A Podcast on Race, Gender and Muslims in America: Episode 1 | My Umi Says

By Ikhlas Saleem | Haya wa Iman is a podcast on race, gender and Muslims in America. In this first episode, “Umi Says,” Ikhlas Saleem sits down with her mother, Surayyah Fareed, to discuss conversion, community and grandma’s famous BBQ sauce.

Profile: Mother Khadijah Faisal

By Rasul Miller  In a well known oral tradition attributed to Prophet Muhammad (s), it is said that he exhorted his followers to treat their mothers with respect and deference, informing them, “Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother.” That Khadijah Faisal is almost […]

Profile: Intisar A. Rabb

By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid When Muslims welcome the advent of a child in their lives they tend to seek inspiration from the Holy Qur’an to bestow upon the new life a title that the child can aspire to. However you translate it, Intisar (Winning, Success, […]

Profile: Bean Pie, My Brotha

By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid If the African American Muslim experience had a symbolic icon, the bean pie would be it. The sweet custard-like pie made from cooked, mashed navy beans has a rich history with the Nation of Islam and an even greater legacy with […]