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Haytham graduated at the top of his class with a B.S in Chemistry from Texas Southern University and went on to graduate from the University of New Mexico with a Masters of Science in Nano Science and Microsystems. Haytham volunteered and worked for various Islamic non-profits. He is currently a board member of MuslimMatters.org and is employed by the US. Department of Commerce in the D.C. Area

(Webcast) Happening Now! “Hour of Power” on Google Hangout!


August 4, 2013 6-7pm EST Join Imams Zia, imām Khalid Latif and Mustafa Davis for this webcast on Zakat .. Read More »

UnMosqued Series: Unmosqued Unmasked, A Critical Review of the UnMosqued Trailer

the unmosqued trailer review

I believe this three-minute trailer threw our mosques under the bus. It opened the door for its audience to blame all of their problems on the mosque, and take no responsibility for their own actions. Read More »

Hebah Ahmed on CNN providing insight on the Saudi Arabian Ban Outlawing Female Drivers

MuslimMatters’ Blogger, Hebah Ahmed, was recently interviewed on CNN about the ban in Saudi Arabia outlawing female drivers. The interview was done in response to a group of Saudi women calling for a “Saudi Women’s Driving Day” to protest the ban and change the law. Read More »

Sunday Open Thread | Haytham’s Random Thoughts

This Sunday, Haytham's (very) random thoughts! Advice to grad students, love for the Egyptian 'beoble', a fascinating quote from Umar Ibn Al Khattab(ra) and much more... Read More »

Breaking the Fear Factor: The Egyptian Protest Story

The Egyptian government has been relying on fear to rule its people with an iron fist. The fear has now been lifted. I spent 13 years of my life in Egypt and I understand this fear - a nagging worry that one might be detained indefinitely with no court date or legal representation. Almost every Egyptian is aware of such horror stories, people jailed due to “civil-disobedience” or other politically-driven charges. Even with this backdrop, Egyptians are standing up to make their voices heard. Read More »

Book Review | Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet

Being a chubby person myself, I found the chapter about food interesting to say the least. The book gives excellent solutions as to how to pick your food and stay Halal. He actually has two chapters titled “Green Zabiha” and “American Halal - Setting the Stage for the Future” discussing methods and ways to stay green while staying Halal and even profiting from it financially. Read More »

Muslim Response: A New Era of Muslims Utilizing the Digital World

Muslim Response was officially launched on September 21, 2010 and has had phenomenal reactions and results with just one video released thus far. In a span of just over a week, the animated cartoon clip “Watch Terry Jones Trying to Burn Koran” has been viewed almost 70,000 times! Read More »

UPDATES(2) | Florida Pastor Terry Jones Calls Off Quran Burning on September 11th

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Celebrating Eid around September 11th 2010

This year, Eid al-Fitr, the joyous Muslim holiday marking the end of the month of Ramadan falls around the ninth anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001, which has left some Muslims fearing a possible backlash attached to celebrating this religious holiday which dates back more than 1400 years. Read More »

September 4th: Ramadan Finish-line with Waleed Basyouni, Yaser Birjas, and Wisam Sharieff

Link to all Ramadan 2010 posts Its always easy to start strong, but only the successful ones finish strong. The last ten nights are here, we're at the finish line! Join AlAmaanah for a webinar tomorrow (Saturday, September 4th at 4:00 pm CST) to learn how to maximize your last ten nights. Speakers include Sh. Waleed Basyouni, Sh. Yaser Birjas, ... Read More »

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