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...

Sumaiyah KhanSumaiyah Khan

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

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. With an interest in writing and learning ...

Faeza AshrafFaeza Ashraf

Born in Canada to Pakistani parents, Faeza was mostly raised in the grassy green hills of Kentucky. She’s a junior in high school a...

Shaziya BarkatShaziya Barkat

Shaziya Barkat is currently a student pharmacist at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy. Aside from her interes...

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...

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 ...

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...

Iqra AsadIqra Asad

Based out of Austin, TX, Iqra Asad is not sure whether she is a dentist who writes or a writer who dentists, but she gained enoug...

Mariam VakaniMariam Vakani

Mariam is seventeen, currently in her second year of battling her way to a BA in English Literature and Philosophy at Ryerson Universit...

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...

Aysha SamjooAysha Samjoo

Aysha Samjoo is an active member of her community in Dallas, TX. She is currently teaching at a private collegiate academy. Aysha gradu...

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...

Haris QudsiHaris Qudsi

An eclectic individual at heart, Haris Qudsi thoroughly enjoys writing about himself in the third person. Armed with a cavalcade of dry...

Bismah IkramBismah Ikram

Living in a house with her family in Dallas, TX, Bismah Ikram is a Junior at Brighter Horizons Academy. She enjoys creative writing, watc...

Ibrahim JimohIbrahim Jimoh

Ibrahim Jimoh is a an author, award winning writer, and poet. He is a graduate of electrical and electronics engineering, Universit...

Shaheera VakaniShaheera Vakani

Shaheera Vakani is a graduate of Umm al-Qura university with a diploma in Arabic and Islam. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, she curre...

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