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Perspective: Watching Hillary and Taking Pride

By: Aisha J. Shah As I attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, I reminisced about the 20


By: Aisha J. Shah As I attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, I reminisced about the 2008 elections and the gracious way Hillary Clinton conceded to then-nominee, Barack Obama. At the time, she understood that personal aspirations were less significant than uniting and moving a strong Democratic party forward. Her selflessness and […]

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An American Muslim Case for Hillary Clinton

By: Shahed Amanullah On the final day of DNC, we witnessed powerful speeches and tributes just before Chelsea Clinton in


By: Shahed Amanullah On the final day of DNC, we witnessed powerful speeches and tributes just before Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother, the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in U.S. history for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.  There was basketball star-turned-statesman Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who laid full claim to […]

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Perspective: Let’s Not Make a Big Deal About Clinton’s “One Line”

By: Souheila Al-Jadda President Bill Clinton has always paid attention to semantics. Lest we forget his infamous line, &


By: Souheila Al-Jadda President Bill Clinton has always paid attention to semantics. Lest we forget his infamous line, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”. Scandals aside, the backlash against president Clinton’s DNC speech last night where he stated that Muslims can stay and help us win if they love freedom […]

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Perspective: Bill Clinton: Willing to Allow Muslims to Stay in America If They Meet Certain Conditions?

By Muqtedar Khan Watching the Republican convention was like watching a horror show with a critical caveat. The monsters


By Muqtedar Khan Watching the Republican convention was like watching a horror show with a critical caveat. The monsters were real! No American presidential candidate in recent years has so alienated and frightened American Muslims as Donald Trump has. So, I waited for the Democratic convention with great hope for unity, inclusiveness and positivity. But […]

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A Muslim at the DNC

The Democratic National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Philadelphia thi


The Democratic National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Philadelphia this year, sees thousands of Democratic delegates amass to officially nominate a candidate to represent the party in the presidential election, and determine the party’s official platform. This convention marks the official end to the primary season, and […]

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Perspective: The Trump Trap

By: Atif Qarni Atif has been the TIM “go to” Muslim Democrat in our ongoing series here.   The Republican N


By: Atif Qarni Atif has been the TIM “go to” Muslim Democrat in our ongoing series here.   The Republican National Convention was unconventional. On various issues, Donald Trump broke away from the usual party platform and many people were impressed by his children. But it is important to look at the mixed messages that […]

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The Reaction To My Prayer at the RNC Should Make America Reflect

By Sajid Tarar Founder of American Muslims for Trump Two days ago, I stood before the Republican National Convention and


By Sajid Tarar Founder of American Muslims for Trump Two days ago, I stood before the Republican National Convention and offered a prayer for America, quoting a famous saying of the Prophet Muhammad. Most of those at the convention bowed their heads with me in prayer. Afterward, I received much praise and support; walking backstage, […]

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A Muslim at the RNC

The Republican National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Cleveland this y


The Republican National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Cleveland this year, sees thousands of Republican delegates amass to officially nominate a candidate to represent the party in the presidential election, and determine the party’s official platform. This convention marks the official end to the primary season, and […]

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US Election Perspective Series: Bernie Sanders Should Force a Fight at the Convention

Editor’s note: Send us your opinion and it might get published in this ongoing series! Editor [at] theislamicmonthly [


Editor’s note: Send us your opinion and it might get published in this ongoing series! Editor [at] theislamicmonthly [dot] com Bernie Sanders Should Force a Fight at the Convention By: Kevin James While growing up in Brooklyn during the tumultuous 60s and 70s, the dinner table in my household was often a scene of raucous […]

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Behind the Scenes with Faran Tahir

In rare access, Faran Tahir goes behind the scenes with cameras at his latest performance at the Shakespeare Theatre. Fa


In rare access, Faran Tahir goes behind the scenes with cameras at his latest performance at the Shakespeare Theatre. Faran shares his deepest insights in to where his passion for acting comes from and why he believes in the power of this art form.   More interview: How I landed this Role