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Amina Chaudary is the Editor in Chief of The Islamic Monthly


Amina Chaudary is the Editor in Chief of The Islamic Monthly



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Making Sense of 2016 Election

Video Editorial The election results are a sad outcome for millions of people who had hopes for something different. Man


Video Editorial The election results are a sad outcome for millions of people who had hopes for something different. Many fear that the hate and divisiveness of Donald Trump — the candidate – will remain with Donald Trump — the President. Much of this trepidation around the results of this election stem from fear: fear […]

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Reza Aslan on the America of Today

Editor’s note: The following interview took place in August 2015 between Reza Aslan and TIM EIC Amina Chaudary Rez


Editor’s note: The following interview took place in August 2015 between Reza Aslan and TIM EIC Amina Chaudary Reza Aslan has become an important and critical figure in the mainstream media over the past decade. He is one of the most versatile scholar and commentator today, having written several best-sellers and known for his articulate […]

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Cornel West on the Place for Muslims in America

In the broad range of interviews we have conducted over the years, this was by far the one interview that could not have


In the broad range of interviews we have conducted over the years, this was by far the one interview that could not have been better timed in both its scheduling and in the conversation. Cornel West is a seminal figure on issues of race and religion in America. He is a busy man, with multiple […]

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Interview with Paulo Coelho: best selling author of The Alchemist

Santiago 25 years later and finding one’s Personal Legend: In Conversation with Paulo Coelho: Best-Selling author


Santiago 25 years later and finding one’s Personal Legend: In Conversation with Paulo Coelho: Best-Selling author of The Alchemist by: Amina Chaudary About 10 years ago, I leaped from one stage of life to a completely inexperienced other. Unsure, lost, confused and scared, I just didn’t know where I belonged and what I should be […]

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Interview with Hakeem Olajuwon

Often remembered for achieving greatness, even while observing fasts in Ramadan during the playoffs, Hakeem the Dream ca


Often remembered for achieving greatness, even while observing fasts in Ramadan during the playoffs, Hakeem the Dream catches up with TIM No doubt one of the most admired NBA players of the past 20 years is a man who came from Africa and quickly established a reputation as being one of the best centers in […]

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On American Muslims and civic engagement

The following was a conversation with Glenn Greenwald (GG) of First Look Media and Amina Chaudary of The Islamic Monthly


The following was a conversation with Glenn Greenwald (GG) of First Look Media and Amina Chaudary of The Islamic Monthly (TIM) in August 2014.   TIM:               The American Muslim community is reeling from a very difficult few weeks. Gaza, NSA revelations on the widespread targeting Muslims, efforts to boycott The White House iftar, divisions over […]

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A Pioneer in Hollywood: Being Muslim and not playing the terrorist

Faran Tahir This is a life story about how Faran Tahir, a well known Hollywood actor from Iron Man, Star Trek, Jinn and


Faran Tahir This is a life story about how Faran Tahir, a well known Hollywood actor from Iron Man, Star Trek, Jinn and other notable films was inspired to become a Hollywood actor, and shatter stereotypes in the process.  The story takes one through his upbringing, an in to early and current years in Hollywood.  […]

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The Third Way: The Oft-Neglected Roots of Islam in America.

  Part 1: A beautiful Narrative Story Listen here on the audio player:   Read the Transcript here Part 2:   T


  Part 1: A beautiful Narrative Story Listen here on the audio player:   Read the Transcript here Part 2:   The Third Way:  The Oft-Neglected Roots of Islam in America. A friend once lent me a book she stumbled upon in a used bookstore.  It looked old, with a soft cover and was published […]

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Shems Friedlander – a young man’s account of 1950-60 spiritual America

  Shems Friedlander: A friend of ours, Ellen Burstyn who’s an actress was doing a play in New York City. At


  Shems Friedlander: A friend of ours, Ellen Burstyn who’s an actress was doing a play in New York City. At the same time, she was up for an Academy Award for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, it was a film. So, she lived out in the countryside. It was quite a ways for her to […]

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Ibrahim Todashev, Reni and the FBI

PART 1: What the Mystery of the Ibrahim Todashev Killing Can Teach Us Like many of us, I’ve spent a great deal of time


PART 1: What the Mystery of the Ibrahim Todashev Killing Can Teach Us Like many of us, I’ve spent a great deal of time following the numerous story lines of the Boston marathon bombing. The well-circulated Boston Globe report reveals significant new insights into the lives of the two Tsarnaev brothers with a central focus […]