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Black Lives Matter

Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. And so many more. Racism is real. It is the most prominent issue of our generation. We have been brainwashed to think it was over since the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King would be devastated. This blog may be called the Muslim [...]

Eid Mubarak!!

Salaam and Eid Mubarak to all my brothers and sisters! In this blessed time, I ask for Muslims all over the world to rejoice. But, do not forget the lessons learned and pray that the ibadat performed during the blessed time of Ramadan is accepted. I, for one, never want [...]

Muslims of Rockford: Morad Suliman

Morad Suliman is a Sudanese-American teenager living in the Rockford community. He attends Auburn High School and is in the Gifted Program there. Although only 16 years old, Morad is very educated and informed about the world and issues surrounding our generation. I asked him what the biggest problem our [...]

Muslims of Rockford

A couple days ago, a family member of mine gave me a great idea. He told me I should add a feature to this blog that is very similar to the popular page Humans of New York. He had also done some work with this idea during his travels and [...]


A few hours ago, a mass shooting happened in Orlando. 50 dead and 53 injured, making it the largest mass shooting in American history. Numerous issues arise from this incident. An assault type weapon was used, which continues to question the use of firearms. The shooting was at a gay [...]


Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajaoon May Allah (SWT) grant Jannah for The Greatest. Not only an icon, but a brother. Someone who made me proud to be Muslim at a young age. Someone who gave us hope and the drive to fight for what you believe in. Someone who [...]

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My name is Yusuf Zahurullah.  I am an American Muslim teen living in Rockford, Illinois where I was born. I am a senior at Auburn High School and captain of the varsity soccer team. I am the president of Auburn’s Model UN club and MUN is truly one of my passions. My interests include history and political science, as well as political and social policy and activism.  I plan to attend law school and have a career in international relations or law.   This blog will be a journal of my thoughts and observations about my own community and the political face of our country as a whole from a Muslim teen’s perspective.

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