Friday Features

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Faheemah Salahud-Din

Faheemah Salahud-Din radiates light and energy like a sunflower, so it’s appropriate that her new book, Ascension, has a bright, big sunflower on the cover. I had the honor of meeting and talking with Faheemah just two short weeks before her book launch, scheduled to take place in her hometown, of Bakersfield, CA on April 13, 2018.

Alia Sharrief

Alia, is a hip-hop artist whose grind is a reflection of the realness of Tupac and the passion of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. It was a pleasure to talk with her and get to know a little more about her latest music, her videos, and her upcoming event, Hijabi Chronicles, coming to New York next week. Here’s what she had to say about being #BlackMuslimGirlFly.

Nadirah Pierre

Nadirah Pierre is warm fuzzies personified! That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! The moment we met for our interview, it felt like a giant warm hug. And, her smile is so infectious! What can I say, I’m a big fan of this amazing, intelligent, and loving spirit named Nadirah P.! Fresh from her appearance in my hometown, Baltimore for the ICNA-MAS conference, she rarely has free time, so it was my honor to have an hour to talk with her all about her #BlackMuslimGirlFly. Alhamdulillah, here’s what she had to say.

Bibi Watts

Bibi has a bright shining light that instantly caught me like a moth to a flame! Her smile, her glow, her laugh are a blessing! I want you to meet this Beautiful Black Muslim Woman in all her full regalia. Her blog is dedicated to inspiring us to be unapologetically who we are because that’s what she gives. We talked about that, and how being #BlackMuslimGirlFly is a blessing to the world. Check out what she had to say.

Umm Juwayriyah

It was an honor and a pleasure to meet face-to-face with the talented woman whom I’ve admired through social media for years. Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam Sullivan) is an author for whom I’ve held such respect, through her works, her online presence, and the depths of understanding she shares with the world.

Leah Vernon

Powerful. Amazing. Resilient. Badass. Inspiring. Gorgeous. I could go on and on, and still won’t run out of words to describe this woman who wields her #BlackMuslimGirlFly like the most beautiful katana sword created by Hattori Hanzō. Better than Uma Thurman. I got the chance to talk with Leah Vernon, and I love her spirit, and her unapologetic storytelling about how she grew into her sharp and unbreakable #BlackMuslimGirlFly. Read what the beautiful, thoughtful, and powerful supermodel had to say:

Malikah A. Shabazz

First of all, this lady is fierce. Second of all, she is hella creative. And, third of all she is definitely not scared of you. Meet Malikah A. Shabazz, my fellow name holder, queen of all things creative, and boundless in her determined, beautiful, shining energy. It was magical: two female filmmakers chopping it up; one from Detroit, and one from Baltimore, so you know we came correct. Read what Malikah had to say about being #BlackMuslimGirlFly.