Harvard freshman says he was denied entry to the U.S. over friends social media posts

by Aysha Qamar Unlike his classmates who were getting ready to start their first year, 17-year-old Harvard freshman Ismail B. Ajjawi never got to leave Boston's airp

Trump claims US could wipe Afghanistan ‘off the face of the Earth’

by Aysha Qamar Afghanistan has demanded a clarification on Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s comments a day earlier that he could have had the country “wiped off the face of

Muslims all around the world celebrate Eid al Fitr

by Aysha Qamar Millions of Muslims all around the globe gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of  Ramadan. The name Eid al-Fitr translate

Trump Hosts Second Iftar Without Muslim Organizations

by Aysha Qamar Despite previous Islamophobic comments, President Donald Trump welcomed diplomats from Muslim-majority nations to the White House for iftar on May 13.  Trump hoste

Ramadan Promotes Unity and Interfaith Relationships

by Aysha Qamar Ramadan is upon us and is being celebrated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Churches, Temples and Synagogues have shown their support for Muslims in America by p

Man Drives Into Crowd Because He Thought They Were Muslim

by Aysha Qamar In another series of this month's hateful events comes the news of a man who plowed his Toyota Corolla into a group of pedestrians at a crowded intersection in Su

An Open Letter to Ramadan From the Perspective of Three Muslim-Americans

The following article is a collection of three open letters written by Muslim-American South Asian Girls from Brown Girl Magazine.  By Aysha Qamar If Ramadan was a person and I

Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike

by Aysha Qamar Thirty Palestinian prisoners in Israel's jails have started a hunger strike, news reports say approximately 1,500 others are expected to join the movement next wee

What is Muslim Women’s Day?

by Aysha Qamar March 27 each year is an important date for Muslim women worldwide. The date represents the official Muslim Women's Day, created by MuslimGirl.com to celebrate Musl

Trump is under hot water from Cohen’s Testimony

by Aysha Qamar Michael D. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, gave a contradicting testimony before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing o

A guide to the conflict between India and Pakistan

By Aysha Qamar There is hope for peace in the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan. Amidst tensions escalating between the two nuclear-armed countries, Pakistani Prime

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

by Aysha Qamar President Donald Trump declared a national emergency last Friday under the guise of border security in order to get funding to build his border wall. ‘We wil

Trump Delivers State of the Union Address After Government Reopens

by Aysha Qamar House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, following the reopening of the government after the lon

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Sworn In as First Muslim Women in Congress

by Aysha Qamar Not one but two Muslim American women were sworn into Congress for the first time on January 3.  Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib took oath on a Quran that belonged t

Halim Dhanidina Becomes First Muslim, South Asian Justice in California

by Aysha Qamar Despite prevalent Islamophobia, 2018 proved to be historic for Muslims nationwide. American-Muslims have continued to see firsts in different levels of government

Muslim Indian American Teen Wins University Hackathon

by Aysha Qamar Muslim Indian American teenager and high school senior Mahum Siddiqi won the inaugural “Digital Transformation Hackathon” at Cornell University as the only non-

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim ‘fixation’

by Aysha Qamar Nigel Farage has quit UK Independence Party (Ukip) after 25 years, saying he no longer recognizes the party as run by Gerard Batten because of its “fixation” w

Canada Hate Crimes Rise

by Aysha Qamar Hate crimes in Canada are reported to have increased by 47% , primarily targeting Muslims, Jews and black people, according to new figures released by the country

Justice for Nabra Hassanen

Virginia man admits murder of teenage Muslim girl, Nabra Hassanen by Aysha Qamar Last year, in June 2017, 17-year-old Muslim American girl Nabra Hassanen was attacked and murde

Nikki Haley Departs as US Ambassador

by Aysha Qamar Last week, US President Donald Trump announced that United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, would leave her post at the end of 2018. The for

Hijabi Heroes Visit NYC Comic Con

by Aysha Qamar This year’s New York City 2018 Comic-Con showcased a diversity of costumes and personalities. But, one group of women stood out from the rest. A group of Muslim

Trump Continues to Hurt Palestinian Efforts For Peace

by Aysha Qamar Recently, the Donald Trump administration had ended more than $500 million in aid for Palestinians to push them to the negotiating table. He referred to this action

Muslim woman who refused handshake wins discrimination case

by Aysha Qamar A Swedish Muslim woman has been awarded financial compensation after claiming she was discriminated against in a job interview upon declining to shake hands with a

U.S. Debates Sanctions Against China Over Muslim Detention Camps

by Aysha Qamar China is facing criticism as it has been accused of allegedly detaining a Turkic ethnic minority, Uighur, in its Xinjiang region under what UN experts have called

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress

by Aysha Qamar The former refugee could become the first Somali American elected to US Congress if she wins November's election. Set to make history after winning a seat in Minne