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.

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The 8 Things I Keep Hearing From Muslims

| September 27, 2016 | 9 Comments
The 8 Things I Keep Hearing From Muslims

As a Muslim Reformer, I get to hear from a patchwork of Muslims, especially in response to the more challenging public statements I make. Most recently, the statement that rattled many was the testimony and Q/A segment of a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Radical Islam. This is all part of the process, as […]

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Is Malala’s Response to Modesty on the Beach a Form of Slut-Shaming?

| August 31, 2016 | 2 Comments
Is Malala’s Response to Modesty on the Beach a Form of Slut-Shaming?

“No disrespect to Malala, but this kind of dichotomy thinking where it’s all or nothing positions people against each other. A woman can wear whatever she wants but by saying she’s wearing “nothing” when she’s just wearing less, is another form of slut-shaming. Malala isn’t intentionally slut-shaming, but the language she uses still carries that […]

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Why Are Islamists Rising as Scholars and Community Leaders?

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why Are Islamists Rising as Scholars and Community Leaders?

In the ongoing struggle to balance Muslim-American rights with Muslim American accountability, there was a little known event that set a new landmark in the fight against Islamism. On March 25th, 2016, the Islamic Society of Wichita (ISW) canceled their fundraising event due to local community pressure. ISW planned on hosting guest speaker and professed […]

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The Fourth War: Spiritual War

| August 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
The Fourth War: Spiritual War

[An Invocation] 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 […]

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Nice, France: Bastille Day Truck Rampage Not an Isolated Incident

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Nice, France: Bastille Day Truck Rampage Not an Isolated Incident

Inan act of sheer horror up to 84 people, including two Americans and 10 children, were killed yesterday in Nice as a Muslim terrorist plowed through a crowd of people watching Bastille Day fireworks. Devastating live video showed blood and contorted bodies in the aftermath of a 1.2 mile distance of zig-zag pattern driving designed […]

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Just How Viable is Rudy Giuliani’s “Tag Em Track Em” Proposal on Radical Islam?

| August 22, 2016 | 3 Comments
Just How Viable is Rudy Giuliani’s “Tag Em Track Em” Proposal on Radical Islam?

In the aftermath of one of Islamism’s bloodiest summers, Western countries are stepping up efforts to filter for potential threats. Germany has held raids targeting Islamist preachers suspected of recruiting ISIS supporters. Belgium launched a police hunt for an imam’s son who walked down the street loudly praying to Allah for the annihilation of all Christians. […]

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at Deeper War on Terrror

| August 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at Deeper War on Terrror

Shireen Qudosi talks with Abu Taubah, the Florida imam linked to Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen. Following the Orlando Shooting, FOX’s Greta Van Susteren interviewed Taubah, who was accompanied by his attorney. Shireen Qudosi got the other exclusive: a two-hour phone call where Taubah explored issues of race, extremism, leadership, immigration, women’s rights, and where he […]

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A Muslim Woman on Dating, Relationships, and Marriage

| August 15, 2016 | 2 Comments
A Muslim Woman on Dating, Relationships, and Marriage

Dating While Muslim The Muslim problem with dating — if we can call it that — is almost always one of culture than religion. Having tried the ‘marriage experiment’ once, I know that religion doesn’t play a role in the day-to-day, but culture definitely does. The same problem exists when dating while Muslim. It’s not about whether the guy […]

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The Five Deaths

| August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Five Deaths

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 […]

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The Journey to Reform: What Comes First, the Path or the Person?

| August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Journey to Reform: What Comes First, the Path or the Person?

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 […]

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The First Catalyst for Reform

| August 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
The First Catalyst for Reform

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 […]

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America, the Land Where Children Appear on Milk Cartons

| August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
America, the Land Where Children Appear on Milk Cartons

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 […]

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From Iran –> Turkey –> Germany

| August 13, 2016 | 3 Comments
From Iran –> Turkey –> Germany

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 […]

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What It Was Like Growing Up in Pakistan

| August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
What It Was Like Growing Up in Pakistan

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 […]

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