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

#MAS-ICNA 2011: A reflection on challenges facing the Muslim community today

Photo credit: Zaid Shakir addresses convention attendees This past weekend I had the blessing to be able to travel to Chicago for the annual MAS-ICNA convention.  It was my third conference ever and my first exclusively Muslim conference.  What I expected out of this conference was a weekend filled with ‘ilm as well as spaces … Continue reading