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Why Are Predatory Men Like Nouman Ali Khan Still Being Platformed?

Nouman Ali Khan, the founder of a prestigious Islamic school in Texas, held status in the Muslim community for many years as a famous teacher and sheikh on YouTube, beloved by many, including women. However, he wasn’t the man he portrayed himself as. A few years ago, he was exposed as having multiple affairs with…

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Rihanna Apologizes for Using Hadith in Lingerie Show

UPDATE: After the publication of this story this morning Rihanna issued the following statement to her Instagram: As someone who listens to Rihanna’s music and admires her, I am in complete awe right now.  Rihanna used a song that contains a narration of an Islamic Hadith during her recent fashion show. Many people took to…

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#IMarchWithZahra: Muslim Organizations, Allies, and Activists Pen an Open Letter to Women’s March in Support of Zahra Billoo

We, Muslim and allied organizers, stand with Zahra Billoo in the face of the vote to remove her from Women’s March national board after an Islamophobic smear campaign. We call on Women’s March to reinstate Zahra Billoo to the national board.  After Women’s March announced the new board members, the attacks on Zahra were distinct….

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Here’s Why My Hijab Is None of Your Business

I grew up wearing a hijab. It wasn’t easy at first, but I had to accept it. If you didn’t wear it, you suffered backlash from one half of the community. If you did choose to don the hijab, you’d face taunting, holier-than-thou nonsense from the other half. I won’t lie; I didn’t want to…

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White Man Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens at McDonald’s

  UPDATE: Eden Prairie police say they have arrested 55-year-old Lloyd Edward Johnson in connection with this incident. Johnson was arrested Wednesday afternoon for second-degree assault, and is being held in Hennepin County Jail.  Four Muslim teenagers, Farida Osman, Jihan Abdullahi, Amal Mohammed, and Zainab Hassan, were left stunned, and terrified Monday evening, when a…