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HOW I BECAME A MUSLIM REFORMER

“…I wasn’t quite sure what witches did, but that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was about four when I decided upon it. It was probably a pretty spot-on thing to be. Witches are outsiders – classic outliers – and I in no way felt connected to my community. Little did […]

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Interview: Islamic Reform

[Republished interview by Scott Douglas Jacobsen Shireen Qudosi was named one of the top 10 Muslim reformers in North America in 2011. She works to further the progressive movement within Islam. Qudosi earned a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Irvine. She attended California Western School of Law, […]

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Silicon Valley Series: Ethics and Influence

Covering Silicon Valley censorship, the problem with social media community standards, and partnership with authoritarian societies. Who Has the Widest Censorship Reach in Human History? When tech companies take measures to crush the very dialogue they once needed to grow — reaching a point where they have amassed the widest censorship reach in human history — […]

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The Cavity of Silence

Shamans, spiritual guides between worlds, believe that the underworld(1) is a source of subconscious primordial creation. An experience with these healers often includes the rapid cry of a rattle, which helps the shaman retreat into the underworld to receive insight that is beyond the reach of the rational mind. For the individual influenced by linear […]

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The Trump Administration Must Not Initiate Islamic Reformation as Ideological Isolationists

Published with The Federalist On June 18th, 2018, The Intercept published an article written by Mehdi Hasan and Ryan Grim claiming a leaked State Department memo advised the Trump administration to push for Islamic reformation. The memo is said to speak specifically to Iran and ISIS by injecting “ideological competition.” Critics of the article and […]

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CAIR’s Muslim-on-Muslim Oppression

“Even when CAIR is not successful in silencing critical Muslim voices, there are thousands of other Muslims who step back deeper into silence, afraid of being publicly harassed by CAIR.”   Published with The Forward  In our quest for tolerance, religious spaces often take the lead in showcasing voices of change. But sometimes, those who […]

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SUPPORT MY WORK

You may have heard the phrase Islamic reformation, used most recently by politicians to push their agenda, often with little to no interest in the people or communities impacted by their policies. There is no such thing as an “Islamic” reformation, which is a loaded term that implies the faith needs to change. Many of […]

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TOKE INTERFAITH

Click Here to Sign Up for the Toke for Tolerance Wait List What if the hippies were right? What if we really could strip down all the barriers, hang-ups, inhibitions and social conditioning that inhibits honest dialogue and just have an open and honest conversation with each other about the most controversial topics in the […]

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Five Holistic Ways to Celebrate Ramadan

*View on desktop New generations of Muslim American families struggle to keep Muslim holidays relevant or exciting — especially when competing with a glitzy Christmas or a fast-moving culture that only slows down between Thanksgiving and New Year. The struggle for Muslims is most starkly felt during fasting month of Ramzan (also referred to as Ramadan), […]

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Missing From ‘Islamophobia’ Accusations Is Recognizing That Muslims Do It, Too

Those claiming “Islamophobia” must be willing to have a conversation on how monolithic representations of Islam and Muslims alienate a vibrant Muslim subculture. Published in The Federalist On April 18, well-known Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast to announce that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had quietly removed its list […]

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CNN FAILED: American Muslims Respond to CNN’s “25 Influential American Muslims” List

Editor’s Note: With rare public support and a united front, we countered CNN’s one-size-fits-all version of Islam. We are proud to see our statement resonate with the American Muslim community. The areas where it has created controversy is a very good steppingstone and moving ahead in unifying Islam as a religion accommodating of everyone and not a […]

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What is Muslim Reform?

Muslim reform, or Islamic reform, is personal to many reformers. While most modern reformers advocate for progressive values in keeping with Universal Human Rights, many of us prioritize reform uniquely. For me, Muslim Reform is where philosophy and scholarship blend with love for an Intelligence greater than holy men and holy books.

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America’s First Muslims

Early Muslim American roots includes evidence of Muslim settlements and travels through North America. It includes anthropological findings of a Muslim school system dating back to 700 C.E. to forgotten tenth through thirteenth century Muslims explorations of North America via Mississippi River. Arabic script letters found in dating to America early settlements and accounts of […]

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Muslim Reformers Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and Shireen Qudosi Discuss U.S. FGM Trial

    Transcript: Zuhdi Jasser: This is Zuhdi Jasser sitting in the chair for Seth and Chris, who are away today. Thank you for joining me in our last hour now. A major federal case in Detroit had some big news out this this week of a charge that was dropped. I’d like to introduce […]

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End the Global Scourge of Violence Against Girls and Women

By Shireen Qudosi and Zainab Zeb Khan, UNA Women The United Nations has been influential in shaping the current global policy framework on women’s empowerment and gender equality. The last of these significant milestones took place twenty years ago. In 1995, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action crowned the series of 4 “World Conferences […]

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