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The Blessing of Coexistence

The Blessing of Coexistence

One day, my friend and I decided to attend a Christian event on campus. As soon as we walked in, friendly students greeted us. The event began with a band singing songs about faith, God, and hope. Although I was ...

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“OMG, You Are So Religious”

“OMG, You Are So Religious”

Have you ever heard any of the following statements? You are not “religious” because ….. you listen to music. you don’t have a beard (males). you don’t wear the hijab (females). you say “hi” instead of “Salaam.” you like to ...

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Hope(full)

Hope(full)

when it feels like the walls are closing in around you and the darkness is louder than the silence and the footsteps that once created a sense of companionship are now gone and it feels like there is no breathing ...

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Let’s Party and Have Some Drinks

Let’s Party and Have Some Drinks

Marie : Hey, a couple of friends and I are going out tonight to a frat party. Want to come? Salma : No I can’t. Marie: Why not? Salma: Because I’m Muslim, and I am not allowed. 5 minutes later… ...

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Islam’s Invisible Chain Reaction

Islam’s Invisible Chain Reaction

On my commute to and from school, I sometimes watch Islamic lectures on my smartphone. Not too long ago, while I was on the bus, I remembered a post on the UCLA MSA page  mentioning Hamza Yusuf’s “Life of the ...

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