Author Archive: Shireen Qudosi
Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform.
Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.
Excerpt: “How I Became a Muslim Reformer” THE FIRST DEATH: The first death was the death illusion and success that I chased initially, throwing away law school to take on reform work and relative poverty in the early years. When revolution means everything to you because you know what comes after a revolution, you’re going […]
Excerpt: “How I Became a Muslim Reformer” There are only so many times something is a coincidence before it’s a synchronicity. Life itself has been one big synchronicity. And there have been dreams with very clear messages, some that wouldn’t make sense in words, others that haunt me. And there have been experiences that connect […]
Excerpt: “How I Became a Muslim Reformer” In the States we didn’t have the same larger grounded sense of community like we had in a small German town. It was easy to get lost in America. Everything was already so spread out and disconnected. I just sort of disconnected too. And then – in the most […]
Excerpt: “How I Became a Muslim Reformer” We moved to America, the land where children appeared on milk cartons. It was a jarring environment and I struggled with it. While adapting to American culture was incredibly hard compared to Europe, the stories of the American Revolution and the promise that is America stoked a profound […]
Excerpt: “How I Became a Muslim Reformer” We made our way to Iran, where my dad had some family. We ended up staying there for several months, maybe longer. The Iranian Revolution had already happened but things were still relatively normal – mostly. Women started covering their hair in public. There was talk of religious […]
Excerpt: “How I Became a Muslim Reformer” My story starts with my parents. My Afghan father and Pakistani mother were living in Kabul during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. My father, Mohammad, was strong and stoic with a poor temper. He came home one night and told my mom she had two hours to pack […]
Shireen Qudosi, an American Muslim political analyst, is a prominent Donald Trump supporter. Speaking with Aarti Tikoo Singh, Qudosi, who writes in Counter Jihad, discussed Trump’s renewed call for a Muslim ban after the Orlando massacre, what ‘Islamophobia’ means – and the intolerance of liberals…Click here to read the full interview with Times of India.
Telling Trump “You did exactly what every Islamist does,” Muslim Reformer and Trump Supporter Shireen Qudosi challenges Trump’s attack on grieving mother Ghazala Khan whose presence was undeniably powerful at the Democratic National Convention, alongside her husband Khizr Khan. While the back and forth exchange has been between Khizr Khan and GOP presidential nominee Donald […]
During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the world realized we were at war with radical Islam – even though war was declared when globally against the West on September 11th, 2001. Years from now, the world will say we’re in a revolution. But the revolution has already started and it’s beautiful. It’s unlike anything we’ve […]
I was about 6-years-old and living in the suburbs of Germany with my parents and my 12-year-old-brother, Omar. My brother and I did what any other siblings did at that age – we fought a lot over stupid things. And I did what most younger siblings do – went and complained to my parents. Except one […]
Home has never been where I live. Home has been people, ideas and communities. I’ve found pieces of home here and there – a dive boxing gym run by a Vietnam War veteran, the eternal blue sky of Mongolian ancestors, and The Mago Circle. SHE RISES is a project I’ve collaborated on this year that talks […]
When she wouldn’t agree to the marriage, 12-year-old grace was abducted on a motorcycle by her suitor. Her kidnapper (and soon husband-to-be) plotted the abduction with Grace’s father. It’s a story of “over there” but it happens here too. Southern California, 1995: a bright, mischievous and spirited 16-year-old Fatima went to school with us. She […]
We bow our heads in prayer during invocations and benedictions. We offer prayers for “name that city” when a terrorist attack hits. But between these moments, God is forgotten, faith is forgotten, humanity is forgotten. A prayer isn’t a spiritual pit-stop in our day, even if it happens five times a day. A prayer isn’t […]
Source: CounterJihad It’s difficult to identify the allegiance of a ship at sea when that ship keeps changing its sails. That scenario is no different from the Muslim Brotherhood, a notorious band of chameleons whose sails are stars and stripes, but in whose hearts soars the twin-sword flag of the Brotherhood. In the U.S., the […]