Abdullah Shawky leads a rally in support of the Libyan Revolution in front of Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Born in Los Angeles to Egyptian parents, 27-year-old Abdullah Shawky is the Events Director at the Muslim Legal Fund of America (www.mlfa.org) and an activist in North … Read More →
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Meet Maytha Alhassen, a doctoral student in American Studies & Ethnicity, blogger, writer, Hijabi Monologues performer, Malcolm X researcher, co-editor of upcoming book on the Arab Spring and contributor to book I Speak For Myself. Check out Maytha’s personal website and USC page. Photo by RidzDesign
Photo documentary book iCOVER: A Day in the life of a Muslim American COVERed Girl. ©Sadaf Syed – www.sadafsyed.com
After studying English at Temple University, Marc began working as a Muslim Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Islamic studies. His wife, Margari, completed her Masters at Stanford in Islamic History. Marc accepted Islam in 1992 and his … Read More →
Born and raised in Chicago — with a decade-long detour in Saudi Arabia — before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and co-founder of Mr. Boy Productions, an LA-based independent film and video company. A lifelong … Read More →
Inas Hyatt is a senior at U.C. Berkeley and is currently majoring in Ethnic Studies. Below is a piece written by Inas: She was 16 when her uncle stopped playing house under her skirt. thoughts slow, then move into repetition her head being rained upon … Read More →
Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, speaks about civil rights violations and Islamophobia at a rally in San Francisco’s Dolores Park. Keep up with Zahra and all of her endeavours on Twitter: www.twitter.com/zahrabilloo
Kumasi Simmons, also known as Kumaserati, is a hip-hop artist originally from Compton, California and currently residing in Los Angeles. The above picture is in honour of the Congolese whistle blowers. The Falling Whistles campaign aims to bring attention to the ongoing war in the … Read More →
Amina with her daughter Zainab at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California. Photo by Paul Wooten.
Ibrahim, currently a fourth year student at UC Berkeley, prepares for the nightly prayers during last year’s Ramadan by reading the Holy Quran. Photo by Majid Khan.
Mohamed Geraldez converted to Islam more than 10 years ago. One year after converting, he graduated from university and went overseas to study the Islamic sciences in Syria, Morocco and Mauritania with some of the most renowned scholars of the Muslim world. After studying overseas, … Read More →
Anas Canon is an artistic director and executive producer for the independent record label Remarkable Current, which he founded in 2001. Canon was named amongst the “500 Most Influential Muslims Worldwide” by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for the American Media … Read More →