Category: CULTURE

Noor Tagouri’s Hijabi Playboy Feature Births a Powerful New Alliance

Noor Tagouri’s Hijabi Playboy Feature Births a Powerful New Alliance

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muslim darling Noor Tagouri made headlines last month when she featured in Playboy’s “Renegades of 2016” series about game changers who redefine how we think about the world. While the feature seemed bold and provocative, pairing of a bullet-ridden American flag with the edgy snarl of a hijab-clad young girl, in truth was a cliché […]

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

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

| August 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

“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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Cash Cow: A Forced Marriage Graphic Novel

Cash Cow: A Forced Marriage Graphic Novel

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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The Art of Everything: Contemporary Muslim Artists on the Meaning of Art

The Art of Everything: Contemporary Muslim Artists on the Meaning of Art

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scrolling through my Instagram account, I see a stream of nauseatingly perfect images. These pictures aren’t expressions of an inner self; they’re not raw images of both beautiful and chaotic moments in time. Instead, they’re moments stolen from serendipitous existence, manufactured to perfection. In the process, they rob us of a natural opportunity to experience […]

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Why Some Muslims Don’t Celebrate Birthdays

Why Some Muslims Don’t Celebrate Birthdays

| March 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

  Some of the more fundamental types don’t celebrate birthdays with the justification that there’s no basis in Islam for it. Yet, I know plenty of the same group who celebrate the prophet’s birthday. Regardless, just because Quran didn’t explicitly speak on the subject, doesn’t mean birthdays should be crossed off. Anti-birthday types argue: “Even […]

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D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

| December 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero In a defeating blow to comic book fans everywhere – who could before open the crisp colored pages of the newest issue and delve into a world far removed from politics and religion – D.C. Comics betrays a loyal audience by injecting a fat dripping […]

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Dueling Ad Campaigns Leave Muslim Apostates in the Crossfire

Dueling Ad Campaigns Leave Muslim Apostates in the Crossfire

| June 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dueling Ad Campaigns On Islam Dangerously Drag Muslim Apostates into a Very Real Cross-Fire.   From Hudson-NY Upon Obama’s succession, the majority of the public believed that tensions between Muslim and non-Muslims were a thing of the past.  Since his election, Obama has already appointed a U.S. envoy to the Muslim world, pulled an unknown […]

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Islam’s Green Initiative

Islam’s Green Initiative

| November 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Muslim Seven Year Plan Shows Potential for Flexibility and Cooperation within Islam Written for Green Prophet On November 4, 2009, UK-based the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), in working with the U.N., hosted 200 representatives from nine major world religions spanning over 60 different religious organizations. Baha’i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Shintoists, Taoists […]

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Sufi Muslims: Islam’s Eco Guardians

Sufi Muslims: Islam’s Eco Guardians

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Originally Featured on the  Green Prophet Sufism is the undiscovered sect within Islam known only through its most famous disciple, the 13thRumi whose work reflected strong themes pairing nature and spirituality. century philosopher poet Sufis, “heirs of a mystical ancient tradition”, helped propagate the faith to the height of its expansion in Islam’s coined “Golden […]

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Muslim Cries Against Sarah Maple Drown out Aisha Duhulow’s Cries for Help

Muslim Cries Against Sarah Maple Drown out Aisha Duhulow’s Cries for Help

| November 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Over the last month, Muslims on the streets and on social networking sites have been expressing their hatred for Sarah Maple.  But hardly any of those uttered a word of Aisha Duhulow. Recent spotlight in the art world has been on Sarah Maple, whose viewpoint on being a Muslim in a Western society has drawn […]

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Ready, Set, Blow: Media’s Obama Hype Inflates Public Perception of Politician

Ready, Set, Blow: Media’s Obama Hype Inflates Public Perception of Politician

| November 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

With November 4th mere moments away, I really wanted to take a closer look at this idea of “Obama Hype” and see what all the fuss is all about. The deeper I dug, the more I saw, the uglier it got. Scanning magazine covers, I found at least 20 covers glorifying Obama front and center, […]

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Obama’s Superhero Syndrome

Obama’s Superhero Syndrome

| October 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

  A few road blocks are encountered when trying to discuss the over-the-top associations used to hype Obama. The minute you say “Obama”, all defenses go up and you can’t really get a truthful answer to any question you might ask. You get the answer most have been shown to see. So I went about […]

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Obama Escalating Racism

Obama Escalating Racism

| October 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

The 2008 election finds its biggest challenge to be the people’s perception of Barack Obama.  The American people, the deciders of the next president of the United States, see Obama through the filter of race and image. Proving non-racist attitudes Too many Americans have been swayed by the image of things and by the obvious […]

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