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Amad Shaikh is one of the founders of MuslimMatters, Inc. His identity is shaped by his religion (Islam), place of birth (Pakistan), and nationality (American). By education, he is a ChemE, topped off with an MBA from the Wharton. He was one of the founders of the TDC, and in what seems like a distant memory, he served as the President of U. Houston's MSA. His interests include politics, cricket, and media interactions. Career-wise, Amad is in management in the oil & gas industry (but one who still appreciates the "green revolution").

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni’s Mother Passes Away

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Amad S. Reflects on the passing of Shaykh Waleed's mother' s death Read More »

Reaction to Abdul Jalil’s Libya Freedom Speech (ref to Islamic Sharia State) Hypocritical?

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Why the alarm-bells to Abdul Jalil's reference to Islamic law, yet no such alarm when he refers to other forms and state of government? Read More »

Breaking: Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Dead

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Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, the 83-year-old defence minister and first in line of succession to become king of Saudi Arabia, has died. Read More »

UPDATE! Jury verdict in, Share your Reactions : The BIG Picture & Fact-Check

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UPDATE: VERDICT AND SENTENCE The jury has found the 10 Muslim students tried GUILTY on both counts.  The judge has ruled a sentence which includes:  a 3 year informal probation, 56 hours of community service with a non-profit organization for each defendant, and $200 in fines.  The sentence will most likely be suspended if the students complete their community service ... Read More »

What’s In Your Ear? | Shaykh Ibrahim Dremali

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What’s in Your Ear? is an occasional Saturday series where we ask Muslims, both ordinary and extraordinary, a few simple questions. This week we have an interview with Shaykh Ibrahim Dremali. Read More »

Ramadan: Time to Kick Porn Addiction Out of your System

This article will help you KILL porn addiction or at least start on the road to recovery inshallah. We will learn about the physiology of porn addiction & why it’s so hard to quit. We'll address porn addicts not as losers. And highlight the Ramadan connection-simple changes towards a new life Read More »

Onislam.net: No Ramadan for Uighur Muslims

As for Muslim members of the government throughout Xinjiang, the government forced them to sign “letters of responsibility” promising to avoid fasting, evening prayers, or other religious activities. Read More »

BBC News: “[Palestinian] babies can justifiably be killed”: King’s Torah

"you can kill those who are not supporting or encouraging murder in order to save the lives of Jews", yes even babies if they will "grow up to pose a threat" Read More »

Mona Eltahawy, MuslimMatters Blogger Hebah Ahmed debate Obama’s Decision on Death Photos of Osama bin Laden

Interestingly, Sr. Hebah was EVERY BIT there. She was part of the conversation. She did not disappear, otherwise Mona would be engaging a ghost. Read More »

CNN: Hebah Ahmed, MuslimMatters Blogger, Debates Mona Eltahawy over French Niqab (Burka) Ban

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Mona: So the closer you want to become to God, the more -- the less of you, the more you disappear. Hebah: I don't feel that I have disappeared at all. [Hello, I am right here] Read More »

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