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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Published: Article on Charitable Giving

This week, an article I wrote on Charitable Giving was published in The Dollar Stretcher, a publication dedicated to frugal living. In the article, I briefly mentioned an activity my daughter's Islamic school organizes each Ramadan in order to feed the poor. My bio. was printed at the end of the article and contained my e-mail address. In two short days, I have been humbled by the amount of positive feedback I have received on this article from people all over the world. One e-mail in particular really resonated with me. In part, it said:
Please continue to contribute to this and other publications. Everyone needs to see that all people have the same basic needs, same desires and same ideas.  
To me, this shows how important it is for Muslim writers to reach out to secular publications with articles that portray Muslims as normal, everyday people. You do not need to give long lectures on Islam or delve into politics. You just need to be human.

Do you write for secular publications? Share your experiences by leaving a comment.


Azra Momin said...

Great article, MashaAllah - I'm so glad you received so much positive feedback. Not only is it a great idea, I'm glad it was published in a secular magazine. Too often, the charitable side of Muslims is completely obscured.

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum,

Thank you, Azra! It is nice to have your feedback.

P.S. I love your artwork, masha'Allah.

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