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 

The Islamic Communication Network and Sojourner TV

Click here to listen to our interview with Waliyyuddin Abdullah, the founder and producer of the Islamic Communication Network and Sojourner TV.       Islamic representation in the world of television and cable can be hard to find. Often the values, traits, and traditions associated with Islam clash with what many think is attractive to the … Continue reading The Islamic Communication Network and Sojourner TV

Reclaiming My Name, The Story of Mohamed Hammoud

This is Mohammed’s story:
I am first and foremost a Muslim and it defines how I see the world. But I am also a father, a husband, a son, brother and friend and all these personas help me relate to others and connect with them as they need me. I speak regularly at conferences and gatherings on the topics of Islamic identity, interfaith and authentic leadership, one that believes in leading from the heart through the lens of diversity. I have also spoken at TEDx… Continue reading Reclaiming My Name, The Story of Mohamed Hammoud

An Introduction to Islamic Papercutting, The Life and Work of Tusif Ahmad

What is Islamic Papercutting? & Who is Tusif Ahmad? “The art of papercutting involves the artist cutting a whole painting from a single piece of paper resulting in a painstakingly intricate and fragile piece of art.” Tusif Ahmad’s interest in art began in his teenage years when he started creating pieces of art doing pen and ink … Continue reading An Introduction to Islamic Papercutting, The Life and Work of Tusif Ahmad

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

Watch Yourself, An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Farjana Khan

Dr. Farjana Khan is the Founder/President of A.K.K.I Inc. a non-profit organization that helps domestic violence victims, victims of In-Law Abuse (emotional and physical), victims of sexual abuse by family members, and victims of family drug abuse. She has been a part of many TV/Radio talk show appearances, addressing everything from Islamophobia and Education, to Muslim Family Therapy and Life Coaching. Continue reading Watch Yourself, An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Farjana Khan

The Chandelier of Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Coatesville Pennsylvania is home of an exact replica of an ornate chandelier that is found in the masjid of the prophet Mohammed PBUH in Medina. In our podcast interview, Mohammed Jamaludeen tells the story of how his good friend, was able to erect the masjid with the help of physicians in Egypt who saved his life while he was battling kidney disease on his way to umrah. Continue reading The Chandelier of Coatesville, Pennsylvania

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