Salma Arastu, a painter from India, expresses emotions through this painting and poem she created a few days after the 9/11 attacks.
This is Part 2 of the “50 Rules” for Muslim Brothers and Sisters the author created after being inspired by another blogger’s list of life rules compiled for his daughter and son.
I stumbled upon the blog of an optimistically realistic father that compiles a list of 50 rules/tips for his son and daughter, who had just graduated high school and were preparing to enter college. Here are my 50 rules for my brothers and sisters.
Al-Talib interviews Hamza Siddiqui, a spoken word artist, who is a Junior at the University of the Pacific. In this exclusive interview, Siddiqui performs two spoken word pieces, one of which has not been publicly performed yet.
Islamophobia quite literally (and linguistically) is a fear of Islam and Muslims; albeit, an intense, irrational fear of Islam and Muslims. Some Muslims hold that Islamophobia is a good thing. Why? How could fear of Islam benefit Islam?
We were all joking about how conservative Orange County would probably not have as big of a turnout as Los Angeles would have, so we decided that Irvine might need our presence more than Los Angeles. But, some people were missing…
Al-Talib interviews Salmon Hossein on his experience growing up as an Afghan American post 9/11. Hossein is a recent UCLA graduate who is now pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at Harvard University.
Al-Talib interviews Casey O’Neill on her experience 10 years after the 9/11 attacks. She didn’t know about Muslims before the attacks but does not agree with the stereotypes and prejudices people hold against Muslims due to the attacks.
Al-Talib interviews Kelsey Paxton, a second year Psychobiology major at UCLA, about her experience living in post 9/11 America. Although she is not Muslim, she feels the need to defend Muslims and encourages others to be more accepting and understanding towards people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Al-Talib interviews Kutibh Chihabi, a fourth year Neuroscience major at UCLA, on his experience growing up as a Muslim and Arab American.