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March 11, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I was having a haircut in a Twin Cities hair salon. The staff was nice enough to accommodate my special need for a private place and a no-man zone during the time I have my haircut while my hijab is off. The salon has a higher, more private platfo...

March 11, 2017

Amazing things have been unfolding recently. I published an article I wrote on a recent experience that happened to me in my hair salon, on a private group called Pantsuit Nation. The article got more than 110,000 likes and around 7000 comments.

Today I was interviewed...

March 11, 2017

Today was my TEDx Edina talk.

There is something to be shared about the Lebanese approach to multi-religious co-existance, that could help eliminate prejudice against Muslims here in America. In my talk, I highlighted what I beleive are solutions in that direction for u...

March 9, 2017

How the same decision that claims to liberate women actually oppresses them!

In 2004 I was in France reporting on the Cannes Advertising Festival on behalf of ArabAd Magazine, not only as an Arab, but also as a Muslim woman and a veiled one. For a whole week I was follo...

July 29, 2016

I walked into the McGuire Proscenium Stage at The Guthrie Theater with my friend Barbara La Valleur and her husband, in anticipation even though I knew exactly what to expect because I’d read the play.

People were sitting down, chatting and flipping through the pages of...

June 21, 2016

50 families lost a loved one today in ‪#‎Orlando‬. Their families and friends will be mourning for years and missing them forever. They were Innocent civilians living their life the way they chose and saw fit.

It is God that has given them the free will and power to mak...

March 23, 2016

It was just another event that we simply could not attend. My husband and I got an email dinner invitation from our kids’ school community. “An evening to unwind and sip a glass of wine”… Well, in our gatherings we do not collectively unwind and we definitely do not us...

March 11, 2016

On Tuesday May 25 of 2016, I had the great honor of receiving the Eden Prairie Human Rights Award for 2016. The Eden Prairie City Council and Human Rights and Diversity committee granted me this title for my “efforts to uphold the values of the City’s Human Rights Mani...

February 3, 2016

The ground of no-ground

When I first came across the announcement of a women-only mosque in Los Angeles on Thursday January 30, 2015, I have to say the idea resonated with me. But as I read further into the initiatives and thoughts of the founders, it seemed like the tw...

January 9, 2016

My next blog was going to be about my prophet, Mohammad, peace and blessings be upon him. I chose this subject, since few million Muslims are celebrating his birth this month. They do that with rejoicing, telling the story of his life and devotion to God, and listing h...

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