Rachel Pieh Jones, a Christian American living in Djibouti, reflects on her friendship with a Muslim woman there, and the more universal aspects of faith.
Like Sheep to the Sanitized Slaughter Zone
“Turkey, in all of its modernist efforts, is just covering up the smell of its own shit.”
Sacrifice and Hope on Eid al-Adha
“Eid al-Adha is a mirage in the middle of the harsh desert of the Turkish spirit, a vision of the unified Turkey that we all wish existed.”
The Silent Prayer That Derailed Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s NBA Career
After converting to Islam in the ’90s, the point guard began to pray during the national anthem. He was soon traded.
Finding Her True Self: Queer and Muslim
A Muslim international student came to New York City, and soon embraced her sexuality and all the cultural challenges it would create.
‘But Islam Does Not Forbid Love’: How Young Muslims Define ‘Halal Dating’
Today’s young Muslims are finding ways to develop romantic relationships and while observing Islamic beliefs forbidding pre-marital sex.
Between Their Arab Past and American Present
Lauren Alwan narrates her family’s migration from Syria to California to explore how people’s evolving identities help gain them a foothold in America and create unintentional tensions across generations.
An Imam’s Jihad Against Ignorance and Radicalization
At The Walrus, Nadim Roberts profiles a Canadian imam who is working to counter radicalization with knowledge.