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The Ultimate List: All 30 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 30

You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Muslim-American life: young adults’ activist, artistic voices

Follow through this six-story series on the lives of second-generation American Muslims. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food, faith and bacon (now there’s a holy trinity!)

There are Hindus who haven’t set foot in a temple in a decade, but still refuse to order a burger.  And Muslims who smoke and drink, but won’t eat a pork chop.  And Jews, like 25-year-old Stacey Banchek, who hasn’t attended synagogue services regularly since she moved to Washington D.C. a few years ago, but still picks bacon bits out of her Cobb salad, piece by piece. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Muslim-American life: A virtual round table

No single voice or organization can speak for the colorful, diverse spectrum of Islam in America, so here we give you ten of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Muslim-American life: Allah and the Arts

With bold, messages on contemporary religious, social and political issues, young Muslim-Americans are stepping onto the stage and into the studio. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Muslim-American life: The numbers speak for themselves

The diverse, young-skewing population of an estimated 1.5 million Muslim-American adults  is “middle-class and mostly mainstream,” according to a 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center.  (Full report available for download here.)
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This Muslim-American life: Meet Ahlam, a Chicago activist

Ahlam Said, a 23-year-old working for a Muslim community-organizing group in Chicago, talks about her take on race and religion.

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This Muslim-American life: Sharing their stories

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network, a community organizing group based on Chicago’s South Side, brings together Muslims across races and backgrounds several times a year with Community Café, an event where Muslims (and non-Muslims, as well) are given a place to gather together and connect with one another.
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I am proud to be South Asian because…

So I took a hike to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. for the South Asian Carnival on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. In light of India Independence Day and Pakistan Independence Day, I thought it’d be neat to ask people there just why they were proud to be who they are. Listen to their responses and share your own below.

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Been skydiving lately? 30 Things Before 30, Part Two

Part two of our list of things you might consider doing before turning 30 includes, once again, a healthy mix of adventure and “real adult” stuff. If you missed Part One, read it here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Despite Khan-troversy, Bollywood ‘Badshah’ keeps his cool

By now you may have heard the story of how Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, also known as ‘King Khan,’ was questioned by airport security for 66 minutes (previous reports say two hours) at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. Khan’s name reportedly appeared on a security checklist, and he wasn’t released until after Indian diplomats intervened.

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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan entertains the crowd during a South Asian festival at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. PHOTO BY HAMSA RAMESHA

Fed up with abuse, young Muslim activists take back their faith

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It transcends ethnic, religious and gender boundaries. Men beat women, women beat men, and both abuse children. But when domestic violence hits the Muslim community, it seems the whole community – and faith – is damned by Islamaphobes who already use a broad stroke to paint even the faithful as terrorists.
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Muslim activists: Linking allies through the Web

 “I pledge never to engage in, support, or remain silent about the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of Muslim and non-Muslim women and children.” – Mohammad Khalil, online pledge from Muslim Men Against Domestic Abuse
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Muslim activists: Rethinking gender, Islam and the Quran

Abbas Jaffer isn’t a single-issue activist. Since he entered college, the 23-year-old University of Denver graduate has delved into gang violence and international relations, and even worked for a brief stint in India with Tibetan refugees. But the problem of domestic violence disturbed him early on. Read the rest of this entry »
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Muslim activists: Fighting abuse with fashion

A shirt that reads “I will appreciate your mind, body and soul” might seem more appropriate for a yoga class than a weightlifting session. But Altamash Iftikhar wears his to the gym all the time.
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women's t-shirt (Altamash Iftikhar)

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