You can read some of my other work (letters, articles, and blog posts) by checking out the websites and publications below:
SLAM Magazine: The first issue I received of SLAM Magazine was the one with Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson on the Denver Nuggets. That was long ago, but the original year-long gift subscription from my brother withstood the test of time. Twitter is a great tool that allowed me to communicate with a former editor and writer at SLAM, Lang Whitaker. With the help of my professor at Rutgers, I revamped a previously bland cover letter that led to an e-mail conversation with SLAM’s then Editor-in-Chief, Ben Osborne. Now, Alhamdulillah, I work as an editorial assistant for SLAMonline. Find the links to my online stories here.
Why Islam: I contribute weekly blog posts for a majority non-Muslim audience on this NJ-based organization’s website. Dedicated spreading the message of Islam across America, my articles explore lessons drawn from my everyday life that illustrate the beauty of my religion. Find the latest blog posts here.
Islamic Horizons Magazine: Through a connection with Got Wudu Magazine, I touched base with the editor of this bimonthly magazine churned out by the Islamic Society of North America. I now contribute on a freelance basis to this print publication looking to cover news in the Muslim community. Browse recent editions of the magazine.
Narratively: My SLAM editor connected me with an editor at Narratively to contribute to their Hoop Dreams week in February 2015. I wrote about Hooping with Hijab after speaking to Muslimah ballers like Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Indira Kaljo, and Raisa Aribatul Hamidah about their experiences playing covered.
Muslim Girl: I shared my thoughts from time to time on this site, home to topics ranging from politics to fashion to college life and more. Any stereotypes believed about Muslim girls and women…well, this blog does a prime job of crushing them.
Submissions: A blog launched by the Rutgers University Muslim Student Association, and Alhamdulillah for the 2013-2014 academic year, I had the very fun job of Editor-in-Chief (I wrote some posts, too).
Got Wudu: With one article about sports fan culture published in Spring 2013 and another the following summer about Muslim Basketball, Got Wudu taught me a lot about editing, interviewing, communicating, and magazine writing.
American Muslim Mom: What started as tediously compiling the Top 50 Muslim Mom Blogs turned into a wonderful friendship, ambitious new projects, and a newfound love for blogging! I owe my pursuit of online media and the birth of my own blog to this site and its founder, Ponn Sabra. It’s been a great ride between the e-book editing, Eid Gift Guide, and reviews. Huge shout out to “Khalto” Ponn, jazakillahu khayr for everything!
The Times of Trenton: The opinions editor of the this New Jersey newspaper visited my small class of less than 10 students. She taught us how to write headlines for letters sent in by readers. Her visit resulted in our professor assigning us homework for either the second or third time in the semester: write a letter to the editor. I wrote about the Knicks’ 2012-2013 season opener postponement and soon found out my letter was to be published in the coming weeks.
One Voice: A newspaper led by Muslim youth in New Jersey gave me the opportunity to write and get published on more than one occasion. The newspaper features articles from young Muslims around the state about faith, science and technology, sports, poetry, politics, and more. Now, One Voice moved to the online realm as a blog. Check it out here as it works on its transition.
The Daily Targum: Covering all things Rutgers University, The Daily Targum is the newspaper at my alma mater. I walked into their newsroom on campus Spring 2013 and was greeted by some really friendly people. After observing how things wercourt e done, I wrote my first article. A little later, I sent in a letter about student voice.