Why Muslims Have to Care About Ferguson

It has been just over a week since the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed eighteen year old boy who was slaughtered by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The exact circumstances of his death are …

A Marriage of Compromise

I made the first compromise of my marriage before I was even married. Had you asked me four years ago where I thought I would be in my life right now, I would have given you an answer that in no way w…

Skinny Jeans: The Female Body and Space

The topic of female modesty has been beaten to a pulp in Islamic forums, scholarly circles, and within the confines of our own homes, often in the form of a parental scolding. It’s a sensitive t…

Sumayyah bint Khayyat

Ever since I was a young girl, flipping through the pages of my Islamic Studies textbook in Sunday school, I’ve been exposed to the history of Islam. Amongst the many paragraphs and historical text I …

Arab Cinderella: A Life Poem

I always felt as though my life, my being, my very self were forevermore saddled with the very expectations of generations before me, dusty individuals, their fervent whispers carrying, moving, travel…