Ask a Muslim: New Web Series Promotes Understanding of a Misunderstood Religion

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Ask a Muslim: New Web Series Promotes Understanding of a Misunderstood Religion It starts with interfaith dialogue—the real, unstaged, not-necessisarily-PC kind. That’s what it takes to change public sentiment about Muslims. As it is, all the dialogue in intrafaith, non-Muslims talking to other non-Muslims about Muslims and Muslims talking to other Muslims about Muslims. The […]

‘All-American Muslim’ Canceled After Just One Season

  ‘All-American Muslim’ Canceled The first ever Muslim reality TV show faced immense controversy when it premiered in September of last year.   Although 1.6 million viewers tuned into All-American Muslim for its TLC debut, that number plummetted in the weeks to follow. It seems that even with all the publicity, both negative and positive, surrounding the show there was […]

Meet Our Contributors: Amanda Mouttaki of Maroc Mama

Meet Amanda of Maroc Mama Amanda Mouttaki is a regular contributor and also writes on her personal blog, Maroc Mama and guest posts on a variety of blogs about Muslim & Moroccan life, including American Muslim Mom.  You can find her on Facebook.com/marocmama and Twitter.com/marocmama.  View all of Amanda’s posts on Multicultural Familia HERE. What are your fondest childhood memories […]

Ward Off the Evil Eye with a Hamsa Craft

This post is part of our Share Your Story series.  You can share your own story by submitting your writing, videos or other media to editor {at} multiculturalfamilia {dot} com.  Learn more HERE. The Middle East is a group of countries in western Asia and northern Africa that is the culturally rich home to numerous ethnic groups (such as […]

TLC’s “All American Muslim”: A Positive First Step Forward

TLC’s “All American Muslim”: A Positive First Step Forward TLC’s new six-part series has taken quite a bit of heat from the Muslim community.  I wanted to wait to write this post until a few episodes had aired.  All American Muslim is not unlike many of TLC’s docu-reality series such as Sister Wives or John […]

The American Muslim Project: Real Muslims Show Their Real Selves

The Foundation of The American Muslim Project The American Muslim Project (AMP) is a website full of short videos, but they aren’t just any videos. They’re videos of Muslims, talking about, well, whatever they want.  No long dissertations on Muslim-American relations. No sermons. No speeches. Just casual talk about the things that make them tick. […]

Ramadan con Piñatas y Churros

Ramadan con Piñatas y Churros Disclaimers: This post is multilingual, mostly Spanish and English but it does have some basic Arabic/Islamic terms sprinkled in as well. Spanish is italicized then translated. Arabic/Islamic terms are translated in parenthesis. English…well my broken American incorrect grammatical English should be able to be understood. ;) Greetings! Hey everyone, saludos […]

Intro to Ramadan: What Makes an Iftar?

Intro to Ramadan: What Makes an Iftar? One of the unique things about being Muslim in America is the huge diversity that exists within our community.  I attend a very small mosque in the Midwest (by small I mean less than 100 families).  Yet we have a United Nations of countries present; Egypt, Somalia, Sierra […]

Traditional Bean Pie Recipe & History

Tradition Bean Pie Recipe & History Bean Pie, My Brother? That’s what you’re likely to be asked by a clean cut, bow-tie-wearing African American man in the intersection of some major city. That, or you’re asked to buy a copy of “The Final Call,” the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam. The bean pie […]