On the Ballot: Deb Haaland Could Be America’s Long-Awaited VP

With the 2024 Presidential Election looming, people are asking if President Biden intends to retain Kamala Harris as his vice president. And, more importantly, could someone like Deb Haaland be a suitable replacement?  Let’s examine the last three years of Harris’s tenure. Harris has had poor approval ratings throughout the Biden administration, which continue to…

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This Is What You Need To Know About What’s Going On in Niger

The recent events in West Africa hold great importance for various groups, including Western powers like the US and France, as well as Muslims and people worldwide. Ongoing efforts in different regions of the developing world, where the majority resides, are being undertaken to resist neocolonialism and various types of exploitative capitalism. These efforts often…

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Councilwoman Shahana Hanif on the Meaning of O’Shae Sibley’s Murder

Not long ago I joined hundreds of New Yorkers to celebrate O’Shae Sibley’s life. We surrounded the Brooklyn Mobil Gas Station at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue P, where O’Shae Sibley’s murder occurred when he was stabbed to death. With trans leader and activist Queen Jean on the megaphone, we repeated O’Shae…

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Why Is France Threatened by Nouhaila Benzina’s Hijab?

Nouhaila Benzina etched her name in history as she became the pioneer footballer to don a hijab during a World Cup match. Until 2014, the wearing of the hijab at the World Cup was prohibited due to health and safety reasons. While on the field last Sunday, Nouhaila Benzina, adorned in her hijab, challenged norms…


Careers Muslims Had During the Golden Age of Islam

The Golden Age of Islam spanned from the 8th to the 14th centuries. It was an era marked by significant advancements in various fields of knowledge. Muslim scholars from diverse backgrounds had unshaken faith in their deen and made remarkable contributions to the realms of science and arts, leaving an indelible impact on human civilization…

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India Has a Long-Standing History of Islamophobia

As worsening reports of violence against Muslims in India continue to circulate, the origin of such deep hate in the country arises. How did Islamophobia gain a hold on India, a country with over 200 million Muslims? Muslims have been in India since the 13th century, with Muslim merchants, soldiers, and armies bringing the religion…

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Saudi’s New Smart City, Neom: a Utopia or Dystopia?

Imagine a world flourishing with technological advancements beyond the boundaries of reality. A place free of cars, leveled with floating structures, an emphasis on artificial intelligence, and much more. Perhaps you envision a metropolitan city of the future that strives for sustainability– a city that can change the way we live. In 2017, the Kingdom…


The Killing of A Muslim Teen Ignites Protests in France

Protests have broken out in France in response to the murder of 17-year-old, Nahel. He was fatally shot in the chest, point-blank by the French police. Unsurprisingly, Muslims and other minority groups are repeatedly victims of police brutality. Outrage sparked on social media as news of the killing circulated on major news outlets. Here’s what…

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A Reckless Driver Causes the Tragic Death of Five Women From Minnesota

The tragic incident involving a reckless driver colliding with a vehicle carrying five Somali girls has left us heartbroken. Khalid Omar, the director of their mosque, described Sabiriin Ali, Sagal Hersi, Siham Adam, Sahra Gesaade, and Salma Abdikadir as “pearls of the community — and the brightness of our future.” Here’s what we know so…

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The History of Alchemy Can Influence AI and Modern-Day Science

Many of us have heard that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a threat to human civilization, but have you connected it to the history of alchemy? Let’s look into this idea a bit more… The idea that a machine can perform many tasks that humans have known to master for centuries is a phenomenal breakthrough in…

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Israeli Wave of Terror Continues After 75 Years of the Nakba

The Nakba, often known as “The Catastrophe,” marked its 75th anniversary on May 15. This crucial day serves as a sorrowful reminder of the Palestinian people’s forced eviction and land loss at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces. We pray for our Palestinian brothers and sisters who are suffering a grave injustice. Let us…


Muslim Women’s Day Aligns With United Nations for 2023

We’re celebrating the seventh annual Muslim Women’s Day global campaign on March 27, 2023. Launched in response to the Muslim Ban, this initiative has expanded year after year, not only in allyship and reach, but also in impact across sectors to elevate Muslim women’s representation. Our 2023 campaign is gearing up to be more inspiring…

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Here’s Why the Iran-Saudi Peace Deal Is Huge News For Muslims

Should we call off the Cold War? Are we defending our interests by our understanding of the role China is playing and can play globally? Saudi Arabia and Iran’s China-brokered peace deal poses some interesting questions about our current stance towards China. The Biden administration’s reception of the deal indicates that the US is open to…