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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 We Need to Rethink How We Shop


By Shanza Ali A lot has been said about workers' rights in Bangladesh over the last 3 months following the collapse of Rana Plaza factory in April.  Angry and outraged voices have been raised, lengthy defences have been given, and some agreements and laws have even been hesitantly signed… But what has been the Muslim response to this crisis? Before ... Read More »

30 Best Days 30 Juz 30 Quran Recitations


Surah Fatiha | Ustadh Wisam Sharieff | US- AQLonline.com Surah Al Baqarah | Shaykh Al Zain Mohamad Ahmed | Sudan *childhood memories* Bonus: Surah Baqarah | Ustadh Hamza Abdigani | Somalia Surah Ale Imran | Shaykh Maher Mueaqly | Saudi Arabia | imām masjid Al Haram, Juz 4 | Shaykh Muḥammad Al Said Hussayn Jibrel | Egypt | leads Taraweeh ... Read More »

Parents at Taraweeh – Making it Work

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Ramadan 2013 Posts The usual scene at taraweeh is children running around in the prayer area, tweens in the hallways, and teens in the parking lot. At the masjid I'm attending, the imām said some very wise things: Taraweeh is sunnah, while looking after and protecting your children is fard. He urged the fathers to watch the children while the mothers ... Read More »

Martial Arts – A Grand Master’s Big Bow and the Muslim Take


We were standing outside the dojang (dojo). They were taking the old sign down and the new owners were putting up a new sign. My children take tae kwon do classes. When I signed them for classes in this particular dojo years ago, it was run by a man from Jordan, (a non-practicing brother, named Master Jordan, who made a ... Read More »

Mama can I get Unlimited Internet on my iPad and other Internet Safety Issues


The fact is that 93 percent of kids are online. Even if parents limit or ban internet access, kids have access at school, through a friend's smart phone, libraries, and schools. The internet is a tool that our children need to use and master with wisdom dispensed by parents. We need tech-savvy youth who will grow up to be leaders ... Read More »

UnMosqued ReMosqued: Western Masajid and the Search for Community

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In many communities, the very place that was meant to bring Muslims together has become an anathema for the community— associated with fighting, control, and divisions like little fiefdoms. Read More »

Interview with Aafia Siddiqui’s Attorney- Tina Foster of the International Justice Network

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Exclusive inteview with Aafia Siddiqui's lawyer- Tina Foster Read More »

Justice For Aafia- A Graphic Novel


This is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's story in visual form. The artist Christopher Towne is a young anti-war activist. He blogs here. Towne has given Muslimmatters.org exclusive permission to share his graphic novel. He says “the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is both strange and disturbing. The so-called “War on Terror” demands periodic show trials, to make endless wars appear justified. Countless ... Read More »

Political Prisoner #Aafia Siddiqui Human Rights Forum & Rally in Washington D.C.

Joe Lombardo, National Coordinator of United National Antiwar Coalition  (UNAC) rallies for repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui

On International Women's Day, March 8th, 2013, anti-war, civil liberties, and Muslim activists, along with college students and families joined hands in demanding the repatriation of political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui back to her home country of Pakistan, and the compassionate release of Attorney Lynne Stewart. The peaceful protest was held outside the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. More than fifty  protestors ... Read More »

The March Initiatives- 3 Rallies for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

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Action Alert March 30, 2013 will mark 10 years that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been engulfed in an unending regime of brutal political imprisonment. As part of the international Free Aafia Movement's “10 DAYS FOR 10 YEARS” campaign, the U.S. branch of this international quest for justice will afford supporters of Aafia in America with three opportunities to contribute to this very important campaign. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, ... Read More »

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