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Aysha Khan

10 August 2020

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Covid-19 has closed the places young Muslims go to meet potential spouses so two Muslim women created Eye Meets Soul, a virtual matchmaking service for US Muslim millennials where pairs first chat online without seein...

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Aysha Khan

26 June 2020

United States

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The Sikh community’s long tradition of feeding those in need through volunteer-run community kitchens called langar was primed to provide COVID-19 food aid, which many gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) did through ac...

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Aysha Khan

20 May 2020

United States

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An AI app is potentially eliminating the need for Quran teachers by offering precise feedback to those who are learning to recite or memorize the holy book of Islam. Tarteel uses machine learning technology to enable ...

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Aysha Khan

28 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and organizations around the world, and in New York City that includes mosques which typically offer nightly "communal iftar meals" during Ramadan. Know...

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Aysha Khan

23 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the Ramadan season begins, Muslim communities around the world are making adjustments to how they observe it in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is broadcasting th...

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Aysha Khan

30 January 2020

London, United Kingdom

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Grassroots initiatives are empowering Muslim women to bring their faith onto the court. Across several universities in London, new clubs are offering a safe and inclusive space for Muslim women to participate in sport...

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Aysha Khan

24 December 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada and Humanity First Canada teamed up to transform a bus into a mobile shelter for the homeless, complete with 20 beds, a kitchenette, a bathroom, internet, and more. The progra...

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Aysha Khan

25 September 2019

Illinois, United States

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Reddit has long been home to an Islam-focused message board that helps to connect people over a shared belief, but the online community is now expanding to include a twice monthly mental health discussion. Hosted by a...

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Aysha Khan

28 August 2019

United States

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A campaign called Muslims for Migrants by the Islamic nonprofit CelebrateMercy raises money to pay bond fees for immigrant parents who are detained while awaiting trial. The funds are donated to another nonprofit call...

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Aysha Khan

23 May 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Digital platforms can provide a space for those living apart from their religious communities to affirm their identity. From hash tags to online academies, Muslims who otherwise would not have regular access to a mosq...

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Aysha Khan

25 April 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Being inclusive involves demonstrating consideration and making space for the traditions and customs of others. To encourage these practices among businesses and restaurants in the Washington D.C. area with regard to ...

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Aysha Khan

26 March 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Masjid al-Rabia, a small mosque on the third floor of in a co-working space in downtown Chicago, is making waves as an untraditional prayer space. Not only is it woman-centered (not led), but their services are made a...

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Aysha Khan

20 February 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In a movement that started from a trending hashtag on Twitter - #BeingBlackandMuslim - scholars and activists around the country are working to reduce stereotypes about Black Muslims. Organizations that arose from t...

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Aysha Khan

3 December 2018

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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In collaboration with Notre Dame University, graduates of madrasas in India are receiving additional education about Islam’s role in scientific development as well as a grounding in current scientific thought. In this...

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22 May 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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To combat food waste, leaders at Islamic centers and mosques around the world are looking to iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the Ramadan fast. By discouraging food waste and the use of disposable kitch...

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16 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Islamic organizations focused on prison reform are asking the observant to make their zakat—a charitable donation made during Ramadan—go towards helping to pay the bail of an incarcerated Muslims. Through this push, t...

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Aysha Khan

15 December 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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New initiatives have been implemented to address Wikipedia’s gender gap: both the discrepancy of who is editing the site and the discrepancy of who is covered by the site. Activities include classes to teach girls how...

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