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Facebook Firestorm: Unproductive Intracommunity Dialogue

[Podcast Ep. 22] Subscribe to the Between Arabs Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, or Google Play. Last night, I asked Facebook...

How Toxic Arab Masculinity Changed My View of Relationships

[by Janan Shouhayib] there have been so many times i have seen a man wanting to weep but instead beat his...

What a First Date with a Young Arab American Woman Looks Like

[Anonymous contributor] I often joke with my friends about the first questions I would ask on a date: What are...

To the Boy Who Taught Me How to Love

[by Guest Blogger]   Five years. Can’t believe it’s been that long, yet still seems like a short time. You...

Secrecy, Dating and Exogamy among Arab Druze

[by Janan Shouhayib] Druze weddings are loud, luxurious, beautiful, and flamboyant. They are typically marked by lots of clapping, drumming, dabkeh,...

Feminism, Sex and Awkward Muslims

[Ep. 19] I am a woman. I grew up in America. I’m a libertarian and was an atheist for most...

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After You Have Touched Her

If you consider a woman less pure after you have touched her, maybe you should take a look at your...

The #1 Reason Arabs & Muslims Live in Secrecy

The #1 Reason Arabs & Muslims Live in Secrecy

Like most people, Arab and Muslim Americans live in secrecy due to one universal human emotion: shame. In the winter...

Talking Taboo with Muslim Male Millennials

In this episode, I speak with YouTuber and aspiring actor, Karim Metwaly, as well as aspiring actor and filmmaker, Asad Farooqui,...

Pride & Polygamy: Talking Taboo with Nawal Adamz of “Tales of a First Wife”

On an average autumn day in September 2015, a 25-year old Somali Muslim from Toronto, Canada received an unexpected and life-altering...

Can Muslims be Feminists? A Conversation with the Guys of “70% Halal”

I recently came together with Hasan Shah, Abdullah Nasir, and Omer Hassan of 70% Halal, to talk taboo. We took on the issue of feminism in the context of divorce, both within and outside of Islam.

Did Western Feminism Trigger my Failed Marriage?

Thank you, Mvslim, for publishing a brief version of this piece! Some time between the age of nineteen and twenty-three, I don’t quite recall...