MYM Staff

Reflective essaysstoriesmemoirs, and poems are produced by our staff: Muslim youth musing from the streets of India to the shores of Australia. Since its founding in 2007, MYM has committed to aiding aspiring writers, honing the pens of current writers, and inspiring intellectual discourse for young scholars.

Editorial Board

Arif KabirArif Kabir

Arif Kabir is currently serving as the Director of MYM. He loves spending time with his family, reading literature, learning martial a...

Jawaad Ahmad KhanJawaad Ahmad Khan

Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jawaad grew up in an environment of creative expression. Having performed spoken word poetry, wri...

HanaaHanaa

Hanaa is an English Language and Literature major who calls the border city of Windsor, Ontario, Canada home. She has an insatiable th...

Shahin IndorewalaShahin Indorewala

Shahin studies English at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and Islamic Studies with AlMaghrib Institute and Prophetic Guidance....

Authors

Abd Al-Baasit KhanAbd Al-Baasit Khan

AbdulBasit Khan currently lives in Lanham, MD where he gives weekly lectures at his local Mosque, PGMA. He grew up in the ADAMS Ce...

RuqaiyyaRuqaiyya

Born and raised in the UK, Ruqaiyya Maryam shares a roof with a mother who is obsessed with organic eggs and a father who loves to spend...

Aamir ShamsiAamir Shamsi

Muhammad Aamir Shamsi is currently an Emergency Medicine Doctor in London. He joined MYM in the summer of 2010 to develop his writing ski...

Aziza PauffAziza Pauff

Aziza, lovingly named after her maternal grandmother, is a part-Indian, part-European Ohioan in her early 20's. With an interest in wri...

Muhtasham SifaatMuhtasham Sifaat

A Bangladeshi descent from the sakura trees of Japan, the golden prairies of Iowa, and the windy days of Chicago, Muhtasham Sifaat curre...

Raadia KhanRaadia Khan

Raadia is an 18-year-old college student in the United States, with an unapologetic passion for civil rights-- with additional interest...

Sara BawanySara Bawany

Once referred to as a “40-year old trapped in a teenage body” and a “Renaissance woman,” Sara Bawany can humbly testify that she...

Fatimah WaseemFatimah Waseem

Fatimah Waseem is a student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland, College Park where she is double majo...

Sabera AkhterSabera Akhter

Sabera was born in New Jersey and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Crea...

Maryam AhmedMaryam Ahmed

Maryam Ahmed is a high school senior living in Dallas, TX. She began writing for MYM when she was 13. In her free time (which is not ...

Attiya LatifAttiya Latif

Attiya Latif is a first-year at the University of Virginia who is hoping to double major in Political and Social Thought and Middle Eas...

Adnan SammaAdnan Samma

When confronted with the identity question, Adnan usually does not know what to respond. Having been born in India, brought up in cen...

Zaheen UddinZaheen Uddin

As a student of mechatronics engineering, I often have to use problem solving skills effectively. Though I follow a path of logical think...

Shaziya BarkatShaziya Barkat

Shaziya Barkat is currently a 20-year-old pharmacy student at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy. Aside from her inte...

Sumaiyah KhanSumaiyah Khan

Sumaiyah joined MYM to exercise her writing skills and broaden her horizons. She loves to laugh with friends and family, and lemonade ...

Muhammad XhemaliMuhammad Xhemali

Muhammad Xhemali is a pharmacy student at the MCPHS University in Worcester. He was born in Albania and came to the States at the age ...

Hannan OuyounHannan Ouyoun

Hannan Ouyoun is currently an online homeschooling high school junior in Chicago, Illinois. She hails from an odd family of eight consis...

Mosab SabahMosab Sabah

Mosab Sabah is a senior at George Mason University majoring in English. At a very young age he was exposed to the English language thr...

Sanam ZaidiSanam Zaidi

Sanam Zaidi was born in Pakistan and moved to NYC a bit too late when the doctors discovered she was born with a heart disease that...

Mariam QureshiMariam Qureshi

Mariam is an undergraduate student at Towson University studying Physics and Electrical Engineering. When she’s not going crazy pla...

Alvi RahmanAlvi Rahman

Born in the bustling borough of Manhattan in New York City, Alvi Rahman has since then moved to Queens at the age of three. His early y...

Rahma ZakariaRahma Zakaria

Rahma is a high school student in College Park, Maryland. Some people see her as a quiet person, but she likes to think of herself ...

Aysha SamjooAysha Samjoo

Aysha Samjoo is an active member of her community in Dallas, TX and is currently a senior at the University of Texas at Dallas do...

Alumni

Basiratulann ShahidBasiratulann Shahid

Basiratulann Shahid was born in Manchester, Great Britain but her nationality is Pakistani. She has always wanted to be a writer since...

Saba NasirSaba Nasir

Experiencing the scorching heat of summer and loving the cold breeze of the starry Arabian nights, Saba, an Indian by origin, spent most ...

Zainub Abdur-RahmanZainub Abdur-Rahman

Zainub can usually be found thawing out in front of her fireplace in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where temperatures often dip as low as -3...

Raakin HossainRaakin Hossain

Born and raised in Orange County, Southern California, Raakin Hossain is far from the average teenager. He considers himself an adventu...

Nihal KhanNihal Khan

Nihal Khan is currently pursuing a dual Master's degree student focusing on Islamic Law and Theology at Nadwatul 'Ulama in Lucknow, India...

Sumaira AhammedSumaira Ahammed

Born as a New Yorker and always a New Yorker, Sumaira is known to be the “city girl” who will never survive in the countryside. She i...

Fatih SeferagicFatih Seferagic

Fatih Seferagic was born in Germany but his nationality is Bosnian. He moved to the United States when he was four, and has been living t...

Jihan AnwarJihan Anwar

Jihan is a sister that has set her mind to change the world. In the meanwhile, she’s studying to get a BA in MIS and working for...

Sarah SaeedahSarah Saeedah

Sarah Saeedah is, in three words, happy, blessed, and most of all, Muslim. Although she spent most of her childhood in the sparsely popul...