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Hena Zuberi is the Editor in Chief of Muslimmatters.org. She is also a Staff Reporter at the Muslim Link newspaper which serves the DC Metro. Hena has worked as a television news reporter and producer for CNBC Asia and World Television News. A mom of four and a Green Muslim, she lives and preaches a whole food, organic life which she believes is closest to Sunnah. Active in her SoCal community, Hena served as the Youth Director for the Islamic Center. Using her experience with Youth, she conducts Growing Up With God workshops. Follow her on Twitter @henazuberi .

Why Robert Davila is the Most Famous Muslim in America This Week

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May Allah guide all of us with the light of His guidance in whatever position we may be in and give us the taufiq of dua (supplication), shukr (thankfulness), sabr (patience), and ridha bil qadha (satisfaction with Divine Decree) Read More »

Running on a Prayer: “These Birds Walk”

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By Hena Zuberi Everyone in Karachi is running; running on a prayer. “These Birds Walk” is a hopeful ode to the resilience of the people of Karachi and one of its home-grown heroes, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Directed by the diaspora kids Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick, the documentary film focuses on a home for runaway boys in Karachi run by ... Read More »

The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech that You Haven’t Heard

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We frequently hear the “I have a Dream” speech by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children who attend school in the USA are taught quotes from this speech. History has re-written Dr. King just as a civil rights leader, but he was also an anti-war activist, an anti-materialist leader.   More than that he was the greatest anti-terrorist that this ... Read More »

Muslim Holidays in the USA: Sign the Petition

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Sumayyah McTaggart, a confident homeschooled eighth grader, from Great Falls, VA along with her friend īmān Hazer of Dunn-Loring, VA take civics classes at Compass Homeschooling Enrichment in Oakton, VA. Fatimah Dandashi of Falls Church, VA, a seventh grader also has classes with the same civics teacher, Leila Leoncavallo. Assigned a class project, two weeks ago, to petition the government ... Read More »

Left Behind – the Families of Muslim Prisoners in CMUs

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Helplessness and resolve draped in a cream hijab and coral shawl, her face shielded behind over-sized sunglasses, holding her head high, she displays the photograph of the love of her life at a rally in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Sahar Ahmed married a network engineer from a decent Pakistani family. The kind of guy most ... Read More »

Drone Strikes in Yemen- On Bombing Weddings and Families

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At least 15 people on the way to a wedding were killed by the United States Government in a horrific drone strike in Yemen, just two days after President Barack Obama spoke at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela and said Madiba “makes him want to be a better man.” We call on the President to be the better man ... Read More »

An Eid Gift for Nabila: A US Drone

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An 'Īd gift was delivered to Nabila Rahman's home by Americans last year. A gruesome gift that blew her grandmother's body into pieces on a magical day that was supposed to be filled with joy. Nine-year old Nabila didn't get a rousing welcome that her country mate Malala Yousufzai received because she didn't fit the war on terror agenda.  A ... Read More »

Interview With Shaykh Islahi

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This notion that the youth or next generation is not attached to the masjid, this is not true. You will see this if you take a tour of the nation. Everywhere I went, I saw the youth sitting for itikaf. Don’t be pessimistic, have good expectations of the new generation; don’t lose hope in them. Read More »

The Muslim Marriage Crisis

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A major part of creating a beloved community is the creation of a family but a Muslim marriage crisis is at our doorstep. Men and women who really want to get married often face a myriad of issues in finding a good match. The issues are as diverse as the American Muslim community scattered all over the country.  Meeting venues ... Read More »

Best Song…..EVER

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By Hena Zuberi Them: Hena Auntie – can you take us to the mall? Me: “OK, get in the car, let's go.” A gaggle of girls in the car and they bust out A Capella style- Tik Tok on the clock but the party don't stop, no Grab my glasses, I'm out the door, I'm gonna hit this city (Let's ... Read More »

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