Sahan Journal

[Sahan Journal] aim[s] to chronicle the struggles, successes and transformations of Minnesota’s new Americans, whose stories are often overlooked by traditional news organizations. As Minnesota becomes more diverse, Sahan will bring the stories of these immigrant groups to the mainstream, with the skill and deftness that they deserve.

Story Stitch was created to serve as a guided storytelling activity that connects and builds empathy between people of different cultural backgrounds, through the art of storytelling. Created by and for the community.

A great story-telling tool to create conversation.

American Quran

An ongoing project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions   and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Five years in the making, the project has been inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world and undertaken after extensive research.     Scroll down for the pictures.

Reasons to be Cheerful

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"Reasons to be Cheerful was founded by artist and musician David Byrne, who believes in the power of approaching the world with curiosity—in art, in music, in collaboration and in life. Under the banner of Byrne’s Arbutus Foundation, Reasons to be Cheerful embodies this sensibility, applying it now to the future of our world. Through stories of hope, rooted in evidence, Reasons to be Cheerful aims to inspire us all to be curious about how the world can be better, and to ask ourselves how we can be part of that change. "

Sounding Islam in China
The aim of this project is to cut through the polarised debates which dominate contemporary discussions of Islam in China, and provide clearer insights into the nature and ideology of religious practice in China today. [...] Sounding Islam in China proposes to map the Islamic soundscapes of contemporary China.
Yup, Mueller delivers his report!
Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
Grab a jumbo tub of popcorn and watch the world burn.
LONDON — Police officers and counterterrorism officials in Britain were investigating attacks on five mosques Thursday, including one in which a man took a sledgehammer to smash the windows of a house of worship in Birmingham, England.
Scriptural Reasoning
Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a tool for inter-faith dialogue whereby people of different faiths come together to read and reflect on their scriptures. Unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather exploring the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries, and learning to ‘disagree better’. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and ones own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities. SR is now practised globally, including in places affected by religion-related tensions and conflict.
Nor Ahmed Plays Golf

A sports piece about a Muslim woman who does things. This is a surprise to some people.

According to a United Nations panel, more than one million Uighurs and other Muslims are held in what rights groups and activists call mass detention centres in the remote western region - a charge denied by Beijing.


Over one million Muslims are in concentration camps to brainwash them of their culture and religion. This whole project of ethnic cleansing by the Chinese government is only possible with the silence and complicity of Islamophobic Western governments.
NZ Bans Military-Style Weapons

New Zealand has banned military-style semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday, just six days after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead.


Well, that was fast.
The FBIs main suspect, an African-American security guard named Gerald Wallace, had already admitted he was the one who called a Miami-area mosque to declare, "Im gonna kill you," but investigators were still shocked by what they found on Wallaces phone during their interview with him two years ago.

Wallace – a 35-year-old black man – had called the Ku Klux Klan over and over again because, he told investigators, "I do like what theyre saying."

In America, satire satirize satire.
Oudimentary
Oud is a resinous heartwood from the aquilaria species, an evergreen in the Thymelaeaceae family native to South East Asia. The heartwood is harvested and used for medicinal and perfumery purposes, many of a traditional or religious nature. The resinous heartwood only occurs in certain trees as a result of a fungal infection due to wounding. Only the aquilaria trees with this infection actually have the aloeswood. Other common English names for oud are aloeswood, calambac, agarwood, gaharu, and eagleswood.
For all your oud needs. I completely dig the oud oil.
Inspired by JR’s large?format street "pastings", INSIDE OUT gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.

I just got back from the 2018 GAME conference. It was an amazing experience!


The goal of the board is to empower Muslim youth across Europe to reclaim their own narratives and work for an inclusive world that acknowledges the dignity and rights of all. I was thrilled to join with this process and contribute my knowledge to young Muslims living in Europe.