On Being Muslim and Not Belonging Anywhere

By Mikel Aki’lah After greeting me, or sometimes before, fellow Muslims usually ask: Where are you from? My response is always, here. That response must not be what they are looking for because they are always left confused or uninterested in further conversation. I guess there is a wrong answer to […]

Ask A Muslim (WEB SERIES)

Web Series created By Idris Abdul-Zahir, Ra’id De Veaux, and Qasim Rashad This web series from emerging filmmaker Idris Abdul-Zahir along with Ra’id De Veaux and Qasim Rashad, draws the viewer into questions from the public about the lifestyle, beliefs, traditions, and practices of American Muslims. Unlike most media concerning Muslims, the […]

Thanksgiving in Context: Seeking out and Honoring Native American Roots

By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid “That is (the Bounty) whereof Allah gives Glad Tidings to His Servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say: “No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin.” And if any one earns any good, We shall give […]

Black Churches Burning- Speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Emerging Leaders Plenary

First Posted on October 20th, 2015 First I’d like to thank the Parliament of World Religions for inviting me here, I feel honored and humbled to be on this stage given the fact that I am so early in my own journey. I’d like to begin by talking to you […]