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As halal food wins over new audiences, some fear it’s losing its soul

By Kimberly Winston | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on As halal food wins over new audiences, some fear it’s losing its soul

The market for halal food is expanding rapidly. But where some see opportunity, other see an attempt to reduce religious faith to a marketing buzzword. Sameer Sarmast’s adventurous appetite long ago moved beyond his mother’s South Asian cooking. He likes spicy enchiladas, Jamaican jerk chicken, Texas-style barbeque, and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. But one thing hasn’t…

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Young Muslims find meaning and inspiration in science fiction novels

By Kimberly Winston | December 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Young Muslims find meaning and inspiration in science fiction novels

Looking for a sense of belonging in an era when Muslims often face suspicion and prejudice, Farah Rishi stepped across the threshold to another world, one of fantasy and scientific wonders.  In the pages of a novel by Octavia Butler, an African-American woman whose science fiction writings expressed her frustrations as a woman of color,…

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