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I Stand by You, Larycia Hawkins

I Stand by You, Larycia Hawkins

Dear Larycia Hawkins, Words can’t express the deep feelings of solidarity and love that I have after reading about your story and seeing you donning hijab in support of the Muslim community who is under attack right now by the political right and their conspirators in the corporate media. At a time when hate crimes […]

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Paris Attacks and Being Muslim

Paris Attacks and Being Muslim

By on November 16, 2015 in islamophobia, personal stories, politics

Originally published at the Huffington Post in the Religion Section. I have taken a few days to process the Paris attacks mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It rocks the core of my being on so many levels that I fear I won’t be able to express the complexity of what is inside me. I want to express […]

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Just Some Musings

Just Some Musings

By on November 3, 2015 in personal stories

As a 40-um-something ENFP, I internalize the injustices in the world and then idealize the outcomes. This is what drives my blogging and activism whether it’s tweeting or rallies or the #MyJihad campaign. I know I’m just a drop in the ocean, but every storm has its first rain drop. I will never stop being […]

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Guest Blogger, Faisal R. Khan, Talks About Being a Muslim American.

Guest Blogger, Faisal R. Khan, Talks About Being a Muslim American.

-I always enjoy the perspectives of my friend, Faisal. He has such a rational and profound way of expressing himself. He inspires me. I’m super psyched and honored for him to be a Guest Blogger this month on yasminareality.com. Follow him on Twitter at: @frkhan87.   Thank you, Faisal!  ~Yasmina ******** My name is Faisal Khan […]

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Eid Mubarak 2015

Eid Mubarak 2015

By on July 16, 2015 in personal stories

It’s nearly 10:30 Chicago time. I’m sitting in my kitchen waiting for the banitza to come out of the oven. I texted “mabrook” to my brother for completing another perfect month of fasting. I told my son he cannot open the huge bag of lollipops that the kids will get tomorrow. And my kids are […]

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18 Years Ago You Left Me

18 Years Ago You Left Me

By on March 20, 2015 in personal stories

March 20, 2015 18 years ago you passed away- at the young age of 58. You didn’t want to go. We didn’t want you to go. But these things are not up to us. We weren’t ready to live life without you in it. And like everything else you did in life- you faced it head on […]

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Hello world!

Hello world!

By on April 3, 2013 in personal stories with No Comments

I’ve arrived on the blogosphere. You’ve been warned. First post coming soon! – Yasmina

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