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I pray that this note finds you and your families in the best of health and spirits.

May God reward you for seeking out the opinions and experiences of Muslims here in America.

I do have one suggestion, please. Yes, do ask the Muslims about their own stories, ideas and experiences. But when you want to know about Islam, please refer to the scholars of Islam as opposed to professors of religion or non-Muslims who consider themselves "expert" on Islam and the Muslims.

We have scholars such as Iman Zaid Shakir and Iman Hamza Yusuf of the Zaytuna Institute, California and Dr. Umar F. Abullah of the Nawawi Foundation of Chicago, Illinois.

Thank you for your consideration of my request, and best wishes on this project.

Azeeza Mohamed

P.S. If you're keeping stats, I'm a female, white convert to Islam of 11 years. I'm 47 now, thank God.