Yemen

Your Daily Muslim #614: Khalid al-Ghamdi

Your Daily Muslim #614: Khalid al-Ghamdi

Recently, a group of al-Houthi Shia Muslims protested against the Yemeni government. Since Shiites are viewed as kuffar (infidels) by many Sunnis, including al Qaeda militants, there is considerable backlash against them in majority-Sunni areas. The protest began peacefully but was interrupted by an al Qaeda jihadist carrying out a martyrdom operation. Even around other […]

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 #529: Mufid Elfgeeh

Your Daily Muslim #529: Mufid Elfgeeh

Adherents of the religion of peace frequently demonstrate its teachings of tolerance. Take, for example, Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemeni Sunni Muslim living in New York. He was following his precious Qur’an’s commands to fight the unbelievers – or, at least, those he considered unbelievers. To wage this jihad, Elfgeeh bought two handguns and silencers to […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abdul Majeed al-Zindani

Your Daily Muslim: Abdul Majeed al-Zindani

When Yemeni sheikh Abdul Majeed al-Zindani isn’t coloring his beard with rust, he’s actively trying to fight against the progress of human rights. The rector of al-Iman University, al-Zindani is not an uneducated fellow. However, that doesn’t stop him from choosing religion over logic when it comes to societal issues. He and sixteen other religious […]

Your Daily Muslim: Nusaybah bint Kaab

Your Daily Muslim: Nusaybah bint Kaab

Some people don’t realize that everyone was on their side all along until it’s too late. Nusaybah “Nuisance” bint Kaab, also known as Nusaybah al-Sooriya, was a normal American woman living an ordinary life as a Christian. After 9/11, Kaab’s interest in Islam grew, and she turned to none other than sheikh Osama bin Laden […]

Your Daily Muslim: Fuaed Abdo Ahmed

Your Daily Muslim: Fuaed Abdo Ahmed

Louisiana Muslim Fuaed Abdo Ahmed’s mind was slipping away from him. With each passing day, the voices in his head grew louder and his ability to distinguish reality from fantasy grew weaker. Then again, the line between fact and fiction had been blurred throughout Ahmed’s life, since he believed a violent 7th-century book of child […]

Your Daily Muslim: Shelton Thomas Bell

Your Daily Muslim: Shelton Thomas Bell

Here in the US, when we see someone with a long beard, messed-up hair, and clean clothes, we assume they’re just a stoned hipster trying to look non-conformist. The case of 19-year-old Florida Muslim Shelton Thomas Bell should shatter those assumptions. Looking like a cross between a homeless person and a nerd who’s afraid of […]

Your Daily Muslim: Justin Kaliebe

Your Daily Muslim: Justin Kaliebe

Roid rage and Islam do not mix, and 18-year-old New York Muslim convert Justin Kaliebe is evidence of this. Kaliebe lived a rather normal life as a high school senior who enjoyed working out and taking testosterone enhancers. What’s special about Kaliebe is that he spent his free time talking to jihadis online and planning […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad

Your Daily Muslim: Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad

When someone converts to Islam, normally it’s a sign of a deep-seated need for stability and control in one’s life that they could not find through conventional methods, instead choosing to live by a strict and rather bizarre set of rules from the 7th century. Many people convert to Islam while in prison, though their […]