What does it mean to you to be Muslim? What does a Muslim look like? Who is and isn’t a Muslim?
In this TEDx Talk, Sahar Habib Ghazi, managing editor for Global Voices, talks about how Muslims are not a monolithic group, and how “Muslim” isn’t a one-dimensional identity.
“We practice different. We identify with being Muslim differently. But somehow we all get packed into the same Muslim box. This box is so well-constructed in our collective imaginations that when people like me don’t fit in it, we get de-Muslimed. I am not alone in this,” she says, even pointing out how Rumi, the best-selling poet in the United States, is often stripped as his identity as a Muslim.
Watch the above TEDx Talk to hear more about the experiences of the “Muslims you cannot see.”