Reflections of a Convert on Black America, Family, Community, and The Comforts of Islam

Interview by Melissa Barreto Candice Elam, DNP, FNP-C, accepted Islam 19 years ago. Like many converts, her choice meant practicing a new religion, navigating changing family dynamics, and learning how to maintain her own identity in the wider, and often ethnocentric, Muslim communities. This is her story and the lessons [...]

2022-09-16T13:30:12+00:00August 27th, 2022|African Americans, Converts|

What is Orientalism and How Does it Affect Muslim Women?

Ayah Aboelela The semester I learned about orientalism as an undergrad marked a clear before and after in my life. Because once I understood what orientalism was, I simply couldn’t un-see it—and it was everywhere. From fantastical movies like Disney’s Aladdin, to classic, high-school syllabus books like Charlotte Bronte’s [...]

2022-06-02T23:44:39+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Muslim Women|
Go to Top