Wading The Water

The recent Executive Order by President Trump banning non-immigrants and immigrants from seven Muslim majority nations has ensued predictable chaos and uncertainty within the Muslim community and the rest of the world. This situation is rightfully upsetting and frightening, more so because of the lack of clarity regarding how the Order plays out legally. Therefore,…

Vigil for #OurThreeBrothers

Last week, three black Sudanese Americans were killed “execution-style” in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Their names were Mohamedtaha Omar (23), Adam Mekki (20), and Muhannad Tairab (17). All of them were members of a diaspora community from East Africa. Regardless of their shared affiliations, Omar and Tairab were Muslim, while Mekki was Christian. According to Fort…

Uniting to Combat Islamophobia

On Friday, February 12, 2016, Al-Talib Newsmagazine held a panel discussion that addressed ways different groups both within and beyond the Muslim community can unite to combat Islamophobia and discrimination. The guest panelists present included Qasim Rashid and Amatus Sami, both of whom represent minority groups within the Muslim community. Below are 11 key points…

UCLA MSA presents Islam Appreciation Week

UCLA’s Muslim Student Association annually hosts Islam Appreciation Week on the university campus. It is a week “dedicated to understanding and celebrating the openness, inclusiveness, diversity and beauty of Islam.” Islam Appreciation Week consists of several events over the course of one week. These events cater to Muslims and non-Muslims interested in learning about Islam…