Souheila Al-Jadda

Souheila Al-Jadda


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Souheila Al-Jadda

Souheila al-Jadda is the Editorial Director at The Islamic Monthly


Souheila al-Jadda is the Editorial Director at The Islamic Monthly



ARTICLES BY Souheila Al-Jadda



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Managing Palestine’s PR

Jamal Dajani last year became the director for strategic communications and media for Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Ha


Jamal Dajani last year became the director for strategic communications and media for Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Before moving to Palestine, Dajani, an American citizen, was a journalist, activist and television and film producer. Editorial Director Souheila Al-Jadda spoke with Dajani. *Editor’s note: This interview was conducted before Donald Trump was elected president. Souheila […]

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No, American Muslims Are Not Security Agents

At the playground of a local Chick-fil-A in California, my 6-year-old daughter made friends with a cute blue-eyed, blond


At the playground of a local Chick-fil-A in California, my 6-year-old daughter made friends with a cute blue-eyed, blonde-haired girl about the same age. After running up and down the indoor play space for 10 minutes, my daughter came back to finish eating her chicken burger. The blond-haired girl followed and sat down at our […]

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America Must Welcome Syrian Refugees

After the Islamic State group (ISIS/ISIL) announced it was responsible for the Paris attacks in November and false alleg


After the Islamic State group (ISIS/ISIL) announced it was responsible for the Paris attacks in November and false allegations that one attacker may have been a Syrian refugee, France took swift action to close its borders to all refugees. The country has since reopened its borders and is planning to build a refugee camp. But […]

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Thank You, My Fellow Americans

“I just want to say I’m sorry about Donald Trump,” he said to my family and me as we waited to enter a local Homet


“I just want to say I’m sorry about Donald Trump,” he said to my family and me as we waited to enter a local Hometown Buffet. I wear a headscarf, so the gentleman knew we were Muslims. “You don’t have to apologize for him, he has to apologize, not you,” I replied. “Well, as an […]

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A year with the Quran

An interview with Carla Power Carla Power is an American journalist, author and professed secular humanist. She recently


An interview with Carla Power Carla Power is an American journalist, author and professed secular humanist. She recently wrote If the Oceans were Ink: An unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Quran, a memoir of her year spent reading and debating the Quran with Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, who lives in […]

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Petals to the Metal

A new anti-Islam Facebook group, Global Rally for Humanity, is planning protests of Muslims at mosques nationwide Oct. 9


A new anti-Islam Facebook group, Global Rally for Humanity, is planning protests of Muslims at mosques nationwide Oct. 9 and 10. The protests appear to be aimed at countering a Nation of Islam event this weekend marking the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. If the Facebook mobilization goes viral, many […]

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Islamic Education Key to Preventing Radicalization

I want my daughter to know about jihad. But I don’t want her to learn about it from Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Whil


I want my daughter to know about jihad. But I don’t want her to learn about it from Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. While my preschooler may still be young to understand, today’s older Muslim youth are not. Some are being seduced on social media into extremist movements. Women, too, are taking part. Recently, three American-Muslim […]

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An Eid Prayer for Christian Neighbors at Home and Abroad

As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, many worshippers will pray for


As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, many worshippers will pray for their fellow Palestinians, Syrians, and Iraqis, who are living under oppressive conditions in war zones. Throughout this holy month of fasting my prayers have always been with all of them too, but also […]

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Syrian Healthcare System in Danger

When Dr. Mohammed got the call, he left Syria that night. The feared secret police, or mukhabarat, wanted to ‘talk’


When Dr. Mohammed got the call, he left Syria that night. The feared secret police, or mukhabarat, wanted to ‘talk’ to him. But those who go to ‘talk’ to them, don’t come back. Mohammed, who asked to remain anonymous, left behind his family and a successful career as a physician in Syria to escape the […]

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Telling our stories before they are hijacked: Exclusive interview with Emad Burnat

  Emad Burnat is co-director of the Palestinian documentary “5 Broken Cameras”, a film about his village, Bil


  Emad Burnat is co-director of the Palestinian documentary “5 Broken Cameras”, a film about his village, Bil’in and the community’s non-violent resistance of the Israeli occupation. The film was nominated for an Oscar this year. In February, Emad Burnat, his wife and son, Gibreel, who is featured in the film, attended the Oscars ceremony. […]