Religion

Oh, *That’s* How You Pronounce It

September 10, 2016

I was wondering what to write about so I figured I’d google “Muslim” to see what was up these days. Honestly, I already know what’s going on for the most part just by scrolling through my Facebook feed and my own general knowledge. Currently, the Hajj pilgrimage is happening right now in Saudi Arabia and […]

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An Ode to Ms. Marvel

September 3, 2016

In my “About Me” page, I say the following: I’m a huge Superman fan. There was even one point of time (well, a point of time that spanned 5.5 years) that I read Superman comic books. I used to get upset when I saw someone wearing a Superman shirt because I felt like I should […]

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On Werewolves and Monsters. And Muslims.

June 5, 2016

In Stephen King’s classic book It, a group of children in Derry, Maine go up against an evil entity of some sort that at times takes the form of Pennywise the Clown (the reason many folks have an inherent fear of clowns). One of the kids Ben has an idea of fashioning silver slugs to […]

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It’s Ramadan, Curious George!

May 4, 2016

Last year, when Ramadan ended and I was celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, the holiday that comes after Ramadan, with my family, I saw this picture on the internet with the Sesame Street muppets that said “Eid Mubarak!” I watched a lot of Sesame Street when I was little and the fact that these muppets were wishing […]

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Hanging in a Muslim Neighborhood

March 25, 2016

Back in December, I went to see a play at the Berkeley Rep called “Disgraced” by writer Ayad Akhtar. It’s a bit hard to explain what it was about except to say that it has Muslim-y themes about religion and identity. I really enjoyed it but took it for what it was. Meaning that my […]

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Should I Smile For My Muslim ID?

November 21, 2015

It’s been a week now since the bombings in Paris last Friday. I wanted to write something before about the Paris attacks but nothing seemed right. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in Paris, along with the victims at the hands of ISIS in Beirut as well, and in […]

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This Ramadan’s Coffee Obsession

July 8, 2015

I’ve been getting a lot of hits on a blog post I wrote a few years ago about drinking coffee in Ramadan. People have been searching about whether or not it’s okay to drink coffee during Ramadan and have been landing on that post, funny enough. I reread that blog post and first of all, […]

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Ramadan in the Bay

July 5, 2015

I have written a lot about Ta’leef Collective in previous posts. The Oud Bar at Ta’leef is one of my favorite places to have a cup of joe Sunday nights, hanging out on one side of the Sequoia wood bar, drinking my coffee, saying “Salaam” to the random people who may go walk through who […]

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Ramadaning It Up This Year

June 17, 2015

So, I was looking back at what I wrote in this blog during previous Ramadans. Why do you read your own stuff Bushra, you ask, you narcissist you! Well here’s the deal. One time I set out to write a post on Ramadan and realized I had written almost exactly the same thing the year […]

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This Week On How To Be a Non-Threatening American Muslim in the United States…

June 6, 2015

If you all haven’t seen Jon Stewart’s segment on the incident on a United flight that happened with Muslim Chaplain, Tahera Ahmad, you need to check it out. Part 1 The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive After discussing the incident on the plane, the video also […]

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