Islam

HOTY2017

The Comics Writer Who Wants More Authentic Female Muslim Superheroes

Comics scholar Safiyya Hosein explores how superheroes like Dust and Ms. Marvel can both perpetuate and subvert stereotypes.
Jacob Dubé
12.29.17
Happy Ramadan

This Ridesharing App Will Get You to the Mosque Every Night Through Ramadan

MSociety, a group of Muslim youth coders, is behind the idea, which just launched in Singapore.
Samar Warsi
5.26.17
virtual reality

This Ramadan, You Can Go to Mecca in VR

An Egyptian startup wants to change the way people learn about the Muslim religion.
Farid Farid
5.10.17
Islam

As Afghanistan Comes Online, It Grapples With Its First Cyber Security Laws

The internet presents a new battlefield for the Afghan government as it prepares legislation to regulate and protect citizens online.
Ruchi Kumar
1.7.17
apps

These Smartphone Apps Will Help You Get Through Ramadan

These apps help Muslims track everything from prayers to good deeds.
Samar Warsi
6.6.16
Gaming

‘IS Defense’ Is Islamophobia: The Game

"Sorry, but I don't believe in positive intentions of most of these ‘refugees,'" the developer said.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.18.16
Donald Trump

A Fake ‘Ex-Muslim Girl’ Trolls /r/The_Donald

Trump’s Reddit supporters love stories of Muslims leaving Islam for their candidate.
Roisin Kiberd
4.8.16
News

Canada Wants to Deradicalize Terrorists, So Why Is It Trying to Arm Drones?

Drones don't win hearts and minds.
Jordan Pearson
3.9.16
Islam

The Bitcoin Startup that Helps Muslims Get Loans Without Breaking Islamic Law

Matthew Martin is using the digital currency to circumvent Islamic rules about finance.
Camilo Salas
6.17.15
Religion

The Time Big Tobacco Reinterpreted the Koran to Try to Lure Muslim Smokers

A review of tobacco industry documents show Big Tobacco tried really hard to convince Muslims smoking wasn't haram.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.1.15
Culture

'Tinder for Muslims' Lets Users Hide Their Photos, Appoint a Guardian

Muzmatch wants to share Tinder's appeal, but not its hookup connotations.
Victoria Turk
3.4.15
Documentary

Why ISIS Isn't 'ISIS' or 'Islamic State'

Why it might be a good idea to call the militant group by it its Arabic acronym, which they really, really don't like.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.12.14
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