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Interview with Filmmaker and B-boy Justin Mashouf

I first read about Justin Mashouf when I was reading the book All American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim. The introduction to his essay mentioned that he is a filmmaker who met with Iranian breakdancers and also participated in a b-boy battle while filming his documentary Warring Factions in Iran.

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From Homeless to Ivy League: The Story of Walid Rahman

Walid Rahman was homeless from the time he was 4 until he was 10. He moved from couch to couch as his family struggled to earn a living while caring for Walid’s terminally ill father.

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Crowdfunding The Future of Nonprofit Fundraising

As any nonprofit has learned in the past few years, funds are tight. As a result, many charities and nonprofits have found themselves struggling to raise funds through new and innovative means.

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Iraqi-American Family Caught in Sanctions Nightmare

An Iraqi-American named Shakir Hamoodi used to run a gourmet food market in Columbia, Missouri. Now, he's in a federal prison in Kansas.

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Raid On Halal Slaughtering Company Raises Concerns Over Religious Freedom

A federal investigation by the USDA of the oldest halal meat slaughtering and product company in the United States raises grave concerns for Muslims about the infringement of first amendment rights.

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My Jihad Bus Ads Launch In Chicago

A campaign to educate the public about the Islamic meaning of ‘jihad’ launched last week in Chicago.

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Top Stocking Stuffers of 2012

Looking for last-minute ideas for Christmas gifts to give your co-workers or non-Muslim friends? The following are suggestions for gifts that may prove to be an olive branch in the holiday season, offering much-appreciated education on Muslims and Islam.

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One Immigrant's Battle with Alcoholism in the US

Khalid Iqbal is a man in his early 60s; an immigrant from northern India who has practiced Islam for as long as he can remember. He has also always known that the Qur'an prohibits drinking alcohol–even as he tried his first beer, about four decades ago.

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Daily Show Correspondent Takes on Muslim Stereotypes

Aasif Mandvi's job title as a TV correspondent is both a complete joke and utterly realistic: Senior Muslim Correspondent.

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Art, Music Paint Positive Bay Area Muslim Sentiment

Waving her arms in the air and twisting her hands together, Nabila Mango, co-founder and director of Zawaya, explains how she wants the music to sound.