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Babies’ Mental Health Matters

April 18, 2016
When we hear about a person’s mental health, it’s often in the context of a problem – a colleague is struggling to handle stress at work, a friend’s child is having behavioral problems at school, or a family member has received a diagnosis. And almost always, these discussions are limited to older...
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Navigating Identity and Family in a Climate of Islamophobia

April 4, 2016
The climate of Islamophobia in this country is causing American Muslims great anxiety. Children are bullied for being Muslim (or for ‘looking’ Muslim), mosques are set on fire and vandalized , presidential candidates call for ‘Muslim neighborhoods’ to be patrolled , women are told to take their...
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3 Myths About Halal Food

March 29, 2016
Note from author : O ne of the reasons I wrote this post was to dispel myths about Muslims since halal is our dietary guideline and the myths or untruths negatively impact the way people view us and perpetuate stereotypes about us. -Yvonne Maffei, My Halal Kitchen It’s not too often that I receive...
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Coming from peace: An open letter to Donald Trump

March 29, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in World Without Hate . Dear Mr. Trump, I am an American Muslim. I deplore the acts of violence and hatred that are wrongly performed in the name of my religion. I denounce the actions of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and all terrorist organizations. They do not represent me or...
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#NeverForget: My Son’s 9/11 Homework Project | Remembering What They Want Us to Forget

March 29, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in Yesterday my son brought home a school project on 9/11 and he couldn't understand why I snapped at him—' #NeverForget ' is not just a slogan. Today I apologized to him for not giving him an interview about where I was and what are my worst...
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My Dear Muslim Son

March 29, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in . Dear Son, You are ten and we haven't had the talk yet. I don't mean the talk about puberty or sex ed, that we have been doing since you were little. Rather the talk that many Muslim mothers dread having with their growing sons. Your Baba is...
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Teaching my passion

March 29, 2016
My name is Fahmeeda Hassan. I am an African American Muslim educator. I have served in the field of education for 30 years in many different capacities. I have been vice principal, lead teacher, senior teacher, department chair, classroom teacher, mentor teacher, consultant, tutor, curriculum...
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Molding the Hardened Heart

March 25, 2016
So many have opinions about what the Quran is and is not. Coming from a very religious family, I have read several versions of the Bible and my studies led me to the Quran. After serving as an acolyte in my youth at my Episcopal church and as the great-granddaughter of an Anglican priest, seeking...
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UPDATED: Celebrating the Contributions of Muslim Families in the United States: MomsRising Blog Carnival

March 25, 2016
I welcome you to read the below blog posts by Muslim writers and allies, leave a comment or two in support and share on your social media channels. Such an act may appear mild in today’s political climate, but it lifts us all. I've been fortunate to be a part of this community with incredible people who are doing much needed work on healing our nation through social justice work. The humility and humanity of this community is the human story that I believe will prevail.
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Quince años de odio, toda una vida de lecciones

March 22, 2016
Cuando me convertí al Islam en Agosto del 2000, sabía que sería una transición algo difícil añadiendo cinco oraciones a mi rutina diaria, ayunando desde el alba hasta la puesta del sol durante el mes sagrado de Ramadán y cambiando mi ropa escotada por piezas más conservadoras y un pañuelo. Sin...
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