United Arab Emirates

Your Daily Muslim #675: Alaa Bader Abdullah al-Hashemi

Your Daily Muslim #675: Alaa Bader Abdullah al-Hashemi

Welcome to Muslimah Week 2015 on YDM! Every year, Muslimah Week comes around once or twice to try to fix the gender disparity of people featured on this site. Turns out a patriarchal religion doesn’t let women have the spotlight very often. Emirati Muslimah Alaa Bader Abdullah al-Hashemi is the latest in a long line […]

Your Daily Muslim #621: Wedad Naser Lootah

Your Daily Muslim #621: Wedad Naser Lootah

This piece contains adult thematic material. Reader discretion is advised. Full-time ninja/family counselor Wedad Naser Lootah is best known for her book, Top Secret: Sexual Guidance for Married Couples, in which she caused all sorts of controversy across the globe. The Emirati Muslimah drew harsh criticism from hardline Muslims, calling her an infidel for her […]

Your Daily Muslim #569: Balqees Ahmed Fathi

Your Daily Muslim #569: Balqees Ahmed Fathi

Normally when a person passes, a period of respect and mourning follows. However, this is not the case for Muslims when a kafir (infidel) dies. Islam forbids its followers from wishing an infidel to rest in peace. 25-year-old Yemeni-born singer-songwriter Balqees Ahmed Fathi, a devout Muslimah who now lives in the UAE, couldn’t leave the […]

Your Daily Muslim: Mansoor bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan

Your Daily Muslim: Mansoor bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan

“The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque… constitutes one of the most prominent and beautiful architectural monuments in the world.” Well, I’d say we’re aggrandizing a bit there, aren’t we? I mean, most people haven’t even heard of that mosque… until now. Emirati Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the leading seventh-century anachronism of that Dubai mosque, is […]

Your Daily Muslim: Omar Borkan al Gala

Your Daily Muslim: Omar Borkan al Gala

Most of the Muslims I feature on here are hideous, unkempt visual trainwrecks. However, that’s not the case with today’s, Emirati actor/model/poet Omar Borkan al Gala, who now lives in Canada. Recently, on a vacation to Saudi Arabia, al Gala and two other men were detained and ordered to leave the country because they were […]

Your Daily Muslim: Mustafa Muslim

Your Daily Muslim: Mustafa Muslim

Mustafa Muslim is a seventh-century savage who somehow got a PhD, likely in the subject of Hitler-worship. Anyway, Muslim is a professor at al-Shariqa University (black female readers, don’t let that name inspire the name of your next child) in the United Arab Emirates. He’s also super old and probably has to clutch his colostomy […]