Muslims in Fresno – Taking a Stand Against Injustice and Oppression 

Listen to our podcast interview with Reza Nekumanesh to learn about the successes and struggles of the Muslim American community in Fresno, his views on the Muslim obligation to stand against the oppression of the innocent, and his reflection on a visit to an ICE detainment facility. About Our Guest (Reza Nekumanesh) Reza Nekumanesh has a M.A. Islamic Leadership … Continue reading Muslims in Fresno – Taking a Stand Against Injustice and Oppression 

Southpaw Michigan, An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

About Our Interview Guest Abdul El-Sayed was born and raised in Michigan by a family as diverse as our state, including immigrants who left Egypt in pursuit of greater opportunity in America, and farmers, teachers, and small-business owners who have lived in St. Louis, Michigan for generations. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007, where … Continue reading Southpaw Michigan, An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service

In an effort to explore the intricacies of the Muslim American Identity, we interviewed William Antoun Salame, the Outreach Director for the Islamic Organization of North American. In his interview, he reveals that the characteristics taught to Muslims by the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) (democracy, justice, equality, leadership, service, and integrity) are identical to the characteristics we … Continue reading Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service

The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center

Known by many as the Masjid on God Row, the sister to the ground zero masjid, and one of the facilities that spearheaded the development of the unique Muslim cemetery in New Jersey, the Assafa Masjid offers the Muslims of Manhattan a wide array of services. Mufty Luthfer Rahman Qasimy helps us get a better understanding of the history of this 6-story Islamic center and the community relationships that it has helped to develop. Continue reading The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center

Masjid At-Tawheed – Faith, Service, and Advocacy!

The Muslim community of Grand Rapids has grown significantly since the 1980s. Today there are at least 6 masjids that serve the diverse community and provide services to the greater public. In our interview with Dr. Metwalli, we learn more about the history of the Muslims of western Michigan and the various community services they provide Continue reading Masjid At-Tawheed – Faith, Service, and Advocacy!

Inspiring the Muslim Youth of America- MY-ICD (Muslim Youth – Islamic Center of Detroit)

Mr.  Sufian Nabhan is the President of the Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD), a Detroit-Michigan based grassroots membership organization that seeks to empower the American Muslim community through faith, education and social activism. 

He uses his platform as president of the organization to encourage the youth to actively take a role in the community. Muslim Youth ICD (also known as MY-ICD) is highly regarded as one of the most impactful Muslim youth groups in the United States. Continue reading Inspiring the Muslim Youth of America- MY-ICD (Muslim Youth – Islamic Center of Detroit)