Voices on the Radio
Port Charlotte, Florida
"…being a Muslim in America makes me a better Muslim. A more hopeful one."
"As a Muslim American writer of Pakistani descent, I've tried to encapsulate the tensions and divides that exist within the community but are rarely aired…"
"It was strange because I have never been a person who skipped a meal or gave up the extra piece of cake."
"I found that a better description for this dichotomy as 'static Islam' versus 'dynamic Islam.'"
"…but we are all here as pilgrims, we were together in our primordial states, so we hope we will be together again."
St. Albans, New York
"Being Muslim and a lesbian has not been a challenge for me…"
Glendale Heights, Illinois
"It is never too early to instill in my kids these types of family values, which are a huge part of my religion."
"…I see man as pursued by the four horsemen of destruction: arrogance, ignorance, greed, and envy."
Weehawken, New Jersey
"'You were meant to be something big, now go help your mom in the kitchen and make sure 60 Minutes is taping.' —Papa"
"I remember a friend of mine said to me, "Who is it that thinks your so glamorous and cool? What kind of people are they. They are just like you only caring about themselves and living for nothing..."
"I have lived in this country for 27 years now and have discovered the beauty of my faith here."