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Taraweeh: Donate or Die -
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Taraweeh: Donate or Die A Price Tag on Faith

Since I was a little girl there was something special, I would even say magical, holy and fulfilling about Taraweeh (extended Ramadan prayers) for me. My family would rush through Iftar and pile into my parent’s minivan to attend prayers at the Masjid 40 minutes from our house. I’d eagerly go…


LaunchGood Spotlight: GAMA Collective Wants to Make Muslim Art Great Again -
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LaunchGood Spotlight: GAMA Collective Wants to Make Muslim Art Great Again Gathering All Muslim Artists... to Express Themselves and Be Seen

As the founder of an Islamic Paint Night company, Strokes of Remembrance, I was introduced to the inspirational Abbas Mohamed. Beyond our shared passion of spotlighting the arts within the Muslim American community and our love for Halal Food Festival planning, Abbas and I shared an entrepreneurial spirit that has…



The Devils May Be Chained During Ramadan, But Inner Demons Still Come Out to Play -
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The Devils May Be Chained During Ramadan, But Inner Demons Still Come Out to Play Dealing with mental health issues during the holy month

Ramadan is a wonderful time of year, but it doesn’t come without difficulties. It’s the purpose of the spiritual revival associated with the month. As many scholars put it, “We starve our bodies to feed our souls.” How beautiful, fulfilling, and rewarding this month can be is dependent on the efforts…