Shaheen Pasha (Photo courtesy of Shaheen Pasha, via Bklyner)

‘Pure’ American Stories of Immigrant Life

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Bklyner profiles UMass journalism professor Shaheen Pasha, who is writing about growing up in an immigrant family in Brooklyn.

Meeting the Legal Needs of Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in NYC

Meeting the Legal Needs of Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in NYC

Meet lawyer Naz Ahmad, who advocates for immigrants “particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.”

Fatima Coundoul (Photo via Open City)

‘To be Muslim, Black, and Undocumented’

African, Immigration, Muslim, Women March 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Fatima Coundoul, a DACA recipient who aspires to be an English teacher, tells her story to Open City.

Muslim Student Association members Sophia Singh, Fatoumata Saho, Rabea Ali, and Isatou Kebbeh helped organize a World Hijab Day event at Manhattan College. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

World Hijab Day at a Catholic College

Bronx, Muslim, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A sophomore at Manhattan College introduced World Hijab Day to fellow students and faculty of the Roman Catholic college, reports The Riverdale Press.

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Asian, Culture, Jewish, Muslim February 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Bukharian Times reports on the forthcoming Shashmaqam concert, which features the classical music of Uzbekistan, played by both Muslims and Jews.

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Brooklyn, Muslim, Religion January 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Muslim beauty gurus on YouTube inspired playwright Sarah Badiyah Sakaan to produce “The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black, and the Right Way to Pray,” an interfaith play premiering Jan. 11 in Crown Heights, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Congressional candidate Omar Vaid (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Omar Vaid Running for SI Congressional Seat

Omar Vaid, a candidate for the 11th Congressional District, speaks to Kings County Politics about receiving national support with the help of social media and why he wants to represent south Brooklyn and Staten Island.

679 Ocean Parkway, a building "associated" with the suspect. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

In Kensington, Learning about a Terror Suspect

Muslim, New York December 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

A reporter for Bklyner speaks of her reactions as she thought about the young man of Bangladeshi origin who exploded a pipe bomb in a Times Square area subway passage.

Worshipers stand outside the entrance of the Bait-ul-Tahir mosque (Photo via Bklyner)

Ahmadis Seek Peace – Including with Other Muslims

Brooklyn, Muslim December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Ahmadi Muslims speak to Bklyner about the persecution they faced in their homeland and how that has changed – for the most part – in Brooklyn.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Congregation Wants Kensington Mosque Reopened

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian December 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner reports that the congregation of Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington is taking legal action to unlock the doors of the mosque and take it back from the man with the keys – their former imam.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid

A Harlem Imam ‘Raised in a Spirit of Resistance’

Manhattan, Muslim, Video November 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid speaks about fighting for social justice as the leader of the predominantly African-American congregation of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem.

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

From left to right: Host Brian Vines, Naz Ahmad (attorney at Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project, CUNY Law), Imam Khalid Latif, (chaplain of The Islamic Center at NYU), Amna Nawaz (ABC News Digital anchor and host of ABC Radio’s Uncomfortable Podcast), Zaheer Ali (oral Historian/director of Muslims in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Historical Society), and Mehdi Hasan (columnist at The Intercept). Also on the panel: Moustafa Bayoumi (author of “This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror”) and Dr. Debbie Almontaser (president of Muslim Community Network)

#BHeard: Being ‘Muslim in New York’

Brooklyn, Muslim October 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

A town hall in Brooklyn brought together prominent Muslim journalists and leaders to discuss the consequences of Islamophobia on Muslim Americans, reports BKLYNER.

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

Muslim, New York, Video October 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

In the inaugural episode of “Going In with Brian Vines,” the BRIC TV host attends an Eid celebration and spends a day with the country’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

Brooklyn, Muslim, Video October 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

On Oct. 11, the #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC TV will explore “Muslim in New York: A Community Comes Together.” Watch BRIC TV’s video of Farzanna Mohamed, who has coped with Islamophobia since childhood.