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  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Krisheena Irwin, Tayyibah Taylor
    CHANGE MAKERS

    CHANGE MAKERS

    by Krisheena Irwin & Tayyibah Taylor

    Creating change is not always easy, but when you are inspired by vision for a better world, you know the importance of being a catalyst for good and you don’t let adversity stand in the way. Numerous change makers in our community are dedicated to translating their faith values into improving realities. Here are five women who are creating ripples of change,

  • DEEN
    Dr. Eren Tatari
    INESCAPABLE SEPARATION

    INESCAPABLE SEPARATION

    by Dr. Eren Tatari

    They only know some of the appearance of the life of this world, but they are utterly heedless about the hereafter” (30:7).

    Although we all know that we will die (it may be tomorrow, it may be in 60 years), many of us live without giving much conscious thought to the hereafter. When we reach 40 or 50, some of us go through a mid-life crisis; we start to realize that life

  • FEATURE
    Ambata Kazi-Nance
    DOUBLE VISION

    DOUBLE VISION

    by Ambata Kazi-Nance

    Identical twin sisters Nsenga and Nzinga Knight are two rising stars in the art world. The Knight Sisters, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by parents from Trinidad and Guyana, are the only set of twins in a family of six girls.

    Nsenga Knight is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary visual and performance artist who began honing her craft at Howard University, where she

  • FEATURE
    Nabeelah Naeem
    MERCY. ADDRESSING HIV/AIDS

    MERCY. ADDRESSING HIV/AIDS

    by Nabeelah Naeem

    Allah’s Messenger (peace be on him) said: “Verily, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, would say on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Oh son of Adam, I was sick and you did not visit Me.’ He would say: ‘Oh my Lord; how could I visit You whereas You are the Lord of the worlds?’ Thereupon He would say: ‘Didn’t you know that such and such servant of Mine was sick but you did not visit him

  • FEATURE
    Rachelle Fawcett
    MUSLIM WOMEN CHAPLAINS

    MUSLIM WOMEN CHAPLAINS

    by Rachelle Fawcett

    While no longer new, Islamic chaplaincy in America is still a growing field in which women are only a small percentage; however, as the landscape of Islam in America is slowly changing, those women are filling a big role.
    With an identity uniquely our own, born of a mishmash of cultures, ideologies, experiences and stories, American Islam is creating a distinctly American

  • FEATURE
    Kelly Crosby, Dujanah Descartes
    SPIRIT OF SUCCESS

    SPIRIT OF SUCCESS

    by Kelly Crosby & Dujanah Descartes

    Eman Aboushi. Empowered Leader. Born in Jerusalem 56 years ago in a family of 10 children, and now living in New York City as a mother of 10 children, Eman Aboushi has faced a variety of changes in her life. She says, “Life is about tawakal ‘ala Allah (reliance on God). Allah is the ultimate destiny maker. It is all in His hands.”

    As a young child, her family

  • FEATURE
    Krisheena Malik
    SUPER WOMEN. RESHAPING OUR DAY

    SUPER WOMEN. RESHAPING OUR DAY

    by Krisheena Malik

    Fajr alarm goes off. Allaaahu Akbar! Allaaahu Akbar! You stagger to the bathroom to make wudhu, attempting to rub the haze from your eyes, when blood-curdling shrieks from down the hall shatter the silence of the early morn. Rushing back to the bedroom, you feel a misplaced Lego piece piercing the sole of your foot, and you muffle a scream, almost a curse, grumbling and

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