Articles & Writing

Muslims Observe Ramadan During a Second Year of the Pandemic (WDET)

Traditions New and Old Come to Life for Ramadan Celebrations Amid COVID (YES Magazine!)

ALL the Ramadan Prep! A Master List of Virtual Programs, Webinars & Events (Haute Hijab)

Meet the Detroit Documenters (WDET series)

Authors of “A Place at the Table” Spread Allyship Through Food and Friendship (WDET)

Documenter Kendal Kuneman Says Program Serves Detroiters (WDET)

12 Metro Detroit Asian American women leaders you should know (Model D)

Turnout for pop-up Bangladeshi consulate fuels calls for a permanent office (Detroit Free Press)

Detroit Free Press coverage of the Embassy of Bangladesh visit during Feb. 26-March 2, 2021 Photo by: Nargis Hakim Rahman

Embassy of Bangladesh Brings Essential Consular Services To The Community (WDET 101.9 FM)

WDET 101.9 FM coverage of the Embassy of Bangladesh visit during Feb. 26-March 2, 2021 Photo by: Nargis Hakim Rahman

Speaking Event: Gallery Talk: Food Influencers

Why understanding the impact of the pandemic in Detroit’s Bangladeshi community is more complicated than you think. (Tostada Magazine)

SAADA Tides: Redefining Entrepreneurship (SAADA Fellowship)

Detroit Documenter Says the Program Keeps Detroiters Well-Informed (WDET)

Detroit Documenters Provides the Community and Newsrooms With Meeting Information (WDET)

Detroit Documenters Take a Closer Look at Public Meetings (WDET)

These Metro Detroit sisters didn’t see businesses that catered to them, so they built their own (Model D)

Mersiha Homecare Services aims to provide care for Bangla-speaking patients in Metro Detroit (Model D)

Making parks and green spaces easier to access for Detroiters (Second Wave Media)

Detroit Bangladeshis Help Their Elders Identify COVID-19 Misinformation (Next Avenue)

Bengali Ballots in Hamtramck: what’s at stake for Bengali voters during the election? (Yemeni American News)

Hamtramck aims to build park access with tiny city lot in just the right spot (Planet Detroit)

“In 2018, an anonymous donor gifted a 30 x 100 ft. lot to the city of Hamtramck in hopes that the city would transform it into a neighborhood park. The donor wanted to contribute to the city’s green space, which makes up a mere 2.6% of the city’s 2.2 square miles. The national median is 15%, according to the Trust for Public Land.”

Making Hamtramck Home: Bangladeshis reflect on the journey to the town (Yemeni American News)

Nizam Uddin Ahmed, owner of Fair Sky Travel with his family. Source: Yemeni American News

As Census Wraps, These Michigan Women Won’t Let Their Communities Go Uncounted (WDET)

Metro Detroit teacher-parents’ back-to-school options leave them scrambling and stretched thin (The Blend)

They do weddings for multicultural brides. COVID-19 is disrupting their plans. (Detroit Free Press)

Should We Carry the Mental Load of Others During Stressful (Pandemic) Times? (Haute Hijab)

Can Qurbani/Udhiya Be Performed Safely In COVID-19 Times? What do Experts Advise? (Haute Hijab)

Yum Village honors Afro-Caribbean heritage, gives back to Detroit communities (Tostada Magazine)

Pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement highlight opportunities for more equity in architecture (Model D)

Hamtramck’s ‘Yemen Mural’ Lives On, For Now (WDET 101.9 FM)

The Yemen Mural’s future came into question in Hamtramck when developers unveiled plans to build in front of it. Community members came together to find a resolution for the business developers to build elsewhere and preserve the mural.

Photo Credit: Nargis Rahman

The mural on Hamtramck’s south end depicts images of people and places in Yemen.

Ramadan Coverage 2020

Services are on hold at this Detroit mosque — but their soup kitchen still feeds families of all faiths (Detour Detroit)

Mosques go virtual during a COVID-19 Ramadan (Michigan Radio)

Michigan Muslims are looking for ways to create new norms in Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to what these two mosques are doing to adapt.

Photo Credit: Bushra Azom

Imam Abdul Latif Azom leads prayer at home during Ramadan in COVID.

Metro Detroit’s Halal Restaurants Adjust to Ramadan Service in a Pandemic (EATER)

Muslims Are Redefining Ramadan Traditions Amid COVID-19 (YES Magazine)

When Should Children Start Fasting in Ramadan? (Hint: It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’) (Haute Hijab)

Balkan House Relies on Döner Kebab Fans to Carry It Through the Pandemic (EATER)

Celebrating Ramadan Under the Shadow of COVID-19 (Featured in Fi2W)

For Ramadan, Muslims Look For Creative Ways to Commune During COVID-19 (featured on WDET)


Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Detroit Bangladeshis, leaders combat misinformation in immigrant communities (Tostada Magazine)

The Ultimate List of Ramadan Programs, Lives & Resources to Prepare While Quarantined (Haute Hijab)

The South End

Ethnic media to help get complete count in census

Yemeni American News

“Muslim American City”: Dr. Alisa Perkins Explores Hamtramck’s Ethnic and Religious Spaces

Muslim Family Services Director says relief aid increased during a pandemic

Boubí: Bangladeshi Businesswoman Creates Vegan Skincare Line to Help Build Confidence

Hamtramck’s Bangladeshi Women Aim to Break Barriers on Mental Health Stigma

Hamtramck Public Schools Alumna Lands Job at NASA

Detroit Chamber of Commerce

Detroit’s Own Co-Working Ecosystem

Model D

Traveling exhibit explores the idea of a Halal Metropolis in Metro Detroit

Feet in Two Worlds/WDET 101.9 FM Fellowship

More Than Just a Restaurant: Bismillah Kabob N Curry Cafe Is A Connection to Detroit’s Bangladeshi Community

The Craft of Cakes, a Unique Expression of Bangladeshi Identity – Fi2W on the Radio

Postcards from Hamtramck: A Shopping Cart to the the World

Diversity Led Me to Becoming a Bangladeshi American Muslim Journalist

Detroit is Delicious – the FI2W Podcast

Eater Detroit

A Refugee Makes a New Home at Detroit’s Best Chocolate Company

How Detroit’s Bangladeshi Community Breaks Fast During Ramadan

This Stretch of Conant Avenue Is a Bangladeshi Feast

Tostada Magazine 

Ramadan in Detroit: The Bangladeshi American fasting experience

Haute HijabContributing Writer

Women, Parenting, Social Issues

How Community Organizer Hazel Gomez Works to Build a ‘Madinah’ in Detroit

Early Detection is Key – Why No One is Immune to Breast Cancer

13 Muslim American Women Who Ran for Office During the Trump Presidency

Your Vote Matters – How Muslim Organizations Are Working to Get Out the Vote

Meet Alia Salem – Holding Religious Leadership Accountable in Sexual Abuse Cases

13 Tips for Surviving When You Work From Home & Your Kids Do Virtual Learning

Start-Up Cofounder, Architect, Content Creator, Mom – The Multi-Hyphenated Layla Shaikley

How the Muslim Debt Collective Works to Help Debt-Strapped Muslims

How a Need for Connection Led A Mom to Start ICNA Relief’s Mommy League

The Muslim Stories We Need to Hear – Talking with Precious Rasheeda Muhammad

Aisha Al Adawiya on Why We All Must Learn African American (Muslim) History

12 Things You Can Do to Prioritize Your Mental Health

10 Muslim Women Founders and Leaders Making Their Mark!

From Nurse to 2019 CNN Top Ten Hero – Meet Detroit’s Najah Bazzy

12 Things You Can Do to Prioritize Your Mental Health

As a Journalist, Here’s Why I Choose to be Visibly Muslim

Blessed Vs. Grateful? Why Your Words Matter on Social Media

Growing Up with Domestic Abuse – Powerful Stories From Women Impacted as Children

Being Muslim in Public School – How Parents Can Effectively Communicate with Teachers

“Marriage and Families – A Multifaceted Landscape” Summer Series

The Single Muslim Mom Life – Understanding the Challenges and Realities

When a Marriage Ends – Navigating a Post-Divorce Life

Happily Ever After (Insha’Allah) Again – Blended Families in Our Muslim Communities

Image Source: Pinterest

The Family Separation Crisis – What’s Happening & 7 Ways to Help

Tarawih While Parenting – What I Learned after Having Kids

Childhood Suicides in Muslim Communities – A Problem We Cannot Ignore (Part One)

Childhood Suicide Warning Signs and Seeking Help In Our Muslim Communities (Part Two)

Ramadan Prep Vs. Winging It? Either Way We’ve Got You Covered!

Changing Views on Female Islamic Scholarship – Talking with Anse Tamara Gray

10 Muslim Women Bosses Making Their Mark!

10 Muslim Women Revolutionaries in 2018

Returning to Work After Maternity? 10 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Six Amazing Mompreneurs on Business, Family and Chasing Their Dreams

The Challenges Muslim Women Face When Finding A Spouse

What New Moms Need Their Friends + Family To Know

Coping With Domestic Violence & What You Can Do To Help Victims: Part I

Surviving Domestic Violence & A Path To Healing: Part II

What You Should Know About Ramadan

Ramadan Reflections: How I Got The Best of Ramadan with My Children

15 Tips for Parents in Ramadan

Ramadan Prep Vs. Winging It? Either Way We’ve Got You Covered!

Brown Girl Magazine

Parenting, Bangladeshi Identity

Growing up Desi: 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell Desi Parents

Serving Food, Gifts and Spirituality: How My Muslim Family Celebrates the Holidays

Raising my Bangladeshi American Family in Detroit: What a New Mural Means to Us

How to Talk to Your Child About Domestic Violence: 5 Tips for Parents

5 Reasons Why You Need a Mommy Support Group in Your Life

10 Tips for an Expectant Father: How to Stay in the Good Books of Mommy-to-be

Ramadan Reflections: How I Got The Best of Ramadan with My Children

The Muslim Observer

Hamtramck Public Pool Art Space Collecting Jars For Exhibition On American Muslim Youth

Muslim City Councilmen Elected In Hamtramck


Metro Detroit Mommy:

What You Should Know About Ramadan

“A Quiet Space” Mediation Services for Educators, Students, Parents for Children of Special Needs Coming Soon

#HappyPeriod Social Movement Assists Those in Need

The South End, Wayne State University’s Student Newspaper

Paintings and Perceptions


Muslims In Motion Blog

Michigan Lawmaker Represents Diverse Populations, Islam

Muslim American Society Brings Social Activism to Midst of America


Trump Has Made It Harder To Raise My Muslim-American Family

Mentioned in the following publications:

“Muslims in Motion: Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora

“The Politics of Interdisciplinary Studies” 

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