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.”


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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…


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.