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Farah Pandith Wants More Women Entrepreneurs

Farah Pandith, along with Hillary Clinton, has recently launched the “Women in Public Service” initiative, naming public service as “the next frontier.”

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America's First Female Indian Mayor

On Apr. 10, Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan launched her campaign to become the nation’s first Indian American woman mayor.

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Ta’leef Collective: The Union of Spirit and Sociality

Often called a “safe space” for American Muslims, Ta’leef Collective is an independent organization that serves as an addendum to traditional mosques in the Bay Area to support spiritual growth.

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Sex and Islam Do Mix, But Not in America

Muslim youth are asked to go from 0 to 60 mph with a spouse and 2.3 children without being taught how to start the engine

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El Cajon Killing Revives Fears of Islamophobia

Members of San Diego’s Iraqi community are expressing shock and surprise at the death of Shaima Alawadi, found lying in a pool of blood in the family’s El Cajon home last week.

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The Arab Feminist Who Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Activists

An Arab renaissance cannot be accomplished without the rise of women in Arab countries.

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Oscar-Winning Film ‘Saving Face’ Exposes Acid Attacks in Pakistan

“Saving Face”, directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge, is a film about acid violence on women in tribal Pakistan.

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Hope in Pakistan: The Oscar Win that Elated a Country

The news that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won Pakistan’s first Oscar is a bittersweet victory.

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Ayesha Mattu: Love InshAllah

In the United States, there are a lot topics that pop into one's head when the word "Muslim" is mentioned. The issue of their love lives usually is not usually one of them…

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A New Tribal Identity Merging Islam with Native American Tradition

In October of 2009, Ashley Wolford found herself reciting the shahada - the Islamic declaration of faith. Three years later, she still has a hard time articulating what brought her there.