Farmworkers harvesting yellow bell peppers near Gilroy, California. Crews like this may include U.S. undocumented immigrants as well as members of the United Farm Workers Union founded by Cesar Chavez. (NNehring/iStock)

Wait, So the U.S. Undocumented Immigrants Actually Have Legal Rights?

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are being stripped of their legal rights until this present moment. With the 2024 Presidential election around the corner, here’s what every undocumented immigrant should know about their rights, as laid down by the Constitution.

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Here Are 5 Resources You Can Count On for Mental Health

In the Muslim community there exists a pervasive stigma surrounding discussions on mental health hindering open conversations and leading to the attribution of our struggles to unrelated factors. However, in recent years a remarkable shift has occurred in the approach towards mental health, not only within our community, but also among others. To support individuals…


Please Don’t Make This Ramadan About Losing Weight

Ramadan typically comes with a list of goals we would like to achieve before the end of the month. And every year we find people who are eager to lose weight during this blessed month. They might commit to eating less during Iftar and Suhoor. While there is nothing inherently wrong with wanting to lose…

And it's not just Lensa.

How the Lensa AI App Is Hyper-sexualizing Muslim Women

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a profound breakthrough in technology and can perform many of the same duties, if not more than humans are capable of today. The use of AI in mobile apps is becoming prominent as we see the demand for AI to revolutionize photography through Lensa, a mobile app that generates a person’s…


Harvard Denies a Fellowship Due to Criticism of Israel

Recently, Harvard University rescinded a fellowship that it offered to human rights activist Kenneth Roth over his criticism of Israel. Roth was the former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and was recruited by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to become a fellow, which he accepted. But a few weeks…


Here’s What You Need To Know About Iran and the World Cup

Before the United States’ match with Iran at the World Cup, the United States Soccer Federation soccer posted a photo of their flag icons on their Instagram page. There was something noticeably different about Iran’s flag. In the post, they replaced Iran’s current flag, as it was without the emblem of the Islamic Republic. The…


Is Dr. Oz a ‘Pick Me’ Muslim?

Dr. Oz, known for his popular television show, recently ran as a Republican in the U.S. Senate. (Spoiler alert: He lost.) His campaign received much attention from the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, with some excited about his nomination, and others wary of his intentions. What made Dr. Oz’s campaign so important was that if he…

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Do You Know How To Ask for a Religious Accommodation?

The 2022-2023 school year is well under way for thousands of students across the nation. With it, many are hoping for a year of renewal and change. Broadly defined, universities are obligated to provide their students with reasonable religious accommodations so they can practice their respective faith. The first amendment of the constitution includes the…

A Serial Problem

How Prosecutors Weaponized Adnan Syed’s Pakistani Muslim Identity

The world celebrated Adnan Syed as he was released from incarceration after 23 years. As he begins a new life, the question remains: what are the next steps for him? And, what happens to the victim’s family now that their wounds have resurfaced? the role of race and religion in trial During the trial, prosecutors…

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There’s No Place in Islam for Sectarianism

Recently, the Muslim community in Albuquerque, New Mexico was shaken by the murders of four Muslim men — three of whom were Shia Muslims. The victims, Mohammad Ahmadi, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, Aftab Hussein, and Naeem Hussain were all killed in “ambush-style shootings.” On August 9, 2022, police in Albuquerque arrested 51-year-old Afghan Immigrant Muhammad Syed….