daily status on Facebook & Twitter. It got pretty popular amongst friends and readers that I couldn't resist putting them all in one place... I think I started some type of virtual tradition! 🙂 Ramadan Day 2: About to cook an Italian Fest for…

A Beautiful Prayer

May you have: The Wisdom of Luqmaan The Sabr of Bilaal The Generosity of Uthmaan The Beauty of Yusuf The Riches of Sulaiman & The character of Muhammad (PBUH) Allah's (SWT) mercy and special blessings be on you and your beloved family today and always. Allahuma Enny ala Zikriqa we Shuqriqa wa Husnebadeq A very…

A Letter from Imam Magid of DC regarding Sister Aasiya Zubair

As someone who has worked on domestic violence cases in the community (and sort of still does), this letter is very empowering! I do want to add that domestic violence is not always with the man as the abuser as well as it is not only physical, it is also emotional and mental too. Jazak…

The Unmentionable Evils, Muslim & Arab

After following this election for almost a year and a half now, a few things seem to bother me enough that after being away from writing, I feel more then ever to start writing again; starting with the forgotten perspective, the Muslim Arab American perspective. So here I go, starting fresh by writing this piece...…