The Ramadan Fundraiser Dinner…

It’s that time of year again.  The time of the coveted Ramadan fundraising dinner.  By now, just about every weekend of the first three weeks of Ramadan is booked with one organization or another’s dinner, often multiple in the same day.  I have had the experience of attending countless fundraising dinners for the past few … Continue reading

What it really means to be American…

The other day I read “The Crescent Directive: An essay on improving the image of Islam in America.”  It got my brain stirring a while because of course it’s a topic that’s deeply personal to me as a Muslim-American.  In his Essay, Khurram Dara talked about many things that we “should be doing” to improve … Continue reading

Behind the Veil: Why We Wear Hijab and Love It

Salam and peace  readers! After we wrote our first piece about hijab, we decided to share with you our own hijab stories and how we came to the decision to put on the hijab and grew to love it.  We hope this will create a greater understanding of why we as Muslim women decide to … Continue reading

Hijab: Muslim-American Perspectives

There have been a succession of recent posts in the blogosphere regarding removing the hijab. Jillian C. York has referred to them here in her article on Global Voices. As we believe that the hijab IS obligatory in Islam, as agreed on by the four major Islamic scholars – Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanafi. It … Continue reading