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Salman Hameed

Salman Hameed is an astronomer and associate professor of integrated science and humanities in the School of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College in Hamilton, Mass. He is director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies. One of his areas of study is the relationship between religion and science, especially Islam, and he […]

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Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum is an astrophysicist at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and the author of Islam’s Quantum Question: Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science. As part of a panel discussion on the implications of finding other worlds at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science […]

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Faiyez Jaffer

Faiyez Jaffer is an affiliate chaplain at the Center of Global Spiritual Life at New York University in New York City. He is an American-born Muslim and wrote about the travel ban’s consequences for Shiite Muslims.

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Zakaria Odeh

Zakaria Odeh is the director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, an NGO dedicated to Palestinian human rights. He has warned that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will endanger future peace negotiations.

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Ani Zonneveld

Ani Zonneveld is the founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values, which combats radical Islam, and a board member for the Alliance of Inclusive Muslims, which works to counter gender, racial and sexual bias in the Muslim community worldwide. She is based in Los Angeles.

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DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled is a musician and record producer. He is also a Muslim, of Palestinian descent, and many of his works reference his belief in Allah. Contact via his representatives at United Talent Agency.

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Salma Arastu

Salma Arastu is an artist and calligrapher based in Berkeley, Calif. Her subjects are frequently sacred texts and she believes her art is divinely inspired. Her works drawn from the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita and the poems of Rumi were the subject of a show called “Painting Prayers” at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art.

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Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates is the stage name of hip-hop artist Kevin Jerome Gilyard. He is a convert to Islam who is originally from Baton Rouge, La. Contact via Atlantic Records’ publicity office.

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Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer describes herself as a “scholar-artist-activist.” She is an associate professor of American culture and Arab and Muslim American studies at the University of Michigan and the author of Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States. She wrote and performs a one-woman work called Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life.

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