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Huffungton Post: Coke’s New Ad Wishes Muslims Ramadan Kareem

There’s nothing in life quite like the feeling of being totally understood. Whether it’s your academic interests, your career choices, the way you dress, or your romantic decisions, having your authentic self accepted and validated is a true blessing.

This Ramadan, Coca-Cola released a video called, “Open up, It’s Ramadan! (A Change Of Heart)” which captures a young photographer’s feeling of dread as his parents toast to his future engineering career— but that’s not the whole story. more…

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Muslim Spelling Bee Emerges As The Second Largest Spelling Bee & Largest Community Based Spelling Bee Competition

In 2011 Chicago based entrepreneur Tausif Malik established community based competition “Muslim Spelling Bee” on the principle of social enterprise has emerged as the Second largest Spelling Bee & largest community based Spelling Bee Competition.

The sole idea was to increase Muslim Student participation at major spelling bee competitions.

“All other major minority groups in the US have their own spelling bees, but Muslims did not,” Malik said. “I didn’t really understand why this was the case, so I decided to go ahead and start one.”

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Six-year-old Kazim Ali, a Kindergarten student in Utah beats entire school in spelling bee

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Muslim teen Amal Kassir fights injustice with poetry

Denver Post: Amal Kassir, 18, has defied the stereotype of Muslim women as shy, softspoken and powerless. Kassir works at her family’s two Middle Eastern restaurants in metro Denver. She’s also an activist in the fight to end the Syrian civil war and has won poetry-slam awards all over the country. 

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April 22, 2014: More than 100 members of the California Muslim community met with their state lawmakers in Sacramento as part of the annual “Muslim Day at the Capitol” organized by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Fourth Amendment Protection Act (SB 828), which would ban state agencies, officials, employees and corporations that provide services to the state from supporting federal government agencies in collecting electronic data from Californians without a federal warrant.

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How Muslims Won the Second World War

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Boston Marathon’s Muslim Runners To Play A Critical Role In Shattering Stereotypes

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The First Mosque in Turkey Designed by a Women

The Şakirin Mosque is thought to be the first Mosque in Turkey to be designed by women and it’s beautiful. The Mosque which is situated in Istanbul combines a contemporary and modern design whilst paying homage to traditional Ottoman design.

The 500 capacity Mosque was designed by interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu who is famous for designing shops, restaurants and luxury hotels along with other female artists receiving worldwide acclaim.