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.

 

Leadership

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...

Shaziya BarkatShaziya Barkat

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

Authors

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Ibrahim JimohIbrahim Jimoh

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

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...

Eman AkhtarEman Akhtar

Eman Akhtar is a junior in high school who is studying abroad in Morocco under a government scholarship. She hopes to major in internati...

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...

Maryam Abdul-KareemMaryam Abdul-Kareem

Though a New York native, Maryam is now navigating the crab-cake loving land of Maryland. Her experiences and interests are as eclecti...

Contributors