New Zealand: First River in the World to be Given Legal Human Status

Humanity evolves when we broaden our understanding of what it means to be alive. What does it mean to be sentient, conscious, and alive? Making life about more than just ourselves is an important key step in elevating human consciousness and also getting people to care about conservation and resource protection. New Zealand took a giant […]

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

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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An Islamic reform archive featuring appearances, interviews, op-eds and articles by Shireen Qudosi found elsewhere on the web. Listen to my podcast on SoundCloud Visit my Patreon page on challenging hate and alienation in theological spaces. AUDIO ON ISLAMIC REFORM Clarion Project: Encounter and Counter: Coming Together to Challenge the Islamist Narrative Clarion Project: Divided Together, Episode One [Listen […]

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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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It’s 2016, and America is going through it’s deepest birthing pains.

America’s legacy is waning. We’re no longer a pioneer nation that breaks ground on new innovations, championing hard questions and pushing boundaries. We’re moving away from a cavalier “pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get on with it” attitude and moving toward a “safe” society heavily dependent on copious amounts of tissues and coated […]

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About Shireen Qudosi

Shireen Qudosi is an American writer and strategist. She specializes in analyzing the leadership and ideology of transnational and U.S. based Muslim organizations. She was named one of the top ten North American Muslim Reformers in 2011. Her writing has been featured in The Federalist, On Being, Women in the World, The Hill, The Middle […]

Answering Questions From Muslim Traditionalists

I received a flood of inquiries and complaints from Muslim traditionalists after last week’s testimony at the House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on Radical Islam. The top complaint I hear is about my tone. To that, I say: You’ll see my tone and rhetoric shift depending on the audience and issue, but this is the […]

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Is the Last Verse in the Quran its Most Powerful Message?

If happiness is a state of mind, we have to question how much control we really have over it when our mind is under the influence. Islam forbids intoxicants, of course. But there is an intoxicant more powerful and dangerous than drugs or alcohol: thoughts. Surah 114 An-Nas, the last Surah in the Qur’an, draws […]

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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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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

[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

In an 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 […]

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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. […]

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at the Heart of War on Terror

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. 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 seen’s Islam […]

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